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November 20, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

NAAE

NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
Apply for the 2018 Teach Ag Intern Position!
The intern position will start in May 2018 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until April 2019. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the University of Kentucky campus, in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the summer. The remainder of the internship will be completed remotely. Applications are due by Sunday, January 7th, 2018. Click here for more information and to apply.
Apply to be a NAAE Intern!
We are currently seeking qualified applicants for our summer internships. Our available internships are in the areas of advocacy, communications, and professional development. Check out our website for more information and to apply by December 15th!
2018 State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Program Enrollment
The 2018 STAR program enrollment is open to all states who desire to create a recruitment and retention leadership team to address agriculture teacher supply and demand challenges in a meaningful and results-driven manner. Grant funds are available to all states who enroll and agree to the requirements of the program. Intent to participate forms are due by December 1 to be eligible for 2018 grant funds. Contact Ellen Thompson at ethompson.naae@uky.edu for more information.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE Convention app is now live! Make sure to download it in the App Store or Google Play to personalize your schedule, create your member profile, and keep up-to-date on what is happening at convention! If you downloaded the app last year, make sure to update it for this year's convention information. Thanks Merck for sponsoring the app!
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights.Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details and to register. See you in Nashville!!
Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Groves works with family farmers in central Missouri to vaccinate their calves and cows, demonstrating how they herd their animals gently with low stress. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

2018 National FFA Scholarship Application Now Live
Don’t wait until the last minute! Sign in to FFA.org now to access the 2018 scholarship application. In 2017, we awarded $2.7 million in scholarships; one in every five members who applied received a scholarship.
Application deadlines for 2018:
  • The online application must be submitted prior to 11:59 p.m.* EST on Feb. 1, 2018 (no technical support after 5 p.m. EST).
  • The required Signature Pages must be mailed postmarked no later than Feb. 8, 2018.
Membership:
  • FFA student membership must be submitted to the National FFA Organization no later than March 1, 2018.
Instructions, details and helpful tools are available at FFA.org/scholarships. Please review additional eligibility requirements for the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarships (presented by the Monsanto Fund) and the Built Ford Tough dealer scholarship program.Direct questions, comments or concerns via email to scholarships@FFA.org.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria Relief for Puerto Rico
Many of you have reached out about helping our friends in Puerto Rico after hurricanes Irma and Maria. The situation, as widely reported, is devastating. There is significant catastrophic damage, and lines for rationed food, gas, and water often stretch for days. Survival remains the top priority. The storms have especially impacted our FFA members and advisors, many of whom work and live on the outskirts of the heaviest-populated centers.
National FFA recently established limited contact with state staff in Puerto Rico, and we are working with them to see how we can help. We will pass along news about how to support our FFA members in Puerto Rico when it becomes available. We ask that you direct any questions to our Local Program Success team.
If you would like to help with a financial contribution, please send a check or money order to:
PR FFA Association
Attn:  Noemi Ramirez – FFA Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 190759
San Juan, PR 00919-0759
Make checks payable to the Futuros Agricultores de America (the account name is registered in Spanish).  Write “Hurricane Relief” in the memo section of the check or money order.  Donations are tax-deductible.As soon as we have news from our chapters in the U.S. Virgin Islands, we will let you know.
Watch FFA in Action
If you haven’t had a chance, take a few minutes to check out our FFA Video Center. We have videos on topics ranging from careers in agriculture and FFA history, to supervised agricultural experiences. Speaking of SAE's, we recently added a new video profile on FFA member Peyton Moore from Bullard, Texas, and her SAE in agritourism. She works on her family’s pumpkin patch. On fall weekends, people can pick their own pumpkins, and Peyton helps to educate them about how pumpkins are grown, and about agriculture in general.
More SAE videos from Texas and New Mexico will be added soon, so check back often.
$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available For National FFA Week Service Events
Is your FFA chapter planning to host a service event during National FFA Week in February? Apply for a Day of Service Mini-Grant by December 31st to help with logistical costs. To learn more about the grant and access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants
DUE SOON - FFA State Day of Service Grant Due Dec. 1
A reminder that the application for the FFA State Day of Service Grant is now available at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants and is due December 1. This is a competitive funding opportunity for all FFA state associations or foundations to help infuse service activities at the state level. If you have any questions, please email LTS@ffa.org.

CASE

The 2018 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here for the 2018 CASE Institute Schedule.
Registration for 2018 CASE Institutes opens December 1st.
Each site can accommodate approximately 20 participants. This year’s offerings include several fast track institutes. Fast track institutes are for teachers with at least one prior CASE certification or the Pedagogical Theory and Implementation (PTI) training. Pre-Institute homework is required. PTI training must be completed prior to the kickoff of the fast track institute and will have online coursework and an additional fee. The hours to complete PTI training and a fast track institute will be similar to hours at a standard institute.Many CASE Institutes' registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they secure the appropriate funding.

#TeachAgChat

Fall Line-Up for #TeachAgChat
#TeachAgChats this Fall are on Thursday nights from 8pm EST to 9pm EST. They move quick! All are welcome, including: agriscience teachers, agriscience pre-service teachers, agriculture students, faculty concerned with advancing agricultural education, extension, leadership and communication strategies, and ANYONE who believes in agricultural education!!
  • December 14 -- Cultivating Digital Citizenship Through Agricultural Youth Organizations

ACTE

Your Vote, Your Voice
2018 is an ACTE Ag Ed Division election year -- make sure you vote! From December 8, 2017 through January 8, 2018, current ACTE members will have the opportunity to vote for the following Board of Directors positions:
  • ACTE President-Elect
  • Region V Vice President
  • Health Science Education Division Vice President
  • Agricultural Education Division Vice President
  • Region III Vice President-Elect

Click here for more information about the election process and to see who this year's candidates are.

 

 

 

 

She’s not a two-faced feline. She’s a chimera cat.

 

 

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, November 17, 2017:  Lots of turkey talk, a look at USDA actions, and a farm girl who becomes a space ninja. Chimera cats, monster lobsters, and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 13, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

NAAE

November News & Views
It's almost time for NAAE Convention in Nashville, Tennessee! Get all the info you need about coming to convention, meet some outstanding ag teachers, see what is going on with the Teach Ag Campaign, and hear about the importance of professional development! All this and so much more in November's edition of News & Views!
NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
Apply for the 2018 Teach Ag Intern Position!
The intern position will start in May 2018 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until April 2019. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the University of Kentucky campus, in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the summer. The remainder of the internship will be completed remotely. Applications are due by Sunday, January 7th, 2018. Click here for more information and to apply.
Apply to be a NAAE Intern!
We are currently seeking qualified applicants for our summer internships. Our available internships are in the areas of advocacy, communications, and professional development. Check out our website for more information and to apply by December 15th!
2018 State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Program Enrollment
The 2018 STAR program enrollment is open to all states who desire to create a recruitment and retention leadership team to address agriculture teacher supply and demand challenges in a meaningful and results-driven manner. Grant funds are available to all states who enroll and agree to the requirements of the program. Intent to participate forms are due by December 1 to be eligible for 2018 grant funds. Contact Ellen Thompson at ethompson.naae@uky.edu for more information.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE Convention app is now live! Make sure to download it in the App Store or Google Play to personalize your schedule, create your member profile, and keep up-to-date on what is happening at convention! If you downloaded the app last year, make sure to update it for this year's convention information. Thanks Merck for sponsoring the app!
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights.Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details and to register. See you in Nashville!!
Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Pete Ostrum and his fellow vets work with the Shultz family to help keep their dairy cows healthy and advise on managing the herd. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Hurricanes Irma and Maria Relief for Puerto Rico
Many of you have reached out about helping our friends in Puerto Rico, after hurricanes Irma and Maria. The situation, as widely reported, is devastating. There is significant catastrophic damage, and lines for rationed food, gas, and water often stretch for days.Survival remains the top priority. The storms have especially impacted our FFA members and advisors, many of whom work and live on the outskirts of the heaviest-populated centers.
National FFA recently established limited contact with state staff in Puerto Rico, and we are working with them to see how we can help. We will pass along news about how to support our FFA members in Puerto Rico, when it becomes available. We ask that you direct any questions to our Local Program Success team.
If you would like to help with a financial contribution, please send a check or money order to:
PR FFA Association
Attn:  Noemi Ramirez – FFA Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 190759
San Juan, PR 00919-0759
Make checks payable to the Futuros Agricultores de America (the account name is registered in Spanish). Write “Hurricane Relief” in the memo section of the check or money order. Donations are tax-deductible.As soon as we have news from our chapters in the U.S. Virgin Islands, we will let you know.
Virtual Field Trip: STEM Careers Improving Animal Health - Zoetis
Take a sneak peek into the next AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip where we will look into careers found at Zoetis, a global animal health company. This company provides medicines, vaccines, and a wide-range of services to veterinarians, livestock producers, and others who care for farm and companion animals. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expose your students to a variety of STEM careers that are crucial to solving real-world challenges to improve animal health. We hope you will tune in live on Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. ET. You can register for the event here.
Apply Now for an SAE Grant — Deadline is This Wednesday!
Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) are a core part of agricultural education. Thanks to our sponsors, 152 SAE grants worth $1,000 each are available this year to help FFA members start or expand an SAE. Some grants also offer a matching $1,000 grant to FFA chapters.
To apply, members must log in to their FFA.org account. The application can be accessed through the Application Center; click Open Your FFA Dashboard on the top right of the website and select SAE Grant in the Apply Now toolbox. This link will take you to the Application Center, where you can access and complete the grant application. You can also access the application from the SAE Grants webpage (or from the FFA.org homepage, select Participate, then Grants & Scholarships, then SAE Grants). If you are an AET user, you can access the application from the AET website by clicking on Reports, then Degree/Application Manager, then select SAE Grants from the drop-down menu.Applications are due online this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET (phone and email assistance will not be available after 6 p.m. so don’t wait until the last minute). SAE Grant recipients will be announced in late December. Contact Brett Evans, SAE education specialist, at bevans@ffa.org or 317-803-4233 for questions.
Watch FFA in Action
If you haven’t had a chance, take a few minutes to check out our FFA Video Center. We have videos on topics ranging from careers in agriculture and FFA history, to supervised agricultural experiences. Speaking of SAE's, we recently added a new video profile on FFA member Peyton Moore, from Bullard, Texas, and her SAE in agritourism. She works on her family’s pumpkin patch. On fall weekends, people can pick their own pumpkins while Peyton helps to educate them about how pumpkins are grown, as well as about agriculture in general.
More SAE videos from Texas and New Mexico will be added soon, so check back often.
Relive the National Convention and Expo
Catch up on the action from the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo on FFA.org/convention, FFA New Horizons and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #ICanWeWillFFA. If you weren’t able to join us, we captured all of the highlights in this quick video.
$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available For National FFA Week Service Events
Is your FFA chapter planning to host a service event during National FFA Week in February? Apply for a Day of Service Mini-Grant by December 31st to help with logistical costs. To learn more about the grant and access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants
FFA State Day of Service Grant Due Dec. 1
A reminder that the application for the FFA State Day of Service Grant is now available at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants and is due December 1. This is a competitive funding opportunity for all FFA state associations or foundations to help infuse service activities at the state-level. If you have any questions, please email LTS@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Mobilizing Legions of Volunteers
The National FFA Alumni Association is proud to announce that growth in the association has hit another record! In 2009, there were 50,307 alumni members; today, there are 344,239 alumni members! Each day, the national staff works with the goal in mind to have more people at the local level helping our FFA chapters. More information on alumni membership can be found at FFA.org/joinalumni.

