About the VATAT
  The Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) is a professional organization for agriculture science teachers and supporters of agriculture education. The VATAT is an organization dedicated to member services. The Association informs agriculture teachers about the latest agricultural education practices, encourages higher standards of teaching agriculture and provides agriculture education a unified voice in the state legislature.

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Conference Schedule and Wed/Thur Workshops

Find a more detailed conference schedule and the listing for the Wednesday/Thursday workshops.

Conference Activities
Golf Tournament, 3D Archery Tournament, Fun Run and spouse event information are now online.
Major Show Recomendations
Check out the Major Show Recommendations here.
Conference Workshops
Wondering what workshop we will be having on Wednesday and Thursday? Check out the tentative list here. Descriptions will follow soon.
The North Texas Land Scholars Summer Camp

The North Texas Land Scholars are providing an opportunity to connect to nature by improving student’s scientific literacy while teaching the value of land stewardship.  Their goal is to engage students through conservation lessons and activities to demonstrate how they may become entrepreneurs of the land while being mindful of environmentally sustainable land management techniques.

VATAT Tenure Awards

Should you be receiving a 5,10,15,20,25,30,35 or 40 tenure award this year? Check the list to see if your name is listed. If you do not see your name and think it should be on the list please contact Karen Jones

2014 VATAT Professional Development Conference

VATAT Professional Development Conference registration, schedules, updates and resources.

Texas Youth Hunting Program
The Texas Youth Hunting Program will train interested teachers and ag teachers July 25-27 near Abilene, Texas.  This class begins the weekend before the VATAT Professional Development Conference in Abilene. Lodging and food is provided.  Space is limited so visit, fill out an application and select the July 25-27 class.  Scholarships are available for the class.

The class will train volunteers to run hunts for the Texas Youth Hunting Program which incorporate wildlife, ecology and fisheries curricula. Subjects taught in TYHP hunts are biology, science anatomy, wildlife and plant identification. This program, established in 1996 in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, takes over 1400 Youth on educational hunts throughout Texas annually.

Conference Housing and Registration
Conference housing and registration is now open! To view the hotels and instructions on how to reserve a room in our block go to Conference>Conference 2014>Conference Housing.

To register for the VATAT Professional Development Conference and the Monday Certification Workshops login to the Membership Online and click on Event Registration. If you need assistance with registration contact Karen Jones at or 512-472-3128.
Texas Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Texas Farm Bureau S.M. True, Jr. Agricultural Scholar Award will be presented annually to one recipient. The recipient will be a student enrolled in a four-year college or university that is (or will be upon receipt of the award) classified as a junior (at least 60 hours of credit completed) and is majoring (or about to declare a major) in an agriculture program. To receive the full amount of the scholarship, the scholar award recipient must continue to major in agriculture and maintain a grade point average similar to that held at the time of winning the award.

Texas State Florists’ Association - Junior Floral Cup Competition

Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors currently in Floral Design or who have received their Level 1 High School Certification. For more information on this competition click on the link above.


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Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 472-3128
Fax: (512) 472-0555

Barney McClure
Executive Director

Karen Jones (Grumbles)
Membership Services Coordinator

Ashley Dunkerley
Communications Coordinator

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