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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VATAT Summer Internship Opportunity
The Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) has a unique internship opportunity available to junior, senior or graduate-level students interested in communications and event planning.
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.

Poultry Institute for Youth

Poultry Institute for Youth – June 15-17, 2014

The TAMU Poultry Institute for Youth is held on the Texas A&M campus once a year (usually in June).  The purpose of this program is to give high school students with an interest in learning about the poultry industry a chance to gain first-hand knowledge.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet Texas A&M staff and Texas poultry industry leaders.  A portion of the institute will also include hands on work with birds and areas of leadership.  Registration is open students who will be enrolled in the fall as high school juniors, seniors or college freshmen.  Registration forms for the next institute will be posted after the first of the year.

Beta-agonist For Steers
Outlining the importance of understanding Beta-agonist use in youth market steer/heifer projects and the beef industry.

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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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