CASE

DuPont Pioneer Commits $175,000 to Food and Agricultural Education Grants
DuPont Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agricultural curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. Click here for a link to the application. The deadline to apply is November 13th.
The 2018 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here for the 2018 CASE Institute Schedule.
Registration for 2018 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site can accommodate approximately 20 participants. This year’s offerings include several fast track institutes. Fast track institutes are for teachers with at least one prior CASE certification or the Pedagogical Theory and Implementation (PTI) training. Pre-Institute homework is required. PTI training must be completed prior to the kickoff of the fast track institute and will have online coursework and an additional fee. The hours to complete PTI training and a fast track institute will be similar to hours at a standard institute.Many CASE Institutes' registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they secure the appropriate funding.

#TeachAgChat

Fall Line-Up for #TeachAgChat
#TeachAgChats this Fall are on Thursday nights from 8pm EST to 9pm EST. They move quick! All are welcome, including: agriscience teachers, agriscience pre-service teachers, agriculture students, faculty concerned with advancing agricultural education, extension, leadership and communication strategies, and ANYONE who believes in agricultural education!!
  • November 16 -- Informal Science Education, Communication, and Extension for Increasing Public Science Literacy
  • December 14 -- Cultivating Digital Citizenship Through Agricultural Youth Organizations

Advance CTE

Excellence in Action Award
Applications to the 2018 Excellence in Action award are open! Advance CTE's annual Excellence in Action award recognizes and honors superior Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study from across the nation. Applications are due November 15th. Click herefor more information and to apply.

ACTE

Your Vote, Your Voice
2018 is an ACTE Ag Ed Division election year -- make sure you vote! From December 8, 2017 through January 8, 2018, current ACTE members will have the opportunity to vote for the following Board of Directors positions:
  • ACTE President-Elect
  • Region V Vice President
  • Health Science Education Division Vice President
  • Agricultural Education Division Vice President
  • Region III Vice President-Elect

Click here for more information about the election process and to see who this year's candidates are.

 

 

 

 

The salmon farming debate in Norway gets heated.

 

 

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, November 10, 2017: The evolution of a science movie, several links about agricultural research, Norwegians debate salmon farming, and you too can order a CRISPR gene-editing kit. Check out these and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 6, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

NAAE

NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
Apply for the 2018 Teach Ag Intern Position!
The intern position will start in May 2018 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until April 2019. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the University of Kentucky campus, in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the summer. The remainder of the internship will completed remotely. Applications are due by Sunday, January 7th, 2018. Click here for more information and to apply.
Apply to be a NAAE Intern!
We are currently seeking qualified applicants for our summer internships. Our available internships are in the areas of advocacy, communications, and professional development. Check out our website for more information and to apply by December 15th!
2018 State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Program Enrollment
The 2018 STAR program enrollment is open to all states who desire to create a recruitment and retention leadership team to address agriculture teacher supply and demand challenges in a meaningful and results-driven manner. Grant funds are available to all states who enroll and agree to the requirements of the program. Intent to participate forms are due by December 1 to be eligible for 2018 grant funds. Contact Ellen Thompson at ethompson.naae@uky.edu for more information.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details and to register. See you in Nashville!!
Communities of Practice HighlightsVets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Donovan checks the health of a herd of pigs in a barn in Iowa. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available For National FFA Week Service Events
Is your FFA chapter planning to host a service event during National FFA Week in February? Apply for a Day of Service Mini-Grant by December 31st to help with logistical costs. To learn more about the grant and access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants
FFA State Day of Service Grant
A reminder that the application for the FFA State Day of Service Grant is now available at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve. This is a competitive funding opportunity for all FFA state associations or foundations to help infuse service activities at the state level. If you have any questions, please email LTS@ffa.org.
Relive the National Convention and Expo
Catch up on the action from the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo on FFA.org/convention, FFA New Horizons and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #ICanWeWillFFA. If you weren’t able to join us, we captured all of the highlights in this quick video.
Apply Now: SAE Grants
Supervised agricultural experiences (SAE) are a core part of agricultural education. Thanks to our sponsors, 152 SAE grants worth $1,000 each are available this year to help FFA members start or expand an SAE. Some grants also offer a matching $1,000 grant to FFA chapters.
To apply, members must log in to their FFA.org account. The application can be accessed through the Application Center; click Open Your FFA Dashboard on the top right of the website and select SAE Grant in the Apply Now toolbox. This link will take you to the Application Center where you can access and complete the grant application. You can also access the application from the SAE Grants webpage (or from the FFA.org homepage, select Participate then Grants & Scholarships then SAE Grants). If you are an AET user, you can access the application from the AET website by clicking on Reports then Degree/Application Manager then selecting SAE Grants from the drop-down menu.Applications are due online by Nov. 15, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET (phone and email assistance will not be available after 6 p.m. so don’t wait until the last minute). SAE Grant recipients will be announced in late December. Contact Brett Evans, SAE education specialist, at bevans@ffa.orgor 317-803-4233 for questions.
Virtual Field Trip: STEM Careers Improving Animal Health - Zoetis
Take a sneak peek into the next AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip, where we will look into careers found at Zoetis, a global animal health company. This company provides medicines, vaccines, and a wide-range of services to veterinarians, livestock producers, and others who care for farm and companion animals. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expose your students to a variety of STEM careers that are crucial to solving real-world challenges to improve animal health. We hope you will tune in live on Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. ET. You can register for the event here.

CASE

DuPont Pioneer Commits $175,000 to Food and Agricultural Education Grants
DuPont Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agricultural curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. Click here for a link to the application. The deadline to apply is November 13th.
The 2018 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here for the 2018 CASE Institute Schedule.
Registration for 2018 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site can accommodate approximately 20 participants. This year’s offering includes several fast track institutes. Fast track institutes are for teachers with at least one prior CASE certification or the Pedagogical Theory and Implementation (PTI) training. Pre-Institute homework is required. PTI training must be completed prior to the kickoff of the fast track institute and will have online coursework and an additional fee. The hours to complete PTI training and a fast track institute will be similar to hours at a standard institute.Many CASE Institutes' registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they secure the appropriate funding.

#TeachAgChat

Fall Line-Up for #TeachAgChat
#TeachAgChats this Fall are on Thursday nights from 8pm EST to 9pm EST. They move quick! All are welcome, including: agriscience teachers, agriscience pre-service teachers, agriculture students, faculty concerned with advancing agricultural education, extension, leadership and communication strategies, and ANYONE who believes in agricultural education!!
  • November 16 -- Informal Science Education, Communication, and Extension for Increasing Public Science Literacy
  • December 14 -- Cultivating Digital Citizenship Through Agricultural Youth Organizations

Advance CTE

Excellence in Action Award
Applications to the 2018 Excellence in Action award are open! Advance CTE's annual Excellence in Action award recognizes and honors superior Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study from across the nation. Applications are due November 15th. Click herefor more information and to apply.

ACTE

Your Vote, Your Voice
2018 is an ACTE Ag Ed Division election year -- make sure you vote! From December 8, 2017 through January 8, 2018, current ACTE members will have the opportunity to vote for the following Board of Directors positions:
  • ACTE President-Elect
  • Region V Vice President
  • Health Science Education Division Vice President
  • Agricultural Education Division Vice President
  • Region III Vice President-Elect

Click here for more information about the election process and to see who this year's candidates are.

 

 

 

 

Let’s see—where’s the natural, fiber-fortified, cage-free mango juice?

