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.
Smith-Hughes 100th Anniversary Celebration Logo Design Selected
Congratulations to Leeah Luepke winner of the Smith -Hughes 100th anniversary Logo design competition. Look for Leeah’s winning logo design to be used throughout the celebration of the 100th anniversary
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.
Natural Connection to Agriculture and STEM
STEM education has a natural tie to the science of agriculture. With the need to feed and clothe a growing population projected to reach 9 million by 2050 there is a unique membership group with a bold vision of developing human capital by engaging the next generation in STEM careers in the Food & Agricultural industries. This unique membership group is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Food & Ag Council (SFAC) they are coordinated by STEMconnector®.