Agricultural Education and Communication

Agricultural Education and Communication

Headshot portrait of James Bunch, assistant professor of agricultural education

James "J.C." Bunch

Assistant Professor

307C Rolfs Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611

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Dr. James “J.C.” Bunch joined the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) as an assistant professor in 2017. Originally from Fletcher, OK, Bunch is a three-time graduate of Oklahoma State University, studying agricultural education (2002, 2004, 2012).

In addition to the classes he teaches for students specializing in agricultural education, Bunch co-leads a study abroad trip to Panama with Ms. Becky Raulerson. Together, they develop an immersive cultural experience for students interested in learning about agricultural issues in a foreign country.

Bunch advises Collegiate FFA at the University of Florida. Throughout his research, he focuses on teaching and learning.

Recent Publications

Bunch, J. C., Cater, M., & Danjean, S. E. (2017). 4-H members’ motivating factors for and deterrents to participation in an international experience program: Development of the 4- H international experience program questionnaire. Journal of Southern Agricultural Education 67.

Blackburn, J. J., Bunch, J. C., & Haynes, J. C. (2017). Assessing the relationship of teacher self-efficacy, job satisfaction, and perception of work-life balance of Louisiana agriculture teachers. Journal of Agricultural Education 58(1), 14–35. doi:

Redwine, T. D., Blackburn, J. J., Bunch, J. C., Greenhaw, L., Rutherford, T., Wingenbach, G., & Walther, D (in press). Describing parents’ perceptions, valuation, and support of study abroad programs at three southern land-grant universities. Journal of Agricultural Education.

McKee, B. H., Lamm, A. J., & Bunch, J. C. (in press). Encouraging engagement in water conservation: Can trust from extension create change? Journal of Agricultural Education.

Danjean, S. E., Cater, M., & Bunch, J. C. (in press). Designing an international experience program for Louisiana 4-h members. Journal of Human Science and Education.

Awards & Honors

Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award. Presented by the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education, 2016.