NAAE Organizational Members

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NOTE: The National Association of Agricultural Educators is pleased to provide a list of related links where useful information relating to agricultural education may be obtained. However, by providing these links, NAAE makes no representation or warranty as to the quality or accuracy of any of the information contained on any of the related links. Thus, individuals accessing these links should make their own assessment of quality and accuracy of the information contained on these links.

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AGCO

agcoAGCO is the largest pure play, full-line agricultural equipment manufacturer. Our tractors, combines and other farm equipment are sold in more than 140 countries and are led by these four core global brands: Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra.

Technical diversity, multiple brands, and global distribution strength are the keys to AGCO’s growth strategy. Major market share positions in key agricultural markets of the world have been achieved by our strong focus on customer service, leading edge technology and an independent dealer network of 2,600 full service dealers – one of the largest distribution networks in the industry.

AGCO’s innovative products continuously receive recognition and awards at international exhibitions, but our most coveted award is the recognition of our wide-range of products by farmers and dealers across the globe.

Website: http://www.agcocorp.com/


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AgEdNet.com

Agriculture curriculum materials:
AgEdNet.com subscribers receive online access to more than 1,250 classroom-ready lessons and coordinated activities across 20 agriculture topic areas. All lessons are matched to National AFNR standards. Extras include PowerPoints, vocabulary crossword puzzles and worksheets. Each subscription is a site license permitting access for all teachers and students at that school. AgEdNet.com curriculum materials can be easily adapted for classroom use, as substitute material and for independent study.

Daily agriculture news:
AgEd Today is part of each AgEdNet.com subscription. This daily agriculture news feature is a convenient way to cover agriculture news across the country and around the world. A weekly quiz reviews news events.

Website: www.agednet.com. Call 1-800-236-7862 for a free trial.


American Egg Board

The American Egg Board (AEB) is the U.S. egg producer’s link to consumers in communicating the value of the incredible egg. Our mission is to increase demand for egg and egg products on behalf of U.S. egg producers. This is achieved through a variety of programs, including educational lesson plans, videos, and educator outreach, consumer outreach and health and nutritional programs.

Website: http://www.aeb.org/



 

atpAmerican Technical Publishers

As an established leader in the career and technical training industry, American Technical Publishers develops high-quality instructional material used in educational training programs throughout the world.

American Technical Publishers serves our industry by using the best information, materials, and technology available to create quality training products for career and technical education and apprenticeship/industrial training programs while providing rewarding careers for our employee shareholders.

Website: http://www.atplearning.com

 


 

atpAnatomy in Clay

For over 30 years, the ANATOMY IN CLAY® Learning System has helped students master anatomy through hands-on learning. Using clay, students build body systems - layer upon layer - onto our customized, scale human and animal models. Through this kinesthetic learning process, students gain a profound understanding of how the body systems are interconnected in form and function.

Website: https://www.anatomyinclay.com/

 

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CaterpillarCareerSafe

CareerSafe’s® mission is to deliver Safety Education for America's Future. Their vision is to advance and enhance OSHA’s outreach by providing every young worker with workplace safety training prior to taking their first job. To this end, we are committed to offering affordable, informative and innovative online safety and employability training to reach as many young workers as possible. To support Agricultural Educators, CareerSafe offers a custom, online OSHA 10-Hour Course designed to address common hazards faced in agricultural work.

Website: https://www.careersafeonline.com/


CaterpillarCarolina Biological Supply

Carolina Biological Supply Company is a worldwide leader in providing top-quality, innovative science and math materials for educators. Carolina serves the K–16 market with everything needed to equip a science laboratory or classroom.

Carolina offers a vast assortment of living organisms, preserved material for dissection, field collection supplies, meters, and equipment to support any agricultural educator’s classroom.  Carolina has everything you need from Plant Genetics, Microbiology, and Anatomy supplies!

A complete catalog, Carolina™ Science, is available free to educators and health professionals. You can also visit www.carolina.com or call 1-800-334-5551 to contact us for additional information.

