THRIVE as an Experienced Agriculture Teacher

Teacher Leadership


In Minnesota Agricultural Education, we enhance the leadership capacity of our teachers so they can pave the way for future generations of teachers and grow the profession. The Minnesota Association of Agriculture Educators (MAAE) provides state leadership for Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Education teachers, along with The Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Education (MNACTE), as well as teacher professional development.

MAAE
State
Officers

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MAAE
Regional
Directors

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MNACTE
State
Officers

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Professional Development


Each summer and winter, as well as through out the school year, the Minnesota Association of Agriculture Educators (MAAE), the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), and the Minnesota FFA Association offer a variety of workshops for Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources teachers to help them grow professionally and keep their content relevant.

MAAE
Workshops

Semiannual Conferences

Welding/Ag Manufacturing

Engines/Ag Transportation

Landscaping/Floral Design

Ag Economics

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MDE
Workshops

Program Approval

Work-Based Learning

Advisory Committees

Perkins V

Extended Contracts

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FFA
Workshops

FFA Rosters

Program of Activities

SAE/Work-Based Learning

Student Workshops

Career/Leadership Events

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State and Federal Grants


The Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC), a state legislative council for enhancing AFNR Education, and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) provide state and federal grants to grow and innovative School-Based AFNR Education.

 

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MDE Funding

CTE Levy
The CTE Levy reimburses up to 35% of a districts CTE expenses including salary, contracts, travel, and supplies.

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Summer Grants

$250,000 in funds for AFNR teacher extended contracts for FFA and SAE.

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MAELC Grants

MAELC’s Strategic Initiative grants support programming for AFNR Education. Applications are due April 15 and November 15. Over the last five years, awards ranged from $1,100-$15,000, with an average award amount of $7,000.

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Federal Perkins

Perkins V improves and expands services for students enrolled in CTE programs. Secondary CTE in MN has about $9 million for innovative equipment, work-based learning opportunities, career exploration, and local needs assessment.

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