Teach Ag Ed

Why Teach Agriculture?

Ag teachers never have the same day twice! You can find them in a classroom or laboratory, visiting students in the field, preparing teams for an FFA event, or leading a community service activity with their FFA Chapter. They serve an essential role in their school and community. However, demand for agriculture teachers is much higher than the current and projected supply.

  • Share your passion for agriculture
  • Create hands-on learning experiences
  • Connect with all students, including those who might not enjoy the traditional classroom environment
  • Educate students about cutting-edge topics like biotechnology, precision agriculture, alternative energy, and more.
  • Travel in-state, nationally, and even internationally.
  • Attend State and National FFA Conventions for life

Agricultural educators are often on extended contracts, meaning they get paid during the summer months and have the potential to earn a significantly higher salary than other teachers.

How do I become an Ag Teacher?

Kansas State University

Fort Hays State University

Meet the 2021-22 Teach Ag Students of Kansas (TASK) Force Representatives

TASK Force Representatives are college students at either K- State or Fort Hays majoring in Agricultural Education. Representatives travel the state volunteering their time to the profession by judging contests, presenting workshops or helping to recruit future students into the profession! For more information, or to request a TASK Force member at your event email Dr. Brandie Disberger!

Matthew Stallbaumer • FHSU
Northwest District

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Corley Becker • KSU
North Central District
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Elizabeth Sturgis • KSU
Northeast District
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ReAnna Dunlap • KSU
Southwest District
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Colt Hahn • KSU
South Central District
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Cara DeTar • KSU
Southeast District
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Cyla Gardner • KSU
East Central District
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Dr. Brandie Disberger • KSU
Agricultural Education Instructor
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Mr. Jeremy Ryan • FHSU
Instructor of Agricultural Business

2020-21 School Year
  • 229 schools offering Agricultural Education courses
  • 269 Agricultural Educators
  • 560 Agriculture related pathways are taught in Kansas High Schools
2019-20 Summary Highlights
  • 45 agriculture teacher changes from 2019-20 to 2020-2021
  • 30 new teachers were welcomed into the Ag Ed profession in 2020-21
  • 6 ag teachers retired in May, 2020
  • 23 ag teachers left the ag teaching profession for non-retirement reasons
  • 9 schools added agriculture courses
  • 18 teachers were hired with non-traditional certification

For more information, view:

K-State Ag Ed Statistics
  • 27 projected Agricultural Education graduates for May 2022
  • Average starting teacher salary – $46,176
  • 100% placement for Ag Ed graduates
Fort Hays Ag Ed Statistics

Looking for a position?

Take a look at the Ag Ed Vacancy Blog! Home to all Ag Ed Teaching and Extension positions in Kansas! Or, head over to the Kansas Teaching Jobs website where all teaching positions in Kansas are listed.

Ag Education Best Career Ever