Barry CroomDr. Barry Croom has more than thirty-five years of experience in agricultural education. Croom began his professional career as a high school agricultural education teacher. While a high school teacher, Croom was selected by the National FFA Organization to develop and present in-service workshops to teachers across the United States. Croom maintains a research program that focuses on effective teaching, career and technical education policy, and diversity in agricultural and extension education. He is the author of three textbooks, fifty peer-reviewed publications, and more than twenty popular publications.