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September 17, 2018

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

2018

September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE

Celebrate National Teach Ag Day
National Teach Ag Day is just around the corner! Join us for our LIVE celebration on Thursday, September 20th. There are numerous ways to engage and celebrate with us: 

National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program Application Now Available
NAPTP is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation. This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive, hands-on agriscience training program at the 2018 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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. Click here for more information and to apply by September 24th!   

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

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. Heather Weir mentors vet student Willy Brock through a complex surgery at Colorado State University Teaching Hospital. Their patient today is Cheyenne, a domestic long-haired rescue cat being readied for adoption. Click here to view the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The First FFA Manual
Do you remember your first FFA Manual? I was excited when Jack Lacy, the agriculture teacher, passed out the FFA manuals to my Vo Ag I class (yes, it was Vo Ag back then). I took mine home that night and read it from cover to cover. Click here for more.

FFA

2019 WLC Positions Now Open
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization, and learn lifelong career skills — all while working in Washington D.C.? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator! Applications for positions on the 2019 Washington Leadership Conference staff are open now and close Nov. 16, 2018. We are hiring conference facilitators, a conference director, and an adult program coordinator. If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. Please note that if hired for this position, staff would be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference. Should you have questions, contact wlc@ffa.org.

AgExplorer’s Newest Virtual Field Trip
Mark your calendars now for the next AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip! The National FFA Organization and Discovery Education will broadcast live from Tractor Supply Company’s Merchandising Innovation Center in Nashville, Tenn. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. EDT and give your students an inside look into the world of agriculture and the careers that develop, market, distribute and provide the products you use every day. Students will see a variety of highly-skilled careers involved in consumer product marketing and sales and also learn about key economic concepts—such as supply and demand and prices and profits—and observe how these function in a market economy. To register, visit AgExplorer.com. Teachers can download the free, standards-aligned companion educator guide to help engage students in the virtual field trip. Be sure to join our Twitter Chat during the virtual field trip by following @NationalFFA and @DiscoveryEd and using #AgExplorerVFT.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Hosting a service event around the holidays? Now is the time to apply for a Day of Service Mini-Grant! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis on the first of each month. To learn more about the Day of Service Mini-Grant, visit the Living to Serve Grants website at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.

FFA Alumni

Don’t Forget to Submit Your Leadership Scholarship Report
National FFA Alumni and Supporters distributed $78,800 in leadership scholarships to the local and state levels last year. If your chapter or state received funds, be sure to get your 2017 leadership scholarship report submitted by Oct. 1 to be eligible for 2018 funds. The report form can be found in the Alumni Resources folder in your FFA.org toolbox.

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

CAST

The beauty is the beast—orchid mantis hides and attacks.

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018: Sustainability comes in many forms, Hurricane Florence affects agriculture, and Mizzou joins the CAST Education Program. USDA news, trade updates, and the deadly beauty of the orchid mantis--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

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.

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

September 10, 2018

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

2018

September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications for an Agricultural Education Division Fellow!
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2019 class of fellows. Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge, and leadership development. The Fellowship Program requires a one-year commitment from January–December 2019. Applications are dueSeptember 15. Read more

NAAE

Celebrate National Teach Ag Day
National Teach Ag Day is just around the corner! Join us for our LIVE celebration on Thursday, September 20th. There are numerous ways to engage and celebrate with us: 

National Officer Informational Webinar
September 11, 2018
5:15-6:00pm EDT

An informational session on the background of the National Teach Ag Campaign, causes of the agriculture teacher demand, current supply status, and what has been successful in addressing the talent needs of agricultural education, while identifying future strategies. Designed for those preparing for National FFA Office in October. Click here for more information and to register.

National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program Application Now Available
NAPTP is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation. This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive hands-on agriscience training program at the 2018 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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. Click here for more information and to apply by September 24th!   

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

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. 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.  

