The 2022 NACTA conference at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute will offer many opportunities to connect with and learn from others who share the same passion for the improvement of teaching and learning in agriculture, food and natural resources. The annual NACTA conference will provide you with new teaching techniques, ideas and resources. It is also one of the best professional development activities for networking with other teaching professionals where the common discipline is “teaching.” Our Blue Ribbon Speaker for this year's conference will be Mark Russell from Purdue University.

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NACTA Blue Ribbon Speaker Mark Russell


Blue Ribbon Presentation - What is YOUR Best Next Experience?
Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 9:00 AM EDT
Mark Russell has taught 18 different courses of which he created 15 and expanded the curriculum for students to apply leadership and engagement strategies to assist stakeholders and groups to use of the technical information to solve their own problems. Over 2440 undergraduates have experienced his animal industry travel courses with 480 traveling internationally. He is passionate about students discovering a worldview of cultures beyond their comfort zone and has led experiential learning classes in Haiti, Peru, Ecuador and Romania. Mark is a Past President of NACTA and Co-chaired the “NACTA-South”, International Congress of Innovation in Teaching Agricultural Topics, in Lima, Peru, 2018. Mark's Blue Ribbon presentation will be a reflection of life's plans, aspirations, decisions and lessons learned while following your "why".

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