The Outstanding Early Career Teacher Award is a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to recognize their participation in professional activities.
This program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Outstanding Early Career Teacher award winners at NAAE Convention.
This program recognizes NAAE members who are at the pinnacle of their profession—those who are conducting the highest quality agricultural education programs. The award recognizes leadership in civic, community, agriculture/agribusiness and professional activities. Outstanding agricultural educators are innovators and catalysts for student success in agricultural education.
The Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher Award is sponsored by Caterpillar, Inc. and Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher award winners at NAAE Convention.
A goal of NAAE is to promote outstanding programs in agricultural education and effectively communicate success stories. The Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Ag Ed Program Award promulgates that goal. Agricultural education programs in middle schools and secondary schools are eligible to participate in this recognition program.
The Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Education program award is partially sponsored by Bayer as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Education Program award winners at NAAE Convention.
The Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program award recognizes exemplary postsecondary institutions and full time young farmer and adult agricultural education programs. Qualifying young farmer and/or adult ag ed program staff must devote at least 50 percent of their teaching time to this level of instruction.
The Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program award is sponsored by
Bayer as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program award winners at NAAE Convention.
|Region I||University of Idaho, ID||Press Release|
|Region II||Aims Community College, CO||Press Release|
Northland Community & Technical College, MN
Lake Land Community College, IL
Wayne County Young Farmers Program, GA
The Pennsylvania State University, PA
If you ask agriculture teachers what motivated them to enter and stay in the teaching profession, predominately they will attribute their decision to another agriculture teacher who encouraged them. Many state agricultural education associations have recognized the importance of positive relationships between beginning and experienced teachers by creating formal organizational structures to connect beginning and experienced teachers. This award program will provide additional incentives for experienced teachers to become mentors for beginning teachers, and it will provide beginning teachers a way to say thank you to the experienced teachers who have influenced them. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Teacher Mentor award winners at NAAE Convention.
The Ideas Unlimited contest is designed to give members an opportunity to exchange classroom, SAE, leadership, and other teaching ideas.
This program is sponsored by National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Ideas Unlimited award winners at NAAE Convention.
NAAE will recognize retired NAAE members who have made significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels with Lifetime Achievement Award.
This program is sponsored by Ford as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement award winners at NAAE Convention.
NAAE recognizes organizations, agribusiness companies, and others who have given outstanding support to agricultural education with the Outstanding Cooperation Award.
The plaques for this program are sponsored by Forrest T. Jones & Company. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Outstanding Cooperation award winners at NAAE Convention.
NAAE will recognize current and retired NAAE members who have made significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels with the Outstanding Service Citation.
This program is sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Outstanding Service Citation award winners at NAAE Convention.
Agricultural education is continually faced with a shortage of qualified teachers. Unless those who have been trained enter and remain in the profession for a period of several years, the shortage of qualified teachers will prevail. As a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to encourage and recognize participation in professional activities, NAAE offers the Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship.
This program is sponsored by RAM Trucks as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship recipients at NAAE Convention.
|Region I||Cody Beus, AK||Press Release|
|Brody McGuire, AZ||Press Release|
|Nicole Borba, CA||Press Release|
|Samuel Hoffman, ID||Press Release|
|Lindsey Harper, MT||Press Release|
|Charmi Pommerening, NV||Press Release|
|Krysta Sprague, OR||Press Release|
|Niccole Morfin, UT||Press Release|
|Austin Baker, WA||Press Release|
|Liz Thoman, WY||Press Release|
|Region II||Brittany Cockreham, CO||Press Release|
|Anthony Meals, KS||Press Release|
|Haley Ellett, NM||Press Release|
|Amber Yandell, OK||Press Release|
|Region III||Jennifer Westphal, IA||Press Release|
|Elizabeth Johnson, MN||Press Release|
|Tanasha Wanner, ND||Press Release|
|Vicky Armstrong, NE||Press Release|
|Sarah Colombe, SD||Press Release|
|Stacey Kunde, WI||Press Release|
|Region IV||Riley Hintzsche, IL||Press Release|
|Shelbi Louck, IN||Press Release|
|Ashley Rogers, KY||Press Release|
|Casie Forbush, MI||Press Release|
|Alicia Asher, MO||Press Release|
|Erin Wollett, OH||Press Release|
|Region V||Amanda Forstater, FL||Press Release|
|Callie Kendrick, GA||Press Release|
|Mary Lett, MS||Press Release|
|Caroline Tart, NC||Press Release|
|Desiree Still, SC||Press Release|
|Brittany Davis, TN||Press Release|
|Region VI||Karolyn Jordan, CT||Press Release|
|Quinn Cashell, MD||Press Release|
|Jenny Allen, NJ||Press Release|
|Kathryn McMichael, PA||Press Release|
|Eric Rotondo, RI||Press Release|
|William Metzler, VA||Press Release|
|Zachary Tennant, WV||Press Release|
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Growth Energy and National Geographic Leaning | Cengage Learning and proceeds from the ticket raffle at the NAAE convention, NAAE awarded scholarships to students who are majoring in agricultural education and who will be completing their student teaching in the fall 2018 or spring 2019 semesters.
This program is sponsored by Growth Energy, Herman & Bobbie Wilson, and National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning
|Lisa Boltz||Pennsylvania State University||Press Release|
|Bailey Crowder||Purdue University||Press Release|
|Alice Cox||Clemson University||Press Release|
|Madelyne Easley||Louisiana State University||Press Release|
|Hannah Eckblad||University of Wisconsin-River Falls||Press Release|
|Jennifer Herman||University of Wisconsin-River Falls||Press Release|
|Victoria Herr||Pennsylvania State University||Press Release|
|Jordan Johns||University of Illinois||Press Release|
|Brianna Lammers||Purdue University||Press Release|
|Sarah Lesemann||University of Tennessee-Martin||Press Release|
|Chad Lewis||University of Tennessee-Martin||Press Release|
|Cody McClain||Ohio State University||Press Release|
|Adam Rosentreter||University of Illinois||Press Release|
|Ryan Rupert||Pennsylvania State University||Press Release|
|Elisa Russ||Iowa State University||Press Release|
|Kelly Susa||University of Wisconsin-River Falls||Press Release|
|Joshua Toft||Montana State University||Press Release|
|Victoria Ulrey||Washington State University||Press Release|
|Megan Whited||Washington State University||Press Release|