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2019 Region III Conference

 

June 17 - 19

Mitchell, South Dakota

 Home of the Corn Palace

  

  The NAAE Region III Conference will help you find professional development that will help you improve your agriculture classroom.  Attendees will have a great opportunity to interact with NAAE and understand how your state organization fits in the national scope and how you can assist and network with agricultural educators outside your state's borders.  Agricultural educators from Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin will be attending this conference. 

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Registration will be available early 2019

 HOTEL INFORMATION:

  • Hotel accommodations will be available early 2019 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE INCLUDES:

  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Agriculture Industry Tours
  • Guest Speakers
  • Business Sessions
  • Committee Meetings
  • Ideas Unlimited - State Winners present their idea to attendees
  • Regional Awards Judging
  • Fellowship  

 IAAE BOARD ATTENDANCE:

  • Five IAAE Board members are needed to fulfill voting delegate obligations as well as committee assignments.
  • IAAE Board Policy states that first year VPs on the IAAE Board must attend the Region III Conference if they would like to have their expenses paid by the Association when they attend the NAAE Convention during the second year of their term.

IAAE MEMBER FUNDS AVAILABLE:

  • District Outstanding Young Member Winners - A $75.00 stipend for each Outstanding District Young Member is available for those wanting to attend the NAAE Region III Conference in the year that they are selected as the district winner. (See "Awards" page for winners)
  • IAAE Board Members - The cost of registration and hotel is paid for each board member not to exceed the amount budgeted in the IAAE Budget.
  •  First Time Attendees -

    A $25.00 dollar first-time attendee stipend per District (including Post Secondary) is available.  The first-time member from each District (including Post Secondary) is to notify the President that they will be attending the NAAE Region III Conference for the first time will receive the stipend.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018 REGION III CONFERENCE

All conference attendees participate in business sessions where regional  business is conducted.

Larry Gossen from National FFA shares the SAE for All initiative with attendees.

Ag teachers attend professional development workshops meeting their needs for the upcoming school year.

 

Time for fellowship and networking with agricultural educators from across six states is always a part of Region III.

 Ag teachers test their driving skills on the Combine Simulator during the Kirkwood Community College Agricultural Science Department tour.

Breakfast and luncheon speakers from business and industry, such as Scot Harold, National Sales Leader from Cargill updated attendees on challenges facing agriculture.

Ideas Unlimited Iowa Winner Dawn Mausser presenting her state winning idea during one of the business sessions.

Thirty-four agricultural educators from secondary and postsecondary schools representing Iowa during 2018 Region III Conference.

Evening Banquet with Kirkwood Chef Josh and Chef Amy.

 

The 2018 Region III Conference is made possible with the support from the following partners through the Iowa FFA Foundation:


Iowa and Minnesota