GREELEY, CO – August 8, 2018 – The Aims Community College Agricultural Sciences and Technology Program has been selected by the National Association of Agriculture Educators as the Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award recipient for 2018 in Region II, which includes Colorado, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award recognizes exemplary postsecondary institutions and full-time young farmer and adult agriculture education programs. To qualify, young farmer and adult agriculture education program staff must devote at least 50 percent of their teaching time to this level of instruction. The award is sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Foundation.
“I’m very proud of our Agriculture program,” said Aims President and CEO Dr. Leah L. Bornstein. “The faculty and staff in this program are truly dedicated to their students’ learning experience at Aims, and I’m thrilled that they have been recognized by the NAAE.”
Amy McFarland, Aims Agricultural Sciences and Technology Program Chair will accept the award at the 2018 National Associate of Agriculture Educators Convention in San Antonio, Texas, November 27 – December 1.
“We’re extremely honored to receive this award and recognition at a national level,” said Amy. “Aims prides itself in being a learner-centered college, and the Agricultural Sciences and Technology department exemplifies this approach to teaching and learning. I feel so fortunate to oversee such an outstanding program.”
About the National Association of Agriculture Educators (NAAE)
The National Association of Agricultural Educators is comprised of state agricultural educators associations with more than 7,800 members. Participants are involved in school-based agricultural education from middle school through postsecondary, as well as state and national agricultural education leaders. NAAE strives to advance agricultural education, promote the professional interests and growth of teachers and prepare students who want to teach agriculture. 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.