Resources for NAAE State Ag Ed Leaders

The items on this page are resources for state leaders of agricultural education. If you need help with any other items related to your state association — creating Memorandums of Understanding for state officers, making an advocacy plan for your state, or anything else, please contact the NAAE office at 800-509-0204 or We're here to help!

Resources to Help You Plan Your State Conference

This section includes items specifically mentioned in the State Conference Resources Information Letter that was sent to state leaders to help plan state conferences. Many additional resources are available as well.

The NAAE State Winner Award Certificate Templates are now available to you electronically at no cost. The certificate templates were created using Microsoft PowerPoint. Each file includes directions for updating the names on each certificate, and directions for how to print. These certificates do not mean that these individuals are regional winners. They are to be used to recognize state winners of the award categories. These certificates should be presented at your state agricultural educators’ association annual conference. Questions related to these templates may be directed to Alan Green, NAAE Program Manager - Marketing and Communications. The following templates are available using the link above:

  • Ideas Unlimited Award - State Winner Certificate
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - State Winner Certificate
  • Outstanding Early Career Teacher Award – State Winner Certificate
  • Outstanding Middle/Secondary Program Award - State Winner Certificate
  • Outstanding Postsecondary Program Award - State Winner Certificate
  • Outstanding Service Award - State Winner Certificate
  • Outstanding Teacher Award - State Winner Certificate
  • State-Level Certificate of Appreciation
  • State-Level Years of Service Certificate
  • Outstanding Postsecondary Program Award - State Winner Certificate
  • Outstanding Service Citation Award - State Winner Certificate
  • Teacher Mentor Award – State Winner Certificate
  • Teachers Turn The Key Scholarship – State Winner Certificate

You can order membership pins and certificates through the online NAAE Merchandise Center. Our merchandise page also includes information about ordering NAAE-branded plaques, awards, and gavels through our external vendor, Crown Trophy of Lexington. Please note that the following hard-copy certificates can be purchased online using the link above:

  • Years of Service Certificates
  • Teacher of Teachers Certificates – Bronze, Silver, and Gold
  • Thirty Minute Club Certificates
  • NAAE Agriculture Teacher’s Creed
  • 2023 NAAE Updates Rack Card

Please submit your 2023-2024 NAAE State Officer Roster by September 1, 2023. This state officer roster will include information for your new officer team for the 2023-2024 membership year. This year, we are moving to an online State Officer Roster system for greater efficiency. We realize that many of you will not have elected these officers yet, so we ask that the new and incoming president for 2023-2024 completes this form. NAAE cannot do a good job serving your state association and the membership at large if we don’t know who the state leaders are, so please provide all information that is requested. Click here to access the 2023-2024 State Officer Roster Submission Form.

The new NAAE Membership Benefits video is now available. We welcome you to use this as a tool to promote NAAE membership and programs in your state. Click here to access the NAAE Membership Benefits Video via YouTube.

The NAAE 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. For more information, click here.

Looking for digital and printable copies of your NAAE membership card and professional development certificates? Access your membership profile, where you can update your account, apply for awards, and more by visiting Your log-in is the email address on file in the NAAE membership database. We encourage you to keep your membership information up to date.

See you in Phoenix! We can’t wait to see you and representatives from your state association at the 2023 NAAE Convention, held November 28 – December2, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. For the most up to date information, visit the 2023 NAAE Convention Website.

  • The 2023 NAAE Convention Schedule is now available. Please note that more event details, including room assignments, workshops, descriptions, etc. will be added to our online schedule as they become available. Later this fall, we will provide information related to the official 2023 NAAE Convention App.

  • Housing and Travel Information is now available for the 2023 NAAE Convention. The 2023 NAAE Convention will take place at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. We encourage you to visit this website for the most up to date information related to nightly room rates.

  • Registration iis now open for the 2023 NAAE Convention. Registrants for the 2023 NAAE Convention are also automatically registered for the ACTE CareerTech VISION which is November 28 - December 2, 2023. The 2023 NAAE Convention schedule is planned so NAAE members can attend sessions at both ACTE Vision and the NAAE Convention. NAAE members will pay one registration fee and have full access to both conferences. We encourage all members to register before July 31 to take advantage of the SUPER Early Bird Registration Rate.

Save the Date
Save the Date for NAAE National #TeachAg Day, which is September 21, 2023. NAAE National #TeachAg Day is an initiative of NAAE as part of the National Teach Ag Campaign designed to encourage others to consider a career teaching agriculture and celebrate the positive contributions agriculture teachers make in our schools and communities.

Opportunities for Engagement
NAAE is excited to offer a variety of engagement opportunities related to NAAE National #TeachAg Day. This year, NAAE will be offering both teacher edition and state ag teachers association, collegiate, and university edition celebration kits to help teachers, institutions, and state associations celebrate NAAE National #TeachAg Day. More information related to requesting a kit will be available soon. For the most up to date information related to NAAE National #TeachAg Day, visit our website.

Are you planning to attend the 2023 National FFA Convention & Expo, November 1-4 in Indianapolis, Indiana? We’ll be there, too! Stop by our #TeachAg booth to encourage your students to teach agriculture, participate in enriching professional development with our NAAE Learning Labs, and pick up your Ag Teacher Wellness pack from the NAAE Educators Lounge! Additional information coming soon.

Your membership includes $100,000 in-dues professional liability insurance coverage. Your NAAE membership gives you the opportunity to upgrade your coverage. For just $35, you can increase your coverage to $1 million coverage, or $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. For more information about these benefits and to upgrade your professional liability insurance coverage, visit

National Supply and Demand Profiles
The 2022 Agriculture Teacher Supply and Demand Profiles are now available on our website. The National Supply and Demand Study is executed annually by AAAE (American Association for Agricultural Education) with Dr. Daniel Foster, Pennsylvania State University; Dr. Becki Lawver, Utah State University; Dr. Michael Spiess, Chico State University; and Dr. Amy Smith, University of Minnesota as the current NSD study team. The National Association of Agricultural Educators is a collaborative partner with the AAAE National Supply and Demand study team to ensure a quality and diverse supply of agriculture teachers. The supply and demand profiles provide a snapshot of the current status of agriculture teacher supply and demand based on NAAE and AAAE region. The data was collected from state agricultural education leaders and institution faculty in the fall of 2022 and is based on the 2021-2022 academic year. Click here to access the 2022 Agriculture Teacher Supply and Demand Profiles.

#TeachAg Pathway Posters
NAAE has developed #TeachAg Pathway posters to help others understand the process of becoming an agricultural educator in each state. The posters have been designed to show the process of becoming an agriculture teacher following a university-based program. The new state specific #TeachAg Pathway Posters will be available June 1st. NAAE has developed a separate document to recruit alternatively certified teachers. Each alternative certified pathway document will provide information for industry professionals and other educators to join the profession of teaching agriculture. Click here to access the pathway posters for each state.

Click here to access the generic #TeachAg Pathway Poster.

The 2023 NAAE Professional State Association Award Applications will be live on the NAAE website in June. Each affiliated association must submit an electronic application by September 1.

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