Future Agriscience Teacher Symposiums

The National Teach Ag Campaign hosts multiple a Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposiums for all current NAAE Student Member preservice agricultural education students across the United States each year.

Congratulations to those selected for this year's Virtual FAST Symposium, held in conjunction with the 2020 Virtual NAAE Convention, November 30-December 4.

Katherine Klingensmith South Dakota State University
Bridget Buol Iowa State University
Claire Bardsley University of Idaho
Devin McClayland Montana State University
Nicole McMullen The Ohio State University
Rachel Brown University of Florida AEC
Victoria Rackley University of Arizona
Amelia Hayden University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Megan Royer The Pennsylvania State University
Mary Furnish University of Kentucky
Rebekah Cain Kansas State University
Nicole Guise The Pennsylvania State University
Alyssa Landis The Pennsylvania State University
Michaela Smith The Pennsylvania State University
Haley Talaski Michigan State University
Emily Schulz The Pennsylvania State University
Paige Stuber University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Kayla Erath California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Katie Boyer The Pennsylvania State University
Kirk Fairchild Oregon State University
Amador Gonzales New Mexico State University
Kendra Fuelling Purdue University
Danielle Schneider The Ohio State University
Payton Wolfe Oregon State University
Hailey Patterson Oregon State University
Elise Laudenslager The Pennsylvania State University
Kathryn Lampi University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Cassandra Valdez Merced Community College
Erica Wearing Clemson University
Robert Christman Central State University
Ethan Fetzer Iowa State University
Victoria Garcia California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Garrett Wood University of Idaho
Kjersti Clawson University of Idaho
Matthew Stokes University of Idaho
Bishal Thapa University of Idaho
Josie Cox University of Idaho
Madelyn Bentz The Pennsylvania State University


The Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium is a professional development experience for preservice agricultural education majors which provides customized professional development, networking, and mentoring with current and future agriculture teachers and stakeholders from across the country. 

The FAST Symposium focuses on the following: 
- Creating an inclusive classroom environment 
- Inquiry-Based Learning 
- Classroom Management 
- Professional development 
- Collegiality 
- Student teaching and first-year preparation 
- Job Interview success 
 
If you have questions, contact Andrea Fristoe by email at afristoe.naae@uky.edu or by phone at (859) 967-2892.
 
The Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposiums are a component of the National Teach Ag Campaign, an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education, managed by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) with funding support from the CHS Foundation, Corteva Agriscience, Growth Energy, and BASF as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.