The National Teach Ag Ambassador Program was developed as an effort to address the current demand for agriculture teachers nationwide. The need for agriculture teachers in the United States remains high due to retirements, current program growth, new programs opening, and current teachers who leave the profession to explore other opportunities. The ambassadors work to promote the need for high-quality and diverse agriculture teachers while at National FFA Convention and throughout the year.
Beyond their duties at the National FFA Convention, the ambassadors will work with agricultural education leaders in their states to promote the mission of the National Teach Ag Campaign, by encouraging high school and postsecondary students to consider a career in teaching agriculture. The ambassadors will use several different outlets to accomplish this task; including social media, email, workshops, booths, and presentations. Through these various opportunities, the ambassadors will build their own professional networks and develop leadership and communications skills they will need in their future careers as agriculture teachers.
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