Hello Ag Ed Friends and Family across the nation, Wow, what a summer and presidential election season! This interest and engagement in public service can be a great gateway to specific leadership role conversations... I am looking for something to use the last day I have students next week. I teach 6-8 for 45 min class periods. Any suggestions of fun ways to tie in Ag with the holidays that is low to no cost. Thanks! The DEKALB® Agricultural Accomplishment Award nominations are being accepted. Nominations are being accepted February 1, 2016 and end on May 1, 2016. Follow this link for the nomination forms and submission process. h... This year I am teaching out of the Thompson/Delmar book Communicating in the Agricultural Industry by Russell Graves. I am going to go on maternity leave at the end of this week. I can teach out of this book but my ... Hi I am a new ag teacher this year and would like to do an ag exchange box this spring with my ag communications class. Please email me if you are interested. email@example.com Jen Westphal I was having a discussion with a colleague the other day about how ag teachers use the FFA Creed in their classes. I was just wondering what are some ways that you expand on the Creed in your classes, instead of j... Do any of you have students write a personal creed after reviewing the FFA creed? I thought it would be a good idea in order to get some writing strategies in. I found an outline of sorts on a religious site and kind ... My Ag 1 students are making iMovies and Prezis of important leaders and key people in the FFA history, however we are having a hard time finding photos of a lot of the people. They were also to find information about ... I am a new teacher just starting out and I have a Ag. Leadership and Personal Development class. I was wondering if any one had ideas or lesson plans that would help me get started on teaching these students. I know... A partial semester currculum based on Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People; paired with a semester community service project (materials for this on a separate file). This follows a standardized wee... What do chapters use for officer training? Activities, trips, or anything along those lines would be helpful. Looking for things to build teamwork, officer responsibilities, personal leadership, and chapter ownershi... Hey all, This year, our administration made it a requirement that every class have a semester final. It doesn't necessarily need to be an actual paper test, so I'm thinking of doing an "exit interview" with my se... I know there are ag students out there who could win this! Visit Kohlskids.com and nominate a young volunteer, ages 6-18, who has made a difference in your community. Nominations are being accepted January 30-March... We used this website for the leadership class to learn the concepts and then be able to teach it to younger kids. Fun activity, and eye opening. Misunderstood Minds | PBS Throughout the semester, I'm going to dedicate 20-30 minutes to "lessons in leadership" in all of my ag classes each Friday. I am going to use the 4 Habitudes books by Dr. Tim Elmore. Does anyone else use these boo... A leadership curriculum based on Steven Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Check out this outline of Cooperative Extension! It was published by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, so it has some "Kentucky-centered" parts, but the overall outline can be used for any stat... I am teaching a lesson to an Ag Com and Leadership about agriculture advocacy. I am wondering if anyone has any good short videos I could show them about why advocacy is important in today's world. Thanks! I am working on developing a freshmen career planning unit. Does anyone do something similar? Have suggestions? Materials you would like to share? Thanks!