Website: www.carolina.com


CaterpillarCaterpillar

For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2014 sales and revenues of $55.184 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

Website: www.caterpillar.com


CEV Center for Dairy Excellence

The Center for Dairy Excellence is a non-profit organization focused on strengthening Pennsylvania’s dairy industry. Among the center’s offerings is a high school curriculum called Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow, which is specifically designed to prepare students interested in pursuing careers in dairy production. That curriculum is available online at www.dairyleadersoftomorrow.com.

Homepage: www.centerfordairyexcellence.org


CEV Central State University

Central State University, located in Wilberforce, Ohio, is a regionally accredited 1890 Land-Grant University with a 129-year tradition of preparing students from diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service. The University fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation and STEM-Ag curriculum leading to professional careers and advanced studies globally. 

Homepage: http://www.centralstate.edu/index.php

 


 

CEVCEV Multimedia

CEV Multimedia, Ltd., founded in 1984, is on the forefront of innovative educational materials, specializing in providing quality curriculum for Agricultural Science & Technology education.

With an extensive instructional library of more than 35,000 edited minutes of video, CEV is the nation's leading producer of Career and Technical Education (CTE) materials, producing multimedia-based courses of study, both year-long and semester. Throughout the company's 30 year history, CEV has always teamed with recognized specialists, educators and publishers nationwide to create quality, accurate and appropriate content in efforts to retain student interest and facilitate learning.

In 2012, CEV introduced iCEV, an online platform revolutionizing the way CEV produces and delivers educational content. iCEV is the most comprehensive, online resource for agricultural science educators and students. With iCEV's learning-on-demand capabilities, video clips stream instantly to PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets, and essentially any device with Internet capabilities. Organized into learning objectives, the site's sophisticated search feature makes it easy to find desired content, and its unlimited access to more than 750 judging classes and other CDE training materials is perfect for producing successful teams.

Regardless of delivery model, CEV's goal is the same - to create engaging curriculum aimed at providing students with the focus and preparation needed for successful transition from K-12 to postsecondary studies to career success.

Homepage: www.cevmultimedia.com

 


 

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The Delo® Tractor Restoration Competition was established over 20 years ago to recognize and reward the creativity, technical aptitude and business knowledge of high school-aged students from around the country. In addition to hands-on tractor restoration knowledge, participants develop teamwork, project management, budget management, planning and marketing skills. All of these skills will enable them to become future leaders in the agriculture community.

Website: https://www.delotractorrestorationcompetition.com/


CHS FoundationCHS Foundation

More than 75 years ago, the CHS predecessor organizations made a commitment to build a strong future for their producer-owners and communities they reached.

Today we continue to carry out that commitment by supporting education and leadership programs that invest in the future of agriculture, cooperative business and rural America. To learn more about how CHS is helping cultivate the future today, visit www.chsinc.com/stewardship.

Website: www.chsinc.com/stewardship


 

CHS FoundationConley's Manufacturing & Sales

Conley’s Manufacturing & Sales started in 1946 and has evolved into a world-recognized supplier of top quality greenhouse structures.  Offering Pre-Galvanized Roll Formed Steel with Anti-Condensate control features, stronger than your typical tubing found in other Greenhouse frames. We support all markets, suppling the tools necessary to make you successful. 

Website: www.conleys.com


CSX Transportation CSX Transportation

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail and intermodal businesses provide rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.

Overall, the CSX Transportation network encompasses about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Our transportation network serves some of the largest population centers in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory.

CSX serves major markets in the eastern United States and has access to over 70 ocean, river and lake port terminals along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The company also has access to Pacific ports through alliances with western railroads. CSX moves a broad portfolio of products across the country in a way that minimizes the effect on the environment, takes traffic off an already congested highway system, and minimizes fuel consumption and transportation costs.

Website: http://www.csx.com/


CSX Transportation Culver's

Culver’s wouldn’t be what it is today without the family farms that grow and produce the wholesome, delicious food we proudly serve at our more than 550 restaurants. Through “Thank You, Farmers” we’re turning our gratitude into full-fledged support of agricultural education to help ensure the future of the next generation. To learn more about Culver’s efforts to support American’s farm families, visit www.culvers.com/farmers.

