U of M Hosts NC AAAE Conference

Brian Buhr

CFANS Dean, Dr. Brian Buhr, addresses a group of agricultural educators from across the country who traveled to the University of Minnesota for the NC AAAE Conference in October.

On October 1-3, our very own Agricultural Education Program hosted the North Central American Association for Agricultural Educators (AAAE) annual conference! The event kicked off with a reception at TCF Bank Stadium, and two days of poster sessions, research presentations, and committee meetings followed at The Commons Hotel. Nearly 70 university faculty and graduate students in Agricultural Education, Communication, and Leadership from across the region attended the conference, which was sponsored by CHS Foundation.

Ph.D. graduate student Elizabeth Abraham and Dr. Greiman’s Innovative Idea Poster titled Yes, We Hear You! Utilizing the Success Case Method for Program Evaluation earned Outstanding Poster Presentation, Second Runner-Up honors. Natalie Utsch, recent Ag Ed M.Ed. graduate and agricultural education teacher at Paynesville High School and Dr. Greiman presented their research paper titled Problems of New Agriculture Teachers: Do They Change During the First Year of Teaching.

Hosting the conference provided a fantastic opportunity to network with others involved in preparing future agricultural educators, communicators, and leaders while showcasing our University, our college, and the Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communication and Marketing programs.