Advisor

Morrison, Carley Calico

Committee Member

Lemley, Stephanie

Committee Member

Jagger, Carla B.

Committee Member

Morgan, Mariah Smith

Date of Degree

5-1-2020

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Agricultural and Extension Education

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

School of Human Sciences

Abstract

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.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/16937

Comments

agricultural||literacy

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