NAAE Membership Benefits, Services & Programs

Benefits for Individual Members
Benefits for Student Members
Benefits for Organizational Members
Benefits for State Affiliates

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Individual Members

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As a professional association for agricultural educators, NAAE provides both tangible and intangible benefits to assist members with professional. NAAE membership benefits include:

Individual Members

As a professional association for agricultural educators, NAAE provides both tangible and intangible benefits to assist members with professional. NAAE membership benefits include:

Professional Liability Insurance Coverage and other insurance options through the Trust for Insuring Educators (for active, active life, and student members)

  • $100,000 in-dues professional liability insurance coverage. In-dues coverage does not include job protection benefits.
  • Low rates for professional liability insurance upgrades — $35 for $1 million coverage; $50 for $2 million coverage. Upgrades include valuable job protection benefits that provide legal support if you're subject to termination, reassignment, demotion or suspension.
  • New members are entitled to a $60,000 term life insurance policy at no cost for two full years from their initial join date. To take advantage of this benefit, make sure NAAE has your current work, home and email addresses so you can be enrolled. At the end of your free term, Forest T. Jones, the plan administrator, will allow you to renew the policy. You will receive information from them about how to do that.

For more information about these benefits or to upgrade your professional liability insurance coverage, visit http://www.ftj.com/NAAE.

Other services available through Forrest T. Jones & Company for NAAE Members

Life Insurance

  • Group Term Life Plan
  • Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Plan
  • 10-Year-Level Group Term Life Plan

Auto & Home Insurance

  • GEICO Auto, Motorcycle and Boat Insurance
  • GEICO Homeowners, Renters and Condo Insurance
  • GEICO Umbrella Insurance

Health Insurance

  • Cancer Protector Plan
  • Long Term Care Insurance Evaluation Service
  • Medicare Supplement Insurance
  • TIE Health Insurance Exchange

Disability Insurance

  • Group Disability Income Protection Insurance Plan

Other Plans

  • IDShield
  • LegalShield
  • ASPCA Pet Health Insurance
  • International Travel / Medical

For more information about these benefits or to upgrade your professional liability insurance coverage, visit http://www.ftj.com/NAAE.

Hotel Discounts with Choice Hotels International

15% NAAE member discounts at the following brand hotels: Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Econo Lodge®, and Rodeway Inn®. Log in to the website and visit your MyNAAE page for the discount code.

Legislative advocacy for the profession

NAAE monitors governmental affairs affecting agricultural education and assists in developing priorities and strategies to affect federal legislation and appropriations. NAAE also has representatives on several national boards to represent your interests and concerns. For more information on getting involved in NAAE leadership, visit our leadership and volunteer opportunities page.

Legislative Action Center

A powerful tool for members to use when trying to build relationships or advocate for ag education. Look up contact information for your legislators and see how they have voted on issues important to agricultural education. More.

Technical and Pedagogical Education

Professional development workshops geared specifically for agricultural educators at our annual convention, as well as multiple opportunities throughout the year in person and online. Learn more.

Leadership, Personal and Professional Development

Run for a NAAE office, facilitate a community on NAAE's Communities of Practice, or get involved with our National Teach Ag Campaign, just to name a few possibilities. NAAE provides many opportunities to lead the profession. Learn more.

Awards and Grants

NAAE takes pride in recognizing excellence in agricultural education as well as individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions to the profession. Members have the opportunity to apply for state and national recognition or nominate other individuals or organizations for recognition through a variety of programs. See our awards and grants.

Communities of Practice Professional Networking Site

With well over 3,000 members, NAAE's Communities of Practice is a great place to make connections with other agricultural educators from all over the United States. Members post ideas, have discussions, and share tried-and-true techniques for creating a better ag program. Visit Communities of Practice.

News & Views

Our national e-newsletter keeps you updated on news and trends in agricultural education, resources, legislative advocacy, and NAAE activities and events. As a member, you are automatically subscribed. See previous issues of News & Views.

