Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators

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KAAE hosts annual midwinter conference

The Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators hosted its annual Agricultural Education Symposium January 23-25. More than 200 educators from Kansas met in Salina for workshops, tours and recognition of teacher award winners. Click here to view award results.

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Kansas educators receive national recognition

The National Association of Agricultural Educators announced its national winners today. Three Kansas educators and one postsecondary institution were recipients of the Region II awards.

  • Anthony Meals, Blue Valley High School-Randolph - Outstanding Early Career Teacher
  • Kansas State University - Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program
  • Jerry Schmidt, Minneapolis - Ideas Unlimited
  • Arika Haresnape-Kuhlmann, Rock Hills - Teachers Turn the Key

These individuals will be recognized at the National NAAE Convention in Anaheim, California this December.

Brandon Calloway - 5 years of ServiceNew teachersMark Meyer - 30 Years of Service AwardJerry Schmidt - 40 Years of Service AwardJoe Curran - 30 Years of Service AwardDean Brown - 30 Years of Service AwardAndy Morton - 15 Years of Service AwardLes McNally - 15 Years of Service AwardKaCee Thompson-James - 10 Years of Service AwardLacie Darnell - 5 Years of Service AwardJoe Curran - 30 Minute ClubGaea Hock - Teacher of Teachers Award

Educators recognized at K-ACTE Summer Conference

Agricultural educators from across Kansas gathered July 24-26 in Manhattan for the Kansas Association of Career and Technical Educators Summer Conference. Veteran teachers were recognized for years of service and teachers new to the profession received copies of the Ag Teacher's Creed.

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The Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators (KAAE) was founded in 1933 as the Kansas Vocational Agriculture Association. KAAE serves 193 members across the state. The organization works to better the teachers who educate more than 13,000 students enrolled in Kansas high school agricultural programs and the nearly 10,000 Kansas FFA members.