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Young, experienced, or inquiring instructors have the opportunity to use this page to assist with advancing their rigorous curriculums, building their aggressive Program of Activities, or acquiring motivational ideas for infusing new items into the agricultural education program.

Employment Opportunities

To list vacancy information contact executivedirector@waae.com

Wisconsin Ag Ed Vacancies

  • Click on "Employment in Wisconsin" located under Quick Link (right side of screen)
  • Click on "Educator jobs and other jobs in educational settings" (top bulleted item, center of screen)

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New Teacher & Mentor Resources

WAAE Teacher Mentoring Committee

Jamie Propson
Mishicot
920-755-3300

Ryan Seichter
Waupun Area High School
920-324-5591

Becky Wirkus
Stratford High School
715-68704311 Ext: 324

Rachel Sauvola
New Richmond High School
715-243-1761

Matthew Reinders
Edgar High School
715-352-2352 Ext:310

Your WAAE Sectional Representative

Nicole Nelson
WAAE Executive Director
262-470-8369

Dear New Teachers,

On behalf of the Teacher Mentoring Committee we would like to welcome you into this great profession! You have made it through your classes and student teaching and now you are ready to enter your own classroom to make a positive impression on students, staff and community. Our committee exists to help you with your transition into our great profession.

We will be pairing you with a WAAE mentor who is an experienced teacher near your location that you can work with for questions, advice and resources. Our agricultural education family and entire committee are here to support you however we can, please do not hesitate to ask questions.

Did you know that WAAE offers a scholarship to offset the cost of attending our Summer Professional Development Conference for new teachers? Here's the online application link:
Beginning Teacher Scholarship Application. Applications are due June 1.

The following will be taken into account for the recipients of the scholarship:

  • If you are employed and have received a contract from a district, please work with Nicole Nelson, WAAE Executive Director and the school, as the majority of the time they will pay for you to attend the conference. In the event you are hired just before the conference begins, please work with Nicole to talk with the school about paying for your conference fees.

  • The cost of registration will be the first priority to cover for new members of WAAE, hotel cost will come second. You will be asked to share a room as this allows the funds to stretch farther and be used for more recipients.


Sunday afternoon/evening of PDC we offer a special new teacher program to assist you in your transition. Please stay tuned for information about this event and plan to attend. Here we will provide advice and resources including a new teacher binder for you. If you are hired after PDC please contact Jamie Propson to receive new teacher materials. Again, thank you for entering the profession! We are excited for you and we are here to help in any way that we can.

Sincerely,

The WAAE Teacher Mentoring Committee

Experts List (Google Doc)

Letter regarding the New Teachers Scholarship Application

Beginning Teacher Schlarship Fact Sheet

New Teacher Scholarship Online Application Form

Suggested PDC Packing List

NAAE Communities of Practice

Registering for FFA Conferences

Program of Activities 101

Program of Activities Form

Mentoring Timeline


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Press Releases

2017 Participant News Release
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 - 09:15:50 AM

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2017 Teacher Turn the Key - Whitney Barnes
Monday, July 10th, 2017 - 11:03:22 AM

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2017 Teacher Mentor Award - Hannah Wolsdorf
Monday, July 10th, 2017 - 10:58:23 AM

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2017 Outstanding Post-Secondary Program - SWTC
Monday, July 10th, 2017 - 10:55:01 AM

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2017 Outstanding Young Member - Krist Kvalheim
Monday, July 10th, 2017 - 10:52:43 AM

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2017 Outsanding Agricultural Educator - Brenda Scheil
Monday, July 10th, 2017 - 10:50:27 AM

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2017 Agriscience Teacher of the Year - Kristin Hanson
Monday, July 10th, 2017 - 10:47:33 AM

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2017 Outstanding Agricultural Education Program - Baraboo
Monday, July 10th, 2017 - 10:44:39 AM

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WAAE hires new executive director
Friday, August 12th, 2016 - 09:51:48 AM

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2016 Farm Business Management Instructor Award - Ed Ruff
Friday, July 8th, 2016 - 02:42:39 PM

