The 62nd annual NACTA Conference will be held June 21 - 24, 2016 at the University of Hawaii - Manoa. Our conference theme is "Gathering to Cultivate Student Success." The 2016 NACTA Conference features over 300 oral and poster presentations focused on improving teaching and learning in post-secondary agriculture, food and natural resources programs.

A free copy of the abstracts for the conference can be downloaded here: 
or by scanning the QR code. 
QRcode NACTA Abs 2016




The NACTA Conference also includes these six workshops:

  1. Quality Seed Variety Leads to a Bountiful Harvest: A Look at Internships. Facilitator: Dana Minihan Ladner, Kansas Department of Agriculture
  2. Assessment – Not A Letter Word!  Meaningful and Manageable Strategies for Assessing Student Learning Outcomes. Facilitator: Karen Cachevki Williams, University of Wyoming, Laramie
  3. Advancing Your Scholarly Teaching into the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Facilitators: Ann Marie VanDerZanden and Cindy Haynes, Iowa State University
  4. Strategic Study Abroad Course Development and Assessment. Facilitator: Laura White, New Mexico State University
  5. Teaching Indigenous Agriculture: Hawaiian Approaches to Integrate Traditional Crops and Cropping Systems in Today’s Training Programs and Curricula. Facilitator: Tiare Silvasy, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  6. Boosting Student Enrollment: Successful Recruitment Courses in Food and Agricultural Sciences. Facilitator: Maria Stewart, University of Hawaii at Manoa


This year’s tours include:

  • Agritourism and Research Facility
  • Organic and GM Agriculture
  • Aquaponics and Arboretum
  • Research Station and Fishpond


We will also enjoy a Luau at Windward Community College on Wednesday and our annual teaching awards banquet on Friday. The local planning committee at the University of Hawaii, under the direction of Dr. Charles Kinoshita, have done a superb job of planning the conference. See you in Hawaii at the 62nd annual NACTA Conference, June 21-24, 2016.



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