Youth Development and Agricultural Education

Prepare to become a leader in the world’s food, fiber, and natural resources system by empowering the leadership capacity and capability of individuals and groups, educating youth and adults through agricultural and life sciences, and enhancing the quality of life for all citizens.


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​Life at Purdue

Whether pursuing current interests or exploring new ones, students make friends and establish their on-campus community by getting involved. As a Big Ten university with nearly 30,000 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world, there are literally thousands of things to do at Purdue.

Costs

The cost varies depending on factors such as where a student chooses to live, travel expenses, food costs, enrollment in a specific program, etc.

Job Placement

The impact of Purdue Agriculture reaches all over the globe. Our graduates are being placed in Indiana, nationally and internationally.

Scholarships

Check out the scholarships available through the university. There are also lots of opportunities to work, which can help cover the cost of your degree.

Salaries

Each year, participating agricultural colleges across the nation provide data to summarize entry-levelsalaries of recent graduates of their programs.

Student Experiences

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Mariah Huff Agricultural Education

Mariah Huff grew up showing pigs in 4-H and mentoring younger students, so her decision to major in Agricultural Education was a natural fit. But she took a step out of her comfort zone her last year in 4-H by entering the State Fair queen contest. It turned out the Miss Indiana State Fair title was also perfect fit. As reigning queen in 2013, her message—to youth and prospective college students—is “Don’t be afraid to try new things.”

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Mallarie Stookey Agricultural Education

An eighth-generation dairy farmer, Mallarie Stookey grew up working on the farm, showing cattle, and nurturing a great passion for agriculture. She took a year off after high school to serve as a state FFA officer. With deep-seeded roots in farming, Mallarie is committed to being an educator who can attest that agriculture is more than milking cows.

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