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2019 VIP- Fay Westberg
Posted June 27th, 2019
2019 Teacher Turn the Key- Katelyn Dei
Posted June 27th, 2019
2019 Teacher Mentor- Troy Talford
Posted June 27th, 2019
2019 Post Secondary- CVTC
Posted June 27th, 2019
2019 Outstanding Young Member- Tjark Sattler
Posted June 27th, 2019
2019 Outstanding Educator- Becky Grabarski
Posted June 27th, 2019
2019 Honored Educator- Dale Drees
Posted June 27th, 2019
2019 Outstanding Program- Rachel Sauvola
Posted June 27th, 2019
2018 Award Winner Photos
Posted July 9th, 2018
2018 Teacher Turn the Key - Stacey Kunde
Posted June 28th, 2018
2018 Teacher Mentor - Jamie Propson
Posted June 28th, 2018
2018 Post-Secondary - CVTC Farm Business Production Management
Posted June 28th, 2018
2018 Participant News Release
Posted June 28th, 2018
2018 Outstanding Young Member - Whitney Barnes
Posted June 28th, 2018
2018 Outstanding Program - Kiel
Posted June 28th, 2018
2018 Outstanding Educator - Jake Cramer
Posted June 28th, 2018
2018 Agriscience Teacher - Jeanna Burgen
Posted June 28th, 2018
2017 Participant News Release
Posted July 11th, 2017
2017 Teacher Turn the Key - Whitney Barnes
Posted July 10th, 2017
2017 Teacher Mentor Award - Hannah Wolsdorf
Posted July 10th, 2017
2017 Outstanding Post-Secondary Program - SWTC
Posted July 10th, 2017
2017 Outstanding Young Member - Krist Kvalheim
Posted July 10th, 2017
2017 Outsanding Agricultural Educator - Brenda Scheil
Posted July 10th, 2017
2017 Agriscience Teacher of the Year - Kristin Hanson
Posted July 10th, 2017
2017 Outstanding Agricultural Education Program - Baraboo
Posted July 10th, 2017
WAAE hires new executive director
Posted August 12th, 2016
2016 Farm Business Management Instructor Award - Ed Ruff
Posted July 8th, 2016
2016 Honored Educator - Kim Odden
Posted July 8th, 2016
2016 State Special Citation - Bridgett Neu
Posted July 8th, 2016
2016 Outstanding Post-Secondary Program - Western Technical College
Posted July 6th, 2016
2016 Teacher Mentor Award - Stacy Skemp
Posted July 6th, 2016
2016 Outsanding Agricultural Educator - Rachel Sauvola
Posted July 6th, 2016
2016 Agriscience Teacher of the Year - Larry Plapp
Posted July 6th, 2016
2016 Outstanding Young Member & Teacher Turn the Key Winner - Jamie Propson
Posted July 6th, 2016
2016 Outstanding Agricultural Education Program - Elkhorn
Posted July 6th, 2016
NAAE Teachers Turn the Key – Walter Taylor
Posted December 3rd, 2015
NAAE Outstanding Cooperation – Pam Jahnke
Posted December 3rd, 2015
NAAE Outstanding Teacher – Paul Larson
Posted December 3rd, 2015
NAAE Outstanding Service Citation – Dr. Rick Bockhop
Posted December 3rd, 2015
NAAE Outstanding Young Member – Jacob Cramer
Posted December 3rd, 2015
NAAE Agriscience Teacher of the Year – Candice Franks
Posted December 3rd, 2015
Wisconsin Agricultural Educators Attend the National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention in New Orleans
Posted December 1st, 2015
WAAE Announces New Executive Director
Posted September 14th, 2015
2014 Outstanding Ag Ed Program Sectional Winner
Posted June 26th, 2014
2014 Farm Business Management Press Release Lynn Jerrett
Posted June 25th, 2014
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2014 State Special Citation Terry Bernick
Posted June 25th, 2014
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2014 Board Member Press Release
Posted June 25th, 2014
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2014 Outstanding Service Press Release Dan Ziegler
Posted June 25th, 2014
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2014 Outstanding Cooperation Press Release UW Platteville
Posted June 25th, 2014
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2014 Lifetime Achievement - LaVern Georgson
Posted June 25th, 2014
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2014 Organizational Relations - AgriView
Posted June 25th, 2014
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2014 Honored Educator Press Release Kevin Hoffman
Posted June 25th, 2014
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2014 Ideas Unlimited State Winner Melissa Braun
Posted June 25th, 2014
2014 AgriScience Teacher Sectional Winner Press Release
Posted June 25th, 2014
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2014 AgriScience Teacher State Winner - Rachel Sauvola Press Release
Posted June 25th, 2014
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2014 Turn the Key Sectional Winner Press Releases
Posted June 25th, 2014
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2014 Turn the Key State WInner - Amie Stillman
Posted June 25th, 2014
2014 Teacher Mentor Sectional Winner
Posted June 25th, 2014
2014 Teacher Mentor State Winner - Crystal Retzlaff
Posted June 25th, 2014
2014 Outstanding Post Secondary Adult Ag Ed Program State Winner FVTC
Posted June 25th, 2014
2014 Outstanding Ag Ed Program State Winner - Brad Markhardt
Posted June 25th, 2014
2014 Oustanding Instructor Sectional Winner
Posted June 25th, 2014
2014 Outstanding Educator State Winner - Larry Plapp
Posted June 25th, 2014
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2014 Outstanding Young Member - Sectional Winner
Posted June 25th, 2014
2014 Outstanding Young Member - State Winner Jeanna James
Posted June 25th, 2014
2014 General Release Attendee
Posted June 25th, 2014
2014 WAAE Professional Development Conference General Press Release
Posted June 25th, 2014
Congrats to Dustin Williams
Posted May 6th, 2014
Craig Kohn featured in Communities of Practice
Posted February 17th, 2014
DeForest in the News!
Posted February 17th, 2014
New Richmond in the News
Posted January 30th, 2014
West Salem Agriculture Program in the News
Posted August 25th, 2013
Agriculture at Milwaukee Vincent
Posted August 14th, 2013
2013 Teacher Mentor Dan Ziegler
Posted July 23rd, 2013
2013 Ideas Unlimited Brad Markhardt
Posted July 1st, 2013
2013 Agriscience Teacher - Candice Olson
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 Honored Educator - Randy Ehrenberg
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 Lifetime Achievement - Gordie Gasch
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 Organizational Relations - LEAF
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 Outstanding Educator - Kristin Hanson
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 Outstanding Post Secondary Adult Ag Ed Program - Sheryl Nehl, LTC
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 Outstanding Program - Big Foot
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 Outstanding Service Award - Jeff Hicken
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 Outstanding Service Award - UWRF
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 Outstanding Young Member - Craig Kohn
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 State Special Citation - Nicole Nelson
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship - Brittany Babik
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 General Release
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 Teacher attendee press release
Posted June 26th, 2013
2013 Board Member Release
Posted June 26th, 2013
Evers Visits Milwaukee Vincent
Posted February 26th, 2013
Secretary Duncan's Speech on Agriculture and Education
Posted February 17th, 2013
Mondovi FFA in the News
Posted January 17th, 2013
If you are interested, Mondovi FFA was featured last week on "This Week in Agribusiness" with Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson on RFDTV. You can follow the following website link to watch the video if you woud like.

