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Agricultural Education and Communication

Agricultural Education and Communication

Tre Easterly

Tre Easterly

Assistant Professor

215 Rolfs Hall
PO Box 110540
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-273-4052
tre.easterly@ufl.edu

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Dr. Tre Easterly is an assistant professor of agricultural education in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) at the University of Florida.

Originally from Mars Hill, North Carolina, Easterly earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from North Carolina State University in 2008. He went on to earn his master’s degree from the University of Florida in the same discipline, graduating in 2010. Easterly then became an agriscience teacher and FFA adviser at Triton High School in North Carolina, and then at St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Minnesota. After three years as an educator, he returned to the University of Florida to earn his PhD in agricultural education, graduating in 2016.

Easterly comes to AEC with three years of experience as an assistant professor of agricultural education at New Mexico State University. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, while also providing support for first-year agriculture teachers in Florida. His research is focused on providing empirical evidence for the design of curricular resources to meet the needs of agriculture teachers.

A long-time supporter of the dairy industry, Easterly also enjoys working with dairy cattle and helping prepare junior showmen for dairy heifer exhibitions. When he is not in the office, Easterly can often be found with his fiancée, Allison, taking care of their five dogs, playing golf, cooking, or enjoying the outdoors.

Recent Publications 

Easterly, R. G. T., & Myers, B. E. (2019). Professional Development Engagement and Career Satisfaction of Agriscience Teachers. Journal of Agricultural Education, 60(2), 69-84. doi: 10.5032/jae.2019.02069

Easterly III, R. G., & Myers, B. E. (2018). Personal resilience as a predictor of professional development engagement and career satisfaction of agriscience teachers. Journal of Agricultural Education, 59(1), 119–134. doi: https://doi.org/10.5032/jae.2018.01119

Easterly III, R. G., & Myers, B. E. (2017). You seize what pops up: A qualitative investigation of the core features of school-based agricultural education professional development. Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(3), 56–71. https://doi.org/10.5032/jae.2017.03056

Easterly III, R. G., & Myers, B. E. (2017). Characteristics of Enthusiastic and Growing School Based Agricultural Education Teachers: A Delphi Approach. Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(2), 1–19. https://doi.org/10.5032/jae.2017.02001

Awards & Honors

  • NACTA Outstanding Teaching Award, New Mexico State University, College of ACES, 2018
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Florida Agricultural Education & Communication, 2016