Member Benefits

As a professional association for agricultural educators, NCATA as an affiliate of NAAE (National Association of Agricultural Educators), provides both tangible and intangible benefits to assist members.  NCATA and NAAE membership benefits include:

Individual Members

Professional Liability Insurance Coverage and other insurance options through the Trust for Insuring Educators (for active, active life, and student members)

For more information about these benefits or to upgrade your professional liability insurance coverage, visit

Questions related to your In-dues Professional Liability benefits may be directed to Forrest T. Jones & Company by calling (800) 821-7303 weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Central time, or email: P&

Other services available through Forrest T. Jones & Company for NAAE Members

Life Insurance

Auto & Home Insurance

Health Insurance

Disability Insurance

Other Plans

For more information about these benefits or to upgrade your professional liability insurance coverage, visit

Hotel Discounts with Choice Hotels International

15% NAAE member discounts at the following brand hotels: Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Econo Lodge®, and Rodeway Inn®. Log in to the website and visit your MyNAAE page for the discount code.

By Choice

Our national e-newsletter keeps you updated on news and trends in agricultural education, resources, legislative advocacy, and NAAE activities and events. As a member, you are automatically subscribed. See previous issues of By Choice.

U.S. Ag Ed Listserv

The U.S. Ag Ed Listserv is for use by agriculture teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and others interested in agricultural education. Subscribe to the listserv.

National Teach Ag Campaign

There is currently a national shortage of agricultural educators, and NAAE has taken the lead in recruiting students to think about a career in agricultural education. Join the Teach Ag Campaign, find resources to help you talk to your students about a career in ag ed, or help your students find a college or university with an ag ed program. Go to the Teach Ag Campaign webpage.

NAAE Agricultural Educator Relief Fund

The NAAE Agricultural Educator Relief Fund is designed to assist individual NAAE active members during a time of personal crisis or need. NAAE members may receive up to a $500 stipend to help them through a difficult time. The fund is made possible by the support of state associations and private donors.

Applications must be submitted to NAAE from the state agricultural education association leadership on behalf of a NAAE active member. There is no deadline for submitting applications for this program. Applications should be submitted at the time of the need. Complete details are included in the application form.

Donate to the Ag Ed Relief Fund

Application to receive funds (must be submitted by state association)

Student Members

Student members enjoy all of the same benefits as active individual members, including the same level of liability coverage (see above), but NAAE also has programs and initiatives targeted specifically for those who are preparing to become agricultural educators.

Upper Division Scholarship

Scholarships awarded during your student teaching semester. Applications are due in May for the upcoming year, so double-check to make sure you apply at the right time. Learn more.

National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program

This program allows specially selected agricultural education majors to spend a day during the National FFA Convention immersed in inquiry-based teaching methods and agriscience. Learn more.

Teach Ag Ambassador Program

Each year the National Teach Ag Campaign selects an elite group of agricultural education majors to represent the profession and encourage others to teach agriculture. This program is only open to current NAAE student members. Learn more.

Teach Ag Collegiate Contest

Each year the National Teach Ag campaign holds a contest for collegiate agricultural education student organizations to show their Teach Ag pride! The contest changes each year, so follow this link for details.

Contributions or gifts to the NCATA are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal Income Tax Purposes. However, dues may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.