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 finalists 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.
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As a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to 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.
This program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
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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.
The Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher Award is sponsored by Caterpillar, Inc. and Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
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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 sponsored by AGCO and Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
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|Region I||Atwater High School, CA||Press Release|
|Region II||Elk City High School, OK||Press Release|
|Region III||West Central High School, SD||Press Release|
|Region IV||Valmeyer High School/District #3, IL||Press Release|
|Region V||Madison County High School, GA||Press Release|
|Region VI||Appomattox County High School, VA||Press Release|
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.
The Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Ag Ed Program award is sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
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|Region II||Agribusiness Management Program, Gordon Cooper Technology Center, OK||Press Release|
|Region III||Martin County Farm Business Management Program, Minnesota West Community & Technical College, MN||Press Release|
|Region IV||Santa Fe Agri-leaders, MO||Press Release|
|Region V||Colleton Bamberg Young Farmers Chapter, Barnwell County Career Center, SC||Press Release|
|Region VI||Agricultural Engineering Program, Morrisville State College, NY||Press Release|
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.
Click here to see Teacher Mentor Award Photos.
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 National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning.
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NAAE recognizes organizations, agribusiness companies, and others who have given outstanding support to agricultural education with the Outstanding Cooperation Award.
The plaques for this program are sponsored by Forrest T. Jones & Company.
Click here to see Oustanding Cooperation Award Photos.
|Region I||David Kelsey, Montana State University
Ag Ed Dept. Advisory Council, MT
Blue and Gold Sausage Inc.,
|Region III||University of Wisconsin Platteville
Mark Zidon, Rick Bockhop, WI
|Region IV||Bill Johnson, Illinois Leadership
Council for Ag Ed, IL
|Region V||Institute of Technical Arts, FL||Press Release|
|Region VI||Richard Ball, New York State
Department of Agriculture
and Markets, NY
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.
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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.
Click here to see Teachers Turn the Key Award Photos.
|Region I||Kristina Gowans, UT||Press Release|
|Chelcee Mansfield, OR||Press Release|
|Kristin Niehenke, WA||Press Release|
|Denise O'Toole, NV||Press Release|
|Darla Sheppard, WA||Press Release|
|Danielle Reynolds, ID||Press Release|
|Melissa Mack, MT||Press Release|
|Shane Stender, MT||Press Release|
|Hailey Bass, UT||Press Release|
|Region II||Nicole Beirne, AR||Press Release|
|Brittney Wright, CO||Press Release|
|Jacque Gabbert, KS||Press Release|
|Kalynn Baldock, NM||Press Release|
|Mason Jones, OK||Press Release|
|Region III||Juliana Loudon, ND||Press Release|
|Kami Johnston, ND||Press Release|
|Siera Meyer, NE||Press Release|
|Sarah Paisley, NE||Press Release|
|Dawn Mausser, IA||Press Release|
|Lindsey Brown, MN||Press Release|
|Marie Jaacks, SD||Press Release|
|Amie Stillman, WI||Press Release|
|Region IV||Katie Black, OH||Press Release|
|Rebecca O'Farrell, IN||Press Release|
|Douglas Nelson, IL||Press Release|
|Bryan Schullian, IL||Press Release|
|Kimberly Self, IN||Press Release|
|Renee Wangler, MI||Press Release|
|Katie Harvey, MO||Press Release|
|Nathan Scheiderer, MO||Press Release|
|Maria Homan, OH||Press Release|
|Region V||Caroline Tucker, TN||Press Release|
|Tiffany Parish, FL||Press Release|
|Amie Imler, FL||Press Release|
|Micheal Barnes, GA||Press Release|
|Kristy Camp, MS||Press Release|
|Courtney Myers, MS||Press Release|
|Wil Baxley, NC||Press Release|
|Olivia Watson, NC||Press Release|
|Jason Gore, SC||Press Release|
|Region VI||Kaylie Ackerley, NY||Press Release|
|Julia Hudyncia, NY||Press Release|
|Christy Kerr, VA||Press Release|
|Michael Kingsbury, CT||Press Release|
|Brynn Mulvihill, DE||Press Release|
|Sara Seiser, MD||Press Release|
|Philip Haussener, PA||Press Release|
|Cindy Green. VA||Press Release|
|Ashley Butler, WV||Press Release|
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.
This program is sponsored by Ford as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
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Thanks to the generous sponsorship of National Geographic Learning | 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 fall 2013 or spring 2014 semesters.
This program is sponsored by National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning
Click the recipient's name below for a news release.
|Sara Colombe||South Dakota State University|
|Katelyn Dei||University of Wisconsin-Platteville|
|Jacob Dickey||University of Illinois Urbana Champaign|
|Samantha Fisher||New Mexico State University|
|Amanda Forstater||The Pennsylvania State University|
|Hannah Homansky||University of Georgia|
|Skylar Kraemer||University of Wisconsin-River Falls|
|Emelia Kratz||Purdue University|
|Stacey Kunde||University of Wisconsin-River Falls|
|Erica Lamers||University of Wisconsin-Platteville|
|Cody Rakes||University of Kentucky|
|Emily Rudder||Colorado State University|
|Kinzie Selke||Kansas State University|
|Lee Stewart||Oklahoma State University|
|Katelyn Vincent||Kansas State University|