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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