• From Paper to Plywood -- Scaled Animal Handling Facilities -- 2014 Ideas Unlimited Award Winner, Region III -- Josh Christiansen

    Josh Christiansen 2014 NAAE 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...
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  • Is Something Bugging You? Using Dermestid Beetles in the Classroom -- 2014 Ideas Unlimited Award Winner, Region I -- Kristy Rothe

    Kristy Rothe Victor School, Victor, Montana 2014 NAAE Region I Ideas Unlimited Award Winner Agriculture teachers are known for their enthusiasm about trying new ideas in the classroom. From bringing in cannulated ...
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  • Unlocking Agricultural Engineering Through Legos -- 2014 Ideas Unlimited Award Winner, Region VI -- Derek Ritenour

    Derek Ritenour 2014 NAAE Region VI Ideas Unlimited Award Winner Every day, teachers and administrators are looking for new ways to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math into the curriculum pres...
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  • Pallet Gardening with Tomatoes -- 2014 Ideas Unlimited Award Winner, Region IV -- Kari Roberts

    Ideas Unlimited Pallet Gardening with Tomatoes Kari Roberts, Union County High School, Indiana 2014 Region IV Ideas Unlimited Award Winner The resources from which agriculture teachers draw their inspiration to ta...
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  • Growing Vegetables in the Air -- 2014 Ideas Unlimited Award Winner, Region V -- Robert Bollier

    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 ...
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  • D.I.Y. Classroom- 2013 Ideas Unlimited Award Winner Region V- Taylor Brown

    Not every student learns the same way. Taylor Brown, agricultural educator at East Jackson Comprehensive High School in Commerce, Ga., kept that in mind when developing her lesson plans, trying her best to meet the ne...
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  • Three Dimensional Livestock Cut-outs- 2013 Ideas Unlimited Award Winner Region IV- Amanda Ross

    In order to help her students visualize animal science concepts, Amanda Ross, agricultural educator at Palmyra High School in Palmyra, Mo., created large plywood cutouts of a cow, chicken, and hog. Ross used these cut...
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  • The Salsa Project- 2013 Ideas Unlimited Award Winner Region III- Zachary Morris & Ryan Anderson

    Looking for ways to introduce new students to the agriculture industry and to gain community involvement and support, Zachary Morris, agricultural educator at West Liberty High School in West Liberty, Iowa, created a ...
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  • Creating a Greenhouse Media Table- 2013 Ideas Unlimited Region I Winner- Joshua Evans

    During his plant science classes, Joshua Evans, agricultural educator at Preston High School, Preston, Idaho, had trouble keeping his greenhouse tidy. Every time students would fill flower pots, the media would make a...
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  • How to Build a Mock Scrotum - 2012 Region IV Ideas Unlimited Winner - Zach Crews

    Zach Crews, an agricultural educator at Slater School in Slater, Mo., knows that memorable classroom learning moments tend to stick with students. And there's not much more memorable than teaching a student to castrat...
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  • Automatic Round Bale Hauler and Loader- 2013 Ideas Unlimited Award Winner Region II- Dan Stehlik

    Feeding their school's commercial ewe operation was taking a lot of time, but instead of complaining, Dan Stehlik, agricultural educator at Republic County Jr./Sr. High School in Belleville, Kansas, created an entire ...
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  • Grow House Project- 2013 Ideas Unlimited Award Winner Region VI- Paul Heasley

    Paul Heasley, agricultural educator at State College High School in State College, Pa., needed a way to teach elementary students about sustainability and vegetable production, while meeting the students at their lear...
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  • Retiring the American Flag- 2012 Region VI Ideas Unlimited Winner- Sally Shomo

    For Sally Shomo, a former agriculture teacher at Beverley Manor Middle School in Staunton, Va., the American flag retirement ceremony her FFA chapter hosts each year is not only a community service, but a way to help ...
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  • From the Kitchen Cabinet- 2012 Region V Ideas Unlimited Winner- Robert Bollier

    The charge of reaching every student every day can be a real challenge, since classes are made up of students with a number of learning styles, as well as at different academic levels. Robert Bollier, an agriculture t...
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  • Bring Your Students together with an FFA Big/Little Program- 2012 Region II Ideas Unlimited Winner

    It's been the same story since you were in high school. The younger students look up to the upperclassmen because they're cool. The upperclassmen don't know the freshmen are alive, because, well...they're cool. Tanner...
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  • Mobile Cow Skeleton- 2012 Region I Ideas Unlimited Winner- Trent VanLueven

    Ever had trouble holding your students' focus during an animal science lesson? Try wheeling in a cow skeleton. That will get their attention. At least it worked for Trent Van Leuven, an agriculture teacher at Rock...
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  • Agriculture Education Periodic Table of Opportunities- 2011 Region II Ideas Unlimited Winner- Alan Smith

    Alan Smith of Cushing, Oklahoma understands the importance and challenge of integrating science directly into an agriculture classroom. He has developed an easy way to highlight the science in agriculture and the oppo...
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  • Bringing Ag Classes Together via Skype- 2012 Region III Ideas Unlimited Winner- Jim Melby

    Jim Melby, and agricultural educator at Winneconne High School in Winneconne, Wis. understands the importance of technology in the classroom. While shopping for a new FFA laptop with fellow agriculture teacher, Matt R...
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  • Horseshoe Nail Cowboy- 2011 Region VI Ideas Unlimited Winner- Mark Anderson

    Mark Anderson of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania is the agriculture teacher at Elizabethtown Area High School.  In a response to the Pennsylvania Department of Education deeming the Agricultural Mechanics career pathway a...
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  • Incorporating Technology in Curriculum with Geocaching- 2011 Region IV Ideas Unlimited Award Winner- Lindy Holt

    Lindy Holt of Oregon, Missouri is an agriculture teacher at South Holt High School. Looking for a way to incorporate technology into her curriculum she shared her hobby of Geocaching with her students.  Holt describes...
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