Theses and Dissertations

ORCID

0000-0002-6282-1192

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Wells, Jessica B.

Committee Member

Walker, Ryan M.

Committee Member

Wamsley, Kelley G.S.

Date of Degree

5-13-2022

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Agriculture

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Poultry Science

Abstract

Currently, most Americans are 2 to 4 generations removed from the farm, as only 2% are involved with agriculture. Thus, verifying the importance of agriculture education implementation to promote the agriculture industry. MSU has a novel Hatch-out Program in attempt to bridge the gap in agriculture awareness. Research for this thesis first evaluates previous participants of the Hatch-out Program to assess satisfaction to determine if modifications are needed. This thesis will conclude with the implementation and validation of the modified curriculum, lesson plans, as well as activities and materials into the classroom. A post-implementation survey was also given to the teachers to evaluate ease of implementation as well as age-appropriateness. Results revealed an increase of knowledge across all grades in respect to the pre- and post-test. Survey results revealed an ease of implementation as well as age-appropriateness from teacher surveys.

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