National Teach Ag Day - Engagement Opportunities for Everyone!

WHAT IS NATIONAL TEACH AG DAY?

The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 20, 2018. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.

Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast will be hosted by Corteva Agriscience™ Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ in Johnston, Iowa.

National Teach Ag Day is a part of the National Teach Ag Campaign, an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators and sponsored by the CHS Foundation, Corteva Agriscience™ Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, BASF, Herman & Bobbie Wilson, and Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
There are several ways for you to get involved on National Teach Ag Day.


National Teach Ag Day Commercial Contest
Click here to VOTE in the National Teach Ag Day Commercial Contest!
The video with the most views by Thursday, September 20th WINS!!!

Either individually, as a program, as a small group, or collegiate institution create a 15-30 second video that highlights agricultural education.   

  • Make sure your video is fun, in good taste and highlights why being an agriculture teacher is so important.
  • Approved videos will air during the live Teach Ag Day webcast on Thursday, September 20.
  • The video with the most views in each category between September 16 and September 20 will win.
    • Winning institution receives $250, traveling trophy and endless fame
  • More details about how to view the videos and ways to encourage others to view your videos will be available in September. 

Requirements:

  • The Teach Ag logo must be used and visible during a portion of the commercial. 
  • Videos must be in PPT or other multi-media video format  
  • Must not exceed 30 seconds. 
  • Entries must accompany signed consent letter stating support for the video.
  • Person submitting entry must be either a current MANRRS or NAAE member.
  • Submit your video and consent letter via Dropbox link to elizabeth.knight@uky.edu by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, September 9.    

FAST Symposium Participant

If you are a current college student majoring in Agricultural Education join us in Des Moines for the live celebration.  The National Teach Ag Campaign will select 18-30 current ag ed majors to participate in professional development, collegial networking, and be part of the live webcast. 
Selected attendees will receive…

  • $100 travel stipend
  • Lodging at host hotel for all nights (double occupance with another FAST participant)
  • Some meals
  • Transportation to FAST-related events
  • Professional development training
  • Recognition during the live webcast
  • Priceless memories and resources

Congratulations to the following students on being selected for this year's National Teach Ag Day FAST Symposium!

  • Allison Abadir – University of Missouri
  • Alice Cox – Clemson University
  • Brittany Daniel – University of Mount Olive
  • Allyson Dorrell – Kansas State University
  • Hannah Eckblad – University of Wisconsin – River Falls
  • Brittany Elliott – University of Kentucky
  • Kenneth Gonzales – University of Puerto Rico
  • Christopher Hicks – University of Mount Olive
  • Leah Jacobs – Purdue University
  • Maecie Mikulenka – Texas A&M University
  • Laura Mincks – Iowa State University
  • Holly Podliska – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Joe Ramstad – University of Minnesota - St. Paul
  • Sarah Robertson – Texas A&M University
  • Trevor Spath – University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Ellie Steensma – Dordt College

Host a Live Watch Party

National Teach Ag Day is a great opportunity to share with others your love for ag education and passion for teaching! Here are some ideas for hosting your own party:

  • Gather your friends, colleagues, peers, advisors, & anyone else you can think of to share in the National Teach Ag Day celebration!
  • Nominate someone you think will be a great ag teacher! 
  • Order in lunch & watch the National Teach Ag Day live webcast!
  • Purchase a Teach Ag kit for yourself or someone you know who will be a great ag teacher!!
  • No matter what you decide to do, share your celebration with us on social media! 

Tag Yourself or Someone else

Being an agriculture teacher is an awesome career choice.  We want to recognize all the current and future agriculture teachers who have answered the call to Mentor, Motivate, Make a Difference, and Teach Ag! Please submit a photo along with the information below to elizabeth.knight@uky.edu by 11:59pm Eastern on Sunday, September 9.  Approved photos will be displayed during the live Teach Ag Day webcast on Thursday, September 20 between 1-2pm Eastern.  You can watch the live webcast by going to the Teach Ag website www.naae.org/teachag on September 20. 

Include:

  • High resolution, appropriate photo
  • Name of person who is tagged
  • State
  • Institution or Ag Program Name
  • High school agriculture teacher
  • Your name if submitting on behalf of someone else
  • A shout out or other congratulatory statement (less than 140 characters)– optional

Contact Us

We want to hear about what you're doing on Teach Ag Day. Drop us a line at ethompson.naae@uky.edu. Need help planning an event? Send an email to the same place, and we'll help any way we can.


 

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