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Ag Education

Agricultural Education & 4H Youth Development

1210 West 6th Street
Phone: (208) 885-6358
Fax: (208) 885-4039
aee@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Agricultural Education &
4H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2040
Moscow, ID 83844-2040

State 4-H Contact

State 4-H Youth Development Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: (208) 885-6321
Fax: (208) 885-4637
E-mail: fourh@uidaho.edu
Website: www.uidaho.edu/4h

James Connors

James J. Connors


Office: 101 AEE Building
Phone: (208) 885-6358
Email: jconnors@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Agricultural Education & 4-H Youth Development
1134 West 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2040

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Education & 4-H Youth Development
Department Chair and Professor

Campus Locations: 1134 West 6th Street
With UI Since 2000


  • Biography

    Dr. Jim Connors assumed the position of Chair of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in August. Dr. Connors was formerly an Assistant Professor in the Department from 1996 to 2000. In the fall of 2000, Dr. Connors left Idaho to join the faculty in the Department of Human & Community Resource Development at The Ohio State University.

    Dr. Connors received his B.S. degree in Agribusiness & Natural Resources Education from Michigan State University in 1984. He taught high school agricultural education at Brown City High School in Michigan from 1984 to 1989. He returned to Michigan State to complete his M.S. (1990) and PhD degrees (1992).

    On July 1, 2011, the department merged with the State 4-H Office to become the Department of Agricultural Education & 4-H Youth Development.

  • Selected Publications

    Foor, R. & Connors, J. J. (in press).  Pioneers in an emerging field: Who were the early agricultural educators?  Manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Education.

    Connors, J. J., Falk, J. M., & Epps, R. B. (in press).  Recounting the legacy: The history and use of FFA camps for leadership and recreation.  Manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Education.

    Wolf, K. J. & Connors, J. J. (2009).  Winning the war: A historical analysis of the FFA during World War II. Journal of Agricultural Education, 50(2), 113-123. 

    Connors, J. J. & Velez, J. (2008).  The contributions of E.M. Tiffany and the FFA creed to leadership development within the FFA.  Journal of Agricultural Education, 49(2), 98-107.

    Connors, J. J., Velez, J. J., & Swan, B. G. (2006).  Leadership characteristics of outstanding seniors in a land-grant university college of agriculture.  Journal of Leadership Education, 5(3), 93-109.