Julie Fritsch

News & Views - April 2013

Blog Post created by Julie Fritsch on Apr 9, 2013

News & Views - April 2013

From the President - Love the Life You Live

From the NAAE President

Farrah Johnson, 2012, 2013 NAAE President
Greetings and happy spring!

I hope this finds everyone doing well. I know weather conditions vary all across the country, but we are certainly feeling spring weather down in central Florida. I think my students went from hoodies to shorts in a matter of days this year.

Each year at our winter meeting, our board takes a look at all comments and activity ratings from the NAAE Convention and uses those to make improvements in next year's convention.

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NAAE Ag Advocacy Video Contest: And the Winner is...

Video winner

Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village Connecticut!

Way to go, guys! Housatonic's video was chosen because our judges thought it did the best job of showcasing what agricultural education is all about - college and career readiness - in a creative and succinct way. Watch Housatonic's video and see the two honorable mention winners.

An Ag Teacher in Washington

Toni Saso

A first-time attendee's perspective on NPS

Read how the recent ACTE National Policy Seminar inspired this teacher to create a whole new unit on advocacy.

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Standout Program: Blue Mountain Community College

Blue Mountain Community College

Nestled at the base of the Blue Mountains in eastern Oregon, Blue Mountain Community College has one of only three postsecondary two-year agriculture programs in the state.  BMCC's three agriculture instructors have built a well-rounded program with first-class instruction, a focus on hands-on, practical education, and strong community support.  The result is one of the top postsecondary agricultural education programs in the United States.

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Washington Beat

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Ideas Unlimited

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LAA Winner: Wilbur Chancellor

Lifetime Achievement in Agricultural Education:
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National Policy Seminar

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AgCareers.com Job Outlook Guide

2012 Agribusiness Job Report from AgCareers.com.
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Member Poll

Member Poll:
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Member Benefit: Communities of Practice
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