2016 Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium (FAST)

2016 Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium (FAST)

2016 Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium (FAST)

Description, Eligibility and Application

The National Teach Ag Campaign is hosting the fourth Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium (FAST) in conjunction with the live National Teach Ag Day celebration. The live National Teach Ag Day event is being hosted this year by Growth Energy at POET headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD. Individuals selected to participate in the FAST symposium will engage in professional development, collegial networking and be part of the live webcast. The National Teach Ag Campaign will select up to 21 applicants who are currently majoring in agricultural education (teaching certification track).

Selected attendees will receive…

  • Travel stipend
  • IA, MN, NE, ND, SD based Ag Ed Majors - $50 (carpooling is encouraged)
  • Majors in all other states – up to $300
  • 2 nights lodging, double occupancy, at the Springhill Suites by Marriott in Sioux Falls
  • Most meals
  • Professional development training
  • Recognition and participation during the live Teach Ag Day webcast

Tentative schedule

Tuesday, September 20

Travel Day-Make travel plans to arrive at the hotel no later than 3:00pm

Welcome and Opening remarks

Dinner – provided

Evening group activity

Wednesday, September 21

Professional development

Lunch – provided

Local Ag Program Tour – transportation provided

Ethanol Plant Tour - transportation provided

Evening on your own

Thursday, September 22

Professional Development

Lunch provided

Live webcast

Travel home after 2:30pm

To apply complete and return the application below by Wednesday, July 6 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Selected applicants will be notified by July 22nd with additional details. Agricultural education majors who will be student teaching in September are only eligible if their student teaching experience has not started yet.

2016 National Teach Ag Day Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium




Year in school (Sophomore, Junior, etc.):



Current Mailing Address:


Advisor/Major professor’s name:

Advisor/Major professor’s email address:

Advisor/Major professor’s phone number:

Current NAAE Student Member (only current NAAE student members are eligible):

By submitting this application, I am indicating my availability and interest in participating in the entire Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium. If selected, I agree to attend all sponsored functions and present myself in a professional manner as an NAAE student member and representative of my degree institution. REMINDER: You are not eligible if you will be student teaching the week of September 19. Electronic signature (replace the empty box with a solid box-go to Insert, Symbol, Symbol browser and select the solid box)

Materials to Be Included in Your Electronic Application Packet (pdf)

Application form (this document)

Letter, image, or evidence piece outlining why you should be selected to participate in this experience. No more than one page.

One page Resume (include student teaching semester/year)

Contact information for two references, NOT Letters of Recommendation (include on the bottom of the evidence piece)

Send all required information as ONE pdf document via email to by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, July 6th Use the subject heading – Teach Ag Day FAST Symposium-(Your Name).

Questions should be directed to:

Ellen Thompson

Project Director

National Teach Ag Campaign