Welcome to Agricultural Education & Studies

The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies has as its focus the teaching and learning processes. All three elements of the land-grant philosophy - learning, discovery, and engagement - are part of the department's emphasis on the educational processes, and how these processes impact our clientele in a variety of agricultural settings.

News & Updates


Agricultural Studies BS Hybrid Online/Campus degree

The Agricultural Education & Studies Department and Western Iowa Technical Community College have formed a partnership to offer the first Hybrid Online/Campus (2-1-1) degree. Students will complete two years of course work at Western Iowa Technical Community College, one year of online courses from Iowa State University, and one year of on-campus courses to complete the Agricultural Studies Bachelor of Science degree. Contact Ben Chamberlain for additional information bchamber@iastate.edu or 515-294-4655.

Iowa FFA Association Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Michael Retallick has been selected by the Iowa FFA Association to receive the Distinguished Service Award because of his
ongoing dedication and support for the Association. He will be recognized on stage at the 87th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference in Ames during the First General Session, which begins at 4:30 on Monday, April 20.

Congratulations to Dr. Retallick! It is important for members of the Department to be engaged with the people we serve. He is; and it is appreciated.


Ben Chamberlain promoted to Adviser III

Ben Chamberlain advises Agricultural Studies students, teaches AGEDS 110, and assists in various other roles related to his position.

Congratulations to Ben Chamberlain for his excellent performance in this position. Ben Chamberlain is a valuable member of the AGEDS team!