Call for Proposals
The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO) is seeking workshop proposals for the 2022 NAITC Conference 'Empire State of Agriculture’ scheduled for June 28-July 1 at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. The conference is the premier professional development experience for teachers who use food and agriculture as a lens for learning to meet their academic goals.
Proposal Information

Proposals must demonstrate how the workshop uses agricultural concepts to meet the National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes (NALOs) and teach reading, writing, math, nutrition, science, STEM, social studies, and other subject areas.

Hands-on, high engagement activities during a workshop are encouraged.
Be prepared to identify if your proposed workshop will reach elementary, middle school, high school, or all grades.
Workshop submissions are categorized as:
  • Full - Full workshops will last one hour.
  • Mini - Mini workshops will last 20 minutes, and will repeat 3 times with a 10-minute break in-between.
Please consider workshops covering the following topics:
  • Animal science (dairy, beef, chickens/eggs, equine, etc.)
  • Plant science (corn, soybeans, apples, cabbage, floriculture, potatoes, tomatoes, etc.)
  • School gardens, urban gardens, hydroponics, alternative growing systems
  • Renewable energy (biodiesel, biogas, methane digesters, wind, solar)
  • Conservation (water quality, soil health, pollinators)
  • Biotechnology (GMOs, cross-breeding, pesticides, nutrition)
  • Engineering (tractors, technology applications)
  • Transportation (moving food)
  • Geography (climate, soil)
  • Economy 
  • Strategies for full-school integration of food and agriculture (grade level partnerships, projects, etc.)

Submission Instructions

In order to complete the workshop submission process, you will need:

  • To create a profile by clicking "Login" at the top of this page, and then "New User".
  • A brief presenter/co-presenter(s) biography (50 words or less, each) describing their background and experience teaching in the agricultural literacy field. Please write the biography in the third person. The biography you submit will appear in the conference website and conference mobile app.
  • A presenter/co-presenter(s) headshot.
  • A workshop description (200 words or less) which will be used on the website, conference schedule, and conference app. We encourage you to choose descriptive, catchy title.

You will have an option to work on your proposal and come back to the proposal at a later time, but please be aware that once proposals have been submitted you will not be able to edit the proposal further. If your proposal shows an "incomplete" status, this means it has not been submitted can editing is accessible.
The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2021.
Presenters will be notified in early February of the status of their submission.
Accepted presenters will receive a $50 discount off their conference registration.
For more information about the conference, please visit the 2022 NAITCO Conference website. Questions about the workshop submissions can be directed to

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