Registration for the NACTA 2020 Judging Conference is NOW OPEN!

Fort Hays State University is extremely excited to host the 2020 NACTA Judging Conference, April 1 – April 4, 2020, in historical Hays, Kansas! The mission of NACTA is to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning in agricultural, environmental, natural and life sciences. Fort Hays State University is honored to help promote the mission of NACTA as well as host such a long-standing and successful experiential learning conference!

For more information on the 2020 Judging Conference, including a full schedule of events and to register, please click here.


NACTA Journal Special Issue 2019:
 Engaging Students in Global Agriculture

Higher education is called to develop students into global citizens that are prepared to investigate the world, recognize different perspectives, communicate ideas with diverse audiences and take action. This goal is included in higher education mission statements and carried forward in strategic plans. It’s become a part of general education requirements and is the focus of new centers and initiatives.

The special issue of the NACTA Journal is developed around the theme of engaging students in global agriculture in order to highlight the critical importance of integrating global learning into the agricultural sciences. Assembled into this issue are a collection of articles that begin with global learning in domestic contexts and then progress into global learning in international contexts. I hope that the NACTA community will find this special issue to be informative and useful as we strive to engage all students in global agriculture.

To read articles from the NACTA Journal 2019 Special Issue, click here.

NACTA 2020 Meeting

NACTA 2020 Conference Registration
Early Bird Deadline is April 15!

Have you registered for the NACTA 2020 Conference to be held June 16-19, 2020 in Las Cruces, NM, USA? Don't miss your opportunity to save by registering by the Early Bird deadline on April 15.

By attending the NACTA conference, you are able 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.”

In addition to learning from others, the conference gives you the opportunity to present your own ideas in an oral or poster presentation. Each year about 250 abstracts are presented at the NACTA Conference, and these are published in a supplement to the NACTA Journal.

Additional meeting details and registration can be found here.


Invitation to Renew Membership or
Become a New NACTA Member


NACTA is the largest professional development organization that focuses specifically on the scholarship of teaching and learning in agriculture, food and natural resources.

Membership renewals have gone out and you are encouraged to renew your membership online! To do that, please visit 

You may also reach out via phone, fax or mail.
Ph: (208) 957-7001  
Fax: (304) 523-9701  
Mail: 1000 5th Ave Suite 100, Huntington, WV 25701

Thank you to those who have already renewed. We appreciate your NACTA membership!