We are seeking dynamic presenters to inspire, enlighten, inform and educate. Share your skills, knowledge and best practices with others to increase all student success!
Interested individuals should submit presentation proposals thru the link found here. Deadline for presentation proposal will be March 1, 2018 Organizers will review submissions. Notice of acceptance will be sent to the lead presenter no later than March 15, 2018.
Region I XLR8 Program
The National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) is pleased to accept applications for the 2018 NAAE Region I XLR8 Professional Development Program. The program is partially sponsored by Herman and Bobbie Williams as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. XLR8 is a professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching.
The XLR8 program will be held on April 24 and 25. Deadline to apply is February 16.
Wednesday April 25, 2018 ~ Registration Check-in ~ Reception sponsored by Southern Utah University Agriculture Department
Thursday April 26, 2018 ~ NAAE Business Meetings ~ Workshops ~ Lunch on SUU Campus ~ Rotating Local Tours A- Staheli West: Inspired by a tortilla warmer that used steam, Staheli built a device that injects steam into the hay as it is picked up. The wheeled machine rides between the tractor and baler. It includes a low- pressure boiler to make steam, along with water and fuel tanks, a generator, water-feed system,
B- Southern Utah University Agricultural Farm:Southern Utah University’s roots are deeply embedded in the study of agriculture. In fact, over a century ago, general agriculture was one of the first programs offered by the university. Today, as a student in SUU’s Agricultural Sciences and Industries bachelor’s degree program, you will study in the classroom the latest science behind farming, and then experience what you’ve studied first hand on the university’s 800-acre farm and 2,800-acre mountain property.
C- Heritage Center: Discover the pioneer and early industrial history of Cedar City, Iron County, and southwest Utah through an extensive horse-drawn wagon collection, historic buildings, Native Heritage exhibit, sawmill and replica blast furnace.
D-Lady Bug Nursery: We are a full scale garden center aimed to help you succeed in growing your vegetable and flower gardens.
Friday April 27, 2018 ~ Business Meeting ~ Workshops ~ Box Lunch on Tour Bus ~ Tours: Holt Dairy, Founded in 1975, Holt Farms LLC is a mid-sized organization in the field crop farms industry located in Enterprise, UT. It has 50 full time employees and generates an estimated $6.2 million in annual revenue.
Mountain Meadow Massacre, On September 11, 1857, some 50 to 60 local militiamen in southern Utah, aided by American Indian allies, massacred about 120 emigrants who were traveling by wagon to California. The horrific crime, which spared only 17 children age six and under, occurred in a highland valley called the Mountain Meadows, roughly 35 miles southwest of Cedar City.
Beaver Dam Wash Welcome to Utah's basement, in the Beaver Dam Wash, where an environment exists unlike anywhere else in the Beehive State. It's the Mojave Desert, where Joshua trees, blackbrush, creosote, yucca and other southern desert plants rule.
MuleyCrazy, for the past 20 years, MuleyCrazy has been facilitating trophy mule deer hunts in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. In addition to producing a bi-monthly publication featuring the best bucks taken in the West each year,
Pipe Springs National Monument, American Indians, Mormon ranchers, plants, animals, and many others have depended on the life-giving water found in the beautiful desert oasis at Pipe Spring. Learn about pioneer and Kaibab Paiute life by exploring the museum, historic fort and cabins, garden, orchard, and Ridge Trail. Visit with rangers and ranch animals, and attend living history demonstrations and talks.
Zion National Park, Utah’s first national park, was deemed a national park in 1919 and features over 220 square miles of explorable land. ~ Awards ~ Dinner in Mesquite NV
Saturday April 28, 2018 ~ Ideas Unlimited ~ Workshops ~ Closing Business Meeting/ Awards Luncheon ~ 1 pm : Adjourn
Hotels: We have a housing block with Quality Inn & Ramada Inn, however there are many hotel options available within 5 minutes of SUU campus. ~ Quality Inn & Suites $75 + tax King $82 + Tax for Queen * used CODE ”Agriculture Educators Conf “
~Ramada $100 night within walking distance of SUU campus * use CODE "NAAE”
Airports: ~ Cedar City Regional Airport- flights daily from Salt Lake City ~ St. George Regional Airport– Flights Daily & 45 minutes ( 52 miles) to Cedar City ~ Salt Lake City Airport - 3.5 hour ( 255 Miles) drive south to Cedar City Shuttle Services: ~ St. George Shuttle: The St. George Shuttle has daily trips to and from Salt Lake City Airport & St. George. Prices start at $45
Local Tour Sites
~ Bryce Canyon National Park ~ Cedar Breaks National Monument ~ Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ~ Dixie National Forest ( Navajo Lake, Brian Head, Mammoth Cave, etc) ~ Zions National Park
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