Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- September 2020

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Sep 30, 2020


Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To take advantage of the great discount National FFA is offering on official FFA jackets -- the offer ends October 6th!
  2. To read about the new CEO of NAAE in this month's edition of News & Views
  3. To purchase a Teach Ag Kit for someone you believe will make an amazing agriculture teacher,
  4.  To check out the My Local Cooperative resources available to you from the CHS Foundation,
  5. To share all of the amazing things you and your students do in your agriculture program on social media using #TeachAg!!!

My Corner of the World

Bitmoji classrooms are definitely #trending this semester! How have you personalized your virtual learning environment to help your students feel comfortable and excited to learn? Check out some great ideas from Terra Pigg, agriculture teacher at George Rogers Clark High School, in Winchester, Kentucky!


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Ag Education for ALL!

Agricultural Education for All is a joint partnership of the National Association of Agricultural Educators and the National FFA Organization with the goal of ensuring all in agricultural education feel welcome, safe and celebrated as their authentic selves. Every month in New Teacher News we will feature some of the outstanding teachers making a difference and creating inclusive, diverse and equitable programs for their students. 

This month, we would like to introduce you to Jaysa Fillmore, agriculture instructor at the College of Southern Idaho, in Twin Falls, Idaho. Jaysa is in her twelfth year of teaching and has been a valuable resource and mentor for students from many different backgrounds to be confident in who they are and successful in their agricultural pursuits. She is also an outstanding example of how work/life balance is possible for ag teachers!


Ag Teacher Tips & Tools

Agricultural Education for All Learning Sessions

This summer, NAAE and National FFA partnered to develop a series of professional development webinars focused on inclusion, diversity, and equity in agricultural education. Take a look at the archived webinars and use them as another great tool in your teaching toolbox to ensure your classroom and program are welcoming to all students.


Share Your Ag Teacher Tips and Tools!
Have a great idea or resource for the classroom? Share it with us! Contact Andrea Fristoe and look for your idea in an upcoming edition of New Teacher News!


Stay Inspired!


Healthy Habits


Many schools are beginning to bring students back into the school building, with many modifications and precautions as a proactive approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some tips and information from the CDC for the re-opening of schools.


NAAE Membership Benefits

NAAE Convention

Held in conjunction with ACTE's CareerTech VISION, NAAE members have access to both conventions. The NAAE Convention schedule aligns with the VISION schedule, so that our members have the opportunity to experience both conventions for one price. 


Promising Practices

University of Minnesota Supply Chain Videos

Recently, in conjunction with AgMRC at Iowa State, the University of Minnesota created three-minute supply chain videos regarding various sectors of the agricultural industry where shortages occurred, e.g. meats, eggs, dairy, etc. In addition, they have held panels involving producers and processors to include how COVID impacted their business and what innovative solutions they deployed as a result of the pandemic.

Check out these great resources!



Before You Go. . . 


Contact Us

National Association of Agricultural Educators 
2525 Harrodsburg Road
Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40504



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™, Growth Energy, and BASF as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.