Professional Development

The Agricultural Education Service provides teachers of agriculture with numerous opportunities to hone their skills in an effort to stay current with the latest changes in the industry. The following technical updates are provided to teachers at a nominal cost through collaborative efforts between the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Association for Agricultural Educators, The Ohio State University and Wilmington College.

New Teacher Success Series Part 3

When: May 16-17, 2019
Where: Ohio FFA Center
This series of workshops is designated for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year teachers in all Ag Ed programs, pathways and licensure venues who value professional development opportunities to collaborate with teachers statewide to become more efficient and prepared for the early years of the teaching profession. We will meet three times annually to provide continued support throughout the year reflecting current issues and upcoming activities in the Ag Ed calendar throughout the school year. Topics for Part 3 include SAE, Record Keeping, SAE Visits, Curriculum Planning and Mapping, and Officer Team/POA Planning.
Registration Link
For more information contact Alyssa Bregel.

Summer Agricultural Education Conference

When: June 11-13, 2019
Registration opens through Teacher Central: May 6, 2019
Deadline to Register through Teacher Central: May 24, 2019
Where: OSU – Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Columbus, OH
The Agricultural Education Summer Conference is a professional conference designed for teachers of agriculture to network and get the latest on classroom resources. The content delivered at this conference is standards based, industry and post-secondary connect and student centered. Teachers are issued contact hours for their participation and are encouraged to attend the Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators banquet and activities.
Hotel Room Blocks
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus University – Click here for hotel block! Deadline: 5/20/19
Springhill Suites by Marriott Columbus OSU – Click here for hotel block! Deadline: 5/11/19
Pre-Planning Registration Form / Ashland Credit Information / Agenda / Course Descriptions
For more information contact Ryan Curtis.

Briggs & Stratton Power School

When: June 25-27, 2019
Where: The Ohio State University – Ag Engineering Building
This 3-day course should arm you with enough knowledge and confidence to conduct your own basic small engine class. The program is a curriculum that follows lesson plans designed for high schools and middle schools. See registration link for specific topics that will be covered.
Registration Cost – $500.00 (lodging not included)
Priority Registration is due by April 30, 2019
Registration Link / Additional Course Details
For more information contact Ryan Curtis.

Cultivate ’19 presented by AmericanHort

When: July 13-16, 2019
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Cultivate – the largest all-industry trade show in North America – is the one event you don’t want to miss. With over 120 educational sessions, an 8-acre (and growing) trade show, and plenty of networking activities to keep you busy for four days straight, it’s the best investment that pays for itself over and over again.
Registration Link / Agenda / Hotel Link
For more information contact Ryan Curtis.