UW-Platteville to host North Central American Association of Agricultural Education research conference

September 4, 2013

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host the North Central American Association of Agricultural Education research conference Thursday, Sept. 19 through Saturday, Sept. 21. Faculty and graduate students from several universities throughout the central and northeast region of the United States are expected to attend.

The conference will include research and business presentations as well as local tours. “We are very pleased to have been selected to host this conference,” said Dr. Mark Zidon, professor of agricultural education at UW-Platteville. “We have some exciting activities planned for agricultural education researchers. We also have an interesting tour to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium and Lock and Dam #11 that we think the teacher educators in agricultural education will enjoy.”

This is the first time the conference will be held at UW-Platteville.

The AAAE is dedicated to studying, applying and promoting the teaching and learning processes in agriculture. The organization serves as an advocate for the improvement of teaching and learning in agriculture. It provides a forum to address issues in agricultural education as well as an approach to identifying, prioritizing and organizing research in teaching and learning.

Contact: Dr. Mark Zidon, professor of agricultural education, (608) 342-1391, zidon@uwplatt.edu

Written by: Dan Wackershauser, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, wackersd@uwplatt.edu

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