Website: http://www.culvers.com/farmers

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DEWALT
DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial corded and cordless power tools, power tool accessories, and hand tools in categories that include Woodworking, Drilling & Fastening, Concrete & Metal Power Tools, as well as Cutting, Abrasive, and IMPACT READY® Impact Driver Power Tool Accessories. Hand Tool categories include Measuring & Layout, Knives & Blades, Mechanics Tools, and Storage Solutions.

DEWALT is committed to building our communities. With our time, our tools and our monetary support, we've long supported the institutions and organizations that make the world a better place and we pledge to maintain that commitment into the future. We've built homes around the world. We've helped students learn high-paying skills. We've rebuilt devastated cities. And we've strengthened communities in times of need.

DEWALT is proud to support FFA and we’re honored to sponsor the Pre-Service Teacher Community.

Website: http://www.dewalt.com/

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DIY Pole Barns

Based in rural Western Ohio – the epicenter of the pole barn industry – DIY Pole Barns focuses on providing you with affordable prices, the highest quality products, and superior customer service. We do everything necessary to ensure that each do-it-yourself pole barn project reflects the same high-quality standards as we hold ourselves.

Website: www.diypolebarns.com

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DuPont (NYSE: DD)

DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

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Elanco

Elanco is a global animal health company. But ultimately, people benefit from Elanco’s work. That’s reflected in the vision shared by Elanco’s more than 2,500 employees: Food and companionship enriching life.

Elanco fulfills this vision through three primary pursuits:

  • Helping deliver a safe, more affordable, more abundant food supply by improving the health and performance of animals
  • Helping pets live longer, healthier, higher-quality lives
    Improving food safety
  • Improving the health and performance of animals helps to ensure a growing supply of safe, affordable, abundant food for today and in the future. It also contributes to the company’s commitment to fight hunger worldwide.

Elanco pledges to develop and deliver products safe for consumers, animals and the environment. All Elanco products conform to rigorous regulatory oversight and quality assurance systems—systems built upon consistency, dependability, accountability and traceability.

Through innovative products, quality systems and a shared vision, Elanco strives daily to enhance animal health—and enrich the lives of people worldwide.

Website: elanco.com


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National FFA Alumni

National FFA Alumni

Identified as the premier champions for agriculture, agricultural education and FFA on the local, state, and national levels, National FFA Alumni members are all ages, come from every socio-economic background possible and did not necessarily participate in FFA as a student. These members do have one thing in common however and that is their passion for agriculture, agricultural education and FFA.  

Agriculture teachers rely on FFA Alumni to help them get more support from the community for their agriculture programs and to give them more time and freedom to do what they do best - teach students. Alumni members help with recruiting students; raising funds for chapter activities and scholarships; assist at FFA camps and conferences, the National FFA Convention & Expo and other personal development programs; and serve as consultants in the classroom. Through their commitment to FFA and agricultural education, FFA Alumni help guide the students in their communities down the path to success.

The National FFA Alumni supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources at the local, state, and national levels in order to ensure unparalleled success and opportunities for every agricultural education student.

Website: https://www.ffa.org/support/alumni


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Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 163,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln.

Ford introduced F-Series Trucks in 1948, and began a relationship with FFA in the same year. A collegiate scholarship program for FFA members was developed in 1997 and is supported by Ford dealers across the country.  To date, $6.06MM in scholarships has been awarded to FFA members.

Ford continues to produce trucks that are dependable, genuine, authentic and tough. And F-Series is America’s best-selling line of trucks for 34 years running.

Ford Trucks – Proud sponsor of the 2011 NAAE Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing significant contributions to agricultural education.

Website: http://www.ford.com


Forrest T. Jones & Company

Forrest T. Jones & Company, Inc., an insurance administrator, was established in 1953 for the single purpose of serving as a partner with professional groups and associations. Over the past 44 years, FTJ has worked hand in-hand with its clients in adding value to member programs through quality insurance products.