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2016 Honored Educator - Kim Odden
Friday, July 8th, 2016 - 02:40:55 PM

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2016 State Special Citation - Bridgett Neu
Friday, July 8th, 2016 - 02:39:09 PM

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2016 Outstanding Post-Secondary Program - Western Technical College
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 - 04:37:08 PM

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2016 Teacher Mentor Award - Stacy Skemp
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 - 04:35:55 PM

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2016 Outsanding Agricultural Educator - Rachel Sauvola
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 - 04:34:35 PM

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2016 Agriscience Teacher of the Year - Larry Plapp
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 - 04:33:17 PM

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2016 Outstanding Young Member & Teacher Turn the Key Winner - Jamie Propson
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 - 04:31:56 PM

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2016 Outstanding Agricultural Education Program - Elkhorn
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 - 04:29:26 PM

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NAAE Teachers Turn the Key – Walter Taylor
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 - 11:00:49 AM

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NAAE Outstanding Cooperation – Pam Jahnke
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 - 11:00:07 AM

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NAAE Outstanding Teacher – Paul Larson
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 - 10:59:29 AM

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NAAE Outstanding Service Citation – Dr. Rick Bockhop
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 - 10:58:13 AM

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NAAE Outstanding Young Member – Jacob Cramer
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 - 10:56:50 AM

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NAAE Agriscience Teacher of the Year – Candice Franks
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 - 10:56:18 AM

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Wisconsin Agricultural Educators Attend the National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention in New Orleans
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 - 01:49:13 PM

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WAAE Announces New Executive Director
Monday, September 14th, 2015 - 09:24:24 AM

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2014 Outstanding Ag Ed Program Sectional Winner
Thursday, June 26th, 2014 - 11:11:40 PM

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2014 Farm Business Management Press Release Lynn Jerrett
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 11:44:16 AM

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2014 State Special Citation Terry Bernick
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 11:43:20 AM

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2014 Board Member Press Release
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 11:38:56 AM

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2014 Outstanding Service Press Release Dan Ziegler
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 11:38:25 AM

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2014 Outstanding Cooperation Press Release UW Platteville
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 11:37:37 AM

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2014 Lifetime Achievement - LaVern Georgson
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 11:35:31 AM

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2014 Organizational Relations - AgriView
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 11:34:33 AM

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2014 Honored Educator Press Release Kevin Hoffman
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 11:32:15 AM

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2014 Ideas Unlimited State Winner Melissa Braun
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 11:31:34 AM

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2014 AgriScience Teacher Sectional Winner Press Release
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 11:25:03 AM

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2014 AgriScience Teacher State Winner - Rachel Sauvola Press Release
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 11:17:06 AM

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2014 Turn the Key Sectional Winner Press Releases
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 10:27:26 AM

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2014 Turn the Key State WInner - Amie Stillman
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 10:26:22 AM

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2014 Teacher Mentor Sectional Winner
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 10:00:52 AM

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2014 Teacher Mentor State Winner - Crystal Retzlaff
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 09:56:01 AM

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2014 Outstanding Post Secondary Adult Ag Ed Program State Winner FVTC
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 09:54:51 AM

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2014 Outstanding Ag Ed Program State Winner - Brad Markhardt
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 09:53:13 AM

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2014 Oustanding Instructor Sectional Winner
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 09:51:43 AM

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2014 Outstanding Educator State Winner - Larry Plapp
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 09:50:48 AM

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2014 Outstanding Young Member - Sectional Winner
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 09:49:43 AM

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2014 Outstanding Young Member - State Winner Jeanna James
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 09:46:02 AM

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2014 General Release Attendee
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 09:44:51 AM

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2014 WAAE Professional Development Conference General Press Release
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 09:43:10 AM

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Congrats to Dustin Williams
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 - 10:02:07 AM

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Craig Kohn featured in Communities of Practice
Monday, February 17th, 2014 - 08:56:21 PM

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DeForest in the News!
Monday, February 17th, 2014 - 08:23:45 PM

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New Richmond in the News
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 - 10:59:56 AM

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West Salem Agriculture Program in the News
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 - 04:35:37 PM