 

 

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, November 3, 2017:  Maybe food labels should be ranked by their ability to confuse consumers. USDA positions, hurricane damage assessment, pet-friendly motels that welcome horses, and the hit song “Despacito” performed with a science makeover. Check out these and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 30, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

NAAE

NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
Apply for the 2018 Teach Ag Intern Position!
The intern position will start in May 2018 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until April 2019. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the University of Kentucky campus, in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the summer. The remainder of the internship will completed remotely. Applications are due by Sunday, January 7th, 2018. Click here for more information and to apply.
2018 State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Program Enrollment
The 2018 STAR program enrollment is open to all states who desire to create a recruitment and retention leadership team to address agriculture teacher supply and demand challenges in a meaningful and results-driven manner. Grant funds are available to all states who enroll and agree to the requirements of the program. Intent to participate forms are due by December 1 to be eligible for 2018 grant funds. Contact Ellen Thompson at ethompson.naae@uky.edu for more information.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details and to register. See you in Nashville!!
Communities of Practice HighlightsVets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Farruggio vaccinates calves against brucellosis which can cause a serious disease in humans called undulant fever. Click here to watch the video.

CASE

DuPont Pioneer Commits $175,000 to Food and Agricultural Education Grants
DuPont Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agricultural curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. Click here for a link to the application. The deadline to apply is November 13th.

#TeachAgChat

Fall Line-Up for #TeachAgChat
#TeachAgChats this Fall are on Thursday nights from 8pm EST to 9pm EST. They move quick! All are welcome, including: agriscience teachers, agriscience pre-service teachers, agriculture students, faculty concerned with advancing agricultural education, extension, leadership and communication strategies, and ANYONE who believes in agricultural education!!
  • November 2 -- Planning for Program Success in #AgEdu
  • November 16 -- Informal Science Education, Communication, and Extension for Increasing Public Science Literacy
  • December 14 -- Cultivating Digital Citizenship Through Agricultural Youth Organizations

Advance CTE

Excellence in Action Award
Applications to the 2018 Excellence in Action award are open! Advance CTE's annual Excellence in Action award recognizes and honors superior Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study from across the nation. Applications are due November 15th. Click herefor more information and to apply.

 

 

 

 

The most popular Halloween candy in each state.

 

 

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, October 27, 2017:  Harvest Healing--farmers help neighbors in times of need. The National FFA Convention, ag communication, udderly robotic milking, and Halloween candy preferences. Check out these and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 23, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

October 25-28
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN
December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

NAAE

NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
Apply for the 2018 Teach Ag Intern Position!
The intern position will start in May 2018 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until April 2019. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the University of Kentucky campus, in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the summer. The remainder of the internship will completed remotely. Applications are due by Sunday, January 7th, 2018. Click here for more information and to apply.
2018 State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Program Enrollment
The 2018 STAR program enrollment is open to all states who desire to create a recruitment and retention leadership team to address agriculture teacher supply and demand challenges in a meaningful and results-driven manner. Grant funds are available to all states who enroll and agree to the requirements of the program. Intent to participate forms are due by December 1 to be eligible for 2018 grant funds. Contact Ellen Thompson at ethompson.naae@uky.edu for more information.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details and to register. See you in Nashville!!
Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Deb Spike-Pierce travels to an appointment to modify the cast of a thoroughbred racehorse recovering from surgery after a bone fracture. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Don’t Miss Coverage of the National FFA Convention & Expo This Week
News, features, sights and sounds from the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo will be published on FFA New Horizons online and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagramwith #ICanWeWillFFA throughout the week. There will be gavel-to-gavel coverage of the national convention and expo on RFD-TV and streamed on FFA.org/convention. And visit the National FFA Convention Audio Vault for the latest radio interviews and stories, presented by NAFB, the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.
Download the 2017 Convention App
If you haven’t already, download our free mobile app to help you plan your experience at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo. Filled with interactive maps, an extensive schedule, exhibitors and – new this year – a complete guide to downtown Indianapolis restaurants and attractions, the app is a must-have for all attendees! If you downloaded the convention mobile app last year and did not delete it, your phone should automatically update. Otherwise, search for it on the Apple App Store or Google Play – “FFA Convention” or “FFA app” should find it. Apple users: Be sure to install the sticker pack for a cool assortment of FFA images and emojis that you can send via text message.
Job Openings at FFA
Please see the newest positions available at the National FFA Organization:

CASE

DuPont Pioneer Commits $175,000 to Food and Agricultural Education Grants
DuPont Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agricultural curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. Click here for a link to the application. The deadline to apply is November 13th.
Visit the CASE Booth at National FFA Convention!
CASE will be located at booth #4727 in Teacher’s World. Visit the CASE booth to learn about current and upcoming CASE courses, CASE Online, Lead Teacher opportunities for 2018, and much more. CASE will also have the most up-to-date listing of 2018 CASE Institute dates and locations posted at the booth.
CASE certified teachers who visit the booth will receive a CASE window cling and 2018 CASE Institute pocket schedule, while supplies last! The CASE VIP Lounge will have seating reserved for CASE certified teachers to catch up with colleagues or rest their feet. Be sure to connect with CASE affiliate institutions, sponsors, and partners who will be recognized across the FFA Expo with special banners.

#TeachAgChat

Fall Line-Up for #TeachAgChat
#TeachAgChats this Fall are on Thursday nights from 8pm EST to 9pm EST. They move quick! All are welcome, including: agriscience teachers, agriscience pre-service teachers, agriculture students, faculty concerned with advancing agricultural education, extension, leadership and communication strategies, and ANYONE who believes in agricultural education!!
  • November 2 -- Planning for Program Success in #AgEdu
  • November 16 -- Informal Science Education, Communication, and Extension for Increasing Public Science Literacy
  • December 14 -- Cultivating Digital Citizenship Through Agricultural Youth Organizations

Advance CTE

Excellence in Action Award
Applications to the 2018 Excellence in Action award are open! Advance CTE's annual Excellence in Action award recognizes and honors superior Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study from across the nation. Applications are due November 15th. Click herefor more information and to apply.

 

 

 

 

Panda cubs just wanna have fun.

 

 

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, October 20, 2017:  Ag communication and dealing with hunger—agriculturalists gather from around the world at World Food Prize events. USDA rulings, university research, and a session of “panda-mania.” Check out these and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 16, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

October 25-28
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN
December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

NAAE

NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
October News & Views
National FFA Convention is just around the corner! Find out about the Teach Ag Signing Events, what is happening at the NAAE and CASE booths, and which DuPont Agriscience professional development workshops will be offered at this year's convention and expo. All this and so much more in the October edition of News & Views!
National FFA Convention Letter of Intent Signing
The Letter of Intent Signing event is an opportunity for students at the National FFA Convention and Expo to declare their future as an agriculture teacher! The signing event is open to high school seniors planning to major in agricultural education and teach agriculture as a career, or current college students transferring to study agricultural education. Follow this link for more information and to sign up today!  Please direct any questions to Elisa Russ, the National Teach Ag Campaign Intern, at emruss@iastate.edu.
Apply for the 2018 Teach Ag Intern Position!
The intern position will start in May 2018 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until April 2019. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the University of Kentucky campus, in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the summer. The remainder of the internship will completed remotely. Applications are due by Sunday, January 7th, 2018. Click here for more information and to apply.
2017 XLR8 Program Participants Announced
Congratulations to this year's selected XLR8 participants. Follow this link for more information about this professional development program and to see who was chosen this year!
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details and to register. See you in Nashville!!
Nebraska Department of Education and Vivayic Food & Nutrition Sciences Institute
The Nebraska Department of Education, in partnership with Vivayic, is pleased to provide a Food & Nutrition Science curriculum training opportunity. The Food & Nutrition Science Institute will provide a four-day curriculum training in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Participants will have full access to revised and refreshed curriculum upon completion of the training. For more information follow this link.
Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Rob Farruggio of Wisconsin ultrasounds cows and through his binoculars sees the fetus of a baby cow. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Don’t Miss Out: Download the 2017 Convention App
If you haven’t already, download our free mobile app to help you plan your experience at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo. Filled with interactive maps, an extensive schedule, exhibitors and – new this year – a complete guide to downtown Indianapolis restaurants and attractions, the app is a must-have for all attendees! If you downloaded the convention mobile app last year and did not delete it, your phone should automatically update. Otherwise, search for it on the Apple App Store or Google Play – “FFA Convention” or “FFA app” should find it. Apple users: Be sure to install the sticker pack for a cool assortment of FFA images and emojis that you can send via text message.
New My Journey Content Now Available! 
Check out free planning tips, tools and lesson plans available this month. Visit the Explore webpage to find a new supervised agricultural experience lesson about biomedical research, a lesson on careers at ADM, and step-by-step guides for various FFA educational resources. Head over to the Build webpage for a great educational resource from Journey 2050 and important safety information to know during the National FFA Convention & Expo. On the Connect webpage, you will find a current event worksheet and article about AgCo Innovations in Manufacturing With Glass; information about the Living to Serve Day of Service Mini-Grants; and career opportunities. Don’t forget to incorporate AgExplorer using the implementation guide with lesson plans on the Explore webpage and be sure to look through past months’ ideas in our Archive.
Apply Now: SAE Grants
The 2017 SAE Grant application is now open. Supervised agricultural experiences (SAE) are a core part of agricultural education. Thanks to our sponsors, 152 SAE Grants worth $1,000 each are available this year to help FFA members start or expand an SAE.
To apply, members must log in to their FFA.org account. The application can be accessed through the Application Center; click Open Your FFA Dashboard on the top right of the website and select SAE Grant in the Apply Now toolbox. This link will take you to the Application Center, where you can access and complete the grant application. You can also access the application from the SAE Grants webpage (or from the FFA.org homepage, select Participate then Grants & Scholarships, then SAE Grants). If you are an AET user, you can access the application from the AET website by clicking on Reports then Degree/Application Manager, then selecting SAE Grants from the drop-down menu.Applications are due online by Nov. 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. PT. SAE Grant recipients will be announced in late December this year. Contact Brett Evans, SAE education specialist, at bevans@ffa.org or 317-803-4233 for questions.