http://farmprogressamerica.com/video.aspx?vc=16
School districts could have trouble filling agriculture teacher positions
Posted July 21st, 2012
School districts could have trouble filling agriculture teacher positions
2012 Board Member Release
Posted July 13th, 2012
2012 Conference Release
Posted July 13th, 2012
2012 Teacher Attendee Release
Posted July 13th, 2012
2012 Teacher Turn the Key - Jeanna James
Posted July 10th, 2012
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2012 Teacher Mentor - David Friend
Posted July 10th, 2012
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2012 Organizational relations - CAERT
Posted July 10th, 2012
2012 Outstanding Post Secondary Adult Ag Ed - Williams BTC
Posted July 10th, 2012
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2012 Outstanding Program - Mount Horeb
Posted July 10th, 2012
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2012 Outstanding Educator - Adam Wehling
Posted July 10th, 2012
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2012 Honored Educator - Gasch & Koepp
Posted July 10th, 2012
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2012 Outstanding Service - Brenda Scheil
Posted July 10th, 2012
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2012 Lifetime Achievement - David Rizzardi
Posted July 10th, 2012
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2012 Outstanding Young Member - Candice Olson
Posted July 10th, 2012
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2012 State Special Citation Awarded to Halbur, Wendt and Jaworkski
Posted July 10th, 2012
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Mike Sabel 2012 Outstanding Farm Business Production Management Instructor
Posted July 10th, 2012
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Country Today Article on 2012 Conference
Posted July 8th, 2012
2012 WAAE Conference Press Release
Posted July 4th, 2012
DOL Notification: Child Labor in Agriculture NPRM is WITHDRAWN
Posted April 27th, 2012
The U.S. Department of Labor today (April 26, 2012) issued the following statement regarding the withdrawal of a proposed rule dealing with children who work in agricultural vocations:

