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New Jersey Agricultural Education serves 56 certified agriculture teachers and more than 2,600 students in 44 approved programs. The mission of New Jersey Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education is to prepare people for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. 

School-based Agricultural Education is a systematic program of instruction composed of three components: classroom/laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experience (SAE), and FFA (leadership development), that provide a well-rounded and practical approach to student learning.  Secondary Agricultural Education programs are career oriented and help prepare students for a transition to college and/or full time employment  in the industry.