FFA Alumni

Read the Latest Issue of Alumni’s Leader 2 Leader
It’s no secret that the heart of FFA is at the local level. Joshua Rusk, executive director of the National FFA Alumni Association, focuses on the purpose, function and structure of the local level—where we truly grow leaders, build communities, and strengthen agriculture—in the October issue of FFA Alumni Leader 2 Leader. Be sure to share this important newsletter, packed with alumni news you can use, with your advisors and alumni.

CASE

DuPont Pioneer Commits $175,000 to Food and Agricultural Education Grants
DuPont Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agricultural curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. Click here for a link to the application. The deadline to apply is November 13th.
Visit the CASE Booth at National FFA Convention!
CASE will be located at booth #4727 in Teacher’s World. Visit the CASE booth to learn about current and upcoming CASE courses, CASE Online, Lead Teacher opportunities for 2018, and much more. CASE will also have the most up-to-date listing of 2018 CASE Institute dates and locations posted at the booth.
CASE certified teachers who visit the booth will receive a CASE window cling and 2018 CASE Institute pocket schedule, while supplies last! The CASE VIP Lounge will have seating reserved for CASE certified teachers to catch up with colleagues or rest their feet. Be sure to connect with CASE affiliate institutions, sponsors, and partners who will be recognized across the FFA Expo with special banners.

#TeachAgChat

Fall Line-Up for #TeachAgChat
#TeachAgChats this Fall are on Thursday nights from 8pm EST to 9pm EST. They move quick! All are welcome, including: agriscience teachers, agriscience pre-service teachers, agriculture students, faculty concerned with advancing agricultural education, extension, leadership and communication strategies, and ANYONE who believes in agricultural education!!
  • October 19 -- Seeking the Novel & Unique: #AgEdu Programs Meeting Local Needs Nationwide
  • November 2 -- Planning for Program Success in #AgEdu
  • November 16 -- Informal Science Education, Communication, and Extension for Increasing Public Science Literacy
  • December 14 -- Cultivating Digital Citizenship Through Agricultural Youth Organizations

ACTE

2017 CareerSafe Safety Educator of the Year Award
Voting is now open for the 2017 CareerSafe Safety Educator of the Year! This award recognizes exceptional educators from across the country who have not only dedicated their time to prepare students for the future, but to also help students recognize and mitigate workplace hazards in their chosen careers. The winning educator will be announced at the CareerTech VISION ACTE Awards Banquet in Nashville,TN on Dec. 6th, 2017.

Advance CTE

Excellence in Action Award
Applications to the 2018 Excellence in Action award are open! Advance CTE's annual Excellence in Action award recognizes and honors superior Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study from across the nation. Applications are due November 15th. Click herefor more information and to apply.

USDA

U.S. Forest Service Hiring Event
The U.S. Forest Service will be hosting an on-site hiring event in conjunction with the Society of American Foresters (SAF) Convention. The agency will be hiring student interns and recent graduates through the Pathways programs.
There are two ways to apply:
  1. Online on USAJOBS, dates for this hiring event are tentatively scheduled for October 16-20, 2017; or
  2. On-site, applications will be accepted as part of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) Convention at the DoubleTree Hotel, 201 Marquette Ave NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The application time-frame is from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Convention registration is not required to apply.

More information about the event can be found here: https://www.fs.fed.us/forestmanagement/recruitment_saf/

Tips for Job Seekers Webinar
Join us for a Tips for Job Seekers webinar where we will discuss the USAJOBS application process. You will gain helpful hints and get your questions answered by Forest Service employees.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. PDT
Webinar Link: Tips for Job Seekers Webinar
Dial-in Number: 1-888-844-9904; Access Code: 5128368#

 

 

 

 

 

Raging California fires are affecting people, neighborhoods, and agriculture.

 

 

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, October 13, 2017:  Wildfires ravage California wine country; the World Food Prize laureate talks about ag, tech, and youth; and a dragonfly becomes a drone. Check out these and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 9, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

October 25-28
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN
December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

NAAE

NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
National FFA Convention Letter of Intent Signing
The Letter of Intent Signing is an opportunity for students at the National FFA Convention and Expo to declare their future as an agriculture teacher! The signing event is open to high school seniors planning to major in agricultural education and teach agriculture as a career or current college students transferring to study agricultural education. Follow this link for more information and to sign up today!  Please direct any questions to Elisa Russ, the National Teach Ag Campaign Intern, at emruss@iastate.edu.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details. See you in Nashville!!
Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Randall examines pet cat Mickey for chronic pneumonia, which if not treated promptly can be fatal. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Apply Now: SAE Grants
The 2017 SAE Grant application is now open. Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) are a core part of agricultural education. Thanks to our sponsors, 152 SAE grants worth $1,000 each are available this year to help FFA members start or expand an SAE.
To apply, members must log in to their FFA.org account. The application can be accessed through the Application Center; click Open Your FFA Dashboard on the top right of the website and select SAE Grant in the Apply Now toolbox. This link will take you to the Application Center where you can access and complete the grant application. You can also access the application from the SAE Grants webpage (or from the FFA.org homepage, select Participate then Grants & Scholarships then SAE Grants). If you are an AET user, you can access the application from the AET website by clicking on Reports, then Degree/Application Manager then selecting SAE Grants from the drop-down menu.Applications are due online by Nov. 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. PT. SAE Grant recipients will be announced in late December this year. Contact Brett Evans, SAE Education Specialist, at bevans@ffa.org or 317-803-4233 for questions.
Ag Teachers and FFA Advisors - Free Resources for Your Classroom!
We have developed dozens of free resources to help make your teaching experience a little easier, but many teachers don't know about them! For instance:
Browse through your free resources, bookmark the webpage, and share with fellow agriculture educators!
Technology in Agriculture
If you missed the live stream, the AgExplorer virtual field trip to Syngenta’s Research and Development Center is now available on-demand!  Learn how analytics, chemistry, agronomy, and biology are revolutionizing the way food is grown.
Coming in November: Our next virtual field trip will focus on animal systems at FFA sponsor, Zoetis. More details coming soon. 
New My Journey Content Now Available! 
Check out free planning tips, tools and lesson plans available this month. Visit the Explore webpage to find a new Supervised Agricultural Experience lesson about biomedical research, a lesson on careers at ADM, and step-by-step guides for various FFA educational resources. Head over to the Build webpage for a great educational resource from Journey 2050 and important safety information to know during the National FFA Convention & Expo. On the Connect webpage, you will find a current event worksheet and article about AgCo Innovations in Manufacturing With Glass, information about the Living to Serve Day of Service Mini-Grants, and career opportunities. Don’t forget to incorporate AgExplorer using the implementation guide with lesson plans on the Explore webpage, and be sure to look through past months’ ideas in our Archive.
$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Does your FFA chapter have a service event that they want to host over the winter months or during FFA Week? This is a reminder that National FFA now has Day of Service Mini-Grants available to middle school, high school, and collegiate/alumni chapters to impact your community in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.
Applications submitted by the last day of each month are reviewed and awarded by the 15th of the following month. Thus, applications submitted by October 31st will be awarded by November 15th. To learn more about the grant, and to access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants

CASE

DuPont Pioneer Commits $175,000 to Food and Agricultural Education Grants
DuPont Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agricultural curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. Click here for a link to the application. The deadline to apply is November 13th.
Visit the CASE Booth at National FFA Convention!
CASE will be located at booth #4727 in Teacher’s World. Visit the CASE booth to learn about current and upcoming CASE courses, CASE Online, Lead Teacher opportunities for 2018, and much more. CASE will also have the most up-to-date listing of 2018 CASE Institute dates and locations posted at the booth.
CASE certified teachers who visit the booth will receive a CASE window cling and 2018 CASE Institute pocket schedule, while supplies last! The CASE VIP Lounge will have seating reserved for CASE certified teachers to catch up with colleagues or rest their feet. Be sure to connect with CASE affiliate institutions, sponsors, and partners who will be recognized across the FFA Expo with special banners.

#TeachAgChat

Fall Line-Up for #TeachAgChat
#TeachAgChats this Fall are on Thursday nights from 8pm EST to 9pm EST. They move quick! All are welcome, including: agriscience teachers, agriscience pre-service teachers, agriculture students, faculty concerned with advancing agricultural education, extension, leadership and communication strategies and ANYONE who believes in agricultural education!!
  • October 19 -- Seeking the Novel & Unique: #AgEdu Programs Meeting Local Needs Nationwide
  • November 2 -- Planning for Program Success in #AgEdu
  • November 16 -- Informal Science Education, Communication, and Extension for Increasing Public Science Literacy
  • December 14 -- Cultivating Digital Citizenship Through Agricultural Youth Organizations

ACTE

2017 CareerSafe Safety Educator of the Year Award
Voting is now open for the 2017 CareerSafe Safety Educator of the Year! This award recognizes exceptional educators from across the country who have not only dedicated their time to prepare students for the future, but to also help students recognize and mitigate workplace hazards in their chosen careers. The winning educator will be announced at the CareerTech VISION ACTE Awards Banquet in Nashville,TN on Dec. 6th, 2017.

Advance CTE

Excellence in Action Award
Applications to the 2018 Excellence in Action award are open! Advance CTE's annual Excellence in Action award recognizes and honors superior Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study from across the nation. Applications are due November 15th. Click herefor more information and to apply.

 

 

 

 

Eight feet of horn and a lotta bull gets sold for $165,000.

