These amended and revised Bylaws have been adopted as the bylaws of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture on this 22nd day of June, 2022 and shall be effective as of said date.  These Bylaws supersede and replace the NACTA Constitution and Bylaws approved June 2021. 

Amending the Bylaws.

Bylaw amendments maybe proposed by NACTA members with a minimum of 5 endorsing member signatures and it being presented in writing to the secretary/treasurer at least 30 days prior to the annual conference.

A template to propose bylaws amendments is available at this link.

Pending Bylaws Amendments for Upcoming Conference.

2022 Bylaws Amendment Packet

Standing Rules.

The standing rules of the organization are currently in development with NACTA Leadership. Standing rules may be adopted with a majority vote and amended with a two-thirds vote or a majority vote if notice has been given.

Standing Rules as of June 2022

Convention Rules.

Convention rules are adopted annually during the first session of the NACTA Annual Summer Conference. Past conference rules can be found below.

Committee and Officer Documents

Committee and Officer Report Template

Parliamentary Assistance

The NACTA parliamentarian is appointed annually by the incoming president with a one-year term. The parliamentarian serves at the pleasure of the presiding officer, but is also available to assist any member in interpreting and applying the rules of the organization and the parliamentary authority of the organization (Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised, 12th edition).

Our Current Parliamentarian is Dr. Daniel D. Foster. Dr. Foster is professional registered parliamentarian and a faculty member in the college of agricultural sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. He can be reached via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. He has served as NACTA’s parliamentarian since 2019.

Historical Record of Bylaws Revisions and Amendments

Note: Our current bylaws were adopted in June 2021.

  • June 2022 - Revision Proposed. Created single instrument. Adopted.
  • June 2021 - Revision Proposed. Created single instrument. Adopted.
  • June 2020 - Revision Proposed. Created single instrument. Adopted.
  • January 2017 - Bylaws Adopted
  • June 2011 - Constitution Approved