Andrea Fristoe

News & Views -- February 2015

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Feb 23, 2015




From the President

It's Your Time to Shine
Charlie Sappington, NAAE President

Each year, during the spring semester, we are really busy getting our students ready for awards and scholarship applications, but don't forget about yourself! It is your time to shine too!


Program Spotlight:

Atwater High School


Extraordinary Buy-In Produces Extraordinary Results

During the 2013-2014 school year, Atwater High School, in Atwater, California, became the single-largest agriculture program in the United States, with more than 900 high school agriculture students -- more than half of the student body at Atwater. In a school where the majority of students are from low-income families without a background in agriculture, the program at Atwater offers students experiences in agriculture otherwise not possible.


Ideas Unlimited

Growing Vegetables in the Air

Robert Bollier, Cheraw High School, South Carolina
2014 Region V Ideas Unlimited Award Winner

Looking for a way to grow produce with a limited amount of space, Robert Bollier, agriculture teacher at Cheraw High School in Cheraw, South Carolina, came up with a plan to produce vegetable crops that involves the collaboration of three of his agriculture courses.




Need to Know


NAAE Committee News

The NAAE standing committees recently had their first meetings of the year. Click here to see more information about our committees and to check out the minutes from the meetings.

Teach Ag Ambassador Applications

Teach Ag Ambassador applications are now available on the Teach Ag Website. The application deadline is March 16th.

Apply for a NAAE Award

NAAE Award applications are now available on our website. Click here for more information and to apply. Applications are due May 15.

Region I Conference

This year's Region I Conference will be in Tempe, AZ, April 15-17.Click here for more information about the conference.

Logging In

Have you logged in to the NAAE website? That's how you access your membership card and how you'll access many award applications.  Click herefor a simple how-to for logging in to the website.

Outstanding Cooperation Award

The NAAE Outstanding Cooperation Award recognizes organizations, agribusiness companies, and others who have given outstanding support to agricultural education. Click here to find out more about the Outstanding Cooperation Award category.



Program Updates

CASE Institutes Allow Teachers to Take Agricultural Education to the Next Level

Have you been looking for a way to reignite your passion for teaching agriculture? Do you feel you have exhausted all professional development opportunities within your district and state?


Teach Ag Update - Forward Momentum

Throughout the past year, the National Teach Ag Campaign has focused on identifying additional effective and sustainable practices.  In our continued effort to keep the momentum, here is some of the latest Teach Ag news...


Washington Beat

President Obama has formally kicked-off the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget and appropriation process by releasing his annual budget request to Congress.




Connect With Us



Must-Follow Ag Teacher

Jessie Lumpkins
Agriculture Teacher McGavock High School
Nashville, TN

Besides being a rock-star ag teacher, Jessie is a social media maven, facilitator of the FFA community on CoP and always ready to help her fellow ag ed peer with tips and advice.

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Communities of Practice

WANTED: CoP Facilitators

We need volunteers for

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Natural Resources
  • Instructional Practices
  • Inquiry-Based Learning

Follow this link for more information about becoming a facilitator.

Right Now on CoP

Co-Op Work Release

Futures and Forward Contracts

Ag Business and Sales Class Ideas

Get Social

Follow NAAE on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates, news & information about the profession!



Chime In: How Do you Beat the Winter Blues?

As you prepare for CDE's and other contests and events, it can be hard to keep your head up when you look outside and see the dark and gray days of winter.How do you beat the winter blues? Click here to let us know!



Before You Go




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