Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- April 2019

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Apr 11, 2019


Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To currently have a small flock of talkative chickens hanging out in the back of your classroom,
  2. To go ahead and place your Teach Ag Kit orders so they will be here in time for your FFA banquet or graduation,
  3. To wear bright and colorful clothes to help usher in Springtime,
  4. To check out the recently updated Agricultural Education Supply and Demand Profiles on the Teach Ag website,
  5. To use your greenhouse as a place to meditate, relax, and reflect on the day. 

My Corner of the World

What trinkets do you keep on your desk to help you stay inspired and motivated? For Matt Bernia, agriculture teacher at St. Louis High School, in Michigan, a little John Deere Green and some Teach Ag Hootie Owls keep him going.


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Ag Teacher Hack

Looking for a quick, easy, and FUN fundraiser???

Easter Fundraising Idea
Engage with your community by hosting an Egg My Yard fundraiser. Your students get to go out into the community and spread a little cheer in the lives of young children, who will hopefully one day be in your ag program.

Thank you Mackenzie Brewer Wright, agriculture teacher at Carroll County High School, Kentucky for such a great idea!

This idea was posted on the  Ag Education Discussion Lab Facebook page.

Share Your Ag Teacher Hack!
Have a great idea or tip that is your "go to" in the classroom? Share it with us! Contact Andrea Fristoe and look for your Ag Teacher Hack in an upcoming edition of New Teacher News!


Stay Inspired!


NAAE Membership Benefits

Legislative Action Center

A powerful tool for members to use when trying to build relationships or advocate for ag education. Look up contact information for your legislators and see how they have voted on issues important to agricultural education.


Before You Go. . . 

Regional Supply and Demand Profiles Now Available
Our supply and demand profiles provide a snapshot of the current status of agriculture teacher supply and demand based on NAAE region. The data was collected from state agricultural education leaders in the fall of 2018 and is based on the 2018 calendar year.


Mark Your Calendar!




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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. Funding for the National Teach Ag Campaign is provided by the CHS Foundation, Corteva Agriscience™ Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, BASF, Herman & Bobbie Wilson, and Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.