Agricultural Education



News and Updates

Agricultural Education in Missouri 2022

Missouri Ag Ed Annual Report 2022

Approved Course Sequence and IRC Pathways

2023 MOASK Approved Sites 

2022-23 MOASK In Person Host Site Agreement

2022-23 MOASK Virtual Host Site Agreement

2023 MOASK In-Person Paperwork

2023 MOASK Virtual Paperwork 

2020-21 VA-3 State Summary

Ag Ed Crosswalk from NQPS to CCQI

MO FFA Ag Ed Facts Sheet

MO Ag Ed Annual Report - "Preparing for Success"


State FFA Convention 

2023 State FFA Convention Updates

Summary of LDE Changes for 2023 State Convention 

Food Science Production Information 2023

Agronomy Facts Sheet 2023

Agronomy Reference Articles 2023

State CDE & Session Schedules 

Poultry Science Manual for CDE’s 7th edition Table of Contents

FFA Knowledge Revision 2023

Special Request for Accommodation Form can be found here

State FFA Convention Dates

April 20-21, 2023

April 18-19, 2024

April 24-25, 2025

State Convention Invoice

State Convention Speakers

State Convention General Schedule  

State Career Development Event Schedule

State Convention Session Agendas

State Convention Workshop Schedule 

State Convention Career Show Exhibitors

State Convention Sponsors

State Courtesy Corp Assignments 

State FFA Convention News

State Convention Media Web Site


Adult Education 

FBMA Administrative Guide

Adult Education Program Guide

Agricultural Business & Management Curriculum

Agribusiness Sales, Marketing & Management Competencies  (Word version
     Published 1997. File last modified 2009-06-27.

Agribusiness Sales, Mrkt & Mngmt - Instructor Guide

Agribusiness Sales, Mrkt & Mngmt - Student Ref.

Agriculture Communication and Leadership   (Word version)       Published 2010. File last modified 2010-08-06.

Agriculture Communication & Leadership Instructional Framework (Word version)  File last modified 2013-06-27   

Agriculture Communication & Leadership Crosswalk 
     Published 2010. File last modified 2010-08-06.

Agriculture Management & Economics   (Word version)
     Published 1994. File last modified 2009-07-07. Agriculture, Management, Economics & Sales

Agriculture Marketing   (Word version)
     Published 1994. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Agricultural Education Curriculum Enhancements Volume II

Agricultural Education Curriculum Enhancements Volume II

Agricultural Education State Staff
Agricultural Education
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
205 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0480

Keith Dietzschold,  Director
State Advisor MO FFA Association
Phillip Fox - Supervisor, Northwest District
792 SE 16th St
Galt, MO 64641
Marie Davis - Northeast District
Executive Treasurer MO FFA Association
9557 Pike 9037
Bowling Green, MO 63334
Lisa Evans, Supervisor - Central District
Executive Secretary MO Young Farmer & Young Farm Wives
Jim Spencer Jr., Supervisor - Southwest District
18438 Lawrence 2240
Aurora, MO 65605
David Higgins, Supervisor
Southeast & South Central Districts
Executive Secretary MO PAS Organization
Route 1, Box 235
Vanzant, MO 65768
Teresa Briscoe
Agricultural Education Leadership Supervisor
Tracy Bieri , Administrative Assistant
Agriculture Education
Kathy Kilmer, Administrative Assistant
Agriculture Education
Agricultural Mechanics & Technology Curriculum

Agriculture Construction    (Word version) 
     Published 2002. File last modified 2009-06-27.

Agriculture Construction Instructional Framework    (Word version) 
     File last modified 2013-06-27

Agriculture Construction Instructor Guide

Agriculture Machinery   (Word version
     Published 1994. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Agriculture Machinery Instructional Framework   (Word version) 
     File last modified 2013-06-27

Ag Mechanics I - Student Reference  

Ag Mechanics II - Student Reference

Ag Mechanics Single Sheet Plans Agriculture Power I   
    Published 1994. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Agriculture Power I    (Word version)
    Published 1994. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Agriculture Power II   (Word version)
    Published 1994. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Ag Structures - Student Reference

Ag Structures - Instructor Guide

Agriculture Structures Instructional Framework   (Word version)
     File last modified 2013-06-27

Small Engine Technician   (Word version)     Published 1999. File last modified 2006-10-10.

