Engler Guide Webinar

What if you redesigned your classroom approach so that students took ownership of their learning, they were motivated by failure, and they creatively pursued their purpose in life? When the entrepreneurial mindset is infused into education, all of these things are...

Cultivando Caminos (Cultivating Pathways)

University of NE-Lincoln Lincoln, NE

Cultivando Caminos (Cultivating Pathways) is a one-day conference for underrepresented high school students interested in careers in agriculture, food, water, energy, and natural resources. The conference is designed to encourage students to envision themselves in various agricultural careers and to...

Free

Drone and Urban Ag Workshop

Northeast Community College 801 East Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE

Expand your classroom offerings! Join us on the Northeast Community College campus in Norfolk, NE for three days (May 28th-30th) of workshops focused on drone basics, drone flying, and data analysis. Lesson plan activities for horticulture/urban ag curriculum will also...

Free

Tech Changemakers

Univeristy of Nebraska - Lincoln

Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact on the lives of students/youth? We invite you to sign up for an enriching professional learning experience designed to empower education professionals like you. Whether you work in formal education settings such...

Excellence in Ag Sciences Day

Raising Nebraska 501 East Fonner Park Road Suite 100, Grand Island, NE

Contamination of domestic wells from agrichemicals, natural contaminants, and pathogens is a significant concern to rural residents and regulatory agencies. Groundwater is the primary source of drinking water for most rural residents and farmstead residents. Nearly all of Nebraska’s rural...

$25

Nebraska Career Education (NCE) Conference

Younes Conference Center 416 W. Talmadge Rd, Kearney, NE, United States

The NCE Conference is a professional development learning opportunity featuring national and state CTE leaders. The focus of the conference will be to address current and ongoing themes related to CTE instruction. Sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska...

$300

Fundamentals of Parliamentary Law

Hybrid course

ALEC 893 Short Course in Technical Agriculture: Fundamentals of Parliamentary Law All things Parliamentary procedure directly from Roberts. Because I know how hectic your schedules are in the summer, this will be a hybrid book club of sorts. Materials will...

Introductory Woodworking Workshop

Randolph High School 207 North Pierce Street, Randolph, NE

Over a 3 day period, participants will gain experience in “basic fine woodworking” by participating in classwork and lab instruction covering safe machinery operation, project planning and design, construction, and finishing. Upon completion, participants will have an entire semester worth...

$350

Additive Manufacturing

Nebraska Innovation Studio 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE

Learn to apply 3D modeling techniques towards Additive Manufacturing to create print-in-place (pip) models utilizing Autodesk Fusion 360. Get exposure to Stratasys 3D printing and GrabCAD, the same tools used in SkillsUSA’s additive manufacturing competition. Recommended for teachers who already...

Free

Feeding and Fueling the World

The Career Academy 8800 O Street, Lincoln, NE

Feeding and Fueling the World, the professional learning experience equipping teachers nationwide, coming to Nebraska this summer. Middle and high school teachers of chemistry, biology, and environmental science will see firsthand how food production in America makes the perfect context...

Free

Region III NAAE Conference

Dickinson, ND

Region III NAAE Conference.  Visit the  NAAE Region III website  for the most up-to-date information related to registration, housing reservations, tours, schedule. Region III Update- February 2024  

CASE Institute: Principles of Ag Science – Animal (ASA)

Lakeview High School 3744 83rd Street, Columbus, NE

Engages students in hands-on labs and activities to explore the world of animal agriculture as students develop a comprehensive Producer’s Management Guide for an animal of their choice This professional development cost covers all training materials, supplies used at the...

$3200

Drones

Nebraska Innovation Studio 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE

Fly and program unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) aka drones. You will learn how to fly small and mid-sized drones. Learn the basics of FAA drone laws and what types of licenses are available. Attendees will earn their recreational drone license...

Free

Aquaponics 101 Workshop

Auburn University, AL – E.W. Shell Fisheries Research Center Alabama

This 5-day professional development workshop is designed for teachers that would like to integrate aquaponics into their curriculum. The workshop is geared to middle and high school teachers, but adventurous elementary and pre-service teachers are welcome. Aquaponics is a combination...

$295

Metal Working and Machining

Nebraska Innovation Studio 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE

Build your own toolbox! We will go over the process of designing and building a toolbox from start to finish. The toolbox will have custom engraved name plates. The laboratory experience will include safety, SolidWorks, fiber laser, metal bending, assembly,...

Free

Engler Guide Conference

Ord, NE

An educator’s conference focused on teaching with a “Guiding” mindset. What happens when the Engler mission is applied to teachers? Is teaching much like entrepreneurship? Can the core concepts used in launching and running a business also apply to managing...