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Agriculture at Milwaukee Vincent
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 - 09:22:58 PM

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2013 Teacher Mentor Dan Ziegler
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 - 12:21:14 PM

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2013 Ideas Unlimited Brad Markhardt
Monday, July 1st, 2013 - 11:55:29 PM

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2013 Agriscience Teacher - Candice Olson
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 03:01:07 PM

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2013 Honored Educator - Randy Ehrenberg
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 02:58:20 PM

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2013 Lifetime Achievement - Gordie Gasch
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 02:56:07 PM

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2013 Organizational Relations - LEAF
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 02:53:42 PM

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2013 Outstanding Educator - Kristin Hanson
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 02:48:47 PM

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2013 Outstanding Post Secondary Adult Ag Ed Program - Sheryl Nehl, LTC
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 02:47:53 PM

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2013 Outstanding Program - Big Foot
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 02:44:26 PM

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2013 Outstanding Service Award - Jeff Hicken
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 02:40:59 PM

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2013 Outstanding Service Award - UWRF
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 02:38:32 PM

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2013 Outstanding Young Member - Craig Kohn
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 02:08:54 PM

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2013 State Special Citation - Nicole Nelson
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 02:05:59 PM

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2013 Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship - Brittany Babik
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 02:04:37 PM

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2013 General Release
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 02:00:51 PM

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2013 Teacher attendee press release
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 01:59:25 PM

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2013 Board Member Release
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 - 01:56:55 PM

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Evers Visits Milwaukee Vincent
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 - 02:18:45 PM

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Secretary Duncan's Speech on Agriculture and Education
Sunday, February 17th, 2013 - 08:11:05 PM

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Mondovi FFA in the News
Thursday, January 17th, 2013 - 08:02:59 PM

If you are interested, Mondovi FFA was featured last week on "This Week in Agribusiness" with Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson on RFDTV. You can follow the following website link to watch the video if you woud like.

http://farmprogressamerica.com/video.aspx?vc=16

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School districts could have trouble filling agriculture teacher positions
Saturday, July 21st, 2012 - 01:18:55 PM

School districts could have trouble filling agriculture teacher positions

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2012 Board Member Release
Friday, July 13th, 2012 - 01:54:12 PM

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2012 Conference Release
Friday, July 13th, 2012 - 01:49:26 PM

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2012 Teacher Attendee Release
Friday, July 13th, 2012 - 01:49:07 PM

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2012 Teacher Turn the Key - Jeanna James
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 11:34:46 AM

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2012 Teacher Mentor - David Friend
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 11:33:01 AM

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2012 Organizational relations - CAERT
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 11:29:09 AM

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2012 Outstanding Post Secondary Adult Ag Ed - Williams BTC
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 11:26:47 AM

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2012 Outstanding Program - Mount Horeb
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 11:23:03 AM

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2012 Outstanding Educator - Adam Wehling
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 11:11:11 AM

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2012 Honored Educator - Gasch & Koepp
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 11:04:45 AM

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2012 Outstanding Service - Brenda Scheil
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 10:54:57 AM

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2012 Lifetime Achievement - David Rizzardi
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 10:51:51 AM

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2012 Outstanding Young Member - Candice Olson
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 10:48:24 AM

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2012 State Special Citation Awarded to Halbur, Wendt and Jaworkski
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 10:44:03 AM

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Mike Sabel 2012 Outstanding Farm Business Production Management Instructor
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 10:40:22 AM

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Country Today Article on 2012 Conference
Sunday, July 8th, 2012 - 11:16:40 AM

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2012 WAAE Conference Press Release
Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 - 02:12:46 PM

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DOL Notification: Child Labor in Agriculture NPRM is WITHDRAWN
Friday, April 27th, 2012 - 10:29:13 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor today (April 26, 2012) issued the following statement regarding the withdrawal of a proposed rule dealing with children who work in agricultural vocations:

The Obama Administration is firmly committed to promoting family farmers and respecting the rural way of life, especially the role that parents and other family members play in passing those traditions down through the generations. The Obama Administration is also deeply committed to listening and responding to what Americans across the country have to say about proposed rules and regulations. As a result, the Department of Labor is announcing today the withdrawal of the proposed rule dealing with children under the age of 16 who work in agricultural vocations. The decision to withdraw this rule including provisions to define the parental exemption was made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of the proposed rules on small family-owned farms. To be clear, this regulation will not be pursued for the duration of the Obama Administration. Instead, the Departments of Labor and Agriculture will work with rural stakeholders such as the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Farmers Union, the Future Farmers of America, and 4-H to develop an educational program to reduce accidents to young workers and promote safer agricultural working practices.

