23 NAAE Members Selected to attend 2022 NAAE National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy
Congratulations to the following NAAE members who have been selected to attend the 2022 NAAE National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA), July 11-15 in Tulsa, Oklahoma!
  • Corey Alleman, Rayne High School, LA
  • Laura Allen, Richmond High School, MO
  • Matthew Bernia, St. Louis High School, MI
  • Lu Boren, Escalante Middle School, CO
  • Tiffany Bushman, Elko High School, NV
  • Katelyn Dei, Slinger High School, WI
  • Amanda Ferguson, Kingsbrug High School, CA
  • Marc Gauthier, John F. Kennedy Middle Schoo, FL
  • Kendall Gonzales, Mayfield High School, NM
  • Amanda Haeberlin, Palmyra High School, MO
  • Jeremy Hall, John Hardin High School, KY
  • Jennifer Hamlin, Collinsville High School, OK
  • Samuel Hoffman, Troy High School, ID
  • Amy Kidd, Providence Grove High School, NC
  • Shelby Lee, Lebanon Senior High School, IN
  • Ruth Ann Myers, Leestown Middle School, KY
  • Kayla Pohle, Honesdale High School, PA
  • Tori Poole, Wildwood Middle School, WV
  • Matthew Price, Williamstown Independent, KY
  • Christy Reynolds, Camden Fairview High School, AR
  • Desi Severance, SRCTC - Wyndmere High School, ND
  • Corrine Wascher, Galesburg Agriculture and FFA, IL
  • Penny Williams-Riley, Hatch Valley High School, NM
For more than 15 years NATAA has successfully cultivated agriscience and inquiry-based learning in agricultural education. The Academy serves to train agriculture teachers on how to enhance the science that is already present in agriculture, as well as develop students as problem solvers and thinkers through the inquiry-based teaching method.

Goals for the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy include:
  • Provide teachers with educational resources and inquiry-based teaching skills to implement science-based activities in the classroom for environmental science, food science, sustainability and ag biological sciences.
  • Share lesson plans, laboratory exercises and teaching strategies in order to improve the resources available to teaching agriscience.
  • Train and influence the next generation and future employees who will advance agricultural sciences to the next level.
Cameron Earlywine and Ashley Rogers to Join NAAE Staff
We are thrilled to welcome two new staff members to the NAAE team! Cameron Earlywine and Ashley Rogers will begin their roles as Program Managers - Professional Development and Teacher Recruitment and Retention on June 15, 2022.
Cameron Earlywine will join the NAAE team as a Program Manger - Professional Development and Teacher Recruitment and Retention. Prior to working for NAAE, he worked as an agricultural educator at Nicholas County Schools in Kentucky.
Ashley Rogers will join the NAAE team as a Program Manger - Professional Development and Teacher Recruitment and Retention. Prior to working for NAAE, she worked as an agricultural educator at Nicholas County Schools in Kentucky.
Join Us in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2022 NAAE Convention!
Viva Las Vegas! We can't wait to see you at the 2022 NAAE Convention, held November 29 - December 3, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Registration Now Open
Registration is now for the 2022 NAAE Convention. The 2022 NAAE Convention schedule is planned so NAAE members can attend sessions at both ACTE's CareerTech VISION and the NAAE Convention. NAAE members will pay one registration fee and have full access to both conferences. Register by August 15, 2022 to receive the early bird registration rate. Click here to register.

Present a Workshop at the 2022 NAAE Convention!
Experience the magic of peer-led professional development by submitting a proposal to present a workshop at the 2022 NAAE Convention. We're accepting proposals for workshops related to topics appropriate for middle and secondary agricultural educators, teacher educators and post-secondary agricultural educators. Proposals for professional development workshops at the 2022 NAAE Convention are to be submitted by Monday, June 6, 2022 at 11:59PM EDT. Learn more here.

Convention Housing Information Now Available
The 2022 NAAE Convention will take place at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Visit our Convention Housing and Travel page for information related to nightly room rates, reservation deadlines, and more.

While In Las Vegas
Did you know Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World? Las Vegas has a lot to offer visitors, including a vibrant downtown, events, world-class resorts and casinos, beautiful parks, and more. Start planning your trip to Las Vegas by visiting visitlasvegas.com.
Join Us for the 2022 NAAE Virtual Book Club
The NAAE Virtual Book Club is a fun way for agricultural educators to personalize their professional development. NAAE members can participate in the Virtual Book Club and earn professional development credit or CEU's.

2022 participants will read The Legacy of the New Farmers of America, by Dr. Antoine J Alston and Dr. Dexter B Wakefield. You can purchase the book from Barnes and Nobles, Target, or Amazon.

