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Welcome to The National Council for Agricultural Education

The National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council) strives to stimulate positive growth in agricultural education. The Council provides leadership for stakeholders in agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems education. It strives to surface issues important to agricultural education and stimulate actions to support those issues. The Council serves as a common meeting ground for agricultural education and represents organizations and entities representing students, teachers, teacher educators, state leaders, alumni, industry, and government.

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  • New for 2015! National AFNR Standards Revised

    The National AFNR Content Standards have been revised to reflect current learning and knowledge agricultural education students in grades 7-14 should know to be college and career ready in agriculture. Approximately 250 subject matter experts from industry and education participated to make this possible. Educators, State Agricultural Educator staff and educational resource partners are encouraged to use these in the development of current and relevant curriculum and instructional materials.
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  • New! National SAE Guiding Principles Released

    The National Council for Agricultural Education has adopted and released a new document outlining the result of their SAE renewal effort. This document provides thought leadership on what the SAE component of today’s agricultural education program should look like.
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  • Smith-Hughes 100th Anniversary Celebration Logo Design Contest

    We are calling on students in agricultural education an communication programs to help design a logo for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Hughes Act. Entries will be accepted until December 1st and the winning entry will receive a $500 prize in addition to being used on all materials associated with the anniversary.
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​Important Links

  • » 2016 National Ag Ed Summit
    Jan. 26-28, 2016 • Indianapolis

    See ​the full schedule, session materials and videos from the event.

  • Monday Morning Monitor

    Monday Morning Monitor
    Weekly newsletter featuring updates from the National Council for Agricultural Education.
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  • Resources Resources
    FFA Learn provides a single source for online delivery of new and exciting electronic instructional materials, tools and resources.
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  • National Quality Program Standards for Secondary Ag Education

    National Quality Program Standards
    The National Quality Program Standards are designed to conduct an evaluation of the local Ag Ed program and develop clear goals for program improvement.
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  • Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education

    CASE Institute is a professional development workshop to provide teachers training for the instruction related to a specific CASE course.
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  • Teach Ag Day

    National Teach Ag Day
    National Teach Ag Day celebrates school-based agricultural education and encourages Ag Ed advocates to share the great career opportunities in Ag Ed with others.
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  • National AFNR Career Cluster Content Standards

    National AFNR
    The National AFNR Career Cluster Content Standards provide state Ag Ed leaders and teachers with a guide for what students should achieve through the study of agriculture.
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