Welcome to the National Council for Agricultural Education
The National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council) strives to stimulate positive growth in agricultural education. The Council provides leadership for stakeholders in agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems education. It strives to surface issues important to agricultural education and stimulate actions to support those issues. The Council serves as a common meeting ground for agricultural education and represents organizations and entities representing students, teachers, teacher educators, state leaders, alumni, industry, and government.
Council Sponsored Regional SAE “Train the Trainer” Conferences
Throughout the summer, states will have the opportunity to bring a team to one of eight regional Train the Trainer conferences focused on the implementation of the SAE for ALL program into the local Ag Ed program. These conferences will take the state team through training on the SAE for All program, provide time for the creation of a state strategy for implementation and send the team home with the resources to deliver the training to their teachers and staff.
There is no cost for the conference other than transportation to the location and lodging. Conference meals and materials are provided by the Council. States are encouraged to include teacher leaders (FFA Teacher Ambassadors), Teacher Educators, State FFA Leadership and State Ag Ed Program Leadership on their teams. States with multiple teacher training institutions can bring teams larger than the recommended 6-7 individuals. Details on locations, dates, registrations and lodging can be found at the link below. Additional information will be added to the document as it becomes available.
National Quality Program Standards
The National Quality Program Standards are designed to conduct an evaluation of the local Ag Ed program and develop clear goals for program improvement.
Perkins V Highlights About Work-Based Learning: What You Need to Know
Learn how the SAE for All program aligns with work-based learning expectations in Perkins V. Leverage federal funding from Perkins V to support SAE for All in your state.
Council to Focus on a Culture of Safety
The National Council for Agricultural Education has committed to focusing attention in all areas of agricultural education to a culture of safety.
Teacher and Student SAE Career Kit Released
“The NAA and NCAE announce the release of the first SAE Career Kit aligned to a specific industry career. The Auctioneer SAE Career Kit provides a step by step guide for students to explore careers in the auction industry and develop their interest into a full immersion SAE. The kit is designed in the same format as the SAE for All Independent Learning Guides but is specific to Auction Careers. Click here to access the student and teacher SAE Career Kit guides sponsored by and developed for the National Auctioneers Association. This is the first of hopefully more industry-specific SAE Career Kits developed to guide students into careers in high demand fields.”