Join the National Teach Ag Campaign
One of the first things you need if you want to teach agriculture is a degree in agricultural education. Use our college finder for a listing of schools in the United States where you can work toward an agricultural education degree.
Every state has different certification requirements to teach agriculture. Learn more about the specifics in your state, and find current employment opportunities.
Our Supply and Demand Data will provide you with the current status of agriculture teacher supply and demand based on NAAE region.
We have funding to help states conduct recruitment and retention programs. Beginning in 2014, grants are only available through the State Teach Ag Results (STAR) program. Click here to see current STAR participants and previous grant recipients.
We have a treasure trove of lesson plans, games and other activities you can use to encourage your students to consider a career in agricultural education. Follow this link to access these materials.
We've also developed a lot of great templates, logos and other resources to make promoting the profession of agricultural education easy. Follow this link to access our promotional materials.
What can you do to support the agriculture teacher and agricultural education program in your own community? Check out our “Grow Your Own Ag Teacher” page.
At the present time there are approximately seven states that have an Agricultural Education Career Development Event (CDE). At the 2012 National FFA Convention the delegates voted and approved the recommendation to create a National Ag Ed CDE. The National Teach Ag Campaign is currently exploring options for how this might look. Included in this post you will find links to current state level Ag Ed CDE's. Please use these to develop your own Ag Ed CDE/event.
Plan and conduct a Teach Ag workshop in your state or region with help from the examples in our workshop center. Go to the Teach Ag Workshop Center.
From webinars to recruitment and retention resources, the Teach Ag Promising Practices page will have what you need.
National Teach Ag Campaign
300 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Ellen Thompson, Project Director
Andrea Fristoe, Program Manager
Victoria Hamilton, Marketing Assistant
Alan Green, Cooperative Education Program Coordinator