 

 

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, October 6, 2017:  Farm-to-School programs link students, farmers, and communities. USDA nominees, National 4-H Week, and a bear rides in the fast lane. Check out these and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

October 25-28
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN
December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

NAAE

NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
National Officer Candidate Webinar TODAY!
Monday, October 2nd
4:00-4:45pm EDT
Please mark your calendars for the annual agriculture teacher recruitment and retention update for FFA National Officer candidates and stakeholders. Questions are encouraged and may be sent ahead of time to ethompson.naae@uky.edu. The session will not be recorded. Click here to register for the webinar.
Future Agriscience Teachers Selected for FAST Symposium at National Association of Agricultural Educators' Annual Convention
The National Teach Ag Campaign has selected 20 agricultural education majors from across the country to attend the Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) symposium as a part of the National Association of Agricultural Educators’ (NAAE) annual convention in December. This group of future agriscience educators will spend five days receiving professional development that will help them in their future careers as classroom agriculture teachers. Click here for the full press release and to see who was selected.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details. See you in Nashville!!
Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Wilson, veterinarian at Rose Acre Farms in Indiana, examines the flocks in his care by handling some of the birds. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Early Bird Convention and Expo Registration Ends Tonight!
Registration for the 90th National FFA Convention & Expois underway. The early bird deadline is tonight at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Advisors: While you're registering, make sure you add the names of those attending. This step will save you time when you arrive in Indianapolis!
FFA New Horizons Fall Issue Now Online
The jobs issue of FFA New Horizons is online with exclusive video and additional digital content! Learn more about:
Women in Welding
Predictions for the Top 5 Ag Careers in 2020
How Alternative Energy is Powering Ag Ed
...and much more!
Ag Teachers and FFA Advisors - Free Resources for Your Classroom!
We have developed dozens of free resources to help make your teaching experience a little easier, but many teachers don't know about them! For instance:
FREE Habitudes Classroom Set from Shop FFA
FFA Resume Generator © (recently upgraded with new features!) SAE Videos from FFA chapters around the country
Browse through your free resources, bookmark the webpage and share with fellow agriculture educators!
Technology in Agriculture
If you missed the live stream, the AgExplorer virtual field trip to Syngenta’s Research and Development Center is now available on-demand! Learn how analytics, chemistry, agronomy and biology are revolutionizing the way food is grown.
Coming in November: Our next virtual field trip will focus on animal systems at FFA sponsor Zoetis. More details coming soon. 
Attend a Workshop During National Convention
If you are coming to convention this year, set aside some time to attend a leadership workshop or two. Workshop schedules are now posted online; both advisor and student workshop schedules and descriptions can be found on FFA.org/events/convention/schedule (scroll to the bottom of the page). Thirty-seven teacher workshops are being offered, in addition to those provided through the DuPont Agriscience Institute. Thirty-eight unique student workshops will be delivered—several offered multiple times—for a total of 93 student workshop opportunities.
$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Does your FFA chapter have a service event that they want to host over the winter months or during FFA Week? This is a reminder that National FFA now has Day of Service Mini-Grants available to middle school, high school, and collegiate/alumni chapters to impact your community in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility; and Community Engagement.
Applications submitted by the last day of each month are reviewed and awarded by the 15th of the following month. Thus, applications submitted by October 30th will be awarded by November 15th. To learn more about the grant and access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants
New Tools Help Instructors Embed Global Content into CTE Coursework
Today’s students will be graduating into a world that is ever more interconnected. One in ten Americans is foreign born, and local communities—urban, suburban, and rural—are growing more diverse. To take advantage of global market opportunities, companies want employees with the knowledge and skills to work across cultures. Therefore, career and technical education (CTE) instructors must prepare their students to compete, connect, and cooperate on an international scale. A new, free professional development course and toolkit, “Global Competence Through Career and Technical Education,” is available to help. This customizable, 10–12 hour, online course and toolkit for middle and secondary school CTE instructors was created by Asia Society’s Center for Global Education in partnership with ACTE and Advance CTE, through funding from PMI Educational Foundation. Educators can earn two Continuing Education Units upon completion of the course. For more information, visit AsiaSociety.org/CTE or contact Heather Singmaster, Associate Director, Asia Society: hsingmaster@asiasociety.org

#TeachAgChat

Fall Line-Up for #TeachAgChat
#TeachAgChats this Fall are on Thursday nights from 8pm EST to 9pm EST. They move quick! All are welcome, including: agriscience teachers, agriscience pre-service teachers, agriculture students, faculty concerned with advancing agricultural education, extension, leadership and communication strategies and ANYONE who believes in agricultural education!!
  • October 5 -- Building Community Support for Ag Ed Programs
  • October 19 -- Seeking the Novel & Unique: #AgEdu Programs Meeting Local Needs Nationwide
  • November 2 -- Planning for Program Success in #AgEdu
  • November 16 -- Informal Science Education, Communication, and Extension for Increasing Public Science Literacy
  • December 14 -- Cultivating Digital Citizenship Through Agricultural Youth Organizations

ACTE

2017 CareerSafe Safety Educator of the Year Award
Voting is now open for the 2017 CareerSafe Safety Educator of the Year! This award recognizes exceptional educators from across the country who have not only dedicated their time to prepare students for the future, but to also help students recognize and mitigate workplace hazards in their chosen careers. The winning educator will be announced at the CareerTech VISION ACTE Awards Banquet in Nashville,TN on Dec. 6th, 2017.

 

 

 

 

“Steam punk” down on the farm—check out the classic agriculture photos.

 

 

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017:  Agriculture groups try to manage misinformation, food security is threatened in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, and why you should never turn your back on a praying mantis. Check out these and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 25, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

September 25-27
Western Region AAAE Meeting
Ft. Collins, CO
October 25-28
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN
December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

NAAE

NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
Thank You for Celebrating National Teach Ag Day with Us!
We hope you enjoyed this year's National Teach Ag Day celebration. Check out this infographic to see the impact we made this year.
Congratulations 2017 National Teach Ag Champions
Dr. Jeremy Falk and the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation were recognized during the live National Teach Ag Day celebration as this year's Teach Ag Champions. Click here for the press release.
National Officer Candidate Webinar
Monday, October 2nd
4:00-4:45pm EDT
Please mark your calendars for the annual agriculture teacher recruitment and retention update for FFA National Officer candidates and stakeholders. Questions are encouraged and may be sent ahead of time to ethompson.naae@uky.edu. The session will not be recorded. Click here to register for the webinar.
Enter the AEB's Incredible! FFA Chapter Contest and Win a $1,500 or $2,000 Grant for Your Chapter
Do you know a local FFA chapter doing incredible things? If so, the American Egg Board encourages you to nominate them for a chance to win one of three grants – one for $2,000 and two for $1,500 – to continue their incredible work. Applications are due Friday, September 29th. Click here for more information.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details. See you in Nashville!!
Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Travis Henry sedates Wellington, the horse, and takes x-rays, which show a fractured, decayed, infected tooth and abscess. The tooth needs to be removed before the infection spreads to Wellington’s sinus. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Blue Buffalo to Support the National FFA Organization in Partnership with Tractor Supply Co.
From now until Oct.1, for each 30-lb. bag of Blue Buffalo Adult Chicken & Brown Rice, Adult Lamb & Brown Rice or Adult Large Breed Chicken & Brown Rice purchased at Tractor Supply Stores nationwide, Blue Buffalo will make a donation to the National FFA Organization. Click herefor more information.
Attend a Workshop During National Convention
If you are coming to convention this year, set aside some time to attend a leadership workshop or two. Workshop schedules are now posted online; both advisor and student workshop schedules and descriptions can be found on FFA.org/events/convention/schedule (scroll to the bottom of the page). Thirty-seven teacher workshops are being offered, in addition to those provided through the DuPont Agriscience Institute. Thirty-eight unique student workshops will be delivered—several offered multiple times—for a total of 93 student workshop opportunities.
Free Program on Feeding the World
How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050? Check out Journey 2050. Students in grades 7-12 learn about sustainable agriculture. Everything is provided, including curriculum-based lesson plans, videos and games. Teachers can register at www.Journey2050.com and access the entire program.
New Animated Farm Game Available
Farmers 2050 is the newest farm simulation to hit the market, and it’s based on real agriculture. The animated world lets players plant crops, raise livestock, craft and sell goods, and source ingredients around the world—all while balancing the players social, economic and environmental footprint. The game is free, and there are no ads or in-app purchases. Download on iOS and Google Play.
I Can. We Will. With TSC
FFA platinum sponsor Tractor Supply Company (TSC) has partnered with the National FFA Foundation to promote the future of agriculture by selling 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo-themed shirts in stores across the country this fall. This year, the annual fundraiser features the 2017 convention theme, “I Can. We Will.” in support of the advancement of agriculture among American youth. Customers can purchase these limited-edition shirts for $12.99 (plus tax) at TSC stores to benefit the national Living to Serve platform and FFA Alumni. The shirts will also be available at the national convention and expo to benefit the Give the Gift of Blue program.

#TeachAgChat

Fall Line-Up for #TeachAgChat
#TeachAgChats this Fall are on Thursday Nights from 8pm EST to 9pm EST. They move quick! All are welcome including: Agriscience Teachers, Agriscience Pre-Service Teachers, Agricultural Students, Faculty concerned with advancing agricultural education, extension, leadership and communication strategies and ANYONE who believes in agricultural education!!
  • September 21 -- Teach Ag! Recruitment Strategies for the Best Job Ever!
  • October 5 -- Building Community Support for Ag Ed Programs
  • October 19 -- Seeking the Novel & Unique: #AgEdu Programs Meeting Local Needs Nationwide
  • November 2 -- Planning for Program Success in #AgEdu
  • November 16 -- Informal Science Education, Communication, and Extension for Increasing Public Science Literacy
  • December 14 -- Cultivating Digital Citizenship Through Agricultural Youth Organizations

ACTE

CTE Maker Educator Meetup
Thursday, December 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Gaylord Opryland Resort

Join Maker Ed and Digital Promise for a fun networking event for CTE educators interested in maker education. There will be appetizers, hands-on maker activities, and great conversation. This meetup is brought to you by Maker Promise, a campaign to equip more schools and educators with the resources and support they need to provide quality maker learning experiences for their students. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/ACTE_MEM.

