The UC Davis School of Education offers a PhD emphasis in science and agricultural education, and our teaching credential program in agricultural education provides an integral blend of theory and practice in the classroom and in the youth organization, Future Farmer’s of America (FFA). Our faculty are experts in domestic and international agricultural education.
In March, more than 50 student researchers from Hanoi Agriculture University (HUA) and Nong Lam University in Vietnam presented the results of research they conducted as part of a six-month program led by Cary Trexler, associate professor of agriculture education.
Cary Trexler, associate professor of agriculture education, received a three-year $700,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a comprehensive vocational agricultural extension program in Haiti. In October, Trexler headed a kick-off meeting with the Haiti Ministries of Agriculture and Finance to ensure the groundwork is laid for an effort to reestablish and invigorate what used to be a strong network of agriculture extensionists in Haiti.
The U.S. government’s Vietnam Education Foundation has awarded a U.S. Faculty Scholar grant to Glenn Young and Cary Trexler of the University of California, Davis. Both are associate professors, Young in the Department of Food Science and Technology, and Trexler in the School of Education.
The one-year grant will support the establishment of a participatory research class in Vietnam, for Vietnamese undergraduates, to guide them through projects related to preharvest, postharvest, food science, crop science and food safety.
In 2007, Cary Trexler, an assistant professor and expert on agriculture education, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright fellowship to extend his research and outreach in Vietnam. “Ultimately, all of this work has the potential to move the School of Education beyond a focus on secondary schools to opportunities for education policy and administration,” said Trexler. “It is potentially an opportunity to understand and participate in a restructuring of an entire educational system.”