Small Engines - Student Reference

Animal Science Curriculum

Advanced Livestock Production & Management Competencies   (Word version
     Published 2000. File last modified 2009-06-27.

Advanced Livestock Production & Management Instructional Framework  (Word version) 
     File last modified 2013-06-27

Advanced Livestock Production & Mngmt - Instructor Guide

Advanced Livestock Production & Mngmt - Student Ref.

Animal Care Assistant   (Word version)
     Published 1997. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Animal Care Assistant Instructional Framework  (Word version)  File last modified 2013-06-27

Animal Care Assistant - Student Reference  Published 2012

Animal Nutrition - Instructor Guide

Animal Nutrition - Student Reference

Animal Products - Instructor Guide

Animal Products - Student Reference

Animal Reproduction - Instructor Guide

Animal Reproduction - Student Reference

Animal Science - Instructor Guide

Animal Science - Student Reference

Animal Science  (Word version)     Published 1995. File last modified 2009-07-07

Animal Science Instructional Framework   (Word version)      File last modified 2013-06-27

Beef - Instructor Guide

Beef - Student Reference

Equine - Instructor Guide

Equine - Student Reference   

Dairy - Instructor Guide

Dairy - Student Reference

Poultry - Instructor Guide

Poultry - Student Ref.

Sheep Production - Instructor Guide

Sheep Production - Student Reference

Swine - Instructor Guide

Swine - Student Reference


2022-23 Calendar (updated 2/8/23)

CDE Handbook

Cover and Table of Contents (updated 10/7/22)

Guidelines (updated 1/10/23)

Agriculture Mechanics (updated 1/19/22)

Agriculture Mechanics Scantron (updated 11/18/09)

Agricultural Sales (updated 12/1/21)

Agricultural Sales Scantron (updated11/18/09)

Agricultural Sales Form A (updated 1/26/12)

Agricultural Sales Practicum 1 (updated 4/11/17)

Agricultural Sales Practicum 2 (updated 4/11/17)

Agricultural Sales Practicum 3 (updated 4/11/17)

Agricultural Sales Practicum 4 (updated 4/11/17)

Agricultural Sales Practicum 5 (updated 4/11/17)

Agronomy (updated 12/1/21)

Agronomy Facts Sheet (updated 12/21/22)

Agronomy Scantron (updated 1/15/19)

Dairy Cattle (updated 12/1/21)

Appendix A (updated 1/21/10)

Dairy Cattle Handlers (updated 1/21/10)

Dairy Cattle Scantron (updated 3/5/09)

Dairy Foods (updated 2/7/22)

Dairy Foods Sample Problem (3/5/03)

Dairy Foods Scantron (update 3/6/17)

Entomology (updated 12/1/21)

Entomology Scantron (1/7/14)

Farm Management (updated 12/10/20)

Farm Management Scantron (updated 11/18/09)

Previous years exams provided by Ron Plain

Floriculture (updated 12/1/21)

Floriculture Scantron (updated 1/19/17)

Floriculture Appendix (updated 11/22/17)

Food Science (updated 12/1/22)

Food Science Scantron (update 2/20/20)

Forestry (updated 1/5/23)

Forestry Scantron (updated 1/19/22)

Horse (updated 12/1/21)

Horse Scantron (updated 3/30/06)

Livestock (updated 12/1/21)

Beef Selection Performance Data Activity Example (updated 12/1/21)

Livestock Scantron (3/5/09)

Meats (updated 3/11/22)

Meats Scantron (updated 12/1/21)

Nursery-Landscape (updated 2/24/22)

Nursery-Landscape Scantron (updated 3/5/17)

Poultry (updated 12/1/21)

Poultry Scantron (updated 12/1/21)

