Frequently Asked Questions


What are my 2020 NAAE Virtual Convention Log in Credentials?

To access Virtual VISION 2020 and the NAAE Convention, click here and enter the email address that you used for registration in the "Already Registered?" field.
*** If you are not sure which email you used to register, please first search your inboxes (work, personal, etc) for an email from registration@acteonline.org. The email address that received the registration confirmation email from ACTE is the address you will use to log in to the convention platform. If you are still unsure about which email to use, or if you cannot log in, you can contact Sarah Warren at swarren.naae@uky.edu

When will press releases be sent out for award winners?

On August 5th, 2020 a letter was sent to state leaders and the Ag Ed listserv announcing the 2020 NAAE award winners. You can find that announcement here. Additionally, individual award letters were emailed to winners on September 8th and 9th, detailing the components of their awards package. These are the only official documents we will be sending out to announce winners, prior to convention. After convention, press releases will be sent to the newspaper you included in your award application. These will be the only official press releases NAAE will be creating for awards. You are welcome to create your own announcement to use as needed, based on the information that has been released to you, prior to this press release; however, we will not be sending anything official to your newspaper until December after you have officially been awarded at convention.


Which Regional Meeting Should I Attend?

Regional meetings will occur via Zoom on Monday, November 30th. You must register in advance to attend your region’s meeting. Once registered, you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to access the meeting on 11/30, so keep this email somewhere you can access it on that day. If you are not sure which region your state is in, please check out our region map. You can also find more information about your regional Vice President and Secretary here. Though the date is the same for all regional meetings, the time and the registration link vary, so please read carefully below. Also please note that all times for regional meetings are in the Eastern time zone, so plan accordingly and account for your own time zone. The time and registration link for each region’s meeting are as follows:

November 30, 2020

Region I: 7:00 PM EST – Register here
Region II: 5:30 PM EST – Register here
Region III: 5:30 PM EST – Register here
Region IV: 6:30 PM EST – Register here
Region V: 6:00 PM EST – Register here
Region VI: 6:00 PM EST – Register here


How can I register for the Virtual ABF BriefCASE?

There will be a Virtual Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE held in conjunction with the NAAE Convention. By registering for and attending this event, you will be certified in the ABF curriculum. Participants will receive digital curriculum access via MyCASE upon completion of the BriefCASE requirements. The schedule for the BriefCASE can be found here.

The BriefCASE will take place on the following dates/times:
Session I & II: November 30, 11:00 am-3:00 pm EST
Session III & IV: December 1, 11:00 am-3:00 pm EST

To participate in the ABF BriefCASE, complete the registration form here.

If you have any questions after reading through the registration form, you can contact Sara Cobb at sara.cobb@case4learning.org.


What are the NAAE Committee Forums?

NAAE Committee Forums during (or prior to) the 2020 NAAE Virtual Convention are information sharing sessions (not official committee business sessions) to allow committee members and all others who are interested in the respective committees to get updated on the current activities of the committees and to bring suggestions for future activities of the committees. Specific details on NAAE committees are included on the NAAE website. All NAAE members are invited and welcome to join these committee forums. Zoom links to the committee forum sessions are included on the respective committee pages on NAAE Communities of Practice. Here is the schedule for the committee forums and links to the respective CoP committee pages.


NAAE Committee Forum Schedule and Links

Finance - Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm EST
Marketing - Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30 pm EST
Member Services - Monday, November 16 at 5:30 pm EST
Policy & Bylaws - TBD
Professional Growth - Wednesday November 18 at 5:00 pm EST
Public Policy - Wednesday, November 18 at 5:30 pm EST
Strategic Planning - TBD


Why do I have to sign a consent form this year?

NAAE is incorporated in the state of California. Corporate regulations in California require those who attend virtual corporate annual meetings to sign a notice to agree to attend the annual meeting virtually. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 NAAE Convention and annual business meeting will be conducted virtually. The notice for the virtual 2020 NAAE Convention and annual business meeting is included in this link. Please open the link, read the notice, and complete the form to indicate your consent to participate in the 2020 NAAE Convention and annual business meeting virtually.

If you registered under the Ag Ed Division, you MUST fill out the form at the link. No exceptions.

If you registered at the NAAE rate BEFORE 10/12/20, you MUST fill out the form at the link. No exceptions.