The Obama Administration is firmly committed to promoting family farmers and respecting the rural way of life, especially the role that parents and other family members play in passing those traditions down through the generations. The Obama Administration is also deeply committed to listening and responding to what Americans across the country have to say about proposed rules and regulations. As a result, the Department of Labor is announcing today the withdrawal of the proposed rule dealing with children under the age of 16 who work in agricultural vocations. The decision to withdraw this rule including provisions to define the parental exemption was made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of the proposed rules on small family-owned farms. To be clear, this regulation will not be pursued for the duration of the Obama Administration. Instead, the Departments of Labor and Agriculture will work with rural stakeholders such as the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Farmers Union, the Future Farmers of America, and 4-H to develop an educational program to reduce accidents to young workers and promote safer agricultural working practices.

This is a huge victory for American production agriculture ... and for school-based agricultural education ... and we extend our thanks to all who made the choice to get involved in preventing this proposed rulemaking from being implemented. Good work Team Ag Ed!
Congratulation Mark Cournoyer - Crystal Apple Recipient
Posted April 26th, 2012
USDA and Education Host White House Rural Council Meeting, Sign Interagency Agreement to Promote Career Pathways and Postseconda
Posted April 25th, 2012
Attached is a news release that will be of great interest. It announces a new interagency agreement between the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education to promote career pathways and postsecondary education. Those who have programs in jeopardy may be able to use this as evidence of the value of agricultural education to the Department of Education and the current administration.



Were particularly pleased at the news as it is an outgrowth of the meeting National FFA had earlier this year with Secretary Duncan and Secretary Vilsack. It was at that occasion that we first proposed an interagency agreement. The benefits can extend to all of career and technical education. We expect more positive developments that will derive from this closer collaboration.



http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/usda-and-education-host-white-house-rural-council-meeting-sign-interagency-agree
NAAE Convention Press Release
Posted November 30th, 2011
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2011 NAAE Convention information
Posted November 30th, 2011
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2011-2012 NAAE Board of Directors
Congratulations to the newly installed NAAE board of directors. Leaders for the upcoming year were elected at last week's NAAE convention.

President - Ken Couture, CT
President-elect - Farrah Johnson, FL

Region I Vice President - Erica Whitmore, WA
Region I Secretary - Heath Hornecker, WY

Region II Vice President - Kevin Stacy, OK
Region II Secretary - James Cannon, AR

Region III Vice President - Terry Rieckman, SD
Region III Secretary - Glenda Crook, WI

Region IV Vice President - Charlie Sappington, IL
Region IV Secretary - Scott Stone, MO

Region V Vice President - Daryl Behel, MS
Region V Secretary - Joshua Davenport, MS

Region VI Vice President - Michael Harrington, MD
Region VI Secretary - Debra Seibert, PA

To read about award winners and download press releases, click here.

To view photos from the convention, click here. Please note that due to high volume, we still in the process of uploading photos.
Congrats to Cheryl Steinbach - Granton
Posted November 12th, 2011
Cheryl Steinbach, a Granton School District teacher, is the recipient of a 2011 Wisconsin School Forest award for outstanding school forest educator by the LEAF Program. The award was presented Nov. 4 in Rosholt during the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education fall conference.
Congratulations to Brad Markhardt!
Posted October 19th, 2011
Check out this article on Wisconsin Ag Connection and video about Brad Markhardt, Black River Falls Ag Ed Teacher, who was named Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. Good luck to Brad as he competes for the national Teacher of the Year title!
2011 Conference Press Release
Posted August 24th, 2011
Rick Heningfeld receives award from NSTA
Posted March 31st, 2011
2010 Professional Development Conference Release
Posted June 21st, 2010
Press release from the 2010 PDC
Congressman Petri Visit to WAHS
Posted April 25th, 2010
On Monday, April 19th, Congressman Petri traveled to Westfield to answer an invite from the Agricultural Education Department to learn about the Biodiesel Program. During his one hour visit, the congressman was pleased to hear about the cost savings to the district and the positive affects that it had on the students that were involved with the project.