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Dr. Richard Steffen

- Staff Contact, Agriculture Education

Contact Information:

Campus Box 5020


(309) 438-8084


(309) 438-5653


Office Hours:


140 Ropp Agriculture Building

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Agriculture Education


Dr. Steffen was raised on a small grain and hog farm near El Paso, Illinois. He graduated from El Paso High School and then received an Associates of Applied Sciences degree from Illinois Central College. He then worked as a farm equipment technician for several years before returning to school and receiving his BS degree in Agriculture Education from Illinois State University. He taught at Dickinson State University in  North Dakota, then went to Iowa State University where he taught and received an MS and Ph.D. in Agriculture Education.  

His interest areas include teacher preparation, development and evaluation of curriculum and teaching aids, particularly in the areas of agricultural mechanics and agricultural safety and health.

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