September 2022

In this issue:

NACTAlks - For members by members!
Modesto Junior College to Host 2023 NACTA Judging Conference!
Upcoming Events
Welcome New NACTA Members!
Renew or Become a New NACTA Member


NACTAlks - For Members By Members

Click here to see how OP MCCubbins is challenging students in his teaching methods courses at Mississippi State using VR.

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Each of us has our own teaching personality. Each of us has also likely experienced successes and setbacks while teaching that would help our colleagues if they knew about them. What better way to celebrate those “teachable moments” that happen in our classrooms and labs than by sharing these short stories from the teaching trenches!

NACTAlks Teaching is a new component of our newsletter that will showcase our teachers (faculty and graduate students) sharing short stories of something that worked, or didn’t work, while teaching. Consider submitting a video yourself or nominating someone to submit a video that…

  •  Is less than 2-minutes in length
  •  Is recorded with a camera that is held horizontally (for optimal taping with your cell phone)
  •  Highlights a lesson learned from a recent teaching experience (i.e., “that worked!” or “I’ll change that next time”)
  •  Is edu-taining ��

Submit your short video to .">. and consider using to submit larger video files.

We hope that the NACTAlks Teaching series will show off the teaching personalities of our members and inspire great things for your students!

Got questions? Contact Nick Fuhrman, NACTA President-elect, at .">.



Modesto Junior College to Host 2023 NACTA Judging Conference!

The MJC School of Agriculture cordially invites you to the 2023 NACTA Judging Conference. Established in 1921, Modesto Junior College is the home of a premier agriculture program that serves the extensive agriculture industry of the Central Valley of California.

We are proud to host the NACTA event in which contests will be held in the 75,000-square-foot Agricultural Education (ACE) Pavilion, Livestock Production Facilities, the Beckwith Farm, and additional contest event sites as needed.

Modesto is centrally located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. It is approximately two hours west of Yosemite National Park and two hours east of the Pacific Coast and San Francisco.

Preparations are underway for the 2023 NACTA Judging Conference. More detailed information will be posted on the MJC Agriculture website ( with additional details regarding contests, accommodations, and other planned activities.

 NACTA 2023 Promotional Flyer3


Upcoming Events 

AAAE 2022 Western Region Conference
September 19 - 21, 2022
Las Cruces, NM, USA

AAAE 2022 North Central Region Conference
October 6 - 8, 2022
Columbia, MO, USA

ACTE Region II Leadership Conference
October 5-7, 2022
Virginia Beach, VA, USA

TBLC 2022 Mid-Year Virtual Forum
October 28, 2022


New NACTA Members

NACTA had 7 new members this month. We hope you will join us in welcoming them!

Tannah Christensen - MS - Southern Monica Esquivel - HI - Western Jennifer Blazek - WI - Central
Lorenzo Rossi - FL - Southern Douglas Golick - NE - Central Wendy Dahl - FL - Southern
Steven Rocca - CA - Western

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!