$75

CASE Institute: Ag Equipment Maintenance and Technology (AEMT)

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture 404 E 7th St, Curtis, Nebraska

This CASE Institute prepares students to enter the ag technician field through hands-on identification and cause and correction of equipment failures in electrical, fluid, diesel, precision, and mechanical systems. This professional development cost covers all training materials, supplies used at...

$3250

Increasing Ag Productivity through Prototyping Design (CNC Plasma, 3-D Printing, Laser Cutting, and Testing)

Scottsbluff Research Station 4502 Ave I, Scottsbluff, NE

ALEC 893 Short Course in Technical Agriculture: Increasing Ag Productivity through Prototyping Design (CNC Plasma, 3-D Printing, Laser Cutting, and Testing) REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/5LrzbdZfzs2h77Vj8 We will focus primarily in 2-D design on plasma and laser printers with the majority of...

$50

Small Gas Engines Fundamentals

Panhandle Research Station 4502 Ave I, Scottsbluff, NE

ALEC 893 Short Course in Technical Agriculture: Small Gas Engines Fundamentals --This class will be nearly identical to the Briggs & Stratton Field school courses offered in previous years. Teachers will get the curriculum, but not the textbook, clear carb,...

$30

Ag Teachers & FFA Officers Tech Day

ESU 8 110 West 3rd St, Neligh, NE

Enhance your tech skills to support your Ag program and FFA Chapter, through: Increase engagement with Canva and Ed Tech Tools Optimize technology capabilities to provide dynamic experiences Collaborate with Supported Chapter Planning Time Registration of $10/person includes lunch.  More...

$10

Automation in the Heartland I–Arduinos

Scottsbluff Research Station 4502 Ave I, Scottsbluff, NE

Year one of a two year workshop. We will cover Arduino micro-controllers, basic circuits, basic CAD, the engineering process, and designing with Laser, and 3-D printers for ag applications, and fun physics applications using the Arduino. Teachers will receive a...

Free

Basic Laboratory Safety & Skill Development

Panhandle Research Station 4502 Ave I, Scottsbluff, NE

ALEC 893 Short Course in Technical Agriculture: Basic Powertool & Shop Safety This course will focus on all things safety. We will be using the MN CTE Safety curriculum to cover the safe and efficient usage of woods and metal...

$30

Agriscience Metaverse Academy (AMA)

Univeristy of Nebraska - Lincoln

The AMA is a Virtual Reality Training Program to Bring Immersive Agricultural Experiences into the Classroom!  A one-year, USDA NIFA-funded professional development program will help teachers improve their knowledge of virtual reality (VR) technology and Metaverse applications, for educational settings. ...

NPPD STEM Professional Development Teachers Workshop

Northeast Community College 801 East Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE

Each school gets to take home a STEM kit of their choice* One and a half days of hands-on activities Tour of the NECC Campus Registration Deadline is May 31st, 2024 Open to all teachers K-12. Space limited. Supper will...

Free

New Membership Year Opens

New membership year opens. If your chapter is interested in Affiliated Membership, request that in FFA.org before adding any members to your chapter roster.

Membership for State Fair Opens

*Note: If a current FFA member is on the 2023-2024 FFA roster, that individual does NOT need to be early added to next year’s roster prior to exhibiting at the 2024 Fair. Any incoming new member, including 7th and 8th...

Membership for State Fair Due

*Note: Do not send in payment for these members. Pay membership dues with all of the other membership dues by November 30, 2024.

Launch!

Kickoff Event in the Engler space on East Campus, Lincoln (By Invitation Only)

Launch!

Winter Booster in the Engler space on East Campus, Lincoln (By Invitation Only)

Early February, 2025 (Final Date TBD)

Agriscience Fair Applications Due in AET  State Advancing Proficiency Applications Due in AET State Proficiency Review Names submitted by FFA Board Reps

February 15, 2025 Noon CST

State FFA Officer Applications Due Ag Issues Academy Applications Due State Degree List submitted in AET by FFA Board Reps State Advancing State Star Applications Due in AET State Proficiency Review Names submitted by FFA Board Reps State Competitor LDE...

March 1, 2025 Noon CST

National Chapter Applications Due Delegate Items Submitted Honorary State Degree Nominations Due Cornerstone Award Nominations Due NIFA Grant Recipients Pictures and Summary Due Bios due for Proficiency Finalists Bios due for Star Finalists Courtesy Corps Sign Up Due Hall of...

May 1, 2025 11:59 PM CST

COLT Registration Closes  American Degree Applications Due American Star Applications Due

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