When working with students and colleagues to provide high quality education in the agriculture industry, we make it a point to be very meticulous in our work.

Agriculture Educators in Arizona provide students with top-quality instruction and in-lab content to prepare them for success beyond high school.



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July 2018

 ACTEAZ Summer Conference

AATA Members  from all across the state  participated in professional development workshops, team building, and networking over the course of summer conference.

As Agriculture Educators in Arizona, we believe strongly in the relationships that we build with our students, colleagues, communities, and industry personnel.

It is imperative in this day and age to form strong and long-lasting relationships and members of the AATA are prime examples of such practices.

Dr. Amber Rice and Jim Kaltenbach representing Arizona Ag Ed at the CASE LTO in Minneapolis, MN. The Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Lead Teacher Orientation (LTO) prepared instructors for delivery of the CASE Curriculum at the 22 CASE Institutes scheduled this summer. #case4learning #teachag

June 19. 2017

AATA Members Attend CASE Training 

Members attend  a CASE Training over the summer. CASE Curriculum is spreading across Arizona!

AATA Summer Conference Highlights!

September 27-30th, 2017

AATA Members Attend Annual Fall Conference

Arizona Agriculture Teachers from across the state attend Fall Conference to network, develop professionally, and attend workshops geared towards bettering their programs. Click Here for the media release.

August 18, 2017

AATA Members selected to receive honors at the National FFA Convention in October

Sharon Metzger and Edward Franklin will be receiving the Honorary American FFA Degree and VIP Citation Award, respectively.

Arizona Agriculture Teachers, including professors from the University of Arizona, attend a CASE Training over the summer. Implementing CASE Curriculum in Agriculture classes state-wide has been a huge success.

July 14-19, 2017

AATA Members participate in the annual ACTEaz Summer Conference

Members enjoyed days of Professional Development, Networking, and Awards from their achievements this past year!

The Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association is an organization that provides leadership and professional development opportunities for Arizona Agricultural Educators. We are a diverse group of individuals who pride themselves on their passion, dedication, and family-like inclusion.


The Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of agriculture students by instilling in them a passion for agriculture and learning. It is through the commitment and dedication of the Arizona Agriculture teachers that we are able to enjoy such an outstanding program as the National FFA Organization in classrooms across the state and see continual growth in the Arizona FFA members through their achievements. Without their support, long hours of dedication, and unmatched commitment to excellence the Arizona Agriculture curriculum and Arizona FFA would not be at the level it is  today.


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March 2018

Spring Conference

AATA Members brought many FFA Members to the Spring Conference CDE Day to participate in multiple CDE's. Click HERE for pictures of the event!

We are agricultural educators. The most important word here being educator. It is our duty to educate our students in many ways. 

Agriculture is our tool. We see it necessary to teach our students beyond the realm of just agriculture education but instill in them life lessons, leadership abilities, and a great work ethic!

Arizona Agriculture Teachers from across the state attend Fall Conference to network, develop professionally, and attend workshops geared towards bettering their programs. 

AATA would also like to thank the Arizona Farm Bureau and the Arizona FFA Foundation for their continued support of the Program Evaluation Teacher Retention tool.




AATA Fall Conference Highlights!

In a fast-moving world of agriculture and technology, we find it crucial to provide our students with up-to-date technologies, techniques and tactics in their educational experiences.

Being relevant in a world where technology changes daily, allows us to prepare the industry with high quality workers.

December 2017

AATA Members attend NAAE Conference

Sharon Metzger, Brian Fuller, Jadee Rohner, Bridget Goodner, and Richard McPherson were able to attend the NAAE Conference this December. Please CLICK HERE for the media release.