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This Learning Community helps first-year students in Agricultural Education achieve academic success. Participants have the opportunity to develop friendships with other agricultural education students. Activities also include field trips, service projects and social interaction with faculty and other professional agricultural educators.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to the College of Agriculture with a major in Agricultural Education

Residential Component

  • Optional. The location of learning community housing will be determined based on the incoming size and needs of the learning community. 
  • A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community. Once a housing contract is completed, you will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. Applications received by the priority deadline will be considered first. 
  • If you want to be placed with a preferred roommate and be admitted to a learning community with an optional residential component, both you and your roommate must apply (and be admitted) to a learning community with an optional residential component. Students admitted to learning communities with a required residential component cannot be paired with students admitted to learning communities with an optional residential component.
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  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying to a learning community. If you have questions about housing, contact University Residences ( at


Full Academic Year

Associated Courses and Information


  • HORT 10100 - Fundamentals of Horticulture
  • ASEC 24000 - Seminar on Agricultural Education


  • ASEC 24000 - Seminar on Agricultural Education


Every fee eligible student involved with a learning community (LC) at Purdue will be assessed the $200 LC fee to their university account.  These funds support activities and travel, signature LC events, housing assignments and/or course registration and instructor stipends.

Events and Activities Included:

  • College of Agriculture Ice Cream Social
  • Invitational Soils Career Development
  • Guest lectures on agricultural education
  • Service learning projects
  • LC dinners with faculty

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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