FTJ has grown from a major regional administrator to one of national scope. Licensed and admitted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, today, FTJ serves 140 associations, works with 300 insurance carriers and provides policies to 250,000 insureds.

Website: www.ftj.com

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Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher

Goodheart-Willcox supports modern, school-based agricultural education by providing teachers with interactive classroom and laboratory content solutions for standard agriculture courses, integrating student-focused SAE resources and connections throughout our learning packages, and promoting FFA leadership, personal growth, and career exploration activities. The G-W agricultural education titles are written by authors with significant classroom experience and include strong pedagogy that aligns with AFNR Career Cluster Skills and state standards.

Website: www.g-w.com


Gothic Arch GreenhousesGothic Arch Greenhouses

Vocational training in Horticulture gives your students the key to a wide range of challenging and rewarding careers.

Since 1946, it has been our honor as a fourth-generation family-owned horticultural supply business, to serve the Institutional, Commercial and Residential markets with quality greenhouses, shade houses, equipment and supplies.

Many years ago, at the request of the US Office of Education, we developed a 'Comprehensive Horticulture Training Center' - as a guideline to assist educators in planning and acquiring effective, innovative and relevant vocational training programs in Horticulture. These guidelines are based on various levels of student enrollment… and available in phases allowing for future expansion.

I invite you to visit our website to learn more about our company's  products and services.

Today we offer many sizes and styles of greenhouse products, from low cost cold-frame structures and mid-level environmentally controlled commercial greenhouses…to high-tech glass greenhouses suited for University and Research level applications.

We appreciate your interest and look forward to the opportunity to be of service.

Website: https://www.gothicarchgreenhouses.com/institutionalgreenhouses.html
Call Toll-Free 800-531-GROW (4769)

 


 

Gothic Arch GreenhousesGrowSpan Greenhouse Structures

GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures designs and manufactures the finest growing structures for educational programs. With extensive experience working with school systems and universities, GrowSpan can help get any program the structure they need. GrowSpan provides turnkey or custom designs and a one-stop shopping experience, so no matter what the curriculum calls for, GrowSpan can help. Whether is for a public school, private school, STEM program, university, research center or any other education program, GrowSpan get you growing and teaching on a year-round basis, no matter what the weather is outside.

Website: https://www.growspan.com/

 

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Herman and Bobbie Wilson

Herman Wilson is President of Pioneer Equipment Co., a retail distributor of Case IH, Kubota, and other brands of farm and industrial equipment from two locations in California, and five locations in eastern Idaho. From 1988 to 1995 he owned Western Farm Service, Inc. which engaged in the distribution of chemicals and fertilizers from 70 locations in five western states. Western Farm Service was acquired by Agrium Inc. in 1995, and in 1995 and 1996 he served as Executive Vice President of Agrium, in charge of its distribution operations which are now named Crop Production Services.

Herman’s diverse background in public and privately owned companies also includes mergers and acquisitions, food processing, offshore catering, cement manufacturing, oil and gas production, and manufacture of oilfield equipment.

A Texas native and a graduate of Lamar University where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Advisors to the College of Business, Herman previously served on the Case IH Dealer Advisory Board. For four years he served as a Director of Woolf Farming, and formerly was a director of Mycotech Corporation (merged with Emerald Bioagriculture). He is a past director and member of the Executive Committee and an honorary lifetime Board member of CropLife America (formerly the American Crop Protection Association) and RAPID, Inc., a former Chairman of the Board of the Western Crop Protection Association, and a past member of the Sponsor’s Board of the National FFA Foundation. Herman continues to work with the National FFA Foundation as a judge for its annual Star Farmer Events at the National Convention. He also works closely with the current Sponsor’s Board on fund-raising projects.

Herman has been married to his high school sweetheart, Bobbie, for more than 54 years. Along the way, she taught fourth grade in Conroe, Texas, for four years. Son, Dale, manages the California business.