We are also always looking for guest contributors. For more information on writing and article for News & Views, contact the NAAE Communications/Marketing Director.

U.S. Ag Ed Listserv

The U.S. Ag Ed Listserv is for use by agriculture teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and others interested in agricultural education. Subscribe to the listserv.

National Teach Ag Campaign

There is currently a national shortage of agricultural educators, and NAAE has taken the lead in recruiting students to think about a career in agricultural education. Join the Teach Ag Campaign, find resources to help you talk to your students about a career in ag ed, or help your students find a college or university with an ag ed program. Go to the Teach Ag Campaign webpage.

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Ag Ed Relief Fund

The Agricultural Educator Relief Fund is designed to assist individual NAAE active members during a time of personal crisis or need. NAAE members may receive up to a $500 stipend to help them through a difficult time. The fund is made possible by the support of state associations and private donors.

Applications must be submitted to NAAE from the state agricultural education association leadership on behalf of a NAAE active member. There is no deadline for submitting applications for this program. Applications should be submitted at the time of the need. Complete details are included in the application form.

"After a tragic fire, a lot of time is spent on insurance details, so the quicker you can get clothes, food and furniture the sooner you can spend time on the rebuilding process. Your relief fund was a perfect way to help us take care of immediate basic necessities. My mother and I thank you so much for your support. I have always been a fan of the NAAE and the great leadership and services offered members. Your relief fund was a service I didn't know existed and certainly thought I would never need, but I can't tell you how much this kind of support means for an expeditious recovery."
— Tom Hawthorne
Maryland

Application to receive funds (must be submitted by state association)

Donate to the Ag Ed Relief Fund
By credit card: call the NAAE office at 1-800-509-0204
By check: Make your check payable to NAAE, and put "Ag Ed Relief Fund Donation" in the memo line. Mail to NAAE, 300 Garrigus, Lexington, KY 40546-0215.
Questions? Contact Jay Jackman, NAAE Executive Director.

Student Members

Student members enjoy all of the same benefits as active individual members, including the same level of liability coverage (see above), but NAAE also has programs and initiatives targeted specifically for those who are preparing to become agricultural educators.

Upper Division Scholarship

Scholarships awarded during your student teaching semester. Applications are due in May for the upcoming year, so double-check to make sure you apply at the right time. Learn more.

Pre-Service Professional Development

Student members are invited to participate in all NAAE professional development, including workshops, online professional development opportunities and Communities of Practice. To learn more about these opportunities, follow this link.

National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program

This program allows specially selected agricultural education majors to spend a day during National FFA Convention immersed in inquiry-based teaching methods and agriscience. Learn more.

Teach Ag Ambassador Program

Each year the National Teach Ag Campaign selects an elite group of agricultural education majors to represent the profession and encourage others to teach agriculture. This program is only open to current NAAE student members. Learn more.

Teach Ag Collegiate Contest

Each year the National Teach Ag campaign holds a contest for collegiate agricultural education student organizations to show their Teach Ag pride! The contest changes each year, so follow this link for details.

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State Affiliates

State affiliates of NAAE are typically made up of individual members who can take advantage of the benefits listed above, but in addition, NAAE offers a few services that can be best utilized at the state affiliate level.

Legislative advocacy for the profession

In addition to what NAAE does with federal legislation and advocacy, NAAE can provide some assistance in working through state-level legislative issues by consulting with the state association's advocacy committee, working to help place legislative alerts on the NAAE Legislative action center, and more. Contact Jay Jackman, NAAE Executive Director, for details.

State Affiliate Webpage Hosting

To allow state agricultural education association members better access to timely state-level information, NAAE will host a webpage for each state agricultural education's association.

The webpages will be included on the state affiliates section of NAAE's website. This program has been started as a way to help states who do not currently have a website. If your state association already has its own website, you do not have to start using the NAAE program. NAAE will still have a link from this page to your state association's website. For complete , download this document.

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