Education Circulars (BEC):
Guide for Adult Agricultural Education and Young Farmer Programs in
Adult agricultural education and
the Pennsylvania Young Farmers' Association (PYFA) is summarized in this guide.
The contents are designed to help agriculture industry representatives,
young/adult farmers, agriculture education instructors, school administrators,
school directors and consumers understand the purposes, functions and operation
of adult programs and the Pennsylvania Young Farmers' Association. Also, this
handbook will assist local young/adult farmer organizations plan educational
programs and activities.
This manual is written with the expressed
intent that it will help officers of the Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association
in their assigned task of directing the state association.
Standards and Benchmarks Identified by Classification
of Instructional Program (CIP)
The standards and benchmarks by
CIP, as identified and validated by industry, are directly from the Handbook
for Program Planning and Development listed above. The General
(PDF) includes standards and benchmarks that all agricultural education
students should have knowledge of regardless of the CIP in which they are
Following the General Core are the additional standards and benchmarks to be
addressed in the specific CIP:
Agricultural Education Curriculum
A tool to be used by agricultural
education instructors to map specific courses that encompass an approved program
area to the standards and benchmarks. A standards and benchmarks list can then
be compiled for all courses that encompass the approved program area. Standards
and benchmarks can then be cross walked to specific academic standards and
competencies identified in the approved end of program assessment. This
information can then be shared with the occupational advisory committee and
administration to enhance the program delivery.