Poultry Science Manual for CDE’s 7th edition Table of Contents (updated 1/17/23)

Soils (updated 12/1/21)

Soils Scantron (updated 10/7/22)

Soils Appendix-I (updated 12/1/21)

Soils Appendix-II (updated 12/2/10)

Soils Interpretation (updated 2/28/19)

Soils Scorecard (updated 12/2/10)

FFA General Guidelines and Leadership Rules (updated 10/7/22)

Creed Speaking (updated 10/7/22)

Extemporaneous Public Speaking (updated 10/7/22)

Prepared Public Speaking (updated 10/7/22)

Sample APA Cover Page (updated 12/30/19)

Comment Card (updated 3/18/11

FFA Knowledge (updated 1/1/23)

MO FFA Ag Ed Facts for Knowledge LDE (updated 2/1/23)

Parliamentary Procedure (updated 10/18/22)

Conduct of Chapter Meetings (updated 10/7/22)

Parliamentary & Conduct Comment Card (update 10/7/22)

Employment Skills (updated 10/7/22)

Ag Issues Forum (updated 10/7/22)

Ag Issues Portfolio Presentation Comment Card (updated 10/7/22)

FFA Books (updated 10/7/22) Includes: Record Books, Secretary's Books, Treasurer's Books & Scrapbooks 

Secretary Book Example (revised 10/7/22)

Treasurer Book Example (revised 10/7/22)

LDE Snake Order Ranking Card (updated 12/30/19)

MSU Ag Communications CDE Guidelines

MSU Ag Communications CDE Study Tips

Colleges with Agriculture Educations Programs

Missouri State University - Springfield

Dr. Jim Hutter


Northwest Missouri State University - Maryville

Rod Barr


College of the Ozarks - Point Lookout

Donn Russell


University of Missouri - Columbia

Dr. Jon Simonsen


Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau

David Mauk


University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg

Dr. Krystle Gremaud


FFA Homepage

Food Science Curriculum

Dairy Foods: Producing the Best

Food Science & Technology Instructor Guide

Food Science & Technology Student Reference

Food Science & Technology Instructional Framework  (Word version)      File last modified 2013-06-27

General Curriculum

Competency Monitoring Chart

Case Course Competencies

Ag Ed Foundational Competencies Alignment to MLS

Agriculture Education Folder    Published 2000. File last modified 2006-10-10.

Agricultural Science I Standards Document    (Word version)     Published 2011. File last modified 2011-06-30.

Agricultural Science I - Supplement   (Word version)     Published 1998. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Agricultural Science II Instructional Framework    Published 2011. File last modified 2013-06-27.

Agricultural Science II Standards Document     Published 2011. File last modified 2006-09-26.

General Curriculum Cont. 

Biotechnology - Applications in Agriculture    Published 1998. File last modified 2009-07-07.  

Exploring Agriculture in America  (Word version)  Published 1998. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Exploring Agriculture in America Instructional Framework   (Word version) File last modified 2013-06-27

Exploring Ag - Instructor Guide

Exploring Ag - Student Reference

SAE For All - Student Guide

SAE For All - Teacher Guide

Advanced Crop Science

Advanced Livestock Production and Management

Ag Business Sales Marketing and Management

Ag Construction

Ag Machinery

Ag Management and Economics

Ag Power I

Ag Power II

Ag Science I

Ag Science II

Ag Structures

Animal Science


Exploring Agriculture

Fish and Wildlife Management


Food Science and Technology

Forest Management

Fruit and Vegetable Production

Greenhouse Operation and Management

Landscape and Turf Management

Missouri Agricultural Education Record Book 

Missouri FFA Forestry CDE Training Guide 


MVATA Awards  |  MVATA Committees  |  MVATA District/Area Officers  |  MVATA Executive Committee

The Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (MVATA) is composed of certified teachers of Vocational Agriculture who teach in the secondary, adult, and post-secondary schools of Missouri.
The purpose of MVATA is to improve Agricultural Education as a profession and to improve agriculture and agri-business as vocations in the state of Missouri.

