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All In for Agricultural Education

Croghan, NY- New York State Agricultural Education Outreach Staff, in partnership with the New York State Association of Agricultural Educators (NYAAE) Executive Council, New York State Education Department, SUNY Cobleskill Career Pathways, and the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), hosted their annual Professional Development Conference for Agricultural Educators titled, "All-In for Agricultural Education," on June 21-24, 2014 at the Oswegatchie Educational Center in Croghan, New York.

Agricultural Education Outreach Assistant Coordinator, Shari Lighthall stated, "We have worked hard to include activity-based workshops that address the needs of our constantly changing agricultural and agriscience programs. Each participant received over 26 hours of professional in-service time."

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Tri-Valley Teacher Named ACTE Teacher of the Year


ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announces that Tara Berescik of Grahamsville, New York, was named the ACTE Teacher of the Year. Berescik is an agricultural educator with Tri-County Central School District. As an agricultural educator and FFA adviser at Tri-County School District for the past 13 years, Tara Berescik remains a source of inspiration and support for her students even after they have left her classroom.

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New York Agricultural Educators win 2013 National Awards

Agricultural educators have spoken! This year's winners represent the best of the best in agricultural education!

Tara Berescik, Tri-Valley Central School- National Agriscience Teacher of the Year
Keith Schiebel, VVS Central School- Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program of the Year
Rachel Anderson, Greenville Central School- Teacher Mentor
Tedra McDougal, Belleville Henderson Central School-Teacher Turn the Key Award Recipient

Congratulations to our NAAE award winners!

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Agricultural Educators Collaborate at the Annual Professional Development Conference

The 2012 conference was packed with exciting activity based workshops that addressed the needs of our constantly changing agricultural and agri-science programs.  Over 95 agricultural educators and guests attended the event.  The activities presented this June helped teachers to achieve new goals while developing their own personal teaching styles and abilities. The NYAAE organization works to promote agriculture to students in grades K-12 to enhance lifelong learning and an appreciation for all fields of agriculture.IMG 0121