Frequently Asked Questions

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.

How do I apply for the FAST Symposium?

There will be a Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium held in conjunction with the NAAE Virtual Convention this year. This program is open to preservice agricultural education majors. All participants must register for NAAE convention at the student member rate ($65 through 10/23). For more information about registering at the student rate, please see the details on the Registration tab of our NAAE Convention page here. Please note the asterisked information below the registration rate list for all information regarding the student membership rate. You WILL need to become both an ACTE student member and an NAAE student member to qualify for the student rate.

The FAST Symposium will take place in three sessions on the following dates/times:
Session I: November 19 6:30pm-8:30pm EST
Session II: November 30 12:00pm-5:00pm EST
Session III: December 3 4:30-5:45pm EST

Participants who attend all three REQUIRED session symposiums will have their $65 convention registration reimbursed. Those who are not able to attend all three sessions may still participate but will not be reimbursed. Interested and eligible preservice teachers must complete the application at the following link by 11:59pm Eastern on Friday, October 23rd - no exceptions. You will find the rest of the details about the FAST Symposium at the above mentioned application link. If you have any questions after reading through the application at that link, you may contact Andrea Fristoe by email at or by phone at (859) 967-2892.

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