About Us

Who We Are

Tennessee Association of Agricultural Education (TAAE) is an association of members that are involved in school-based agricultural education at any level, from middle school through post-secondary, and state agricultural education leaders. We advocate for agricultural education, provide professional development for agricultural educators, and work to recruit and retain agricultural educators in the profession. We offer a variety of programs and services to support this three-pronged mission.

The governing body of TAAE consists of a board of directors with a president, three regional vice presidents, secretary, and treasurer who are all educators elected by their peers. The board of directors are elected from each district in the state.

Current officers and board of directors.

Our Mission

"Professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service."

TAAE seeks to advance agricultural education and promote the professional interests and growth of agriculture teachers as well as recruit and prepare students who have a desire to teach agriculture. The organization is dedicated to developing professional pride and competency, to nourishing a spirit of unity among classroom teachers, and to recognizing members for conducting outstanding programs. It monitors governmental affairs affecting agricultural education and assists in the development of priorities and strategies to effect federal legislation and appropriations.