Monthly Announcements

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Communities of Practice 

  • Is currently being reworked/under renovation to make it more user friendly.

  • Make sure to follow the Region IV Communities of Practice page for monthly updates, to find information in regarding the Region IV Conference, minutes, and more.

  • If there is some type of information you would like to see on our Region IV page, which is currently not there, please let me know and I will make sure to get it added.

Professional State Association Application

  • An email should have arrived to State President's last month with a copy of the application.  
  • The application is due on September 1 to me. If you would like to complete it sooner, I have attached a copy of the application. I will also have paper copies of the application available at Region IV Conference.

2019 Region IV Conference (June 25-27, 2019) in Ann Arbor, MI

2019 NAAE Convention (December 3-7, 2019) in Anaheim, CA

  • If you are interested in being a presenter at the convention, make sure to submit your proposal by June 3, 2019
  • Early bird registration and housing is now open through July 12, 2019. After July 12th, prices will increase by $50 for registration.

New NAAE Meeting Planner/Program Assistant

  • Sarah Warren joined the NAAE staff in May 2019

 Communications/Marketing Specialist Positions Open

  • Plan to fill two positions from the one search
  • Currently reviewing some very good applicants

2019 Award Applications

  • Over 200 applications were submitted by the May 15th deadline
  • Eligibility, including membership status, being verified now
  • Applications will be evaluated in June

 2018-19 NAAE Final Membership

  • Expect to finalize 2018-19 membership in mid-June

 2019-20 NAAE Membership Rosters

  • Expect to send 2019-20 membership rosters to state dues remitters late-June


  • 8 NAAE XLR8 Institutes still be planned for summer 2019

 Agriscience Inquiry Institutes (AgI2)

  • 6 NAAE Agriscience Inquiry Institutes are scheduled for summer 2019

 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy

  • July 15-19, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

 Summer Interns

  • 5 Interns will begin in June -- 1 Teach Ag, 1 Advocacy, 2 Communications, and 1 Professional Development

CASE Update

  • Lead Teacher Orientation was very successful (Kansas City, April 25-27)
  • Work continuing on credentialing
  • Potential for a Technical Skills Course in partnership with ASE (Autoservice Excellence).
  • Agricultural Business Foundations 
    • 8 states this summer including California, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania over 200 teachers are currently registered
  • CASE Institutes
  • 32 CASE Institutes in 2019
    • Currently 544 teachers registered for CASE Institutes
    • In addition, several universities are offering pre-service CASE Institutes this spring, throughout the summer, and continuing during the fall semester.

 National Teach Ag Campaign

  • NAAE is working with ACTE on a Teacher Recruitment and Retention Summit to be hosted by ACTE in late winter 2020.

  • Teach Ag is celebrating 10 years in September in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • 12 FAST participants will attend the Cultivating Change Foundation Summit in June.

  • Johanna Rey will begin June 4 as the Teach Ag intern through December 2019.

  • Teach Ag is hosting a collaborative session during AAAE on May 21 in Des Moines to highlight recruitment and retention strategies.

  • Carl Aakre and Melanie Bloom are working on the My Local Cooperative Instructional Modules with completion and distribution planned for September 2019.

  • The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity training RFP will be completed and announced this week.

  • IDE resources and recommendations will be discussed with the NAAE/FFA team in June.

  • National Teach Ag Ambassador Program – 14 ambassadors have been selected

  • Allison Abadir – University of Missouri

  • Brittney Beck – University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

  • Joseph Brock – University of Kentucky

  • Korie Burgess – Auburn University

  • Taylor Ford – Chico State University

  • Miranda Hornung – University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Nicole Hover – University of Massachusetts-Amherst

  • Tayte Jussel – University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Faydra Lackey – North Carolina State University

  • Katie Ott – Purdue University

  • Matthew Wilson – Southern Union College

  • Madeline Weninger – South Dakota State University

  • Courtney Wiedenmann – Oklahoma State University

  • Matthew Younker – Wilmington College