Related Pages: What is National Teach Ag Day? | TAg Day Celebration Ideas | 2012 TAg Day Collegiate Contest | TAg Day Grants
Teach Ag Day was created as a day for agricultural educators (middle school, high school,
post-secondary, pre-service programs, etc.) to share why they went into ag ed with their students, and as a way to us all to celebrate the great profession of agricultural education. Here is a sampling of some of the activites that went on last during last year's Teach Ag Day.
undergraduates, university/college faculty, state staff, and ag education
stakeholders came together and celebrated National Teach Ag Day in a variety of ways.
fact that there are more than 8000 agriculture education programs in the US,
we may never have a complete listing of all the events that took place, but we estimate that at
least one-third of NAAE members celebrated Teach Ag Day in one form or another, whether it was by hanging a Teach
Ag poster in their classroom, or planning a day-long celebration. That is about 2,361 agricultural educators. If each
of those carried the Teach Ag message to just 30 students (which is a conservative estimate), 70.830 students were
exposed to the message that teaching agriculture is a good career option.
The Teach Ag Campaign held two contests related to National Teach Ag Day this year: A Collegiate contest and a Statewide contest. The goal was to recognize those who celebrated Teach Ag Day in a particularly effective or creative way. You can read about the winners in our 2011 Teach Ag Campaign wrap-up report.
The Teach Ag Day grant award process allowed NAAE members funding to help support their Teach Ag Day events.
Teach Ag Campaign was able to fund twenty grant requests. The grants were awarded in the amount of $100, $150, and $200 depending on the size and scope of the request. See grantees>>
Check our our 2010-11 Teach Ag Campaign Report for a more complete picture of what's been going on with the National Teach Ag Campaign.