It's Show Time!
Lights! Camera! Action! Whether you're an individual, a high school agricultural education program, small group, or collegiate institution, we're now accepting submissions for the 2018 National Teach Ag Day Commercial Contest! To participate in the contest, submit a 15-30 second video that highlights teaching agriculture. Visit our website to learn more!
National Teach Ag Day is September 20, 2018! Last year, Washington State University brought home the trophy for the second year in a row. Will they pull off another big win this year? Check out their 2017 submission below!
Teach Ag Ambassador Spotlight: Say Hello to Eric Moser
Eric Moser is a 2017-2018 National Teach Ag Ambassador. He is a senior at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. In high school, Eric was a student at Dansville High School.
Why did you decide to become an agriculture teacher? I made the decision to become an agriculture teacher because of all the amazing things agricultural education and the FFA have done for me. I’ve had a huge passion for agriculture since a young age, growing up on the farm. When I started in my high school’s agriculture program, I knew teaching was the perfect fit for me.
What are you looking forward to most about teaching? I am looking forward to being able to develop a personal relationship with my students. I think that agriculture teachers have such a large impact on students because of the large amount of time spent with them in and out of the classroom. I hope to use those opportunities to learn more about my students and ensure that they can get the most out of their experience in agricultural education.
To read more about Eric and the 2017-2018 Teach Ag Ambassadors, click here.
Making the Most of Your Internship
Summer is a great time to hang out at the beach, spend time with friends and make some money. It’s also an opportunity to grow professionally through paid and unpaid internships. As a future agriculture teacher, internships will provide valuable networking and communication skills not to mention a chance to learn about agriculture. Here are five quick tips for making the most of your internship experience.
- Try to be involved in as many aspects of the organization as possible. An internship is about learning as much as possible.
- Network whenever the opportunity presents itself.
- Exhibit genuine appreciation to your supervisor and mentors.
- Stay away from social media and cell phone use during work time.
- Get a reference letter before you leave.
An Agriculture Teacher's Impact