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 naae@uky.edu. 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 Cooperation 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 Citation 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

At the 2021 NAAE Convention in New Orleans this past year, the delegates representing the state ag teacher’s associations voted to increase the NAAE active membership dues by $5.00 beginning in the 2022-2023 NAAE membership year. As you prepare to collect dues for the upcoming year, please make sure your state has made the necessary adjustments for the increase. The NAAE Bylaws also states that the Life Active dues will be twelve times (12x) active dues so therefore the new Life Active dues will increase to $780.00. Click here to access the official NAAE Dues Increase Letter to State Leaders, which was sent on April 29, 2022.


Please submit your 2022-2023 NAAE State Officer Roster by September 1, 2022. This state officer roster will include information for your new officer team for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 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.

Viva Las Vegas! We can’t wait to see you and representatives from your state association at the 2022 NAAE Convention, held November 29 – December 3, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the most up to date information, visit the 2022 NAAE Convention Website.

  • The 2022 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 2022 NAAE Convention App.

  • Housing and Travel Information is now available for the 2022 NAAE Convention. The 2022 NAAE Convention will take place at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. We encourage you to visit this website for the most up to date information related to nightly room rates. For reservations made before September 30, 2022, the $30/night resort fee will be waived.

  • Registration is now open for the 2022 NAAE Convention. Registrants for the 2022 NAAE Convention are also automatically registered for the ACTE CareerTech VISION 2022 which is November 30 - December 3, 2022. Both conventions will be in-person this year. The 2022 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 August 15, 2022 to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Rate.

NAAE is looking for agricultural educators who are willing and able to host 2022 National Teach Ag Day Celebrations using a kit full of activities, promotional materials, and more in secondary and post-secondary programs across the country on Thursday, September 15. More information about 2022 Teach Ag Day Celebration Kits will be available on July 15.

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 www.ftj.com/NAAE.

We hope you are enjoying the new NAAE brand! After more than two years in the making, we're ecstatic to finally share our new brand with you! Our brand logo was designed to convey a sense of unity, energy, and value for our members. We're excited to launch our new brand with the inspiration it brings. Thank you for being a part of our journey as we continue to provide fresh, modern, and relevant programs and services that best serve school-based agricultural educators. For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, click here.

The 2021 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; 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, AAAE and National FFA region. The data was collected from state agricultural education leaders and institution faculty in the fall of 2021 and is based on the 2020-2021 academic year.

Click here to access the 2021 Agriculture Teacher Supply and Demand Profiles.


The NAAE Board of Directors has been working hard to determine strategically where our organization should be over the next three to five years. At the NAAE Board of Directors meeting in February, the Board of Directors voted to establish five new committees and thus retiring the previous committees.

Our new committees and purposes are:
  • Advocacy in Agricultural Education - The purpose of the Advocacy in Agricultural Education committee is to provide insight and recommendations on opportunities to effectively influence agricultural education through promotion, communication, and policy.

  • Financial Review -The purpose of the Financial Review committee is to review the financial statements, dues structure and fiscal solvency of the organization.

  • Member Experience -T he purpose of the Member Experience committee is to provide insight and recommendations on the value of the NAAE organization and review the perceptions that current and prospective members have about NAAE.

  • Professional Development - The purpose of the Professional Development committee is to provide insight and recommendations on leadership and learning to improve and evolve educators for boundless classrooms.

  • Teacher Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition - The purpose of the Teacher RRR committee is to provide insight and recommendations on topics and initiatives related to attracting, engaging, supporting, and celebrating agricultural education professionals.

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