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B. Allen Talbert

Youth Development and Agricultural Education 

  • Professor – Agricultural Education
Agricultural Administration Building Room 224
615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Faculty Profile
Dr. Talbert serves as Coordinator of the Agricultural Education Program Area. His research is focused on underrepresented populations in agriculture. He has studied ethnic minorities in secondary agricultural education especially in urban areas. He is currently exploring the factors that contribute to a successful urban secondary agricultural education program.

PhD, Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University, 1992
MS, Vocational & Technical Education, Virginia Tech, 1990
BS, Agricultural Education, Virginia Tech, 1983

Department Responsibilities
Coordinator, Agricultural Education Program Area
Coordinator, Student Teaching in Agricultural Education
Coordinator, Indiana Agriculture Teachers Summer Workshop

Courses Taught
YDAE 318 Coordinating Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs
YDAE 565/EDCI 565 Principles of Adult Education
EDCI 285 Multiculturalism and Education
EDCI 498 Student Teaching in Agricultural Education (Coordinator)

Professional Service
Member, Program Convener Council, Teacher Education Council, Purdue University
Member, STAR Academy Advisory Board, 1995-present
Owner, Listserv for American Association for Agricultural Education and for National Association of Agricultural Educators, 1995-present
Member, Purdue University Advisory Committee on Equity, 2007-2013
Co-facilitator, Fall Graduate Teaching Assistants Orientation, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University, 2003-2012
Member, National Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Advisory Committee, 2010-2011

Research Interests
Under-represented populations in agriculture and agricultural education; adult learning; qualitative and mixed methods studies.

Grants & Projects
Co-Principal Investigator, Creating a Pipeline for Agricultural Education Teachers in Indiana, Indiana Education Roundtable. 2014-2016.
Principal Investigator, Engaging Underrepresented Populations in the Food and Agricultural Sciences through Urban Agriculture, USDA-SPECA. 2013-2016.
Principal Investigator, Development of a Methodology Handbook for Afghanistan Agriculture Teachers, People in Need. 2010-2011.
Principal Investigator, Agricultural Education Assessment System, Indiana Department of Education. 2010.
Co-Principal Investigator, Borlaug Fellows Program – India, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. 2007-2008.
Co-Principal Investigator, Online Volunteer Development, National FFA Organization. 2007-2008.
Principal Investigator, Development of Diversity Resource Kit for Agricultural Education, National FFA Organization. 2004-2005.