GREELEY, CO – December 11, 2018 – The Aims Community College Agricultural Sciences and Technology program received the Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award at the National Association of Agriculture Educators Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Aims was one of six programs nationwide to receive the award.
“The faculty and staff in our Agriculture program are very committed to their students at Aims and I’m so pleased that they have received this national recognition,” said Aims President and CEO Dr. Leah L. Bornstein. “This is a great example of the high quality learning experience that students can expect to receive when they come to Aims.”
The Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award recognizes exemplary postsecondary institutions and full-time young farmer and adult agriculture education programs. Young farmer and adult agriculture education program staff must devote at least 50 percent of their teaching time to this level of instruction in order to qualify. This year’s award was sponsored by Bayer as a special project of the National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Foundation.
Amy McFarland, Aims Agricultural Sciences and Technology Program chair, traveled to San Antonio to accept the award.
“I am extremely honored to accept this national award on behalf of the full and part-time faculty and staff in the Agricultural Sciences program,” said Amy. “I feel so fortunate to oversee this dedicated team of educators.”
L to R: NAAE Region 2 Vice President Hals Beard, Amy McFarland, Valerie Bayes of Bayer and NAAE President Nick Nelson.
About the National Association of Agriculture Educators (NAAE)
The National Association of Agriculture Educators (NAAE) is the professional association for agricultural educators with over 8,000 members nationwide. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, its mission is “professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service.” For more information visit www.naae.org.
About the Aims Agricultural Sciences and Technology Program
The Aims Agricultural Sciences and Technology program offers associate of science degrees in ag business, agricultural education, soil and crop sciences, horticulture and animal science, as well as associate of applied science degrees and several certificate options. Aims’ articulation agreements with Colorado State University allows for a smooth transfer directly to complete a bachelor’s degree. For more information visit www.aims.edu/academics/agriculture.