2018 Global Learning in Agriculture Conference

The mission of the Global Learning Conference in Agriculture is to create space for innovation and collaboration in developing global learning opportunities throughout the K-20 education continuum. The conference will conduct activities the week of January 22nd and the culminating LIVE session will be held online on Friday, January 26, 2018.

Cultivating Global Learners

Are you interested in "globalizing" your agriculturally-focused instruction?  The Global Learning Conference in Agriculture is designed to help you create global learning opportunities for students in any agricultural discipline.

When: January 26, 1:00 - 5:00 PM EST

Where: Online via Adobe Connect

Core Values

  1. Purposeful, meaningful global learning can occur on and off campus.
  2. There should be coordination from all levels of agricultural education to ensure maximum student growth on the global competency continuum.

Who should attend?

  • Current secondary and post-secondary agriscience educators of all disciplines
  • Extension educators
  • Pre-service agriscience educators of all disciplines
  • Vendors and stakeholders in global learning

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify resources and opportunities for global learning integration in agriculture education curriculum.
  2. Share scholarship related to global learning in agriculture.
  3. Share best practices for effective immersion experiences.
  4. Engage in innovation: explore global agriculture innovation, develop collaborative research projects and create future instructional programming.



The conference will conduct live and on-demand activities the week of January 22nd and the culminating live session will be held online on Friday, January 26, 2018.  Download the full conference program for a complete listing of conference activities.

Keynote Speakers

The #GLAG18 keynote speakers are Appiah Boateng, founder and Executive Director of 4-H Ghana, and Trent McKnight, founder of AgriCorps. The title of their talk is "Transforming Global Agriculture Through Youth Engagement".  Click to learn more about the #GLAG18 keynote speakers!

Benefits of registration

For your registration fee, you will receive:

•One of only a limited number of spots in this year’s Global Learning in Agriculture conference on January 26, 2018 [Note: To ensure the best experience, we are limiting capacity]

•Opportunity to attend presentations on best practices of globalizing curriculum on campus and best practices for conducting immersion experiences.

•Access to a virtual vendor fair in which you can collaborate with businesses and programs that are interested in helping you achieve your program or individual growth goals.

•Win fabulous door prizes, before, after and during the event!

•Finally, registrants who register for the All Access Pass for $50 receive an exclusive “Conference in a Box” with critical materials (and wickedly awesome cool stuff) for you have an enjoyable conference experience.

 Note: Penn State students should email to learn about scholarship opportunities.


Register online today!  We are SOLD OUT of conference boxes, but we invite you to join us with a digital pass to all conference activities.

Digital Only access provides registrants with access to all conference activities, but does not include a "Conference in a Box".  Digital Only registration is available until Thursday, January 25th. Select "Digital Pass Only" on the registration form to select this option.

Digital Pass Only Registration is $25.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be available for all sessions? 

No!  All sessions will be recorded and available to participants soon after the conference ends.  The highest value is from synchronous participation because you will be able to participate in the live round table discussions, the Adobe Connect chat, and the back channel conversations on social media.

What is the Conference in a Box?

Anything and everything that makes a conference great is included to help make sure that this is more than just a boring webinar.  Included are books, the conference program, the workshop guide, Global Learning Partner swag, international snacks, a conference shirt, instructional materials and more!

What kind of credit can I get?

Penn State does provide a letter indicating the awarding of Continuing Education Units (5) for participation upon request.  Naturally, a local provider of CEUs in your state would have to approve and/or accept them.  Email for more information.

Who is doing this?

We have wonderful Global Learning Partners including:

  • Penn State Extension
  • Penn State Center for Professional Personal Development in Agricultural Education
  • Hawkeye Community College Global Agriculture Learning Center
  • Purdue University, Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education
  • Iowa State University, Agricultural Education and Studies Department
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication
  • Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • AgriCorps
  • Adventure Education Center, Costa Rica
  • Explorations by Thor
  • National FFA Organization
  • CELA Belize
  • Vivayic
  • World Food Prize Foundation