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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Today is "National Teach Ag Day"

 Each day, thousands of agriculture teachers in the United States inform students about the current issues in agriculture. With a growing population and the need for more sustainable practices, agricultural education provides the platform to educate our students and the public about the importance of agriculture in our daily lives. National Teach Ag Day on September 24th aims to celebrate the contributions agriculture teachers are currently making in the communities they serve and encourage students to consider careers as agriculture teachers, a field that is currently experiencing a national shortage.
“Agriculture teachers do amazing things. From incorporating science, technology, engineering, and math in practical settings for their students, to developing leadership skills and teaching responsibility; agriculture teachers deserve to be celebrated for all that they do,” said Ellen Thompson, National Teach Ag Campaign Coordinator, “National Teach Ag Day is one way we can celebrate their accomplishments and encourage students to pursue a career in agricultural education.”
The highlight of National Teach Ag Day will be a live webcast from the American Farm Bureau Federation and American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s Washington, D.C. office, on September 24th from 1:45-4:00 pm eastern. The event will include special appearances by leaders in agricultural education, panels of current and future agriculture teachers, and tips for pursuing a career in agricultural education. Future agriculture teachers from across the country will be in attendance for the live webcast as well. Teachers and students celebrating across the nation will also have the opportunity to chime in through social media and video conferencing during the live webcast.
To log on to the live webcast, or for resources to help you plan your local Teach Ag Day celebration, visit naae.org/teachag.