MVATA Handbook

NAAE.jpg  (59.2 kb) 

Map of MVATA Districts & Areas 

NAAE regions.jpg (76.5 kb) 

NAAE organizational chart.jpg (27.8 kb) 

Natural Resources & Conservation Curriculum

Fish & Wildlife Management  
     Published 1993. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Fish & Wildlife Management Instructional Framework  File last modified 2013-06-27

Fish & Wildlife Management Student Reference

Fish & Wildlife Management Instructor Guide

Forestry - Instructor Guide

Forestry - Student Reference

Forest Management   Published 1993.    File last modified 2009-07-07.

Forest Management Instructional Framework    File last modified 2013-06-27

Grassland Management - Instructor Guide

Grassland Management - Student Reference

Processing & Marketing Forest Products  (Word version) Published 1993. File last modified 2009-07-07.


Missouri Professional Agricultural Student Organization (PAS)

Mission Statement  
The National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation.

PAS Motto
Uniting Education & Industry in Agriculture

The organization was officially founded in March 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri with the adoption of their by-laws.

State PAS Officers

President - Abigail Neill - North Central Missouri College

Vice-President - Abby Dobbins - North Central Missouri College

Secretary - Cassandra Griffitt - State Fair Community College

Treasurer - Isaiah Garvin - Crowder College

Reporter - Hala Edquist - Crowder College

Parliamentarian - Cassie Ford - Missouri State University - West Plains 

For Additional Information Contact:

David Higgins - PAS Executive Secretary

Missouri - PAS Member Colleges

National PAS Home Page

Planning Handbook Chapters 1 - 6

Chapter 1 Program Philosophy and Objectives

Chapter 2 Advisory Committee

Chapter 3 Agriculture, Community, Student and Graduate Information Chapter 4 Course Selection: Descriptions, Rationales and Rotations Chapter 5 Course of Study:  Competency Profiles and Instructional Calendars Chapter 6 Student Assessment and Lesson Planning 
Planning Handbook Chapters 7 - 13

Chapter 7 Summer Program

Chapter 8 Experiential Learning (Supervised Agricultural Experience Program)

Chapter 9 FFA Chapter Program of Activities

Chapter 10 Adult Agricultural Education

Chapter 11 Instructional Facilities, Equipment, Inventory Management, Financing, and Student Safety

Chapter 12 Instructional Personnel

Chapter 13 Program Improvement and Evaluation

Program Management

Standards and Quality Indicators for Agriculture Program Improvement

Standards and Quality Indicators for Agriculture Program Improvement

National Quality Program Standards

Plant Science Curriculum

Advanced Crop Science Competencies    (Word version)  
     Published 2000. File last modified 2009-06-27.   

Advanced Crop Science Instructional Framework  (Word version)       File last modified 2013-06-27

Advanced Crop Science - Instructor Guide

Advanced Crop Science - Student Ref.

Agronomy Appendix  (revised 2/18)

Fruit & Vegetable Production Unit      Published 2006. File last modified 2006-06-16.

Crop Science-Ag Science 2 - Instructor Guide

Crop Science - Ag Science 2 - Student Reference

Entomology - Instructor Guide

Entomology - Student Reference

Floristry - Instructor Guide 

Floristry - Student Reference

Floristry (Word version)     Published 1996. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Floristry Instructional Framework    (Word version)      File last modified 2013-06-27

Plant Science Curriculum Cont. 

Greenhouse Operation & Management   (Word version)
     Published 2002. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Greenhouse Operation & Management Instructional Framework    (Word version)   File last modified 2013-06-27

Greenhouse Operation & Management Instructor Guide 

Greenhouse Operation & Management Student Reference

Horticulture   (Word version)      Published 1993. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Landscaping - Instructor Guide

Landscaping - Student Ref.

Landscaping & Turf Management   (Word version)     Published 1994. File last modified 2009-07-07.

