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.
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.
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.
Agricultural education is a systematic program of instruction available to students desiring to learn about the science, business, and technology of plant and animal production and/or about the environmental and natural resources systems.