Each year, NAAE recognizes six distinguished postsecondary agriculture programs with the Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program award. This award is designed to showcase exemplary postsecondary institutions and full-time young farmer and adult agricultural education programs from across the nation.
The 2018 award recipients were selected based upon the high-quality and diverse programming they offer postsecondary students or members of their local communities. From young farmer associations to community colleges and four-year institutions, each of these programs devote an exceptional amount of time to personal and professional development, in addition to the instruction they provide.
The selected programs offer agricultural instruction to those who are interested in furthering their knowledge and careers in agriculture. Whether by staying updated with new advancements in farming technology, to entering the classroom as an agriculture teacher, these programs offer opportunities to all who are invested in agriculture.
Many of the programs partner with local businesses and agriculture industry partners to provide students with a variety of internships and work-based experience projects. Other programs focus on providing their students with professional development, networking, and certifications in the agriculture industry.
The Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program award is sponsored by Bayer as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
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