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Faculty and staff present on best practices in agricultural education

December 19, 2017, in Applied Agriculture and Food Studies, Latest News

Chris Benson Rich Crow Tom Paulsen

The Regina Roth Applied Agricultural and Food Studies Program at Morningside College recently gave two presentations on best practices in agricultural education at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture annual conference in West Lafayette, Ind.

Rich Crow, assistant professor of applied agricultural and food studies, and Tom Paulsen, associate professor and chair of the applied agricultural and food studies program, presented on how Morningside College integrates undergraduate research with drones into the agriculture program.

Paulsen also gave a presentation developed with Chris Benson, director of the applied agricultural and food studies program, on the externship experience at Morningside, where applied agricultural and food studies majors participate in paid, semester-long externships. They work side-by-side with management and production teams gaining hands-on experience in the real world.

Crow has been a faculty member since 2014 and has a master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Paulsen joined the Morningside faculty in 2016 and has a doctorate in agricultural education from Iowa State University. Benson joined the Morningside staff in 2014 and has a bachelor’s degree from Morningside in agribusiness and economics.