Website:         www.pioneerequipment.com – Pioneer’s corporate website

E-mail:            hwilson@pioneerequipment.com



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Intelliprep

Intelliprep is committed to providing the educational community with high quality teaching and study tools that meet the needs of both the teacher and the student. As educators ourselves, we recognize the need for pertinent, up-to-date materials that help provide a better learning experience in the classroom. Intelliprep's products contain innovative teaching and study tools that allow students to excel in a specific area in a short amount of time. We are proud of the overwhelmingly positive feedback that we receive from students and teachers who have benefited from using our products. Time and again we hear how integrating Intelliprep products into their course curriculum gives instructors that extra edge in helping their student achieve an excellent rate of success both in the classroom and in competitions.

Homepage:http://www.intelliprep.com/



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Instructional Materials Service - Texas A&M University

IMS, part of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications at Texas A&M University, is dedicated to developing and distributing instructional materials for agriculture, food and natural resources, and trade & industrial education for public school students and teachers, and to providing professional development for teachers. For further information about IMS Online, the Poultry Science Manual, student assessments, or other products, contact us at  ims@tamu.edu.

Homepage:myimsservices.com


Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust

“IMPACT is a labor management partnership designed to provide a forum for union ironworkers and their contractors to address mutual concerns and encourage reasonable balanced solutions. Our members are committed to increasing the competitiveness and market share of the union ironworking industry. Our primary mission is to expand job opportunities through progressive and innovative labor management cooperative programs, providing expertise in ironworker and contractor training, construction certifications, safety, marketing and construction project tracking and bidding.

The Iron Workers & IMPACT provide world-class training to their growing 130,000 ironworker members at 157 training centers across North America. Thousands of hours of training are provided every year, and certifications are constantly checked and updated to ensure that our labor force is ready and able to deliver immediate manpower.”

Webstie: http://www.impact-net.org/

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John Deere

Since its founding in 1837, John Deere has seen a great many changes in its business, its products, its services. Change always comes with opportunity. And Deere has always been ready and willing to embrace it. Yet, through it all, John Deere is still dedicated to those who are linked to the land – farmers and ranchers, landowners, builders, and loggers. And Deere has never outgrown, nor forgotten, its founder's original core values. Those values determine the way we work, the quality we offer, and the unsurpassed treatment you get as a customer, investor, employee.

Homepage: www.johndeere.com

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Kubota Tractor Corporation

Kubota Tractor Corporation, Grapevine, Texas, is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment, including a complete line of tractors of up to 170 Gross hp, performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, hay tools and spreaders, commercial turf products and utility vehicles.

Homepage: https://www.kubotausa.com/

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LAB-AIDS, Inc.

At LAB-AIDS, we believe students should experience science and be encouraged to question how it relates to them and the world around them. We do this by providing students with hands-on activities that excite them in science, integrate math and are relevant to their own lives. We use a field-tested, hands-on, issues-based approach that builds scientific knowledge and embodies the STEM concept to deliver college and career ready programs and products.

Homepage: www.LAB-AIDS.com


LA-COLA-CO Industries 

LA-CO Industries was founded in 1934 as a performance-based company. Performance in the products we manufacture; in the service to our customers; and in our people, who are our most important resource. Our company's success has been founded on the belief that first and foremost we listen to our customers. Once we determine their future needs, then we can develop high performance products that meet or exceed those needs. We continue to make extensive investments in new equipment and manufacturing processes and in new product research to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers.

Today LA-CO and Markal branded products are sold through over 6.500 distributors around the world in over 50 countries. This extensive network allows us to provide the highest level of service to our customers

For over 45 years the LA-CO All-Weather brand of livestock marking products have been the preferred choice by farmers to safely mark all their animals for animal health, breeding, sorting, and marketing activities.  It’s the brand they have all-weathercome to trust and rely on every day.

Website: http://www.allweathermarker.com


Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 48 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at www.lincolnelectric.com.

Homepage: www.lincolnelectric.com

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Merck Merck Animal Health

As an agricultural educator, the work you do every day is imperative to the future of our industry. With the majority of Americans separated by multiple generations from the farm, we have a significant opportunity to fill the knowledge gap. As an educator, you can provide students with valuable information and tools that can help them advocate for a bright future for agriculture.