 

 

 

 

More than just a meaty issue—livestock by-products are in hundreds of goods.

 

 

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, Sept. 22, 2017:  From crayons to footballs, impressive nonfood uses of plants and animals; a disturbing and sudden rise in hunger; and hooded grebe birds show how to strut your stuff. Check out these and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 18, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

September 21
National Teach Ag Day
September 21-23
North Central AAAE Meeting
Ames, IA
September 25-27
Western Region AAAE Meeting
Ft. Collins, CO
October 25-28
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN
December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

 

The Council

SAE Guides are Now Available!!!
The SAE Guide for All Student and Teacher Versions are now available for your use. These resources were created as a special project by the National Council for Agricultural Education for local instructors to use in implementation of the renewed SAE program. The two documents, along with the Council’s SAE Philosophy and Guiding Principles can be found on the SAE page of the National Council’s webpage. Work is continuing on the development of additional Implementation Guides for the Foundational SAE, as well as each of the five types of immersion SAEs. These will be released by the Council when they are completed in December.
The Student Guide is designed to help students understand that, in agricultural education, learning does not start and stop at the classroom door! It introduces students to the many opportunities to learn and develop real-world skills outside of the classroom and beyond the school day. This guide will provide students and parents:
  • Clarity about what an SAE is and how it works
  • A roadmap to get on the correct SAE path
  • An understanding of how an SAE provides Real Learning for a Real Future!
The Teacher Guide provides additional clarity and details about expectations for student learning outcomes. It also includes tools and frameworks to guide implementation. It is meant to supplement the SAE for All Students Guide and provide teachers practical guidance, tools, and examples to do the following:
  • Help students understand what an SAE is, the value it provides, and how to get started
  • Ensure all students enrolled in agricultural education courses have an SAE
  • Connect SAE to school priorities
  • Integrate SAE into the classroom grading system
Additional work is underway on creation of six implementation guides that address the Foundation SAE, along with individual guides for each type of immersion SAE. These should be released by December of this year.

NAAE

NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program Applications DUE FRIDAY
This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive, hands-on agriscience training program at the 2017 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student-teaching experience, as well as when they enter the teaching profession. Applications are due by Friday, September 22nd. Click here for more information and to apply today! 
National Teach Ag Day THIS THURSDAY!!!
Get ready to celebrate National Teach Ag Day on Thursday, September 21st! Check out the Teach Ag website for more information, celebration ideas & so much more! Also, check out these graphic organizers to help you follow along with the live webcast! Make sure to vote for your favorite video contest winner on the Teach Ag website as well!!
September News & Views
School is back in session and there are so many great resources available to make this year the best yet for your ag program. Hear from Region III Vice President, Glenda Crook, about how to keep your program fresh and full of ideas, find out what is new with Communities of Practice, and so much more in the September edition of News & Views!
National Farm Safety and Health Week
September 17-23
Participate in putting farm safety into practice. Each day has a different theme. Click here for more details.
National Officer Candidate Webinar
Monday, October 2nd
4:00-4:45pm EDT
Please mark your calendars for the annual agriculture teacher recruitment and retention update for FFA National Officer candidates and stakeholders. Questions are encouraged and may be sent ahead of time to ethompson.naae@uky.edu. The session will not be recorded. Click here to register for the webinar.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details. See you in Nashville!!
Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Pete Ostrum and his fellow vets work with the Shultz family to help keep the cows healthy and advise on managing the herd. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Blue Buffalo to Support the National FFA Organization in Partnership with Tractor Supply Co.
From now until Oct.1, for each 30-lb. bag of Blue Buffalo Adult Chicken & Brown Rice, Adult Lamb & Brown Rice or Adult Large Breed Chicken & Brown Rice purchased at Tractor Supply Stores nationwide, Blue Buffalo will make a donation to the National FFA Organization. Click herefor more information.

90th National FFA Convention & Expo Early Bird Registration Now Live!
On Tuesday, early bird registration opened for this year’s convention. Early bird rates will last through Oct. 2, and then standard rates will kick in from Oct. 3 - 28. For more information about registration and other convention-related planning information and schedules, visit FFA.org/convention. Less than 40 days to go!

Register Now for the New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip
Join us live on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. ET to meet the professionals working to solve one of the greatest challenges this century: feeding the globe’s growing population. On this virtual field trip, we will transport your students to Syngenta’s Research and Development Center at Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, N.C., to discover how agriculture is using innovative science, research and technology to revolutionize the way crops are grown. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expose your students to a variety of potential career paths that are critical to solving today’s real-world challenges. Register today and submit your student questions ahead of time for the chance to have them answered live. Visit AgExplorer.com to learn more and register.

Incredible Edible Egg Launches Search for Incredible FFA Chapters
The American Egg Board, an FFA sponsor, has launched the Incredible! FFA Chapter Contest. FFA members are encouraged to nominate their local chapters for a chance to win one of three grants—one for $2,000 and two for $1,500. Entries can be submitted via an online submission form, sharing what makes the nominated chapter incredible and how the grant funds would be used to impact the chapter. Submissions will be accepted until 11 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 29. Active FFA members and active FFA chapters that are in one of the 50 states or Washington, D.C., are eligible for entry. Winners will be announced on or after Oct. 14. To enter online and for official contest rules, visit www.aeb.org/educators/educator-overview/ffa-chapter-contest.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Does your chapter have an idea to help with hurricane or wildfire relief? Apply for an FFA Day of Service Mini-Grant. The mini-grants are available to middle school, high school and collegiate/alumni chapters to serve communities in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.

Applications submitted by the last day of each month are reviewed and awarded by the 15th of the following month. Therefore, applications submitted by September 30th will be awarded by October 15th. To access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.  

AgriCorps, Inc.

AgriCorps Food Security Webinar
Do you have a passion for food security and building strong agricultural communities? You don't want to miss this webinar about how you can get involved with international agricultural development through AgriCorps! Kelsey Knight, Director of Recruitment for AgriCorps, shares her experiences in Ghana and Liberia, and how you can become an AgriCorps Fellow!

AgriCorps webinar will be hosting a FREE webinar on Thursday, September 21st at 7PM CST.  Click here to register or you can directly email kelsey.knight@agricorps.org.

ACTE

CTE Maker Educator Meetup
Thursday, December 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Gaylord Opryland Resort

Join Maker Ed and Digital Promise for a fun networking event for CTE educators interested in maker education. There will be appetizers, hands-on maker activities, and great conversation. This meetup is brought to you by Maker Promise, a campaign to equip more schools and educators with the resources and support they need to provide quality maker learning experiences for their students. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/ACTE_MEM.

 

Grits, pickles, and cake--food term searches by state. See the article for an expanded list.

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017:  Soil takes on a life of its own, massive storms affect agriculture, and ag universities roll into fall semesters. See what food terms are most googled in each state. Fried pickles in Kentucky? Check out these and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 11, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

September 21
National Teach Ag Day
September 21-23
North Central AAAE Meeting
Ames, IA
September 25-27
Western Region AAAE Meeting
Ft. Collins, CO
October 25-28
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN
December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

 

NAAE

Running for NAAE Office? Submit Your MOU by September 15th!
If you're planning to run for NAAE Regional Vice President, Secretary, or President-elect, you must submit a Memorandum of Understanding to NAAE. Click here to download the MOU.
National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program Application Now Available
This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive, hands-on agriscience training program at the 2017 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student-teaching experience, as well as when they enter the teaching profession. Applications are due by Friday, September 22nd. Click here for more information and to apply today! 
National Teach Ag Day
Go ahead and start making your plans to celebrate National Teach Ag Day on Thursday, September 21st! Check out the Teach Ag website for more information, celebration ideas & so much more! Also, check out these graphic organizers to help you follow along with the live webcast!
National Officer Candidate Webinar
Monday, October 2nd
4:00-4:45pm EDT
Please mark your calendars for the annual agriculture teacher recruitment and retention update for FFA National Officer candidates and stakeholders. Questions are encouraged and may be sent ahead of time to ethompson.naae@uky.edu. The session will not be recorded. Click here to register for the webinar.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details. See you in Nashville!!
Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Krantz explains every antibiotic for pigs has a strict withdrawal time which farmers must adhere to, per federal regulations, to ensure the antibiotic is cleared from the pig’s system before the pig is sent to market. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Blue Buffalo to Support the National FFA Organization in Partnership with Tractor Supply Co.
From now until Oct.1, for each 30-lb. bag of Blue Buffalo Adult Chicken & Brown Rice, Adult Lamb & Brown Rice or Adult Large Breed Chicken & Brown Rice purchased at Tractor Supply Stores nationwide, Blue Buffalo will make a donation to the National FFA Organization. Click herefor more information.

Apply Now: SAE Grants
The 2017 SAE Grant application is now open. Supervised agricultural experiences (SAE) are a core part of agricultural education. Thanks to our sponsors, 152 SAE Grants worth $1,000 each are available this year to help FFA members start or expand an SAE.

To apply, members must log in to their FFA.org account. The application can be accessed through the Application Center; click Open Your FFA Dashboard on the top right of the website and select SAE Grant in the Apply Now toolbox. This link will take you to the Application Center where you can access and complete the grant application. You can also access the application from the SAE Grants webpage (or from the FFA.org homepage, select Participate then Grants & Scholarships then SAE Grants). If you are an AET user, you can access the application from the AET website by clicking on Reports, then Degree/Application Manager, then selecting SAE Grants from the drop-down menu.

