Jack Dillard: Agriculture Can Be a Great Teacher

By Jack Dillard, The Times, Shreveport

In a recent edition of BEEF Magazine there was a story, “Ag Education Desperately Needed in Schools.” The story said, “Our nation’s educators push math, science, reading and social studies with an emphasis on standardized testing,” but are students ready for the real world? Practical lessons grounded in agriculture could help prepare them for adulthood.