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Can We Count on You?
Mr. Scott Stone has taught school-based agricultural education at Centralia Central High School in Centralia, Missouri for over 20 years. He believes that every student who walks through his classroom door is worthy of the best education he can provide. In his teacher spotlight at the 2017 National Teach Ag Day Live Celebration, Mr. Stone shared personal stories about the numerous students that he works with every day. As a future agriculture teacher, who will you inspire and impact?
Teach Ag Ambassador Spotlight: Say Hello to Katrena Jordan
Katrena Jordan is a 2017-2018 NationalTeach Ag Ambassador. She is a junior at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. Originally from Illinois, Katrena was a part of the agricultural education program at Marissa Junior/Senior High School in Marissa, Illinois.
Why did you decide to become an agriculture teacher? From a young age, I always had the dream of being a teacher. The teachers I had made me feel like I was heard and that I was worth something. As I grew older, I had two options in the teaching field. I could have become a high school agriculture teacher or a high school math teacher. I have loved both subjects, but agriculture just has a bigger piece of my heart. Thankfully, both my high school agriculture and math teachers have been very encouraging while I am studying here at Murray State University.
What are you looking forward to most about teaching? I am looking forward to giving back to the students who are like me. I have been able to see that if someone pushes a “lost cause kid," they can still succeed. I had stigmas and was told I would fail. Thankfully, I had a great experience with my high school and they still encourage me. I want to be that teacher. I want students who think they amount to nothing know that they are able to take on the world and do whatever they want to with their lives.
To read more about Katrena and our other Teach Ag Ambassadors, click here.
2017 National Teach Ag CampaignAnnual Report
The 2017 National Teach AgCampaign Annual Report is now available! A few highlights include:
-There were 8,471 school-based agricultural education programs led by 8,471 teachers in 2017.
-30 states participated in the State Teach Ag Results (STAR) program.
-177,552 individuals were directly impacted by the NationalTeach Ag Campaign.
Frequently Asked Questions about Teaching Agriculture
Agriculture teachers never have the same day twice. One day they might be in a classroom or laboratory, the next visiting students in the field, preparing teams for a FFA Career Development Event, or leading a community service activity with their FFA Chapter. Have questions about teaching agriculture? We have answers!
Be Thinking About...
-Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference.
-Check out AgCareers.com's Internship List.
-Explore the science and future of agriculture with AgCultures, which is supported by the CHS Foundation.
The National Teach Ag Campaign is an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators and funded by the CHS Foundation, DuPont Pioneer, BASF, Herman and Bobbie Wilson and Growth Energy as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
For more information, visit the Teach Ag website.