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Jaimie Shipe Selected as a 2011 National Teach Ag Ambassador

Sep 16, 2011

Jaimie Shipe, an agricultural education major, has been selected as a 2011 National Teach Ag Ambassador.

Selection for the National Teach Ag Ambassador program is a highly competitive process, with only 10 ambassadors being selected from a national pool of applicants.  Ambassadors are students currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in agricultural education who have a passion for the profession and the demonstrated ability to share the opportunities available through a career in agricultural education.

The 2011 Teach Ag Ambassadors will be responsible for working the Teach Ag booth at the National FFA Convention, where they will talk with attendees about the possibilities of a career in agricultural education. 

The National Teach Ag Campaign is an initiative to bring attention to the need for more agricultural educators in the United States.  It provides resources for those who wish to help promote the profession of agricultural education as well as for those who are interested in learning more about a career in agricultural education.  It is a project of The National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.  The campaign is sponsored by Landmark Nurseries and the CHS Foundation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, and also by Delmar Cengage Learning.

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, Kentucky.