The 2025 Minnesota Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource (AFNR) Education Blueprint builds on the 2012-2017 Blueprint and provides a strategic vision for AFNR education in Minnesota. MAELC will use the 2025 AFNR Blueprint to guide its work over the next seven years to continue to promote high quality and accessible AFNR education in the state.
Minnesota is proud to offer an exciting internship opportunity for college students interested in becoming future agriculture teachers.
The Minnesota Teach Ag Ambassador program is designed to utilize current collegiate students majoring in Agricultural Education-Teacher Licensure to represent the Agricultural Education profession and encourage others to teach agriculture.
Minnesota is one of the original members of State Teach Ag Results (STAR), a program created by the National Teach Ag Campaign. STAR is designed to assist states in creating sustainable and effective recruitment and retention plans to help fulfill the agriculture teacher shortage. Minnesota's committee has developed specific strategies to help recruit and retain agriculture teachers.
Agricultural Education is in short supply of teachers. To help combat this, the National Teach Ag Campaign was created as an initiative by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). The purpose is to bring attention to the career of agricultural education and support current agriculture teachers in their profession. Minnesota has several organizations to help students become agriculture teachers.
MAELC invests in four educator mentor programs to help retain agricultural education instructors at the secondary, post-secondary and Farm Business Management levels.