To promote and improve the teaching of agriculture in secondary schools and where courses in technical agriculture or college degree constitute the principal function, maintain and improve professional standards of teachers of agricultural education, maintain and develop opportunities for agriculture teachers to discuss all problems affecting agriculture on the state and national level, develop and maintain proper relationships with other organizations and agencies having compatible objectives, maintain and develop social fellowship within the teaching profession and sponsor, promote and guide strong, functioning programs of the National FFA Organization.
The Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators (KAAE) was founded in 1933 as the Kansas Vocational Agriculture Association. KAAE serves 193 members across the state. The organization works to better the teachers who educate more than 13,000 students enrolled in Kansas high school agricultural programs and the nearly 10,000 Kansas FFA members.
KAAE is a state affiliate in Region II of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). Our parent organization, based out of Lexington, Kentucky, advocates, provides professional development and works to recruit and retain agricultural educators.
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President – Kelly Hoelting
President-Elect – Kasie Bogart
Past-President – Jacob Larison
Executive Secretary – Carmelita Goossen
Executive Treasurer – Jed Strnad
Membership Director – Laura Klenda
Inservice Coordinator – Lacie Harshbarger
East Central District Vice President – Alicia Hampton
North Central District Vice President – Jacob Rutledge
Northeast District Vice President – Jeanie Wege
Northwest District Vice President – Sarah Molzahn
South Central District Vice President – Alicia Cox
Southeast District Vice President – Sydney Cullison
Southwest District Vice President – Kelly Sipes
Kansas FFA Association – Mary Kane
Kansas FFA Foundation – Beth Gaines
K-State Agricultural Education – Gaea Hock
Kansas Department of Education – Guy Shoulders