Applications are due online by Nov. 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. PT. SAE Grant recipients will be announced in late December, this year. Contact Brett Evans, SAE education specialist, at bevans@ffa.org or 317-803-4233 for questions.

Volunteer to Help at Convention
The educational development and evaluation team is seeking collegiate volunteers to assist with various expo booths and teacher workshops during the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo. Volunteers help with setup, facilitation/discussion with students, and teardown. Each volunteer will be assigned to one of the following areas: FFA educational resources booth, We Are FFA booth, AgExplorer booth, or teacher workshops. Click here to access the application and to find out more information on the responsibilities and duties of a volunteer. The deadline to apply is midnight EDT on Sept. 15, 2017.

Register Now for the New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip
Join us live on Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. ET to meet the professionals working to solve one of the greatest challenges this century: feeding the globe’s growing population. On this virtual field trip, we will transport your students to Syngenta’s Research and Development Center at Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, N.C., to discover how agriculture is using innovative science, research and technology to revolutionize the way crops are grown. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expose your students to a variety of potential career paths that are critical to solving today’s real-world challenges. Register today and submit your student questions ahead of time for the chance to have them answered live. Visit AgExplorer.com to learn more and register.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Does your chapter have an idea to help with hurricane or wildfire relief? Apply for an FFA Day of Service Mini-Grant. The mini-grants are available to middle school, high school, and collegiate/alumni chapters to serve communities in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.

Applications submitted by the last day of each month are reviewed and awarded by the 15th of the following month. Therefore, applications submitted by September 30th will be awarded by October 15th. To access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.  

ACTE

Best Practices and Innovations Conference 2017
Join ACTE in Albuquerque, NM for the 2017 Best Practices and Innovations Conference, September 27-29. The annual Best Practices and Innovations in Career and Technical Education conference showcases the trending issues and best practices for CTE Administrators. Presented by NCLA and ACTE, Best Practices is co-hosted by Central New Mexico Community College and the New Mexico Association for Career and Technical Education. Click here for more information and to register today!

 

Fiona the hippo knows how to play to the camera.

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017:  Dealing with chronic hunger, living with massive storms, and putting out wildfires. USDA nominations continue, artificial intelligence affects food production, and Fiona the hippo becomes a star -- check out these and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 28, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

September 21
National Teach Ag Day
September 21-23
North Central AAAE Meeting
Ames, IA
September 25-27
Western Region AAAE Meeting
Ft. Collins, CO
October 25-28
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN
December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

 

NAAE

National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program Application Now Available
This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive, hands-on agriscience training program at the 2017 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student teaching experience, as well as when they enter the teaching profession. Applications are due by Friday, September 22nd. Click here for more information and to apply today! 
Apply for XLR8 2017
Retaining quality, experienced teachers is important to the future of agricultural education. That's why we developed XLR8 — the eXcellence in Leadership for Retention professional development program — to meet the needs of mid-career agriculture teachers.
The XLR8 program is for NAAE members who have been teaching between 7 and 15 years. Our goals for XLR8 participants are:
  • professional development specific to this stage of your career
  • leadership development with the goal of helping you mentor other teachers
  • an increase in your overall career longevity and satisfaction
Applications are due Friday, September 1. Click here for more information and to apply.
National Teach Ag Day
Go ahead and start making your plans to celebrate National Teach Ag Day on Thursday, September 21st! Check out the Teach Ag website for more information, celebration ideas & so much more! Also, check out these graphic organizers to help you follow along with the live webcast!
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details. See you in Nashville!!
Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Kiehne explains the design of the farrowing barn where mom sows live for about three weeks while delivering and nursing their piglets, protected from the elements and from territorial barn-mates. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Blue Buffalo to Support the National FFA Organization in Partnership with Tractor Supply Co.
From now until Oct.1, for each 30-lb. bag of Blue Buffalo Adult Chicken & Brown Rice, Adult Lamb & Brown Rice or Adult Large Breed Chicken & Brown Rice purchased at Tractor Supply Stores nationwide, Blue Buffalo will make a donation to the National FFA Organization. Click herefor more information.

DUE FRIDAY! $1,200 Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant
There is still time to apply for a fall Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant. Projects should address community needs in one of the following focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. To access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant
FFA Day of Service Mini-Grants are available to middle school, high school, and collegiate/alumni chapters to serve your community in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. Applications submitted by the last day of each month are reviewed and awarded by the 15th of the following month. Applications submitted by Thursday, August 31st will be awarded by September 15th.  To access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants

Volunteer to Help at Convention
The educational development and evaluation team is seeking collegiate volunteers to assist with various expo booths and teacher workshops during the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo. Volunteers help with setup, facilitation/discussion with students, and teardown. Each volunteer will be assigned to one of the following areas: FFA educational resources booth, We Are FFA booth, AgExplorer booth or teacher workshops. Click here to access the application and to find out more information on the responsibilities and duties of a volunteer. The deadline to apply is midnight EST on Sept. 15, 2017.

Register Now for the New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip
Join us live on Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. ET to meet the professionals working to solve one of the greatest challenges this century: feeding the globe’s growing population. On this virtual field trip, we will transport your students to Syngenta’s Research and Development Center at Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, N.C., to discover how agriculture is using innovative science, research and technology to revolutionize the way crops are grown. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expose your students to a variety of potential career paths that are critical to solving today’s real-world challenges. Register today and submit your student questions ahead of time for the chance to have them answered live. Visit AgExplorer.com to learn more and register.

Don’t Miss These Great, Free Resources on My Journey!
Looking for turn-key lessons and activities to start the new school year? Check out the new educational resources on My Journey! On the Explore webpage, you will find an ag innovation lesson from Dow AgroSciences and SAE Idea Cards to help students explore supervised agricultural experiences. Show students how to create the perfect resume using the FFA Resume Generator©, find a unique lesson about food labels and specific ingredients used in foods, and more on the Build webpage. The Connectwebpage features an article from Successful Farmingmagazine on the solar eclipse.

Don’t forget to incorporate AgExplorer (on the Explorewebpage) and the Day in the Life video (on the Connectwebpage) into your classroom as you discuss careers in agriculture. And be sure to look through past months’ resources on our Archive webpage.

ACTE

Business-Education Partnership Award
ACTE's Business-Education Partnership Awards were created for business and education leaders who understand that economic livelihood is linked to the success of career and technical education (CTE) programs. Businesses and CTE programs across the country have already created successful partnerships that support student achievement, economic and community development, quality of life and more. ACTE is dedicated to supporting and recognizing best practices in CTE business-education partnerships. Click here for more information.

 

When a carat grows in a carrot.

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, August 25, 2017: Ag research in universities, NAFTA debates, and food labels. Students parody Beyonce, vacationers jump off a cliff, and an engagement ring grows in a garden--check out these and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 21, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

September 21
National Teach Ag Day
September 21-23
North Central AAAE Meeting
Ames, IA
September 25-27
Western Region AAAE Meeting
Ft. Collins, CO
October 25-28
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN
December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

 

NAAE

Congratulations Upper Division Ag Education Scholarship Recipients
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Growth Energy and National Geographic Leaning | Cengage Learning and proceeds from the ticket raffle at the NAAE convention, NAAE awarded scholarships to students who are majoring in agricultural education and who will be completing their student teaching in the fall 2016 or spring 2017 semesters. This program is sponsored by Growth Energy, Herman & Bobbie Wilson, and National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning. Click here to see this year's recipients.
August News & Views
National Teach Ag Day is right around the corner. Learn about all the ways you can participate and celebrate the BEST. JOB. EVER! Meet our summer interns, and hear from our President-Elect and Region II Vice President. All this & more in the August edition of News & Views!
Apply for XLR8 2017
Retaining quality, experienced teachers is important to the future of agricultural education. That's why we developed XLR8 — the eXcellence in Leadership for Retention professional development program — to meet the needs of mid-career agriculture teachers.
The XLR8 program is for NAAE members who have been teaching between 7 and 15 years. Our goals for XLR8 participants are:
  • professional development specific to this stage of your career
  • leadership development with the goal of helping you mentor other teachers
  • an increase in your overall career longevity and satisfaction
Applications are due Friday, September 1. Click here for more information and to apply.
National Teach Ag Day
Go ahead and start making your plans to celebrate National Teach Ag Day on Thursday, September 21st! Check out the Teach Ag website for more information, celebration ideas & so much more!
2017 NAAE Convention
The housing block at the Gaylord Opryland Resort is open for you to book your stay. Follow this link for all NAAE Convention details. Make sure to join us in Nashville!!
Communities of Practice HighlightsVets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Groves examines a herd of cattle at stocker operation Bolinger Farms, where hundreds of calves are weaned from their mothers each week and raised to 700 pounds, before being sold to a feedyard where they will grow to two years old and a market size of 1,100 pounds. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Blue Buffalo to Support the National FFA Organization in Partnership with Tractor Supply Co.
From now until Oct.1, for each 30-lb. bag of Blue Buffalo Adult Chicken & Brown Rice, Adult Lamb & Brown Rice or Adult Large Breed Chicken & Brown Rice purchased at Tractor Supply Stores nationwide, Blue Buffalo will make a donation to the National FFA Organization. Click herefor more information.
Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant – Due September 1
Grants up to $1,200 will be awarded to middle and high school chapters to help meet needs in the focus areas of: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.
Fall semester community safety projects may include, but are not limited to:
  • Identifying senior citizens who need assistance “winterizing” their homes as part of a larger goal of making your town ready for the winter season.
  • Organizing and hosting self-defense classes for your school and community.
  • Researching and developing guidelines for ensuring the safety of pets during the cold weather season.

