Mississippi State University
Morrison, Carley Calico
Jagger, Carla B.
Morgan, Mariah Smith
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Agricultural and Extension Education
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
School of Human Sciences
Currently, the United States faces a time where the majority of the population is illiterate about the origins of their food. Thus, the population is considered to be agriculturally illiterate. Agricultural illiteracy allows skewed and misconceived agricultural information to infiltrate the populations’ beliefs about how their food is made. The United States Department of Agriculture along with the National Research Council have taken the initiative to start programs like the National Agriculture in the Classroom program to help combat low agricultural literacy levels. This study observes agricultural literacy levels in elementary students in Mississippi before and after new and existing Mississippi Agriculture in the Classroom treatments.
Hutcheson, Alyssa, "Measuring the effectiveness of the Mississippi Agriculture in the Classroom Program on elementary students’ agricultural literacy levels" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 3035.