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B. Allen Talbert

Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication 

  • Professor – Agricultural Education
Lilly Room 3-234
915 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054

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.

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
Coordinator, Indiana Agriculture Teachers Summer Workshop

Courses Taught
ASEC 318 Coordinating Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs
ASEC 319 Program Planning for Agricultural Education Programs
ASEC 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, Teacher Education Council, Purdue University
Member, STAR Academy Advisory Board, 1995-present
Owner, Listserv for American Association for Agricultural Education and for National Association of Agricultural Educators, 1995-present
Member, Purdue University Advisory Committee on Equity, 2007-2013
Co-facilitator, Fall Graduate Teaching Assistants Orientation, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University, 2003-2012
Member, National Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Advisory Committee, 2010-2011

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

Grants & Projects
Principal Investigator, Growing the Pipeline for Agricultural Education Teachers in Indiana, Indiana Commission for Higher Education. 2015-2019.
Principal Investigator, Engaging Underrepresented Populations in the Food and Agricultural Sciences through Urban Agriculture, USDA-SPECA. 2013-2018.
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.

For publications, please visit my Google Scholar page.

Awards & Honors

(2016) Distinguished Teacher Award. American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) North Central Region.

(2018) The Book of Great Teachers. Purdue University.

(2017) Distinguished Teacher Award. American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE).

(2016) Faculty Mentor Champion Award. Purdue Horizons Student Support Services.

(2016) Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award. Department of Youth Development & Agricultural Education, Purdue University.

(2019) Outstanding Service Citation. National Association of Agricultural Educators.

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

(2019) Post-secondary Teacher of the Year. Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education.

Selected Publications

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

Huge, D., & Talbert, B. A. (2010). Supervised agricultural experience: Is SAE a priority in your program? The Agricultural Education Magazine, 83(1), 17-18.

Talbert, B., & Balschweid, M. (2006). Career aspirations of selected FFA members. Journal of Agricultural Education, 47(2), 66-79.

Talbert, B. (2005). Enhancing opportunities for diverse secondary students: Case study of an urban agricultural magnet school. International Conference on Diversity in Communities, Organisations, and Nations: Symposium on Women.

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