Understanding Ultrasound Data Workshop

Understanding Ultrasound Data Workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.
Oconto Falls High School Ag Room

Every year we ultrasound the livestock at the county fair, but do you really know what those numbers stand for? The Ultrasound judge will be here to explain what the ultrasound data means and how it is used by the judge. All exhibitors and parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Please contact Karen (920-834-6845) with any questions. See you there!

National Teach Ag Day: It’s On!

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TAG-day-13-largeBy Ellen Thompson

If you are reading this, then I can say with almost 100 percent certainty that an agriculture teacher has positively impacted you.  Agriculture teachers are some of the most inspiring, dedicated and passionate people you will find.  Unfortunately, there are not enough of them to go around.  In fact, last year 22 school districts closed their agriculture program because a qualified agriculture teacher was not available.  That means countless students were not exposed to the endless opportunities that active engagement in classroom instruction, FFA and SAE has to offer.  Four years ago, the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) launched an aggressive initiative, the National Teach Ag Campaign, to ensure a quality supply of agriculture teachers.  The cornerstone of the campaign is National Teach Ag Day.  National Teach Ag Day is taking place this year on Thursday, September 26th.  National Teach Ag Day is a day set aside…

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Summer Trip to the Wisconsin State Fair

On August 1, 2013, the Gillett FFA went on their annual summer trip.  For this year’s trip, they went to the Wisconsin State Fair.  

While there, they watched three fellow community members, Jacob Kasten, Abbey Horsens, and Michelle Kohls, show their dairy projects for this year’s fair.  Abbey ranked 16th and Michelle ranked 5th in their class.  

The members that went also had time to enjoy the rest of the fair.  Some went to the Exhibition Hall while others moseyed throughout the grounds, finding everything the fair had to offer.  When they returned on the bus, everyone was talking about the good time they had at the Wisconsin State Fair.  

 

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Gillett High School Agriculture Teacher Selected for National Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kellie Claflin, agricultural educator at Gillett High School in Gillett, Wis., has been selected for a Teachers Turn the Key Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

The Teachers Turn the Key award is a national scholarship program that allows early career agricultural educators to attend the annual NAAE convention and gives them an opportunity to become involved with their professional association. TTTK winners take part in special programming during the convention that is designed to address the concerns of early career agricultural educators. By being selected for the TTTK award, Claflin will be able to connect with other agricultural education professionals who are at a similar point in their careers.

In addition to the special track at NAAE Convention, each of the TTTK winners will be recognized as young leaders in the profession during a general session. RAM Trucks sponsors the TTTK award as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

NAAE is the professional organization in the United States for agricultural educators. It provides its’ nearly 8,000 members with professional networking and development opportunities, professional liability coverage, and extensive awards and recognition programs. The mission of NAAE is “professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service.” The NAAE headquarters are in Lexington, Ky.