From the Eyes of the Professional WIU Agricultural Education [Dr. Andrew Baker] Some important items I would like to address with you about the Agricultural Education Program here at Western Illinois University is its field based experiences within the classrooms as well as the application and the knowledge. [Mr. Jason Kilburn] I’ve had the opportunity to work with Western University throughout the last few years. I had student teachers, student teachers come to me ready to teach. This will give you the cutting edge that you need in securing future employment in the teaching field. Confident individuals in their abilities; able to cover topics of FFA, different areas of agriculture. We also take great pride in the program which has established an eighty two percent placement rate among its graduates with these traits these individuals will be strong AG teachers and very good AG teachers for our great state of Illinois.