Raelyn Harris of the Greene County Agricultural Education department recently joined more than 200 secondary and post-secondary instructors from across Iowa at the Iowa Agricultural Education Summer Conference held at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa, June 27-29, 2022. The purpose of the conference was professional development and to foster sharing of ideas from agriculture programs across the state. The conference was organized and facilitated by the Iowa Association of Agricultural Educators (IAAE).
This year’s theme was “Best Practices”. Speakers, programming and activities focused on fostering professionalism and communication among agricultural educators. Mini-workshops were held on topics including Agricultural Advocacy, Skills and Leadership CDEs, All In for Ag Education, and Professional Certifications. Learning activities included BriefCASE Training, new teacher mentoring and training, and time to interact with agricultural education professionals from all corners of the state.
IAAE professional organization activities were also conducted during the conference including policy making, the election of new officers, and the recognition of outstanding Iowa agricultural instructors and programs.
About Iowa Association of Agricultural Educators (IAAE) Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems. For more visit IAAE online at iowaagteachers.org