A Synthesis of Agricultural Literacy Research Between 2011 and 2022


  • Clare Hancock Auburn University
  • Carley Morrison Mississippi State
  • Allyson Moore Mississippi State
  • Josey Webb Mississippi State
  • Andra Collins Auburn University


literacy, agricultural, synthesis, literature review


In 2013, Kovar and Ball published a literature review on the agricultural literacy research conducted from 1988 to 2011. As a result of their study, they located 49 articles published in that time frame. Since then, agricultural literacy research was designated as the number one priority by the National Research Agenda in 2011 and 2016, and several more studies have been published in response to this call. A recent synthesis of the literature was conducted in order to gain insight on the trajectory of agricultural literacy research within our field from 2011 to 2022. The research team determined that there was an increase in articles published since 2011 and that studies have been expanded to consider new methods and audiences to conduct more robust agricultural literacy research. This increase in agricultural literacy research needs to continue to follow a positive trend, especially since the U.S. population has not demonstrated higher agricultural literacy levels yet.


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Hancock, C., Morrison, C., Moore, A., Webb, J., & Collins, A. (2024). A Synthesis of Agricultural Literacy Research Between 2011 and 2022. Journal of Agricultural Education, 65(2), 98–111. Retrieved from https://jae-online.org/index.php/jae/article/view/157



Journal of Agricultural Education