In addition to the obvious "imparting of knowledge by precept, example, and experience," Webster also includes such terms as attitude and discipline to broaden the definition of teaching. Certainly, it would be difficult to instill enthusiasm and proper attitude toward the subject of agriculture or any of its several divisions without ever having developed these traits in ourselves. Those who are members of our profession and do not have the necessary enthusiasm toward agriculture should do one of two things. The preferred remedy is to reanalyze the vast importance of agriculture and its many industries to our society. It is a sad thing to see someone in an agricultural profession continually apologizing for and even criticizing his profession. This is not to say that we should not recognize our weaknesses and try to do something about them. Certainly, we should always be on the lookout for ways to improve our profession. The only alternative for those who find they have a minimum of enthusiasm toward agriculture and cannot seem to develop any is to find a profession toward which they can be enthusiastic.
counselor, advisor, teacher responsibilities