Being an agriculture teacher is extremely demanding. One key to retaining a quality agriculture teacher is helping them lighten the responsibility load. Here are some great ways to support your local agriculture teacher:
- Chaperone school trips and take responsibility for distributing necessary forms and contacts
- Coach and coordinate Career Development Event (CDE) Teams. Click here for a complete list of National FFA CDE's and rules.
- Serve as a guest speaker.
- Host a classroom tour.
- Present to the school board information about the importance of the Ag Ed program.
- Arrange media exposure for the ag program
- Host an FFA Chapter meeting by coordinating the food and activities.
- Work with the ag teacher to create a program wish list. Distribute the wish list and help the ag teacher fulfill the list.
- Offer to cater food for late night practices or events.
- Coordinate shifts to help out during events or busy times (fruit delivery, clean-up days, retreats, field trips, landscaping projects, labs, etc.)
- Develop promotional materials and handouts about the Ag program.
- Work with the students to recongize the teacher throughout the year and show appreciate for all their hard work.
- Help finance professional development opportunities for the teacher.
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