September 17th marks “National Teach Ag. Day,” a day and campaign created by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). The day recognizes, celebrates and gives exposure to over 13,000 agriculture teachers across the nation working in classrooms every day.
Each year, more than 100 new agriculture programs open and need highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated agriculture teachers to make a difference in the lives of their students across the country.
National Teach Ag Day is one way the National Teach Ag Campaign encourages individuals to pursue a career in teaching agriculture. In North Dakota, there are currently 104 agriculture teachers who are working across the state in 89 FFA chapters and programs/schools.
“Now, more than ever, it is crucial for us to bring awareness of the need for high-quality and diverse agriculture teachers. National Teach Ag Day is one way we can celebrate current and future agriculture teachers and all of the hard work they put into the future of agriculture and our world,” said Ellen Thompson, National Teach Ag Campaign Project Director, National Association of Agricultural Educators.