MSBA applauds Gov. Dayton for appreciating Minnesota’s ag educators

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Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton & Lt. Governor Tina Smith

Recognizing the important contributions of agricultural educators to Minnesota’s students and economy, Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Thursday, September 22, 2016, as “Teach Ag Day” in Minnesota.

MSBA commends Gov. Dayton on this proclamation. Agriculture supports more than 340,000 Minnesota jobs and creates $90 billion in economic activities statewide. However, there is currently a national shortage of agriculture educators. The governor’s proclamation, in conjunction with the National Teach Ag Campaign, seeks to encourage more students at every level — from preK-12 to college, and beyond — to consider a career teaching agriculture in Minnesota.”

The governor’s proclamation notes that “agricultural educators contribute to a strong and effective education in public schools,” and that “the dedication and quality teaching of agricultural educators can positively impact a student’s growth and future.”

Visit to view the complete press release.

See to read Gov. Dayton’s complete proclamation.

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