Western Illinois University School of Agriculture honored


MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture was acknowledged as a high nationwide program in the course of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) conference Nov. 30-Dec. 4 in New Orleans, LA.

School of Agriculture Director Andy Baker was offered with the 2021 NAAE Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program award in the course of the conference.

The award, sponsored by Bayer, is offered to postsecondary packages which “emphasize lasting educating strategies, improve scholar motivation and exemplify nice experiential studying.”

The WIU agriculture program was honored as a result of of robust leads to coaching and putting new agriculture lecturers. Over the final 21 years, this system has an 87 % placement price, and a 66 % retention price.

“The success could be discovered on the coronary heart of WIU, Dr. Baker,” based on an NAAE information launch. “Dr. Baker has led this system since 1999, thus offering continuity of focus for all issues. Baker has the first duty for coordinating and delivering the ag schooling curriculum, supervising school and assist workers, and coordinating all actions related to the University farm.”