If you registered at the NAAE rate AFTER 10/12/20, we were able to get this form imbedded in the registration portal and you had to complete the form in order to register; however, you can also view the form at any time at the link.


How do I get my administration to approve my convention participation?

We have provided a Letter of Support that you can fill out and give to your Administration. The letter will provide details about the convention and why you should attend. Download the document here.


Do I need to get a substitute teacher to cover my classroom?

It was important to us as we designed the convention schedule that we accommodated teacher schedules, especially during this time of uncertainty and difficulties caused by COVID-19. Every general workshop and meeting conducted will be available on demand for 365 days after the conclusion of the convention. While we hope you will be able to join us live as much as possible to fully immerse yourself in this great time with your colleagues, we understand that may not be possible. However, do not let this hinder you from registering! Even if you are unable to log in during the week of convention, your registration will allow you to access all of the 2020 NAAE Virtual Convention content for one full year. Look over the schedule to determine the scope of your participation.

If you are part of a cohort program (XLR8, Teachers Turn The Key, FAST, BriefCASE) you will need to carefully review the schedule and the requirements of your program. If the program is taking place during a time when you will be with students, you will most likely need a sub. Please discuss your situation with the program contact if this will be an issue.


What if I miss a session or workshop?

Have no fear! As always, your registration at the NAAE registration rate includes access to both the Virtual ACTE CareerTech Vision and the Virtual NAAE Convention. You will have access to all the general session and workshop content from both conventions for 365 days after the conclusion of the event. That means you will have access to every professional development workshop, keynote speaker and business session – NAAE Convention all year! Even if you are unable to attend any live sessions, registering for convention will allow you to attend convention on your own schedule, at your own pace, all the way up until Convention 2021.

There are still plenty of benefits to attending live virtual sessions as well. We will have synchronous chats and Q&As with presenters. There will be options to connect virtually with Ag teachers and NAAE partners across the nation. You won’t want to miss this, but if you do we’ve still got you covered! There will be Communities of Practice discussion groups for each workshop so that you can continue the conversation all year long, sharing resources and asking questions.


I am an official delegate for my state. How do I vote for the positions?

The voting for President, President-Elect, Regional Vice Presidents (Region 3 and 5 only) and Regional Secretaries will be an electronic election this year that will allow for electronic voting. Each voting delegate must be registered for the 2020 Virtual NAAE Convention. To find out more about registration you can go to the NAAE Convention Website. Official voting delegates for each state will receive their ballot by email following the Close of Nominations on Wednesday night’s General Session, December 2nd. Ballots must be submitted by Friday, December 4th at 3:00 pm EST to be counted. The ballot will come from Election Buddy software so you will see some branding from that company. All votes are anonymous and we will be unable to see or track anyone’s vote to make sure we have integrity in the process. A special key code is given to each voting delegate through email that allows for them to submit their ballot. If you do not receive your ballot by Thursday 12:00 pm EST please contact asmith.naae@uky.eduasmith.naae@uky.edu. Again ballots are due by Friday, December 4th at 3:00 pm EST.


Who is on the ballot this year at convention?

This year’s ballot will be electronic. Each official voting delegate will vote for President, President-Elect, Regional Vice President (only Region III & Region V delegates) and Regional Secretaries.

Each year, every region votes for their regional secretary. The candidates for each region are:
Region I - Kyle Stapleton (Idaho)
Region II - Cameron Dale (Oklahoma)
Region III - Paul Aarsvold (Minnesota)
Region IV - Jeff Voris (Missouri)
Region V - Nelson McCracken (Georgia) and Kaye Harris (North Carolina)
Region VI - Aaron Geiman (Maryland)

This year, Region III and Region V will elect a new Vice President. The candidates are:
Region III - Shari Graffunder (Wisconsin)
Region V - Bill Newsom (Tennessee)

All delegates vote for President-Elect. Our two President-Elect candidates for the 2020-21 year are Mary Hoffmann (Minnesota, Region III) and Stan Scurlock (Florida, Region VI).

All delegates will vote to confirm this year’s NAAE President: Sherisa Nailor (Pennsylvania, Region VI).


Are NAAE virtual backgrounds available for me to use?

Yes! We've created a multitude of a NAAE virtual backgrounds that you can use for NAAE convention. You can access the virtual backgrounds here.


Where can I learn more about the NAAE Leaderboard?

We encourage you to get involved with the 2020 NAAE Virtual Convention! Learn more about our leaderboard here.