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Cazenovia High School receives outstanding agriculture program award

— The agriculture program at Cazenovia High School was recently selected as the 2012 New York Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agricultural Education Program.

This award, given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators, recognizes the nation’s most successful agricultural education programs by highlighting the local programs and teachers that achieve success.

Winners are educators who have developed an outstanding agricultural education program at either the middle school or high school level. Applicants are judged on a variety of criteria, including teaching philosophy, effective classroom and experiential instruction, development of partnerships and professional growth.

The Cazenovia High School agriculture program competed against Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agricultural Education Program award winners from surrounding states for the opportunity to be named the 2012 Region VI NAAE Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agricultural Education Program.

Regional winners will receive a plaque and expense paid trip to attend the 2012 NAAE convention.

The Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agricultural Education Program award is sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. NAAE is the professional organization in the United States for agricultural educators. It provides its’ nearly 8,000 members with professional networking and development opportunities, professional liability coverage, and extensive awards and recognition programs.

The mission of NAAE is “professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service.” The organization’s headquarters are located in Lexington, Ky.

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