Registration will be open May 1 through June 8. To learn more about the Virtual Book Club and to register, click here.
NAAE Membership Year Ending Soon
The 2021-2022 NAAE Membership Year ends on June 30, 2022. This means your NAAE membership benefits, such as professional liability insurance through Forrest T. Jones, access to NAAE professional development, and more will be unavailable until your 2022-2023 NAAE membership has been received and processed by the NAAE office. Your state ag teacher's association leaders should contact you soon in regards to 2022-2023 NAAE membership.
NAAE Membership Opportunities
Ag Ed Supply and Demand Profiles
The National Supply and Demand Study is executed annually by AAAE (American Association of Agricultural Educators) with Dr. Daniel Foster, Pennsylvania State University; Dr. Becki Lawver, Utah State University; and Dr. Amy Smith, University of Minnesota as the current NSD study team. The National Association of Agricultural Educators is a collaborative partner with the AAAE National Supply and Demand study team to ensure a quality and diverse supply of agriculture teachers. Click here to access the 2021 Agriculture Teacher Supply and Demand Profiles.

National Teach Ag Day Host Site Celebration Kits
The National Association of Agricultural Educators is looking for agricultural educators, teacher educators, and state agricultural education leaders who are willing and able to host 2022 National Teach Ag Day celebrations using a kit full of activities, promotional materials and more in secondary and post-secondary programs across the country on Thursday, September 15. National Teach Ag Day is an initiative of NAAE as part of the National Teach Ag Campaign designed to encourage others to consider a career teaching agriculture and celebrate the positive contributions agriculture teachers make in our schools and communities. Up to 100 eligible applicants will receive the kit at no charge. The online application is due June 30. Click here to learn more.
Pre-Service Teacher Opportunities
2022-2023 National Teach Ag Ambassador Applications - NAAE is seeking the nation’s most outstanding agricultural education majors to represent the profession as National Teach Ag Ambassadors at the 2022 National FFA Convention & Expo, October 24-28 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and throughout the year at the state level. Applications are due, using the online submission form, by June 15. 

National Teach Ag Day Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium
NAAE is offering full scholarships for preservice agricultural education majors to attend our Teach Ag Day Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) symposium, which will be held in Bloomington, MN beginning at 7:00pm CDT on Monday, September 12 and ending at 3:00pm CDT on Thursday, September 15. The Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium is a professional development experience for preservice agricultural education majors which provides customized professional development, networking, and mentoring with current and future agriculture teachers from across the country. Online applications are due July 4. Learn more here.

2022 Teach Ag Day Collegiate Contest open - NAAE is seeking video submissions from colleges and universities across the country that offer a pathway to teaching agriculture degree or certification to be included on our 2022-2023 website, social media and during the 2022 National Teach Ag Day celebration. Institutions are encouraged to submit a video and consider this as a great opportunity to tell others why you have the best ag ed degree institution in the nation. Video submissions are due by Thursday, August 30. 

2022 Teach Ag Day Tagged Photo Submissions - Submit your Tagged to #TeachAg photos to NAAE by Thursday, August 30 to be featured during the 2022 Teach Ag Day celebration. Visit the online submission form to learn more about the requirements and feature details. 

Sign Up for the new NAAE National Teach Ag Campaign Email List
After more than 12 years of collecting contact information for the NAAE National Teach Ag Campaign email list, NAAE staff has made the decision to rebuild the email list from scratch. A large percentage of the email addresses we've collected over the years are no longer in use. If you'd like to receive emails about the NAAE National Teach Ag Campaign, or know of a future agriculture teacher who may want to receive emails, please complete this sign up form.
2022 NAAE Regional Conferences
Attending a regional conferences is a great way to connect with other agricultural educators, get involved in the organization and stay up to date on the latest news, events, and professional opportunities. For the most up to date information related to regional conferences, including agendas and registration information, click here. Please note that the Region I and Region VI conferences for 2022 have already taken place.
Region II Conference
(AR, CO, KS, LA, NM, OK, TX)
June 26-29, 2022
Ruidoso, New Mexico

Region III Conference
(IA, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI)
June 20-22, 2022
Ord, Nebraska
Region IV Conference
(IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, OH)
June 28-30, 2022
Effingham, Illinois

Region V Conference
(AL, FL, GA, MS, NC,
June 19-22, 2022
Orange Beach, Alabama
Getting to Know You
NAAE wants to hear from you, our members. What drives you? Who are you? What makes your life easier? What are your hopes, dreams, and favorites? We need your responses and will use them throughout our NAAE communications to build community and connection with each other.
Agricultural Education For All - Resources
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LGBTQ Resources
LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each year during the month of June. GLSEN, an American education organization working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression says that “Supportive educators save students’ lives. Having just one visibly supportive educator in a school can ensure that LGBTQ students feel safe, welcomed, and encouraged to learn." 

