NAAE Membership Benefits, Services & Programs

Benefits for Individual Members

Benefits for Organizational Members

Benefits for State Affiliates

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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 $40,000 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

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

Hotel Discounts with Choice Hotels International

15 percent 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.

Discount on Membership in the National Science Teachers Association

The National Science Teachers Association and NAAE have partnered to provide you NSTA membership at a special discounted rate of $65 - $10 off the regular NSTA membership price.

Take advantage of this opportunity for professional development with access to award winning science education journals, online learning, discounts for professional development books and conferences, and rich networking opportunities.
Follow this link to join NSTA
Follow this link to renew your NSTA membership and use promo code NAAE14

Legislative advocacy for the profession

NAAE monitors governmental affairs affecting agricultural education and assists in developing priorities and strategies to effect federal legislation and appropriations. NAAE also has representatives on several national boards to represent your interests and concerns.

NAAE Legislative Action Center

A powerful tool for members to use when trying to build relationships or advocate for ag education, whether on the state or national level. Technical and pedagogical in-service education — we offer more than 70 professional development workshops geared specifically for agricultural educators at our annual convention, as well as webinars on a variety of agricultural education topics. Go to the legislative action center.

Leadership and personal 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.

Awards and recognition programs

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 recognition programs.

Communities of Practice professional networking site

Join a community of your peers — 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.

U.S. Ag Ed Listserv

The National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) in cooperation with Purdue University has developed an electronic mail listserv for use by agricultural education teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and others interested in agricultural education. The listserv allows someone to send one message to the listserv and have that message forwarded on to all subscribers to the list. It has capabilities to send text messages and attached files. 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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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 here, 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 guidelines, download this document.

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