Travel the World. Teach Ag!
Iowa Agriculture Teacher Travels to South Africa
You never know where you might go when you teach agriculture! Earlier this month, Matt Eddy, who is an agriculture teacher at Southeast Polk High School in Iowa, traveled to South Africa with the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers. While there, he and the rest of the group were able to see the country’s vast agriculture, including everything from animals to growing food. Click here for the full article from the Des Moines Register.
Ambassador Spotlight: Victoria Herr
Why did you decide to become an agriculture teacher? After joining FFA my freshman year of high school, I quickly knew that I had found my place. My time in agricultural education and FFA gave me a confidence that has changed my life and that I am forever grateful for. One of my agriculture teachers, Mr. Fellenbaum, is the one who was always there to push and encourage me. Mr. Fellenbaum showed me what I was capable of and inspired me to become an agriculture teacher.
Advice for someone considering ag ed? If your heart is in it, you could never go wrong! There will be challenges and hard days in any career, but I truly believe that for those who are passionate about agricultural education, there couldn’t be a more rewarding career. Never be afraid to seek help, the ag ed community is full of wise and experienced mentors who are more than happy to support the younger generations of educators!
To read more about Victoria and our other Teach Ag Ambassadors, click here.
By Choice and Not By Chance: Bradley Coleman
Ponchatuloua High School Agriculture Teacher Bradley Coleman says that he is an agriculture teacher by choice and not by chance, and you could be too. Click below to watch his full story.
Find a College
One of the first things you need if you want to teach agriculture is a degree in agricultural education. Click here for a listing of all the schools in the United States where you can work toward an agricultural education degree!
Apply to be a 2018-2019 Teach Ag Ambassador!
The National Teach Ag Campaign is seeking the nation’s most outstanding agricultural education majors to represent the profession as National Teach Ag Ambassadors at the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo, October 21 to 26 in Indianapolis, IN, and throughout the year at the state level.
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The National Teach Ag Campaign is a project of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. For more information, visit the Teach Ag website. The National Teach Ag Campaign is an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education and funded by the CHS Foundation, DuPont Pioneer, Growth Energy, and BASF as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.