Top 5 Reasons to Teach Agriculture
Sep23

Top 5 Reasons to Teach Agriculture

Thinking about becoming an agriculture teacher? Here are the Top 5 reasons: 5. Ag teachers never have the same day twice Ag teachers never have the same day twice. One day they might be in a classroom or laboratory, the next visiting students in the field, preparing teams for a FFA Career Development Event, or leading a community service activity with their FFA Chapter. 4. Teacher shortage Nationally, we need more agriculture...

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Promote Teaching as an Ag Career

With the continuing deficit of agriculture educators vs. available teaching positions, it is imperative that we promote teaching agriculture when we cover ag careers in our classes. In 2014, 96 positions went unfilled across the nation and 183 programs were filled with alternatively certified teachers. While it is true all levels of education suffer a shortage, our chosen profession faces a bleak future if we choose not to get...

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Love Ag? Teach Ag!
Oct31

Love Ag? Teach Ag!

By Cassie Olson LOUISVILLE — Want to share your passion for agriculture for the rest of your life? How about travel, not just within your own state, but nationally and internationally, as well? Agricultural educators never have the same day twice, and that is something the 2014-2015 National Teach Ag Ambassadors are happy to tell you about. Andrew Steiner, Gerald Hosler, Riane Towery, Christopher Hartley, Emily Reed and Katelyn...

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CHS Announces $1.5 Million Gift for FFA and Agricultural Education
Sep25

CHS Announces $1.5 Million Gift for FFA and Agricultural Education

Thursday was already going to be a great day — we were celebrating National Teach Ag Day — but it was made even better with a major announcement that will benefit FFA and agricultural education for years to come. CHS, a global agribusiness involved in energy, grains and foods owned by U.S. farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, announced during National Teach Ag Day celebrations in Minneapolis a substantial, multi-year gift...

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Teach Ag Day 2013: A Letter to FFA Advisors
Sep26

Teach Ag Day 2013: A Letter to FFA Advisors

The following is a letter from the staff of the National FFA Organization to FFA advisors and agricultural educators. Dear FFA Advisors, Good morning. As you all know, today is National Teach Ag Day. It’s a special day for all of us involved in agricultural education as we shine the spotlight on you. We at the National FFA Organization want you to know that you are highly appreciated, valued and deeply respected for all that you do to...

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