One of the central purposes of NACTA (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) is to recognize those individuals whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education. Each year, NACTA offers many opportunities for outstanding educators to be honored. Submissions are now being accepted for each of the 2022 awards, to be given at the annual meeting in Wooster, Ohio next June. 

For information on how to nominate an educator for any of the following awards, please visit our website here. The deadline to submit nominations is February 1, 2022.

Submit a Teaching Award Nomination
Teaching Award of Merit
Each year as the Institutional contact for NACTA, you can request a Teaching Award of Merit Certificate for faculty members you wish to recognize for their accomplishments as a teacher. If you have graduate students who teach, you can also request a certificate for your students. Winners will receive a certificate from NACTA and will be included in the Awards Program.

Graduate Student Teaching Award
The purpose of the NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award is to recognize and reward graduate students who excel as teachers in the agricultural disciplines. The award is for NACTA graduate student members who are involved in classroom instruction. Winners will receive a certificate from NACTA and will be included in the Awards Program.

NACTA Educator Award
The NACTA Educator Award is a criterion-based award and is reviewed by a committee of NACTA members. Recipients receive a plaque. NOTE: If you have received the NACTA Teacher Fellow Award from in the past, unfortunately, you are not eligible for the NACTA Educator Award. Winners will receive a certificate from NACTA and will be included in the Awards Program.

NACTA Teaching Scholar Award
The NACTA Teaching Scholar Award is presented to a maximum of 1% of the NACTA membership body. These individuals should demonstrate a heavier commitment to NACTA since earning the NACTA Educator Award and be clear about their involvement with NACTA, the NACTA Journal, and our NACTA annual conference. Teachers seeking this award should also demonstrate a teaching influence beyond their own campus. Winners will receive a monetary award, a plaque from NACTA and will be included in the Awards Program.

Teaching Award of Excellence
The NACTA Teaching Award of Excellence is presented to one individual who demonstrates excellence in post-secondary instruction in agriculture. To qualify for the award, a NACTA member must have previously received the NACTA Teacher Fellow Award and currently be on a full-time appointment involving at least 25% teaching. Winners will receive a monetary award, a plaque from NACTA and will be included in the Awards Program.

NACTA Judging and Student Service Award
The NACTA Judging and Student Service Award is presented to a faculty member who has provided exceptional service to students, with special emphasis on those coaching competitive judging teams who have participated in the annual NACTA Judging Conference. Winners will receive a plaque from NACTA and will be included in the Awards Program.

Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology Award
The Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology Award is made possible through the generosity of Cengage Learning. This award is presented to one individual who demonstrates excellence in using technology to enhance post-secondary instruction in agriculture. To qualify for the award, a NACTA member must currently be on a full-time appointment involving at least 25% teaching. Winners will receive a monetary award, a plaque from NACTA and will be included in the Awards Program.

The deadline to submit nominations is February 1, 2022.

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Submit a Teaching Award Nomination