April 2021 Newsletter
Welcome New Members
Welcome to our recent OAAE members!
- Toyo Proxies Barbarian
- David Richards - District 3
Congratulations to this year's OAAE award winners!
OAAE Golden Owl Members
Congratulations to those OAAE members who were recognized as Top 10 Golden Owl recipients for 2021!
- Shari Anderson
- Don Hammersmith
- Mark Hoffman
- Kari Roberts
- Ryan Sell
- Pamela Shultz
- Abbey VanTyne
Two Ohio Owls
Check out the most recent episode from our Two Ohio Owls podcast! This episode features OAAE member Cody McClain where he talks about hydraulics in his classroom.
NAAE Agricultural Educator Relief Fund
All NAAE active members, except current members of the NAAE board of directors, are eligible to receive a one-time assistance stipend up to $500.00 to assist in an extreme time of need from the NAAE Agricultural Educator Relief Fund. In the case of a deceased NAAE active member, the surviving spouse or dependent(s) may receive the one-time assistance stipend. In extreme situations, such as the progression of a catastrophic illness, the same NAAE member may receive one additional stipend up to $500 from this fund, with the second stipend granted at least 12 months after the initial stipend.
If you're interested in filling out the application for this relief fund you can check out the website here.
Region IV Conference
The upcoming NAAE Region IV Conference will be held on June 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Further details will be released soon.
As an agricultural educator, simply telling the story of what you do every day is great advocacy. You are making lives better, giving students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, and helping unite and strengthen your community.
That’s why it’s essential to advocate. Tell your ag ed story. Make sure the world knows just how important agricultural education is to your students and your community. You’re a teacher — teach your community, state and national leaders the importance of agricultural education!
Check out these cool advocacy plans that you can use in your very own classroom! Sharing what we do each day is important to keep our organization afloat and active.
We are happy to announce that the OAAE Summer Conference will take place June 15-17, 2021 at Ohio State ATI in Wooster, Ohio. If you're interested in signing up for one of the most unique professional development events that are offered for Ohio agriscience educators then be sure to follow along with Brenda's newsletters and our website. Information on registration and hotel booking will be available soon!