To access the application, in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.  Grants are due September 1, 2017. Please contact the Living to Serve Team at LTS@FFA.org with any questions.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant
Does your FFA chapter do a service event around winter or the holiday season? Perhaps your chapter collects gently used coats to donate or wants to put an LTS Plan, created at WLC, into action. FFA Day of Service Mini-Grants are available to middle school, high school and collegiate/alumni chapters to serve your community in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.

Applications submitted by the last day of each month are reviewed and awarded by the 15th of the following month. Therefore, applications submitted by August 31st will be awarded by September 15th. To access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants

Register Today for the New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip
Join us live on Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. ET to meet the professionals working to solve one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: feeding the globe’s growing population. On this virtual field trip, we will transport your students to Syngenta’s Research and Development Center at Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, N.C., to discover how agriculture is using innovative science, research and technology to revolutionize the way crops are grown. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expose your students to a variety of potential career paths that are critical to solving today’s real-world challenges. Register today and submit your student questions ahead of time for the chance to have them answered live. Visit AgExplorer.com to learn moreand register.

Don’t Miss These Great, Free Resources on My Journey!
Looking for turn-key lessons and activities to start the new school year? Check out the new educational resources on My Journey! On the Explore webpage, you will find an ag innovation lesson from Dow AgroSciences and SAE Idea Cards to help students explore supervised agricultural experiences. Show students how to create the perfect resume using the FFA Resume Generator©, find a unique lesson about food labels and specific ingredients used in foods, and more on the Build webpage. The Connectwebpage features an article from Successful Farmingmagazine on the upcoming solar eclipse.

Don’t forget to incorporate AgExplorer (on the Explorewebpage) and the Day in the Life video (on the Connectwebpage) into your classroom as you discuss careers in agriculture. And be sure to look through past months’ resources on our Archive webpage.

ACTE

Business-Education Partnership Award
ACTE's Business-Education Partnership Awards were created for business and education leaders who understand that economic livelihood is linked to the success of career and technical education (CTE) programs. Businesses and CTE programs across the country have already created successful partnerships that support student achievement, economic and community development, quality of life and more. ACTE is dedicated to supporting and recognizing best practices in CTE business-education partnerships. Click here for more information.

 

Chillin’ out at the fair with a friend.

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, August 18, 2017:  Ag innovation combined with consumer attitudes, NAFTA negotiations, and gene editing updates. Enjoy the goose whisperer, the cow whisperer, and a hungry, hungry hippo--and check out many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 14, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

September 21
National Teach Ag Day
September 21-23
North Central AAAE Meeting
Ames, IA
September 25-27
Western Region AAAE Meeting
Ft. Collins, CO
October 25-28
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN
December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

 

NAAE

Marketing Committee Meeting
The summer meeting of the NAAE marketing committee will be held next Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m. eastern. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend the meeting, which will be held via webinar. Only elected regional representatives can vote, but anyone can contribute to the discussion. To register for the meeting, visit the marketing committee page on Communities of Practice and look for the registration link in the top left corner of the page.
If you have any questions, please contact the committee staff consultant, Julie Fritsch at jfritsch.naae@uky.edu.
2017 NAAE Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to each of the regional award winners on their vast accomplishments in ag education! Click here to view the award winners, who will be recognized at the 2017 NAAE Convention, in Nashville, TN.
Apply for XLR8 2017
Retaining quality, experienced teachers is important to the future of agricultural education. That's why we developed XLR8 — the eXcellence in Leadership for Retention professional development program — to meet the needs of mid-career agriculture teachers.
The XLR8 program is for NAAE members who have been teaching between 7 and 15 years. Our goals for XLR8 participants are:
  • professional development specific to this stage of your career
  • leadership development with the goal of helping you mentor other teachers
  • an increase in your overall career longevity and satisfaction
Applications are due Friday, September 1. Click here for more information and to apply.
National Teach Ag Day
Go ahead and start making your plans to celebrate National Teach Ag Day on Thursday, September 21st! Check out the Teach Ag website for more information, celebration ideas & so much more!
2017 NAAE Convention
The housing block at the Gaylord Opryland Resort is open for you to book your stay. Follow this link for all NAAE Convention details. Make sure to join us in Nashville!!
Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Brittney Barton of Dallas cares for shelter cat Skinny, an obese, 42-pound feline who attracted global news attention when rescued as a stray in 2012. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Blue Buffalo to Support the National FFA Organization in Partnership with Tractor Supply Co.
From now until Oct.1, for each 30-lb. bag of Blue Buffalo Adult Chicken & Brown Rice, Adult Lamb & Brown Rice or Adult Large Breed Chicken & Brown Rice purchased at Tractor Supply Stores nationwide, Blue Buffalo will make a donation to the National FFA Organization. Click herefor more information.

Don’t Miss These Great, Free Resources on My Journey!
Looking for turn-key lessons and activities to start the new school year? Check out the new educational resources on My Journey! On the Explore webpage, you will find an ag innovation lesson from Dow AgroSciences and SAE Idea Cards to help students explore supervised agricultural experiences. Show students how to create the perfect resume using the FFA Resume Generator©, find a unique lesson about food labels and specific ingredients used in foods, and more on the Build webpage. The Connect webpage features an article from Successful Farming magazine on the upcoming solar eclipse.

Don’t forget to incorporate AgExplorer, on the Explore webpage and the Day in the Life video, on the Connect webpage into your classroom as you discuss careers in agriculture. And be sure to look through past months’ resources on our Archive webpage.

FFA Alumni

National FFA Alumni Bylaw Amendments
Two official bylaw amendments will be presented to the alumni delegates at the 2017 annual meeting during the national convention and expo. The two amendments are:

1. To add a third past national officer to the alumni council and extend their terms from two to three years.

2. To redo the delegate allocation process.

These proposed bylaw amendments will be posted at FFA.org/support/alumni/events next week for the membership to review. Please email alumni@ffa.org for more information on becoming a delegate.

ACTE

John Deere Named 2018 ACTE Business of the Year
The award celebrates businesses and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to career and technical education (CTE) through their partnership and continuous support of CTE professionals. Click here for more.

William J. Nelson Named 2018 ACTE Business Leader of the Year 
The ACTE Business Leader of the Year award celebrates the contributions and achievements of an executive from the business community who has demonstrated a solid and sustained commitment to improving CTE. Click here for more.

 

These “flying fish” are threatening the Great Lakes.

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, August 11, 2017:  Kids and farm safety, biotech updates, and a WOTUS rewrite? Read a profile of CAST’s youngest member, enjoy Farmer Derek’s ag parodies, and check out many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 7, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

September 21
National Teach Ag Day
September 21-23
North Central AAAE Meeting
Ames, IA
September 25-27
Western Region AAAE Meeting
Ft. Collins, CO
October 25-28
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN
December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

 

 

NAAE

2017 NAAE Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to each of the regional award winners on their vast accomplishments in ag education! Click here to view the award winners, who will be recognized at the 2017 NAAE Convention, in Nashville, TN.
Apply for XLR8 2017
Retaining quality, experienced teachers is important to the future of agricultural education. That's why we developed XLR8 — the eXcellence in Leadership for Retention professional development program — to meet the needs of mid-career agriculture teachers.
The XLR8 program is for NAAE members who have been teaching between 7 and 15 years. Our goals for XLR8 participants are:
  • professional development specific to this stage of your career
  • leadership development with the goal of helping you mentor other teachers
  • an increase in your overall career longevity and satisfaction
Applications are due Friday, September 1. Click here for more information and to apply.
National Teach Ag Day
Go ahead and start making your plans to celebrate National Teach Ag Day on Thursday, September 21st! Check out the Teach Ag website for more information, celebration ideas & so much more!
2017 NAAE Convention
The housing block at the Gaylord Opryland Resort is open for you to book your stay. Follow this link for all NAAE Convention details. Make sure to join us in Nashville!!
SPARK:  Women in Agribusiness Podcast Series
Sara Steever, the president of Paulsen, an ag marketing firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has an ongoing podcast series called Spark: Women in Agribusiness, where she interviews top females in a variety of agriculture-related positions. The interviews are short and interesting, and would be great during a career exploration unit. You can find them at http://www.paulsen.ag/spark/ or by searching Stitcher or iTunes for Spark: Women in Agribusiness.
Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. José García-López of Tufts University Hospital for Large Animals outside Boston examines Matador, an injured show horse, who is showing lameness in one leg. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Apply Now! Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant
FFA Is excited to announce that the fall semester-long Living to Serve grant application is now open and available in both English and Spanish!

Middle and high school chapters may apply for up to $1,200 to support semester-long service-learning projects that address community needs in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.

To access the application visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants. Applications are due September 1st, 2017. Please contact the Living to Serve Team at LTS@FFA.org with any questions.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grants
Does your FFA chapter have a service event planned to kick-off the coming school year? Maybe you are hosting a school supply drive or want to put an LTS Plan, created at WLC, into action. FFA Day of Service Mini-Grants are available to middle school, high school and collegiate/alumni chapters to serve your community in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.

Applications submitted by the last day of each month are reviewed and awarded by the 15th of the following month. Therefore, applications submitted by August 31st will be awarded by September 15th. To access the application in English or Spanish, visitwww.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.

ACTE

Best Practices and Innovations Conference 2017
Join ACTE in Albuquerque, NM for the 2017 Best Practices and Innovations Conference, September 27-29. The annual Best Practices and Innovations in Career and Technical Education conference showcases the trending issues and best practices for CTE Administrators. Presented by NCLA and ACTE, Best Practices is co-hosted by Central New Mexico Community College and the New Mexico Association for Career and Technical Education. Click here for more information and to register today!

 

What happened to the good old days when chewing my cud was enough?

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, August 4, 2017: The latest gene editing feat elicits wows and questions. The hypoxia zone grows, the honeybee population increases, and cows wear health monitors. Find out about ice cream brain freezes and many more ag/science stories.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.