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They have been chosen as the winner of the 2012 Teach Ag Day Collegiate Contest. Read more abou their winning entry.
You know Teaching Agriculture is a great career - share that message
Celebrate National Teach Ag Day, spread the word about
Ag Ed, and win big for your organization!
Any postsecondary level agricultural education student
organization who celebrates National Teach Ag Day.
Examples may include but are not limited to Collegiate FFA,
Ag Ed Society, Collegiate NAAE, and Alpha Tau Alpha.
NAAE will pick the winner based on the creativity, uniqueness, and effectiveness of your Teach Ag Day Celebration. Areas that will be scored may include
- Did you raise awareness of agricultural education?
- Did you
encourage people to sign up for the National Teach Ag Day
- Did you have fun and celebrate the great career
of teaching agriculture?
- A special display featuring the organization and the
award- wining Teach Ag Day activity in the Teach
Ag/ NAAE booth at the 2012 FFA Convention.
- Your organization and Teach Ag Day activity will be
highlighted in a special announcement to all
members of the National Teach Ag Campaign.
E-mail the completed Teach Ag Collegiate contest entry form, along with digital photos, to Ellen Thompson- email@example.com, SUBJECT LINE: "2012 Teach Ag Day Collegiate Contest- your school name"
Entries and photos must be postmarked by April 2.
Winners will be announced by April 20..
Contact Ellen Thompson, National Teach Ag
Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
We had lots of competitive entries in our Teach Ag Day collegiate contest last year. After much deliberation by the judges, though, the 2011 winning entry was from the ATA Chapter-Agricultural Education Club at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. They had a multi-faceted awareness campaign that included a TV interview on a local new show's morning news segment as well as several mentions on other radio and television stations. Students also utilized social media by promoting National Teach Ag Day on their club’s Facebook page as well as on their personal pages.
Club members also wanted to recognize current agriculture teachers for their hard work and dedication, so they sent a handwritten note to every agriculture teacher in Illinois, 408 total. Several students also submitted letters of appreciation to their local newspapers as a more public way to thank their agriculture teachers and draw attention to the profession of agricultural education.