In an effort to attract high school students into the Ag Ed profession many states have implemented a Teach Ag workshop. The workshops are usually conducted during the state FFA convention and facilitated by university faculty and/or current agriculture teachers. Some workshops are open to all interested students while others are invitation only after being nominated by an agriculture teacher. Below is a list of states that conduct some form of a Teach Ag workshop or recognition event*.
- Contact the AFNR supervisor in your state and find out how you can nominate a student for the workshop.
- Offer to drive the participating students to the workshop or sponsor the cost to attend.
- Volunteer to speak at the workshop and talk about the important relationship between the agriculture teacher and the community.
- Help start a Teach Ag workshop in your state. For templates, examples, outlines, and activities from other states go to http://www.naae.org/teachag/tag-workshops.php
*Spring 2011, not all states responded.