Virtual Teacher Workshops

Teacher Workshop Resources

Beginning Advisors 101
Jasmine Thompson, National Teacher Ambassador for FFA

The FFA roster, planning chapter activities, managing the chapter, oh my!  Learn about these components and more for getting your chapter up and going.

Building a Curriculum to Help Students Grow and Manage a Successful Small Business
James Maiocco, COO Barn2Door; Valerie Luhman, Grass Fed Cattle Co., Barn2Door

This session will provide teachers with the tools and tactics to inform students on growing and managing a direct farm business to ensure ongoing success. Topics will include building brand loyalty, identifying target buyers, which activities are best to generate revenue, and the importance of managing business finances.

Career Insights From Nestlé: Get Your Students Employment-Ready
Megan Iammarino, Nestlé; Andrea Herrygers, Nestlé; Jason Dossett, National Teacher Ambassador for FFA

Hear directly from Nestlé representatives on the critical skills they look for when hiring. Gain employer tips on how to encourage your students to build the right skills. Also, access valuable classroom tools to further engage your students in career-readiness learning exercises.

Career Insights From Nestlé

FFA Member Engagement: Keeping Members Connected
Allison Heald, National Teacher Ambassador for FFA; Amber Nead, National Teacher Ambassador for FFA

We need to refresh our students’ memories of what FFA is all about. Let’s recruit, engage and keep our FFA members connected.

Finding Joy and Fulfillment When They Seem Hard to Find
Reagan Pugh

Raise your hand if you’re tired, burnt out or weary.

It’s time to fill your cup back up! This interactive session will help you clarify what you need to recover and impart new mindsets and practices you can implement immediately.

Journey 2050: Engaging Students in World Food Sustainability
Tessa Matuszak, Nutrien and National Ag in the Classroom

How will we sustainably feed 10 billion people? Join us on a journey to the year 2050 through this interactive program, including a virtual simulation game. Lesson topics include sustainability, nutrients, natural resources, economics, careers, technology and more. Flexible learning options. New program updates.

Let’s Develop Chapter Officers
Carlee Pickering, National Teacher Ambassador for FFA; Jacob Marek, National Teacher Ambassador for FFA

Need ideas on how to train and develop your chapter FFA officers? Learn tips and tricks in this workshop.

Living To Serve Grants 101
Jennifer Kerschner, National FFA Organization; Stefonie Sebastian, National FFA Organization

This interactive workshop will introduce advisors to Living to Serve grant opportunities and general grant writing tips. Participants will create a common language for service-learning and community service, review resources, and brainstorm projects.

Recruiting 101: How To Recruit FFA Members During a Global Pandemic
Kristan Wright, National Teacher Ambassador for FFA; Hannah Everetts, National Teacher Ambassador for FFA

Member recruitment has been challenging this past year for many teachers. In this workshop, participants will learn tips and tricks for attracting students to their programs.

SAE For All: Getting Started
Emily Baylie, Colorado FFA Association; Lily Pruitt West, National Teacher Ambassador for FFA

Attend this workshop to learn how to get started with SAE For All and implement it into your classroom.

Showing the Value of Your Ag Ed Program and Chatting With Your Administration
Charlotte Main, National Teacher Ambassador for FFA; Byron Ernest, Leadery Global

Hear from a veteran teacher and a former school administrator to get the tools you need to be prepared for those conversations.

Surviving the Process of Planning for Substitutes With Plug and Play Lesson Plans
Stephanie Jolliff, National Teacher Ambassador for FFA

As teachers, we spend a lot of time developing materials for our classrooms that prevent us from focusing on other important parts of being a teacher, like self-care. Through this workshop, learn about free turn-key resources from National FFA.

Your Ag Literacy Toolbox
Lauren Millang, American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

How can you empower your students to share engaging stories about agriculture? Join the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture in a session about free resources available to engage your community in ag literacy.

Sponsored by

Merck Animal Health, Microsoft and Nutrien Ag Solutions are proud sponsors of student and teacher workshops at the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo.

Nutrien Ag Solutions