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North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for poster and oral presentations for the NACTA Conference to be held in Las Cruces, New Mexico from June 20-24, 2023. The NACTA conference provides 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.”

Submit Your Abstract

When you submit your abstract please specify an abstract type in one of these three areas:

  • Report of Empirical Study
  • Case Study
  • Best Practice in Teaching/Extension

We request that abstracts for the 2023 NACTA Conference fall within one of the following topic areas:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Global Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Community Learning/Extension

Abstract Format
Accepted abstracts will be a concise summary of factual information. A high-quality abstract contains the following key elements (without designating them as such): (1) a brief introduction, including objectives of the presentation; (2) relevant experimental conditions indicating the scope of study or survey (authors of predominately philosophical works may substitute other appropriate criteria); (3) observations, results, or data (however, data should be in summary form and not presented in tables or graphs) - philosophical abstracts must demonstrate the application of said philosophy; and (4) a concise summary.

Guidelines for NACTA Abstracts

  • Abstracts are limited to one paragraph of 300 words, not including title and by-lines.
  • Keywords should also be included with abstract submission.
  • Create the abstract with Notepad or compatible software, using single-spaced Times New Roman, 12-point font or similar. Title of abstract should be brief (70 to 90 characters including spaces), precise and in bold.
  • Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) must be listed.
  • First author/submitting author should be the corresponding author.
  • Presenting author’s name should be followed by an asterisk (*).
  • Body of the abstract is single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font or similar.
  • Do not include illustrations or bibliographical references in the abstract.
  • Indicate if you would like your accepted abstract to be considered for an oral presentation. Accepted abstracts that are not chosen for oral presentations will be presented as posters.
  • If an author submits multiple abstracts, the topic and content of each must differ substantially.
  • Abstracts should stand alone and contain valuable information for both those in attendance as well as those who read it in the NACTA Journal.

An abstract is unacceptable if it:

  • Contains significant grammatical errors and/or meaningless statements such as: "The results will be presented."
  • Includes no statement/s relating to the objective(s).
  • Fails to comply with submission requirements.
  • Presents opinion/speculation with no demonstrated application for teaching or advising efforts.

Questions? Contact NACTA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline: February 1, 2023

All abstracts are reviewed by the NACTA Journal Editorial Board and the Editor. The author submitting the abstract will be notified of its status in April 2023. Feedback on rejected abstracts will be available on request only If accepted, the presenter must be registered for the conference by the Early Bird Deadline of April 15, 2023. Failure to do so will result in your presentation being pulled from the conference program. 

Abstracts Due Feb 1, 2023