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B. Allen Talbert

Youth Development and Agricultural Education 

  • Professor – Agricultural Education
765.494.8423
765.496.1152
Agricultural Administration Building Room 224
615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Faculty Profile
Dr. Talbert serves as Coordinator of the Agricultural Education Program Area. His research is focused on underrepresented populations in agriculture. He has studied ethnic minorities in secondary agricultural education especially in urban areas. He is currently exploring the factors that contribute to a successful urban secondary agricultural education program.

Education
PhD, Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University, 1992
MS, Vocational & Technical Education, Virginia Tech, 1990
BS, Agricultural Education, Virginia Tech, 1983


Department Responsibilities
Coordinator, Agricultural Education Program Area
Coordinator, Student Teaching in Agricultural Education
Co-Coordinator, Indiana Agriculture Teachers Summer Workshop


Courses Taught
YDAE 318 Coordinating Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs
YDAE 565/EDCI 565 Principles of Adult Education
EDCI 285 Multiculturalism and Education
EDCI 498 Student Teaching in Agricultural Education (Coordinator)


Professional Service
Member, Program Convener Council, Purdue University
Co-facilitator, Fall Graduate Teaching Assistants Orientation, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University, 2003-present
Member, Purdue University Advisory Committee on Equity, 2007-present
Member, STAR Academy Advisory Board, 1995-present
Member, National Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Advisory Committee, 2010-2011
Owner, Listserv for American Association for Agricultural Education and for National Association of Agricultural Educators, 1995-present


Research Interests
Under-represented populations in agriculture and agricultural education; adult learning; qualitative and mixed methods studies; experiential learning

Grants & Projects
Principal Investigator, Development of a Methodology Handbook for Afghanistan Agriculture Teachers, People in Need. 2010-2011.
Principal Investigator, Agricultural Education Assessment System, Indiana Department of Education. 2010.
Co-Principal Investigator, Borlaug Fellows Program – India, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. 2007-2008.
Co-Principal Investigator, Online Volunteer Development, National FFA Organization. 2007-2008.
Principal Investigator, Development of Diversity Resource Kit for Agricultural Education, National FFA Organization. 2004-2005.


Awards & Honors

(2012) Indiana FFA Honorary State Degree. Indiana FFA Association.

(2012) Outstanding Cooperation Award. National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Region IV.

(2009) Innovative Poster Session 2nd Runner-up. American Association for Agricultural Education - North Central Region.

(2006) Outstanding Teacher in YDAE. YDAE.

(2005) David C. Pfendler Agriculture Outstanding Counselor Award. College of Agriculture.

(2004) Professional Educator Award. Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education.

Selected Publications

Talbert, B. A. (2011). Methodology Guidebook for Afghanistan Agriculture Teachers (Vol. 1). Czech Republic: People in Need.

Siciliano, P. C., Jenks, M. A., Dana, M. N., & Talbert, B. A. (2011). The impact of audio technology on undergraduate instruction in a study abroad course on English gardens. NACTA Journal, 55(2), 46-53. Retrieved from http://www.nactateachers.org/vol-55-num-2-june-2011/1146-the-impact-of-audio-technology-on-undergraduate-instruction-in-a-study-abroad-course-on-english-gardens.html

Wynkoop, R., Peters, J., Talbert, B. A., & Esters, L. (2011). Educational Technology Use and Acquisition in Secondary Agricultural Education Classrooms.. American Association for Agricultural Education - North Central Region Conference. Retrieved from http://aaaeonline.org/uploads/allconferences/9-27-2011_138_2011_NC_AAAE_Research_Conference_Proceedings_-_Full.pdf

Balschweid, M., Talbert, B. A., & Gottschalk, D. (2010). Study abroad opportunities for agricultural education: Lessons learned and tips for teachers.. The Agricultural Education Magazine, 82(5), 14-16.

Talbert, B. A., & Edwin, J. (2008). Preparation of agricultural education students to work with diverse populations.. Journal of Agricultural Education, 49(1), 32-41.

Talbert, B. A., Vaughn, R., Croom, B., & Lee, J. S. (2007). Foundations of Agricultural Education (Vol. 2nd). Danville, IL: PEP Publishers, Inc..

Talbert, B. A., & Balschweid, M. A. (in press). Engaging Students in the Agricultural Education Model: Factors Affecting Student Participation in the National FFA Organization. Journal of Agricultural Education, 45(1), 30-42.

Talbert, B. A. (2005). Enhancing opportunities for diverse secondary students: Case study of an urban agricultural magnet school. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities, and Nations, 5. Retrieved from http://www.Diversity-Journal.com