Utah State University
Utah State University agricultural education professor Michael Pate received the NACTA Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture on July 21, 2016.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah State University agricultural education professor Michael Pate recently was honored with the Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture's annual conference in Honolulu.

This year marks Pate's sixth at Utah State. He teaches classes in agricultural systems technology, while also participating in research for a national project to improve farm safety.

“Teaching is something I have always enjoyed,” he said. “It is important to me to have positive engagement with all my students. I believe that my students enjoy the hands-on experiences and my commitment to laboratory activities that emphasize real-world problems.”

The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture is a society for educators in agricultural higher education.