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The study was conducted to evaluate the differences in how Nebraska agricultural educators and their administrators viewed the current and future importance of selected job responsibilities of the secondary agriculture education instructor in Nebraska. A mailed survey was used to collect data for the survey. The questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 40 instructors, principals and superintendents of high schools in Nebraska that offer agricultural education. An overall return rate of 69 percent was achieved. Respondents were asked to rate the current and future importance of 58 selected job responsibilities of the agricultural education instructor. A 1 to 9 scale was used with 5 modifiers on the scale. A T-Test was conducted to compare early and late respondents. No non respondent error was present. A reliability test (r=.9745) indicated the instrument was sufficiently constructed. Means, standard deviation, and frequencies were calculated for all survey data. An ANOVA test was used to determine differences in respondent groups’ perceptions of the current and future job responsibilities of the agricultural education instructor.