Professional Development

Agricultural educators never stop learning. Whether you are a current teacher or a future teacher, we have gathered several resources to help you grow into your career.

Members of Ohio Team Ag Ed, which is comprised of the Ohio Department of Education Office of Career-Technical Education, Ohio FFA Association, Ohio FFA Foundation, Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators, Central State University, The Ohio State University, and Wilmington College, offer various professional development events throughout the year. Check the Professional Development page on Ohio FFA’s website for more information about some of the available opportunities, including the annual Ohio Agricultural Education Summer Conference.

Professional Organizations

Are you looking for ways to meet and learn from other agricultural educators from across the state and country? Joining a professional organization is a great way to do just that. There are multiple membership organizations that offer support, resources, and educational opportunities for teachers in all stages of their careers.

  • Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators (OAAE) – Visit ohioaae.com
  • National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) – Visit naae.org
  • American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) – Visit aaaeonline.org

Additional Opportunities and Resources

The National Association of Agricultural Educators offers a numerous professional development resources including conferences, leadership programs, and a virtual book club.

Do you want to learn more about FFA? Visit the National FFA Organization’s Educator Resource Dashboard. One of the many resources offered, the AgEd Academy, helps educators learn about topics such as Ag Ed and FFA, FFA Basics, and Managing an FFA Chapter through free online learning modules.

Educators can also receive additional resources and training while serving as an ambassador for FFA or NAAE.

  • National Teacher Ambassador for FFA, National FFA Organization – Learn More
  • National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Program, NAAE – Learn More