B. Allen Talbert
Youth Development and Agricultural Education
- Professor – Agricultural Education
Agricultural Administration Building Room 224
615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053
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.
PhD, Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University,
MS, Vocational & Technical Education, Virginia Tech, 1990
Agricultural Education, Virginia Tech, 1983
Agricultural Education Program Area
Coordinator, Student Teaching in
Co-Coordinator, Indiana Agriculture Teachers Summer
YDAE 318 Coordinating Supervised
Agricultural Experience Programs
YDAE 565/EDCI 565 Principles of Adult
EDCI 285 Multiculturalism and Education
EDCI 498 Student
Teaching in Agricultural Education (Coordinator)
Member, Program Convener
Council, Purdue University
Co-facilitator, Fall Graduate Teaching Assistants
Orientation, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University,
Member, Purdue University Advisory Committee on Equity,
Member, STAR Academy Advisory Board, 1995-present
National Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Advisory
Owner, Listserv for American Association for
Agricultural Education and for National Association of Agricultural Educators,
Under-represented populations in agriculture and agricultural
education; adult learning; qualitative and mixed methods studies; experiential
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.
Investigator, Borlaug Fellows Program – India, USDA Foreign Agricultural
Co-Principal Investigator, Online Volunteer Development,
National FFA Organization. 2007-2008.
Principal Investigator, Development of
Diversity Resource Kit for Agricultural Education, National FFA Organization.
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.
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