If you'd like to show your support you can display a Safe Space sticker and/or poster in your classroom, include a positive representation of LGBTQ individuals in your curriculum, inspire your students to be kind, support others, and speak up when they see bullying.

Visit GLSEN’s educator resources for a wide range of resources to assist teachers in building a welcoming and safe space for all students.

Juneteenth Resources
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Find out more about Juneteenth by visiting www.juneteenth.com.
Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE)
Summer 2022 AgX and ABF BriefCASE Trainings
Sometimes you can't commit to a 2-week training. But what about 2 days? Check out our PD events for AgX (middle school course) and Ag Business Foundations (ABF), offered throughout the summer and into the fall!

Learn more about the AgX BriefCASE
Learn more about the ABF BriefCASE
State EoC Subscriptions
State EoC Subscriptions are Open for the nine CASE courses delivered via NOCTI, a third-party assessment agency.

Why should my program facilitate CASE End-of-Course Assessments (EoCs)?
  • The end-of-course (EoC) assessments were developed by CASE to align with CASE concepts and National AFNR Common Career Technical Core Standards. The assessments are available through NOCTI, serving as the CASE partner for third-party delivery. EoC assessments serve as a measurement of student success that is nationwide, valid, and reliable, and comparable across the country. These end-of-course assessments meet Perkins V requirements.
  • CASE EoCs provide teachers, administrators, and other stakeholder groups with student performance data.
  • CASE encourages institutions to include CASE EoC benchmarks as performance measurements in articulation and dual credit agreements. 

Ready to get started?

EoCs are available for the following CASE courses:
  • Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal
  • Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant
  • Agricultural Power and Technology
  • Natural Resources and Ecology
  • Animal and Plant Biotechnology
  • Food Science and Safety
  • Mechanical Systems in Agriculture
  • Environmental Science Issues
My Local Cooperative
My Local Cooperative Learning Modules
The National Association of Agricultural Educators is working in partnership with the CHS Foundation to offer engaging and inquiry based instructional materials that have everything you need to deliver quality instruction on the cooperative business model, the impact of cooperatives on the community and cooperative career opportunities. The modules are yours to use and come with everything you need; materials list, teacher notes, handouts, presentation tools, assessments and more. Click here to access the modules.
Follow My Local Cooperative on Social Media
Make sure you are following the NAAE My Local Cooperative social media platforms for agriculture cooperative career profiles, agriculture cooperative facts and ways to access My Local Cooperative workshops, toolkits and grants. You can follow My Local Cooperative on Facebook and Twitter.
My Local Cooperative is an initiative of the National Association of Agricultural Educators with funding support from the CHS Foundation.
The Agricultural Education Magazine
The Agricultural Education Magazine is a professional journal for agricultural education published under the sponsorship and control of an editing-managing board of professional educators in the field. The publication serves teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, teacher educators, supervisors, administrators, and others interested in agricultural education.

The latest edition of The Agricultural Education Magazine, focusing on Agricultural Education for Middle Level Learners, is now available. Read it here.

June 6 - Proposals for 2022 NAAE Convention Professional Development Workshops due

June 8 - NAAE Virtual Book Club begins

June 15 - NAAE National Teach Ag Ambassadors Applications due

June 19 - 23 - Region V Meeting in Orange Beach, Alabama

June 20 - 22 - Region III Meeting in Ord, Nebraska

June 21 - 23 - NAAE All-In Staff Meeting in Lexington, Kentucky

June 26 - 29 - Region II Meeting in Ruidoso, New Mexico

June 28 - 30 - Region IV Meeting in Effingham, Illinois

June 30 - 2021-2022 NAAE Membership Year Ends

July 1 - 2022-2023 NAAE Membership Year Begins

July 1 - National Teach Ag Day Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium Applications Due

July 11-15 - National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma

July 15 - Teach Ag Day Celebration host kit announcement.

August 15 - ACTE VISION/NAAE Convention early bird registration deadline

September 12 - 15 - NAAE Teach Ag Day FAST Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota

September 15 - National Teach Ag Day

October 2 - 4 - Cultivating Change Summit in Washington, DC

October 15 - ACTE VISION/NAAE Convention advance registration deadline

October 26 - 29 - National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana

November 29 - December 2 - NAAE FAST Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada

November 30 - December 3 - NAAE Convention and ACTE VISION in Las Vegas, Nevada
May Impact and Engagement Overview

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31,881 Facebook followers (all NAAE accounts)

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5,693 NAAE website page views

9 e-newsletters were sent to 26,102 subscribers with an average 32.37% open rate 
The National Association of Agricultural Educators is a federation of state agricultural educators' associations with more than 9,000 members. NAAE members are involved in school-based agricultural education at any level, from middle school through postsecondary, and state and national agricultural education leadership.

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