Landscaping & Turf Management Instructional Framework   (Word version)     File last modified 2013-06-27

Plant Science Student Reference

Soils- Instructor Lessons Soils - Student Reference

Related Links

Adult Education

AgEBB - Agricultural Electronic Bulletin Board

Ag Economics & Management

FAPRI - Food & Ag Policy Research Institute

Ag Mech

HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works!

Nebraska Tractor Test

Sequoia Publishing Pocket Ref, Handyman Reference & Engineering Reference Books

Sweet Farm Equipment - Implement Pictures

Trailer Plans

Animal Science

Animals & Animals Products - General Information

Breeds of Livestock - Oklahoma State University

Missouri Cattlemen's Association

Beef Gonomics Curriculum

Alternative Farming Systems

Aquaculture, Viticutlure and Alternative Livestock and Crop Production

UofI Aquaculture Research Institute

Careers careers

Conservation & Natural Resources

MO Dept of Conservation

MO Dept of Natural Resources

That Quail Place - All About Gamebirds

Dairy Cattle Science

MooMilk -- A dynamic adventure into the dairy industry


Entomological Society of America

Insect Image Gallery-Texas

Iowa State University Entomology Image Gallery

Orkin--Answers To Your Pest Problems

Farm Safety

Show-Me Farm Safety

NFU Safety on the Farm


MO Center for Agroforestry

The Davey Tree Expert Company

Walnut Council

Global Ag

FAS Online Home

FFA Global Programs Resources

FFA International Scenarios

International Travel Homepage


Horticulture - AgEBB

Seasonal Flower Descriptions,Suggestions

Lesson Aids

Assessment Rubrics


Misc. - agriculture information, markets, auctions and commentary

Missouri Maps- interactive

The GLOBE Program

Parliamentary Procedure

National Association of Parliamentarians

Official Robert's Rules Of Order Web Site

Parli Pro Instructional Materials Center

Robert McConnell Productions -- Your Parli ProResource


American Egg Board

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

Interactive Chicken Breed Selector

Soils Science

Oklahoma Land Judging

State Reports

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Agriculture Teacher Monthly Report (VA-1)

Preliminary Report of Agriculture Education Program  (VA-2 ) Due September 30

Summary of Completed Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs  (VA-3) Due February 1

Annual Report of Agriculture Department (VA-5) Due July 1 

Yearly Report Template (Presented at Fall Workshops 1999) 

Reimbursement Request for Approved Career Education (FV-2) Expenditures Equipment Due February 1st

Application for Matching Funds for Equipment 50/50 money (FV-4) Due July 1

Career Education Enhancement Grant Applications


Mission Of Missouri Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives

The Mission of the Missouri Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives Association (YF/YFW) is to promote the personal and professional growth of adults involved in agriculture.  We provide the framework for inspiring personal achievement and strengthen agricultural leadership, which fosters economic growth.

Organization's History

The Young Farmers state organization was organized in 1969 and the first state convention was held in 1970.  The Young Farm Wives state association was organized in 1971 as an auxiliary group with the same basic purposes of the Young Farmers.  In 2006, the two state associations merged into one organization and called the Missouri Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives Association.

The organization is an integral part of adult agricultural education programs offered by local school districts with approved agricultural education programs.  The association is for any adult interested in agriculture to provide an opportunity for members to continue their education and participate in leadership, cooperation, community improvement, social and recreational activities.  There is no restrictions to membership based on age or profession of the member.

The state association is housed in the Agricultural Education section of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is governed by the Executive Committee, an all volunteer board of officers elected by the general membership at the state convention each year.  Each of the six districts in Missouri is represented by two officers who serve a two-year term on the committee.  Local associations are advised by the local agricultural education instructor and are organized to meet the local members' needs and desires.

The National organization, NYFEA, was formally established in 1982 by delegates from the 17 state associations, but national institutes and meetings have been held since 1967.  NYFEA is currently housed in Georgia, but the national institutes are hosted each year by a state association.

Constitution and By-laws
Missouri Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives Association
(Revised 2/6/2016)


Missouri Adult Ag Programs


Executive Committee

National Young Farmer Educational Association: www.nyfea.o