Andrea Fristoe

News & Views -- June 2015

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jun 8, 2015

How to Make Your Program the Best it Can Be
From the President

Charlie Sappington, NAAE President
Now that our school year is coming to a close, we need to be thinking about what we going to do for next year. How are we going to improve our programs so that we move them to the next level?



Making Student Success a Priority: Danielle Newsom

Abbeville High School, Abbeville, LA
2014 NAAE Region II Outstanding Young Member Award Recipient

As educators, we all want to see our students succeed. We walk into our classrooms each morning thinking of ways to help our students achieve at a higher level than they did the previous day. For Danielle Newsom, agriculture teacher at Abbeville High School in Abbeville, Louisiana, student achievement is her top priority.


Ideas Unlimited: From Paper to Plywood -- Scaled Animal Handling Facilities

Josh Christiansen, Flandreau High School, South Dakota
2014 Region III Ideas Unlimited Award Winner

Students look for classroom experiences that they can apply to real life. Hands-on lessons where they can create something tangible will help them find value in their work and be more engaged in the classroom. For students in Josh Christiansen?s class at Flandreau High School in Flandreau, South Dakota, creating scaled, three-dimensional models of animal handling facilities does just that.


Join NAAE November 17-21 in New Orleans, LA. Early Bird Registration is now available through by July 10th, including a student rate for
pre-service teachers! Housing is also now available, along with a draft schedule. Professional development workshops are coming soon!
Click here for more information.

Looking to get to know New Orleans a little better before you make the trip? Check out the NAAE Convention Pinterest board!

Need to Know



Meet the NAAE Summer Interns

NAAE is excited to have six interns this summer working in professional development, communications, advocacy, and with the National Teach Ag Campaign.


Award Program of the Month -- Lifetime Achievement Award

From improving school infrastructure to serving as Executive Director of their state?s agriculture teachers association, these members have made remarkable contributions to the agricultural education profession.




NAAE Resource: Hotel Discounts

NAAE members receive 15% discounts at the following brand hotels: Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Econo Lodge®, and Rodeway Inn®.

Log in to the website and visit your MyNAAE page for the discount code.



Share Your Thoughts with the USDA!

The USDA New and Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program is planning to add a section to their website oriented to youth who are interested in becoming farmers and ranchers. BFRP wants ag teachers to share their thoughts about resources to include on their upcoming  webpage.


Regional Conferences

Regional Conferences are just a couple of weeks away!

Follow this link to find out more about your region's conference and to register. Just click on your region and all the information you need is right at your fingertips!



Program Updates

Teach Ag

You've Been Tagged! Now What?

Spring and summer are critical for encouraging others to Teach Ag.  Maybe a student is tagged at a state FFA convention workshop or participates in a campus visit.


Washington Beat

June 2015

Meet the 2015 NAAE Advocacy Intern, get the latest information about the CTE legislation, and an update from OCTAE.



CASE Scholarships Provide New Opportunities for Agriculture Teachers

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) is gearing up for yet another summer of exciting, rigorous professional development institutes.


Connect With Us



Must Follow Ag Ed Program

Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

Why K-State?
Besides being a premiere program for agricultural education majors, K-State is active in ag education at all levels. Their social media presence keeps you in the loop about all things ag ed with K-State!

Follow K-State on



Communities of Practice

Summer is here & it's time to de-clutter your classroom! Here are some helpful tips and guides!

Get Social

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



Chime In: What is your ultimate vacation?

Pretend your calendar is clear and your budget is not an issue. Chime inand let us know your thoughts!

NAAE Convention on Pinterest!

Thinking about heading to New Orleans with us this fall? Check out some things you never knew about New Orleans on our Pinterest board! We will be adding more pins from now until November, so make sure to follow NAAE on Pinterest!

Before You Go



Agriscience Student Selected as DuPont Challenge Winner

Kaitlyn Lewter, a recent graduate of Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, Tenn., was recently recognized by DuPont for having one of the top three essays out of more than 9,000 entries in the DuPont Challenge Senior Division essay contest.




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Need something shipped? FedEx has a National Educators Discount Program and offers 15% off. Check it out!




Check out NAAE's Calendar for all upcoming events!



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