As you work to educate and empower your students, Merck Animal Health is here to help. Creating Connections and Dairy Care365™ are two platforms we’ve developed to put a face on the industry, help build a better future for it and encourage a deeper understanding from the general population when it comes to food production.

  • Creating Connections – The concept of stocksmanship – our use of body language to connect with animals – is the main pillar of Creating Connections, as it can make or break the ability to effectively communicate with cattle. Successful communication is vital because it translates to happier, healthier animals. In this program, well-known cattle experts share their insights through educational modules to help cattlemen improve herd health, performance and well-being through low-stress handling techniques. We encourage you to learn more here.
  • Dairy C.A.R.E. (Customer Animal Resource Effort) – An extension of Merck Animal Health’s Dairy Care365 program, the goal is to help producers achieve success by maintaining sound policies, hiring the right people and making sure they are properly trained. We are helping producers build a well-trained labor force that not only gets the work done, but also does it in a way that garners customer confidence. Learn more here.

Website: www.merck-animal-health-usa.com

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Monsanto Monsanto

Monsanto is a sustainable agriculture company focused on empowering farmers to produce more from their land while conserving natural resources such as water and energy. Monsanto does this with its leading seed brands and in-the-seed trait technologies, which protect yield, support efficiency and reduce costs.

Monsanto could not exist without farmers. They are the support system of the world's economy, working day in and day out to feed, clothe and provide energy for our growing world.

Website: www.monsanto.com

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National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation

The Foundation is a $4.1 million foundation dedicated to advancing professional careers in the landscape industry.  The Foundation carries out its mission through public education to promote landscape industry careers by supporting efforts to recruit professionals into the industry and by granting scholarships to help students get the education they need to excel. The Foundation has awarded more than $902,400 in academic scholarships to 864 horticulture and landscape students.

Website: www.landscapeprofessionals.org/foundation
Email: foundation@landscapeprofessionals.org.


Nasco Farm & Ranch

The most complete listing of agricultural supplies and equipment available including products for animal identification, showing and grooming, breed promotion, artificial insemination, animal health, crops and soils, plus hundreds of hard-to-find farm items. You’ll also find high-quality boots and clothing, and a unique collection of farm-related housewares and gift items.

1-800-558-9595
Website: eNasco.com/farmandranch

 


National Crop Insurance Services

National Crop Insurance Services is an international not-for-profit service organization representing the 17 crop insurance companies that sell and service federally regulated multi-peril crop insurance through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC). NCIS members also service the state regulated line of crop insurance, called crop-hail. For 2015, the crop insurance industry provided coverage on nearly $150 billion of insured crop value.

On behalf of its members, NCIS collects and analyzes actuarial data, conducts agronomic research, provides policy and procedure analysis, serves as a licensed statistical agency for the state regulated line of crop insurance, and conducts extensive educational activities on claims adjustment, ethics, policies and procedures.

The companies service all farmers participating in the Federal program, including limited-resource and socially disadvantaged farmers. In partnership with the government, these private companies universally deliver effective risk management tools to the American farmer, which forms the major component of the farm safety net.

Website: https://www.ag-risk.org/


National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning

National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning, provides quality PreK-12, Academic, and Adult Education instructional solutions for reading, writing, science, social studies, ESL/ELD, Spanish/Dual language, Advanced & Electives, Career & Technical Education, and Professional Development.

Website: www.ngl.cengage.com

 


Nutrien Ag Solutions

Nutrien is the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, playing a critical role in helping growers increase food production in a sustainable manner.

Website: https://www.nutrien.com/

 


 

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Penn State Pesticide Education Program

The Pesticide Education Program strives to educate all pesticide applicators and users across the Commonwealth about pest management alternatives, including the safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides. The program promotes responsible decision-making, which will protect pesticide users, public health, plant and animal health, and the environment. Our goals include fostering the development and maintenance of productive, profitable, and competitive businesses and a sustainable food system in Pennsylvania's changing economic climate; ensuring the long-term vitality and sustainability of Pennsylvania's natural resources and local environments as related to pesticides and pest management; and enabling people to reach informed decisions on complex issues involving the use of pesticides by providing information and educational opportunities.