This is a huge victory for American production agriculture ... and for school-based agricultural education ... and we extend our thanks to all who made the choice to get involved in preventing this proposed rulemaking from being implemented. Good work Team Ag Ed!
 


 

Congratulation Mark Cournoyer - Crystal Apple Recipient
Thursday, April 26th, 2012 - 07:55:58 AM

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USDA and Education Host White House Rural Council Meeting, Sign Interagency Agreement to Promote Career Pathways and Postseconda
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 - 08:16:43 AM

Attached is a news release that will be of great interest. It announces a new interagency agreement between the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education to promote career pathways and postsecondary education. Those who have programs in jeopardy may be able to use this as evidence of the value of agricultural education to the Department of Education and the current administration.



Were particularly pleased at the news as it is an outgrowth of the meeting National FFA had earlier this year with Secretary Duncan and Secretary Vilsack. It was at that occasion that we first proposed an interagency agreement. The benefits can extend to all of career and technical education. We expect more positive developments that will derive from this closer collaboration.



http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/usda-and-education-host-white-house-rural-council-meeting-sign-interagency-agree

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NAAE Convention Press Release
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 - 11:18:02 AM

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2011 NAAE Convention information
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 - 11:16:58 AM

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2011-2012 NAAE Board of Directors
Congratulations to the newly installed NAAE board of directors. Leaders for the upcoming year were elected at last week's NAAE convention.

President - Ken Couture, CT
President-elect - Farrah Johnson, FL

Region I Vice President - Erica Whitmore, WA
Region I Secretary - Heath Hornecker, WY

Region II Vice President - Kevin Stacy, OK
Region II Secretary - James Cannon, AR

Region III Vice President - Terry Rieckman, SD
Region III Secretary - Glenda Crook, WI

Region IV Vice President - Charlie Sappington, IL
Region IV Secretary - Scott Stone, MO

Region V Vice President - Daryl Behel, MS
Region V Secretary - Joshua Davenport, MS

Region VI Vice President - Michael Harrington, MD
Region VI Secretary - Debra Seibert, PA

To read about award winners and download press releases, click here.

To view photos from the convention, click here. Please note that due to high volume, we still in the process of uploading photos.

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Congrats to Cheryl Steinbach - Granton
Saturday, November 12th, 2011 - 10:14:08 AM

Cheryl Steinbach, a Granton School District teacher, is the recipient of a 2011 Wisconsin School Forest award for outstanding school forest educator by the LEAF Program. The award was presented Nov. 4 in Rosholt during the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education fall conference.

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Congratulations to Brad Markhardt!
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - 03:01:09 PM

Check out this article on Wisconsin Ag Connection and video about Brad Markhardt, Black River Falls Ag Ed Teacher, who was named Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. Good luck to Brad as he competes for the national Teacher of the Year title!
 


 

2011 Conference Press Release
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 - 10:25:31 AM

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Rick Heningfeld receives award from NSTA
Thursday, March 31st, 2011 - 11:45:47 AM

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2010 Professional Development Conference Release
Monday, June 21st, 2010 - 01:54:28 PM

Press release from the 2010 PDC

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Congressman Petri Visit to WAHS
Sunday, April 25th, 2010 - 05:12:06 PM

On Monday, April 19th, Congressman Petri traveled to Westfield to answer an invite from the Agricultural Education Department to learn about the Biodiesel Program. During his one hour visit, the congressman was pleased to hear about the cost savings to the district and the positive affects that it had on the students that were involved with the project.

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