professional development

State Association & Other Awards

NAAE Professional State Association Award Application

NAAE will recognize state associations who have aggressively engaged in certain well-planned activities designed to serve the best interest of the members and the profession. To be eligible, an affiliated association must submit an online application to NAAE by September 1st.

All state associations who submit completed award applications will be recognized during the NAAE convention. Professional State Association winners will be awarded the following:

  • Exemplary (highest level of distinction)
  • Visionary
  • Innovative

From those states receiving "Exemplary" rating, a "State of Distinction" in (1) Advocacy in Agricultural Education; (2) Member Experience; (3) Professional Development; (4) Teacher Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition will be selected and recognized on stage during NAAE Convention. 

State association applicants will also receive recognition during their Regional Meeting at NAAE Convention.

Application and Rubric