Website: https://extension.psu.edu/about-the-pesticide-education-program


PNC Bank

PNC is one of the Top 20 agriculture banks in the nation and has supported the industry for many years.

PNC is also dedicated to the communities where agriculture producers work and live through our close working relationships with agricultural associations and local extension offices, in addition to supporting county fairs and industry specific conventions.

PNC Bank is also the sponsor of the Ag Business Management Community on NAAE's Communities of Practice as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Website: http://www.pnc.com/agriculture


The Popcorn Board

The Popcorn Board is a non-profit organization funded by U.S. popcorn processors to raise awareness of popcorn as a versatile, whole-grain snack.  Popcorn is the perfect study aid to encourage classroom learning in a wide variety of subjects. 

Website: http://www.popcorn.org/Learn

 

 

 

 


Progressive Agriculture Foundation

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program is the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. The Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. Established in 1995, more than 1.5 million participants have been impacted by the Safety Day program. We recognize the important role young people play in the landscape of agriculture for today and tomorrow. And, keeping families in rural communities safe and healthy is what we’re all about. More than 400 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day events reach more than 100,000 participants annually in the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

Website: https://www.progressiveag.org/

 


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Quality Deer Management Association

Founded in 1988, the Quality Deer Management Association® (QDMA®) is a national nonprofit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. With more than 60,000 members throughout the U.S., Canada and several foreign countries, QDMA is among the fastest-growing conservation organizations in North America. 

Since its beginning, QDMA has educated deer hunters about the benefits of the Quality Deer Management (QDM) philosophy. This effort, aided by the support of numerous members, volunteers and supporters, has resulted in healthier, more balanced deer populations, as well as more rewarding hunting experiences on millions of acres throughout the whitetail's range. 

QDMA works hard to secure a sustainable future for wild white-tailed deer by funding critical deer research and advocating for wise policies and regulations that will protect our hunting heritage. QDMA also recruits and mentors the next generation of hunters through its successful Rack Pack. Due to QDMA's tireless dedication to education, research, management and youth recruitment, it is widely regarded as the most respected and influential whitetail conservation organization in North America. 

QDMA has also created a Deer Management Curriculum that contains everything an educator needs to teach a unit on whitetail deer management, including presentations, videos, quizzes, activities and a test. Presentations cover deer biology, history, management, aging and judging, trail-camera surveys, and more. The curriculum also includes a one-year "QDMA in the Classroom" membership, Aging and Judging Bucks on the Hoof DVD, six issues of Quality Whitetails  magazine, and a combo pack of three QDMA educational posters.  https://www.qdma.com/corporate/qdma-in-the-classroom

To join or learn more about QDMA and how you can enjoy better deer and better deer hunting, visit www.QDMA.com or call 1-800-209-DEER (3337). 

Website: www.QDMA.com


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RAM Trucks

Ram trucks are built, designed and constructed by a new breed of machinists, engineers, and truck fanatics who share the same unending passion for trucks as the people who drive them. They are the gear-heads, the master craftsmen, the guys who bleed gasoline and aren’t afraid to get a little dirt under their fingernails. Ram is composed of people whose mission is to revive the long-standing tradition of building trucks the way they were meant to be built, with legendary HEMI and Cummins engines, refined interiors, and ground-breaking features. That’s what makes Ram run. Guts. Glory. Ram.

Ram is a proud sponsor of FFA and Agriculture Education, celebrating 59 years of support in 2011.  Ram is the sponsor of the NAAE Teacher Turn the Key recognition program as well as several critical FFA programs.

Website: ramtrucks.com


Realityworks, Inc.

Realityworks, Inc. offers educational products that use engaging, hands-on learning aids and interactive technology to bring agriculture lessons to life. Realityworks’ products include tools and programs that address animal science, plant science, welding, trade skills, career exploration and more.

