/WIU Agriculture Education Program Honored by NAAE

WIU Agriculture Education Program Honored by NAAE

WIU Agriculture Education Program Honored by NAAE

August 6, 2021

MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois College’s Agricultural Education educational program was recently awarded the Area 4 “Excellent Postsecondary Agriculture Program” by the Nationwide Affiliation of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).

Furtherextra, WIU alumnus Trent Taber ’15 was honored for having the “Excellent Center/Secondary Agriculture Program” at Cambridge Highschool in Cambridge, IL. Riley Hintzsche ’14 was Inside the working for the “Excellent Early Profession Teacher” award for his work at Streator Highschool, however was not chosen. He was the Illinois state winner, which made him eligible to compete for the Area 4 award.

“We have been thrilled and honored to have a WIU triple menace symbolize the state of Illinois On the Area 4 NAAE rivals,” said WIU School of Ag Director Andy Baker.

NAAE’s Area 4 consists of six states, collectively with Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Baker said The first step Inside The tactic is to be chosen by IAVAT (Illinois Affiliation of Vocational Agriculture Teachers) To symbolize the state of Illinois. The recipient then has To place collectively an software To maneuver on to the regional rivals.

Purposes from the six states in Area 4 are then evaluated and a winner Is chosen. NAAE declares the regional winners as their national decisions. The regional winners Shall be acknowledged By way of the NAAE convention in New Orleans By way of The primary week in December.

Each Taber and Hintzsche graduated from WIU’s Agricultural Education program and Baker said both have labored very exhausting to be acknowledged both by IAVAT and the NAAE organizations.

“The ‘Excellent Postsecondary Agriculture Program’ award is A exact reflection of The Sort of college students this program attracts,” he said. “They’re exhaustingworking, humble people That basically care Regarding their college students’ successes. That is an award all WIU Agricultural Education graduates Might be Joyful with and share in. Educating is a difficult and rewarding career, so Do You’d like To place Inside the exhausting work, You will be acknowledged In your efforts.”

For extra Particulars Regarding the WIU School of Agriculture, go to wiu.edu/ag.

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