Monthly Announcements

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Greetings from a chilly and icy Missouri. Hopefully everyone has had a few successful weeks back after holiday break. I know it has been full of record books, award applications, and getting ready to prepare for career and leadership development events.

Below are a series of announcements and information for your use. As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.


Region IV Conference

Make sure to join other states in the Bluegrass State for professional development, committee work, networking, tours, and fun!! The 2020 Region IV Conference will be held in Bardstown, KY JUne 23-25, 2020. Details on housing, registration, etc. are being finalized and should be distributed soon. Don't forget we will also be hosting sessions for pre-service teachers.


NAAE State Officer Task List

During NAAE, I had several state leaders ask if there was a comprehensive list which included dates items were due. I made sure to create a Google Doc for your reference. If you would like to edit it and add additional information pertaining to your specific state, just make a copy of it. A PDF copy is also attached.


Travel Internationally with NAAE

Travel Internationally with NAAE to Scotland and Northern England, June 18-27, 2020, and earn professional development credit while networking with other ag educators from across the nation and globe.

To find out more and to plan your trip click this link!

The deadline is quickly approaching. Deposits must be submitted by February 15, 2020.

If you have any questions please contact Alex Thor at or by calling 859.459.0500.

Apply to be a National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador

Apply to be a 2020 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador.  Applications due February 3rd.  To find out more go to the NAAE website  Click HERE to apply online. 

2020 Teach Ag Kit Host 
Teachers and teacher educators interested in being one of the many Teach Ag Day kit host sites for the 2020 National Teach Ag Day celebration are encouraged to submit their interest at this link no later than April 5, 2020. Selected sites will receive a celebration kit, valued at $100, to use on September 17 to engage directly with the National Teach Ag Day live webcast. Go to the interest link for more details. We are looking for at least 100 secondary and post-secondary sites, preferably one in every state.


2020 NAAE Award Applications NOW Available
The 2020 NAAE award applications that include instructions and supporting information for all NAAE awards are now available online.  NAAE Awards are due May 15th using the online submission process.  The online submission link will be open soon but members can now access and begin to work on their award applications using the Application Instructions and Rubrics.  

Go to the 2020 NAAE Award Applications


2020 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

Many CASE Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Digital Learning/Certification Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.


Apply to be a 2020 Teach Ag Ambassador

The National Teach Ag Campaign is seeking the nation’s most outstanding agricultural education majors to represent the profession as National Teach Ag Ambassadors at the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo, October 25-30 in Indianapolis, IN, and throughout the year at the state level. Follow this link to apply by April 10th!


NAAE State Ag Ed Profiles

State Ag Ed profiles are a great advocacy tool!  You can use these profiles to provide information to your local, state and national decision makers about secondary and post-secondary agricultural education in your state.  If you have not updated or compiled your state age d profile, please contact your Regional Vice President or Jay Jackman at and we can help you get your state profile completed.