2012 NAAE Award Winners

National Agriscience Teacher of the Year

The National Agriscience Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers who have inspired and enlightened their students through engaging and interactive lessons in the science of agriculture. Teachers who have previously been selected as National Finalist or awarded the National Agriscience Teacher of the Year award are ineligible to apply.

This program is sponsored by PotashCorp as a special project of the National FFA Foundation


Region I Wes Crawford, OR
Region II Kim O'Byrne, NM
Region III Roger King, WI
Region IV Jesse Faber, IL
Region V Amy Kidd, NC
Region VI Bethany Knowlton, CT

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All Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award pictures from 2012 NAAE Convention

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Outstanding Young Member

As a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to encourage and recognize participation in professional activities, the NAAE Outstanding Young Member Award program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. NAAE members who have completed at least three but not more than five years of teaching are eligible to apply for this award; members who are currently in their sixth year of teaching are eligible to apply.

John Deere
This program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation

 

 

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All Outstanding Young Member Award pictures from 2012 NAAE Convention

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Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher

This program recognizes NAAE members who are at the pinnacle of their profession—those who are conducting the highest quality agricultural education programs. The award recognizes leadership in civic, community, agriculture/agribusiness and professional activities. Outstanding agricultural educators are innovators and catalysts for student success in agricultural education.

This program is sponsored by Toyota as a special project of the National FFA Foundation

 

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Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program

A goal of NAAE is to promote outstanding programs in agricultural education and effectively communicate success stories. The Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Ag Ed Program Award promulgates that goal. Agricultural education programs in middle schools and secondary schools are eligible to participate in this recognition program.

The Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Education program award is partially sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

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All Outstanding Middle/Secondary Program Award winner photos from 2012 NAAE Convention

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Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Ag. Ed Program

The Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Ag Ed Program award recognizes exemplary 2-year postsecondary institutions and full time young farmer and adult agricultural education programs. Qualifying young farmer and/or adult ag ed program staff must devote at least 50 percent of their teaching time to this level of instruction. 

This program is sponsored by Toyota as a special project of the National FFA Foundation

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All Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Program Award winner photos from 2012 NAAE Convention

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Teacher Mentor

If you ask agriculture teachers what motivated them to enter and stay in the teaching profession, predominately they will attribute their decision to another agriculture teacher who encouraged them. Many state agricultural education associations have recognized the importance of positive relationships between beginning and experienced teachers by creating formal organizational structures to connect beginning and experienced teachers. This award program will provide additional incentives for experienced teachers to become mentors for beginning teachers, and it will provide beginning teachers a way to say thank you to the experienced teachers who have influenced them

This program is sponsored by CEV Multimedia

 

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Ideas Unlimited

The Ideas Unlimited contest is designed to give members an opportunity to exchange classroom, SAE, leadership, and other teaching ideas. The idea may be original or borrowed. Each application should specify how the idea was used by the applicant and how the idea could help others in their teaching.

This program is sponsored by Delmar Cengage Learning

 

Region I Trent VanLueven, ID
Region II Tanner Thompson,OK
Region III Jim Melby, WI
Region IV Zach Crews, MO
Region V Robert Bollier, SC
Region VI Sally Shomo, VA

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All Ideas Unlimited award winner photos from 2012 NAAE Convention

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FordFord Grant Challenge
sponsored by Ford

 

Award: 

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Lifetime Achievement Award

NAAE will recognize retired NAAE members who have made significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels with Lifetime Achievement Award.

FordThis program is sponsored by Ford as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

 


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All Lifetime Achievement Award photos from the 2012 NAAE Convention.

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Outstanding Cooperation

NAAE recognizes organizations, agribusiness companies, and others who have given outstanding support to agricultural education with the Outstanding Cooperation Award.

ftjThe plaques for this program are sponsored by Forrest T. Jones & Company

 


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Outstanding Service Citations

NAAE will recognize current and retired NAAE members who have made significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels with the Outstanding Service Citation.

This program is sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

 

Region I Jim Barbee, NV
Region II Tim Vanover, OK
Region III Brenda Scheil, WI
Region IV Jay Runner, IL
Region V Roger Teeple, NC
Region VI Tracy Hoover, PA

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All Outstanding Service Citation photos from 2012 NAAE Convention

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Teachers Turn the Key

Agricultural education is continually faced with a shortage of qualified teachers. Unless those who have been trained enter and remain in the profession for a period of several years, the shortage of qualified teachers will prevail. As a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to encourage and recognize participation in professional activities, NAAE offers the Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship.

This program is sponsored by RAM Trucks as a special project of the National FFA Foundation

All Teachers Turn the Key participant photos from 2012 NAAE Convention (For news releases, click individual entries below)

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Upper Division Ag Education Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Delmar Cengage Learning and proceeds from the ticket raffle at the NAAE convention, NAAE awarded scholarships to students who are majoring in agricultural education and who will be completing their student teaching in the fall 2012 or spring 2013 semesters

This program is sponsored by Delmar Cengage Learning

 

Kaylie Ackerley Cornell University
Amanda Corban University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
April Johnson South Dakota State University
Emilie Kuhn Purdue University
Britney Lardner New Mexico State University
Sarah Marques California Polytechnic State University-SLO
Mackenzie McCollum Pennsylvania State University
Kathleen Miron University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Shannon Norris New Mexico State University
Heather Pray Pennsylvania State University
Jacob Ralph University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Jamie Renier University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Kimberly Schadrie University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Taliah Scheibinger University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Amanda Workman Purdue University

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