 

Website: www.realityworks.com
Email: information@realityworks.com

 

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Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP)

The Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP) founded in 1992 is located at the University of Kentucky (UK), a land-grant campus that houses the Colleges of Agriculture, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Arts and Sciences among others all on one campus.  Our unique situation allows us to focus on multidisciplinary collaboration from agriculture, public health, epidemiology, biology, engineering, education, forestry, communications, nursing, medicine, and Cooperative Extension within UK as well as across universities in the Southeast including Auburn, East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T, West Virginia University. Our theme, "Multidisciplinary partnerships to improve agricultural safety and health in the Southeast", place emphasis on serving vulnerable farm populations while addressing persistent and emerging agricultural/forestry and fishing safety concerns unique to 10 southeastern states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, West Virginia, and Virginia.

 

Website: https://www.uky.edu/scahip/

 


Syngenta

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market.

Website: syngenta.com

 

 

 

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The Greenhouse Company of South Carolina, LLC

The Greenhouse Company was founded over 35 years ago and today is one of the largest manufacturers of greenhouses in North America.  As the exclusive manufacturer of Jāderloon® greenhouses, The Greenhouse Company guarantees you will be 100 percent satisfied.

Website: http://www.thegreenhousecompany.net/


Today's Class - Melior

Today's Class is an eLearning resource for the modern teacher. Instructors are able to enroll students in a variety of online courses in which quizzes and final tests are automatically graded and reports can be automatically generated. They are able to monitor the progress of students as they proceed through these courses, which include content ranging from basic theory to advanced services and procedures.

Today's Class Agriscience contains five large courses containing a total of 42 units, covering a broad range of content that provides a solid foundation of both theory and practical knowledge. Students are prepared for Career Development Events as well as professional careers in a wide range of areas including farming, agricultural industry, horticulture, and environmental careers.

Courses contain dozens of interactive animations and games, illustrating such concepts as the history of agriculture, the food web, pest control, and agricultural production. Over 450 pages of downloadable study guides are also included.

Website: todaysclass.com


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Tractor Supply Company

Tractor Supply Company is the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States. Founded in 1938 as a mail order catalog business offering tractor parts to America’s family farmers, today Tractor Supply is a leading edge retailer with revenues surpassing $3 billion.Tractor Supply stores are primarily located in rural areas and the outlying suburbs of major cities. Stores supply the unique products to support their customers’ rural lifestyle, from welders and generators to animal care products and men and women’s workwear. You can also find pet supplies, animal feed, power tools, riding mowers, lawn and garden products and more. Each store team includes a welder, a farmer and a horse owner who collectively provide an exceptional depth of knowledge and resources.Tractor Supply is committed to understanding and fulfilling the needs of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle: folks who frequently describe themselves as hobby farmers and hobby ranchers.

Tractor Supply's involvement with the National FFA Organization has been a pleasure for over 20 years. TSC is proud to sponsor FFA because of the continued dedication to premier leadership, personal growth and career success. It is a great way to connect with our future customers, team members, and the unique communities we serve. FFA is important to our company, and the success of the overall American landscape.

Website: www.TractorSupply.com


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U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY)

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is the All Feather Association, progressively serving the industry through research, education, communication and technical assistance. It is the world's largest and most active poultry organization. Membership includes producers and processors of broilers, turkeys, ducks, eggs, and breeding stock, as well as allied companies. Formed in 1947, the association has affiliations in 26 states and has member companies worldwide. USPOULTRY believes that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders. It recognizes their role in the success of the poultry industry and the impact their current experiences will have on their future industry-related decisions. As a result, USPOULTRY sponsors and participates in a number of programs designed to assist students interested in the poultry industry. Each program focuses on the development of the students' understanding of the industry.

Website: www.uspoultry.org


 

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Vernier Software & Technology

When it comes to scientific data collection, Vernier has perfected the development and production of affordable, easy-to-use data-acquisition products (probeware) for science classrooms and labs around the world.

Website: https://www.vernier.com/

 


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Zoetis

Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes a diverse portfolio of animal health medicines and vaccines designed to meet the real-world needs of veterinarians and the livestock farmers and companion animal owners they support.

Zoetis is also the flagship sponsor of NAAE's Communities of Practice, as well as the Animal Science, Small Animal, Veterinary Science and Equine communities as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Website: zoetis.com

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