Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education at Virginia Tech 1918 - 2018
Keywordsagricultural education, history
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AbstractAs we celebrate a century in agricultural education, leadership education, and community education at Virginia Tech it is fitting we recognize the shoulders we stand on. Those giants who built our foundation and nurtured our department throughout these many years. It is also fitting that we recognize the many students, staff, and faculty who have shaped who we are and what we do in the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond. We want to thank everyone for the wisdom, skills, and talents which have carried ALCE to this milestone. From being the birthplace of the National FFA organization to education programs for beginning farmers, to strengthening secondary agricultural education programs, to developing youth leaders from Virginia to Africa, the department is known throughout the United States and indeed around the globe for teaching, discovery, and outreach that improves the lives of the people we serve. As we look to the future we are encouraged by the continued support of our alumni and friends, our outstanding students, talented staff, and dedicated faculty. The future of ALCE is indeed bright!