December 2021

In this issue:

#NACTA22 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due February 1, 2022
You Are Invited to Join the December Global Engagement Meeting!
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
Welcome to New Members
Renew or Become a New NACTA Member


#NACTA22 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due February 1, 2022
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for Poster and Oral presentations for the NACTA Conference to be held in Wooster, Ohio from June 20-24, 2022. The NACTA conference provides opportunities to connect with and learn from others who share the same passion for the improvement of teaching and learning in agriculture, food and natural resources. The annual NACTA conference will provide you with new teaching techniques, ideas and resources. It is also one of the best professional development activities for networking with other teaching professionals where the common discipline is “teaching.”

Back in 2022 - Virtual Poster & Oral Presentations!
This year NACTA will offer both in-person and virtual registration options allowing authors the opportunity to choose their method of participation. All accepted poster and oral presentations will be available to both virtual and live attendees.

When you submit your abstract please specify an abstract type in one of these three areas:

  • Report of Empirical Study
  •  Case Study
  •  Best Practice in Teaching / Extension

We request that abstracts for the 2022 NACTA Conference fall within one of the following topic areas:

  • Innovative Teaching and Learning
  •  Global Education
  •  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  •  Teaching with Technology
  •  Online Programming
  •  College / University Curriculum
  •  K-12 Curriculum
  •  Community Learning / Extension

Abstract Format
Accepted abstracts will be a concise summary of factual information. A high-quality abstract contains the following key elements (without designating them as such): (1) a brief introduction, including objectives of the presentation; (2) relevant experimental conditions indicating the scope of study or survey (authors of predominately philosophical works may substitute other appropriate criteria); (3) observations, results, or data (however, data should be in summary form and not presented in tables or graphs) - philosophical abstracts must demonstrate the application of said philosophy; and (4) a concise summary.

Guidelines for NACTA Abstracts

  • Abstracts are limited to one paragraph of 250 words, not including title and by-lines.
  • Keywords should also be included with abstract submission.
  • Create the abstract with MS Word or compatible software, using single-spaced Times New Roman, 12-point font or similar. Title of abstract should be brief (70 to 90 characters including spaces), precise and in bold.
  • Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) follows the title.
  • First author/submitting author should be the contact author.
  • Presenting author’s name should be followed by an asterisk (*).
  • Body of the abstract is single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font or similar.
  •  Do not include illustrations or bibliographical references in the abstract
  •  Indicate if you would like your accepted abstract to be considered for an oral presentation. Accepted abstracts that are not chosen for oral presentations will be presented as posters.
  •  If an author submits multiple abstracts, the topic and content of each must differ substantially.
  •  Abstracts should stand alone and contain valuable information for both those in attendance as well as those who read it in the NACTA Journal.

An abstract is unacceptable if it:

  • Contains significant grammatical errors and/or meaningless statements such as: "The results will be presented."
  •  Includes no statement/s relating to the objective(s).
  •  Fails to comply with submission requirements.
  •  Presents opinion/speculation with no demonstrated application for teaching or advising efforts.

Questions? Contact NACTA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline: February 1, 2022

All abstracts are reviewed by the NACTA Journal Editorial Board and the Editor. The author submitting the abstract will be notified of its status in April 2022.


You Are Invited to Join the December Global Engagement Meeting!
Build your network, your expertise, and your profile by becoming an active member of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture! NACTA can give you access to a worldwide network of active and like-minded educators, and a really good way to do this is to become an active member of one of the committees helping to build the organization.

A virtual meeting of the NACTA Global Engagement Committee is being planned for December 16 at 2:00 PM EasternClick here to join at the time of the meeting.

The Global Engagement Committee (a) disseminates items of interest to NACTA members concerning international agriculture; (b) encourages publication of articles on international agriculture in the NACTA Journal; and (c) serves as the liaison between NACTA and other organizations involved in international agriculture. 

We hope that you will join the call on December 16! 


Upcoming Events & Deadlines
2022 AAAE Southern Region Conference
February 13 - 15, 2022
New Orleans, LA

#NACTA22 Poster & Oral Abstract Submission Deadline
February 1, 2022

#NACTA22 Teaching Award Nominations Due
February 1, 2022

NACTA Judging Conference
March 30 - April 2, 2022
North Platte, NE


New NACTA Members

NACTA had 10 new members in the last month. We hope you will join us in welcoming them!

Jacqueline Aenlle - University of Florida
Sandra Brown - University of British Columbia
Antonio Faciola - University of Florida
Siobhan Fathel - Penn State University
Colby Gregg - The Ohio State University
Brandon Horvath - University of Tennessee
Melinda Knuth - North Carolina State University
Liva LaMontagne - University of Florida
Heather Young - University of Florida

Renew or Become a New NACTA Member

NACTA is the largest professional development organization that focuses specifically on the scholarship of teaching and learning in agriculture, food and natural resources.

Need to renew your membership? Want to invite a colleague to join? Want to change your membership status? Visit the membership page here.

We appreciate your NACTA membership!