Join the National Teach Ag Campaign
WHAT IS NATIONAL TEACH AG DAY?
The seventh annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 22. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in their schools and communities.
Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast will be hosted by Growth Energy at one of its affiliate sites, POET LLC, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
National Teach Ag Day is a part of the National Teach Ag Campaign, an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators and sponsored by the CHS Foundation, DuPont Pioneer and Growth Energy as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
COLLEGIATE ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
There are several ways for you and your institution to get involved on National Teach Ag Day.
COLLEGIATE COMMERCIAL CONTEST
One of the first things someone needs in order to teach agriculture is a degree in agricultural education. The National Teach Ag Day Collegiate Commercial Contest provides college students the opportunity to promote their respective college or university and agricultural education program through a 20-30 second commercial.
FUTURE AGRISCIENCE TEACHER SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS SELECTED
Twenty-three future agriscience teachers will participate in three days of professional development and networking as part of the 2016 National Teach Ag Day celebration. The participants, who are majoring in agricultural education at universities and colleges across the United States, were selected from a pool of nationwide candidates to participate in the Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) symposium.
Congratulations to this year's FAST participants!
|Ellie Rethmeier||Dordt College|
|Eric Koehlmoos||Kansas State University|
|Gwynn Simeniuk||Montana State University|
|Samantha Ludlam||Michigan State University|
|Renae Tokach||North Dakota State University|
|Hanna Minson||Oklahoma State University|
|Victoria Herr||Penn State University|
|George Dietrich||Penn State University|
|Kristianne Dowd||Rutgers University|
|Hanna Hartmann||South Dakota State University|
|Kasey Schmidt||South Dakota State University|
|Lindsey Kaufmann||South Dakota State University|
|Kassandra Niska||South Dakota State University|
|Abigail Marion||University of Florida|
|Shelby Ball||University of Florida|
|Tyler D'Angelo||University of Florida|
|Sara Chism||University of Kentucky|
|Mattison Sullivan||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|Shelbie Rochel||University of Wisconsin-River Falls|
|Abbey Weninger||University of Wisconsin-River Falls|
|Brandon Thomas||West Virginia University|
|Kyle Kidwell||West Virginia University|
|Tiffany Harvey||West Virginia University|
Host a Watch Party
National Teach Ag Day is a great opportunity to share with others your love for ag education and passion for teaching! Here are some ideas for hosting your own party:
Join us before the live webcast for an interactive live learning session about biofuels. Biofuels 101 will stream live on Thursday, September 22nd from 11:00-11:45am EDT. You will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the biofuels industry, as well as engage with industry professionals.
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