Agricultural Education

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

Through agricultural education, students are provided opportunities for leadership development, personal growth and career success. Agricultural education instruction is delivered through three major components:
  1. classroom/laboratory instruction (contextual learning)
  2. supervised agricultural experience programs (work-based learning)
  3. student leadership organizations (National FFA Organization, National Young Farmer Educational Association, and National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization).
Standards & Frameworks

Contact Information

Distance Education Resources

Agricultural Education Chat

Agricultural Math - Bismarck State College

Agricultural Safety

  • The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center provides a wealth of resources to teach and interactive with students on a variety of safety topics.

Agronomy Resources – Digital

  • Weed Science Society of America
    • A Non-Profit Professional Society Promoting Research, Education, and Awareness of Weeds in Managed and Natural Ecosystems.  A large variety of weed resources are available.
  • Take Action Pesticide Resistance Management
    • Information on herbicide, fungicide and insect resistance. National and state-specific weed, disease, and insect management resources from university extension scientists and researchers.
  • International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
    • Large database of plant nutrient information. The mission of IPNI is to develop and promote scientific information about the responsible management of plant nutrition for the benefit of the human family.
  • AgPhD YouTube Channel
    • Ag PhD is dedicated to helping growers improve their farming operations to feed an increasingly hungry world. Several categories of agronomy videos are available. 
  • Agronomy Apps
    • Many free apps available for download from your favorite app store. These are just a few, search for many others in your app store. 
      • NDSU Pest Management
        • The NDSU Pest Management app combines select information from the Weed Control Guide, Fungicide Guide and Crop Insect Management Guide.
      • ID Weeds
        • Developed and produced by MU Extension and the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri.
      • Plant Images
        • Developed by the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI).  This collection provides hundreds of images of nutrient deficiency for many of the world’s major crops.
      • BASF Weed ID
        • Developed in association with ADA, this App aims to provide an easy reference guide to the major broad-leaved and grassweeds in the UK supporting weed identification of 140 weed species.
      • Bayer Weed ID
        • This app is a quick tool to help identify and track weeds and weed trends on our farm year-over-year.

Create Distance Learning Grids & Choice Boards – Giving students options in an online learning environment

Crest Agricultural Education Curriculum

Goodheart-Willcox Remote Learning Resources

Intro to Ag textbooks

MN Ag Ed Virtual Classroom Support Resources


  • Online lesson library and student learning system provided by ND CTE.

National FFA COVID-19 Shared Online Resources

  • A compilation of various online resources that have been share over the past few weeks from different states, organizations and individuals. Organized in different topics.


Precision Agriculture - Bismarck State College

Reality Works

SAE for All RISE Course

Soil Science - Bismarck State College

  • Marko Davinic, Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Technology & Natural Resources recommends SSSA for soil science lessons. Contact Marko directly with questions on adjusting the lesson plans to your classroom.

    • Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

    • Resource of many lessons and hands-on activities all about soils and topics related to soils. These materials include lessons and activities posted directly by SSSA as well as external links to materials that SSSA has reviewed and recommend.


The Raw Truth About Beef: In Depth Interactive Online Learning Platform

Tool & Machinery Identification for Agricultural Mechanics

  • Michael Spiess, Professor Agricultural Education & Ag Engineering Technology at California State University, Chico has created an online Tool and Machinery identification platform and is working on a small engine parts online program.

University of Florida resource page

Virtual Field Trips