You never know who or what will make an impact on you -- someone who shares great ideas for solving a problem, or someone who is always willing to be a part of the solution and not the problem. Oftentimes, this impact comes from someone or some event that you least expect. As agricultural educators, we are impacted by our students, parents, family, and colleagues all the time -- people showing us time and again how to "get off the fence" and make a difference.
Join us on September 25th as we celebrate National Teach Ag Day at CHS Headquarters in St. Paul, MN.
Can't make it to Minnesota? Join the live webcast with your students 1-3pm EDT, 12-2pm CDT, 11am-1pm MDT, or 10am-12pm PDT.
We'll be talking about why teaching agriculture is a great career, what's it like to be an ag ed major and tips for selecting a college. Plus we'll be featuring current and future agriculture teachers across the United States and more.
This spring the National Teach Ag Campaign rolled out a new program aimed at working directly with states to identify sustainable and effective agriculture teacher recruitment and retention strategies. It's aptly named the State Teach Ag Results Program or STAR Program. Several information webinars were offered about the program in February and states were encouraged to submit an intent to participate by April 1st.
As I boarded the plane leaving Des Moines and headed towards Washington, D.C. nervousness, anxiousness, and excitement overwhelmed me. Having never been to our nation’s capital before, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect.
Read a first-hand account from agriculture teacher Shawn Dygert about how team ag ed is working together in Idaho to move agricultural education forward. Shawn is also the State Advocacy Leader for the Idaho Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association.
NAAE would like to thank Mrs. Savannah Robin for her service to our organization as the Meeting Planner and Advocacy Coordinator. She has recently accepted an agriculture teaching position at Harrison County High School in Cynthiana, Ky. Best of luck in this next chapter of your life Savannah!
Honor an Ag Teacher- Donate to the National Teach Ag Campaign
Support the National Teach Ag Campaign by giving today. Your gift will help ensure that students across the country have access to a high quality agriculture teacher.
DuPont invited 49 of the nation’s finest agricultural science teachers to participate in the 2014 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy this summer at DuPont’s Chesapeake Farms in Chestertown, Md.
Terry Branstad is Iowa's longest-serving governor, holding the position from 1983-1999, and was re-elected to the position in 2010. Throughout his tenure as governor, Branstad has fully supported agricultural education.