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The National Association of Agricultural Educators is a federation of state agricultural educators associations with more than 7,800 members. Our members are involved in school-based agricultural education at any level, from middle school through postsecondary, and state and national agricultural education leaders.

We advocate for agricultural education, provide professional development for agricultural educators, and work to recruit and retain agricultural educators in the profession. We offer a variety of programs and services to support this three-pronged mission.

NAAE Membership      

Active — anyone who is professionally qualified to teach agriculture in K-12 or postsecondary public or private schools or state staff

Associate — anyone engaged in agricultural education who is not professionally qualified to teach agriculture

Retired — anyone qualified to be an active or associate member who has retired from the profession — Life active members who retire will automatically be moved to Retired Life membership without any additional payment

Student — undergraduates training for careers related to agricultural education

AVATA strongly encourages membership in both AVATA and NAAE.

NAAE Member Benefits      
As a professional association for agricultural educators, NAAE provides both tangible and intangible benefits to assist members with professional. Click Here to learn more about these benefits.

Liability Insurance:
Professional Liability Insurance Coverage and other insurance options through the Trust for Insuring Educators (for active, active life, and student members)
  • $100,000 in-dues professional liability insurance coverage. In-dues coverage does not include job protection benefits.
  • Low rates for professional liability insurance upgrades — $35 for $1 million coverage; $50 for $2 million coverage. Upgrades include valuable job protection benefits that provide legal support if you're subject to termination, reassignment, demotion or suspension.
  • New members are entitled to a $40,000 term life insurance policy at no cost for two full years from their initial join date.To take advantage of this benefit, make sure NAAE has your current work, home and email addresses so you can be enrolled. At the end of your free term, Forest T. Jones, the plan administrator, will allow you to renew the policy. You will receive information from them about how to do that.
Life Insurance
Group Term Life Plan
Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Plan
10-Year-Level Group Term Life Plan

Auto & Home Insurance
GEICO Auto, Motorcycle and Boat Insurance
GEICO Homeowners, Renters and Condo Insurance
GEICO Umbrella Insurance

Health Insurance
Cancer Protector Plan
Long Term Care Insurance Evaluation Service
Medicare Supplement Insurance
TIE Health Insurance Exchange

Disability Insurance
Group Disability Income Protection Insurance Plan

Other Plans
ASPCA Pet Health Insurance
International Travel / Medical

Hotel Discounts with Choice Hotels International
15% NAAE member discounts at the following brand hotels: Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Econo Lodge®, and Rodeway Inn®. Log in to the website and visit your MyNAAE page for the discount code.

Legislative advocacy for the profession
NAAE monitors governmental affairs affecting agricultural education and assists in developing priorities and strategies to affect federal legislation and appropriations. NAAE also has representatives on several national boards to represent your interests and concerns. For more information on getting involved in NAAE leadership, visit our leadership and volunteer opportunities page.

Legislative Action Center
A powerful tool for members to use when trying to build relationships or advocate for ag education. Look up contact information for your legislators and see how they have voted on issues important to agricultural education. More.

Technical and Pedagogical Education
Professional development workshops geared specifically for agricultural educators at our annual convention, as well as multiple opportunities throughout the year in person and online. Learn more.

Leadership, Personal and Professional Development
Run for a NAAE office, facilitate a community on NAAE's Communities of Practice, or get involved with our National Teach Ag Campaign, just to name a few possibilities. NAAE provides many opportunities to lead the profession. Learn more.

Awards and Grants
NAAE takes pride in recognizing excellence in agricultural education as well as individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions to the profession. Members have the opportunity to apply for state and national recognition or nominate other individuals or organizations for recognition through a variety of programs. See our awards and grants.

Communities of Practice Professional Networking Site
With well over 3,000 members, NAAE's Communities of Practice is a great place to make connections with other agricultural educators from all over the United States. Members post ideas, have discussions, and share tried-and-true techniques for creating a better ag program. Visit Communities of Practice.

News & Views
Our national e-newsletter keeps you updated on news and trends in agricultural education, resources, legislative advocacy, and NAAE activities and events. As a member, you are automatically subscribed. See previous issues of News & Views.

We are also always looking for guest contributors. For more information on writing and article for News & Views, contact the NAAE Communications/Marketing Director.

U.S. Ag Ed Listserv
The U.S. Ag Ed Listserv is for use by agriculture teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and others interested in agricultural education. Subscribe to the listserv.

National Teach Ag Campaign
There is currently a national shortage of agricultural educators, and NAAE has taken the lead in recruiting students to think about a career in agricultural education. Join the Teach Ag Campaign, find resources to help you talk to your students about a career in ag ed, or help your students find a college or university with an ag ed program. Go to the Teach Ag Campaign webpage.

Ag Ed Relief Fund
The Agricultural Educator Relief Fund is designed to assist individual NAAE active members during a time of personal crisis or need. NAAE members may receive up to a $500 stipend to help them through a difficult time. The fund is made possible by the support of state associations and private donors.

Applications must be submitted to NAAE from the state agricultural education association leadership on behalf of a NAAE active member. There is no deadline for submitting applications for this program. Applications should be submitted at the time of the need. Complete details are included in the application form.

For more information about these benefits or to upgrade your professional liability insurance coverage, visit


  Region II Information
States in Region II include:
Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

NAAE Region II Website

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