National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Program

National Agriscience Institute
Opportunities for Current Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors

The National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) has over 15 years of successfully cultivating agriscience and inquiry-based learning in agricultural education. The Academy serves to train agriculture teachers on how to enhance the science that is already present in agriculture, as well as develop students as problem solvers and thinkers through the inquiry-based teaching method.

2020 Applications are closed.

The following individuals have been chosen to attend the 2020 National Agriscience Teacher Academy. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the 2020 Academy has been cancelled and rescheduled for July 12-16, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The following participants will attend the 2021 Academy and be trained as official National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors:

Daniel Beasley, Rolesville High School, Youngsville, NC

Jessica Butz, Elko High School, Elko, NV

Terra Davis, Cumberland County High School, Sparta, TN

Amie Dienger, Elk Mound High School, Chippewa Falls, WI

Cameron Earlywine, Nicholas County Middle/High School, Carlise, KY

Jacob Everett, Moore County Middle/High School, Winchester, TN

Leslie Fairchild, Decatur Central High School, Columbus, IN

TaLisa Ferguson, Bruceville-Eddy ISD, Gatesville, TX

Mary-Elizabeth Foote, Schuylerville High School, Schuylerville, NY

Kera Howell, Ithaca Jr./Sr. High School, Alma, MI

Jennifer Jedd, Nonnewaug High School, Watertown, CT

Hugh Jenkins, Moorcroft High School, Moorcroft, WY

Andrew Jensen, Chester Area, Wakonda, SD

Bertram Johnson, Abraham Lincoln HS, Philadelphia, PA

Amy Kidd, Providence Grove High School, Franklinville, NC

Courtney Knickrehm, American Falls High School, American Falls, ID

Courtney May, Wayne CSD, Corydon, IA

Kevin Moreau, Comeaux High School, Port Barre, LA

Hannah Parker, Mesquite High School, Gilbert, AZ

Patric Pehrson, Central Public Schools, St Peter, MN

Rachel Rheuby, Homedale High School, Homedale, ID

Carol Travis, New Horizons, Kennewick, WA

Kaitlin VanHeusen, North Florida Technical College, Lake City, FL

Corrine Wascher, Galesburg Agriculture and FFA, Gerlaw, IL

If you have questions about NATAA, contact Alissa Smith at (859) 967-2894 or (800) 509-0204 or Alissa Smith, NAAE Chief Executive Officer.

Over 400 teachers from 49 states have been a part of the Academy since its inception in 2003. Click on your state to find ambassadors.

Alaska New Hampshire Montana West Virginia Wisconsin Washington Virginia Utah Texas Tennessee South Dakota South Carolina Rhode Island Puerto Rico Pennsylvania Oregon Oklahoma Ohio New York Nevada New Mexico New Jersey Nebraska North Dakota North Carolina Wyoming Missouri Mississippi Minnesota Michigan Maine Maryland Massachusetts Louisiana Kentucky Kansas Indiana Illinois Idaho Iowa Hawaii Georgia Florida Delaware Connecticut Colorado California Arizona Arkansas Alabama


Corteva Agriscienceā„¢ puts science to work as a proud sponsor of the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA), a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

LAB-AIDS Inc. is a valuable partner providing curriculum, materials and training support.

Are you a National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador? Check out opportunities just for you!

Would you like to provide inquiry-based workshops at your next state or regional conference? Contact Alissa Smith Alissa Smith, NAAE Chief Executive Officer; (859) 967-2894 or (800) 509-0204.