Give your Agriculture Students Valuable Career Exploration Opportunities with this Free Curriculum
Realityworks is dedicated to creating products and curriculum that help today’s students learn valuable life and career skills. We partnered with subject matter experts to create curricula that provides valuable agriculture career exploration opportunities. Use it to teach your students about jobs related to our agriculture training tools, including animal and plant systems, agribusiness, food products and processing, and more. Get yours today: https://www.realityworks.com/careerexploration-agriculture

Friday Footnotes
Rosenwald Schools and Agricultural Education
Labor Day signifies the start of school in many parts of the county. Many students eagerly anticipate the start of a new school year. Click here to read more from Friday Footnotes.

FFA

Deadline Extension: Volunteer to Help at the National FFA Convention & Expo 
The Educational Development and Evaluation Team at National FFA is seeking collegiate and teacher volunteers to assist and facilitate within various expo booths and teacher workshops during the national convention and expo. Volunteers get an upfront, behind-the-scenes look at convention as they will help with setup, facilitation and 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
  • 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 Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.

AgExplorer’s Newest Virtual Field Trip
Mark your calendars now for the next AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip! The National FFA Organization and Discovery Education will broadcast live from Tractor Supply Company’s Merchandising Innovation Center in Nashville, Tenn. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. EDT and give your students an inside look into the world of agriculture and the careers that develop, market, distribute and provide the products you use every day. Students will see a variety of highly skilled careers involved in consumer product marketing and sales and also learn about key economic concepts—such as supply and demand and prices and profits—and observe how these function in a market economy. To register, visit AgExplorer.com. Teachers can download the free, standards-aligned companion educator guide to help engage students in the virtual field trip. Be sure to join our Twitter Chat during the virtual field trip by following @NationalFFA and @DiscoveryEd and using #AgExplorerVFT.

FFA Alumni

New Year Means Time to Update Chapter Profile
Keeping your local FFA Alumni and Supporters profile up-to-date is extremely important as this is where your leadership contacts are pulled from. Please keep your officers listed under contacts on your profile page, so that we can communicate with the correct and most current individuals. Chapter leaders can access your chapter profile through their dashboard.

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

CAST

Stress on the mother hen affects the chick in the shell.

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018: Science, ag education, and communication. Research about crops, pigs, cattle, and newborn chicks. Farm legislation and the antics of kids in the kitchen--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

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.

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

August 27, 2018

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

2018

September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications for an Agricultural Education Division Fellow!
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2019 class of fellows. Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge, and leadership development. The Fellowship Program requires a one-year commitment from January–December 2019. Applications are dueSeptember 15. Read more

NAAE

National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program Application Now Available
NAPTP is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation. This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive hands-on agriscience training program at the 2018 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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. Click here for more information and to apply by September 24th!   

Celebrate National Teach Ag Day
National Teach Ag Day is just around the corner! Join us for our LIVE celebration on Thursday, September 20th. There are numerous ways to engage and celebrate with us: 

National Officer Informational Webinar
September 11, 2018
5:15-6:00pm EDT

An informational session on the background of the National Teach Ag Campaign, causes of the agriculture teacher demand, current supply status, and what has been successful in addressing the talent needs of agricultural education, while identifying future strategies. Designed for those preparing for National FFA Office in October. Click here for more information and to register.

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

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. Deanna Fuller from New York's Countryside Vet Clinic volunteers her time to care for abandoned cats. Follow this link to watch the video. 

FFA

Newly Revised FFA.org to Go Live Soon
On Monday, Sept. 3, the current FFA.org will be decommissioned, and the newly revised FFA.org will be your place to get FFA-related content and resources. Our vision with the new website is to provide a modern digital experience, more content geared toward telling the FFA story, and a website that works better for all of our stakeholders. The first two weeks of our soft launch have gone well, and we have received a lot of feedback, all positive and constructive. If you have not had a chance to visit the new FFA.org, check it out now.

Judges Needed for National Convention and Exp
National FFA will need several hundred volunteers during the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 24-27, in Indianapolis. If you, or anyone you know, has an interest in serving as a judge, click here to learn more and apply.

Volunteer to Help at the Convention and Expo
The Educational Development and Evaluation Team at National FFA is seeking collegiate and teacher (who are not bringing students) volunteers to assist with various expo booths and teacher workshops during the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo. Volunteers will 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. 1, 2018.

Still Time to Apply!  $1,200 Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant 
Want to engage your students in hands-on learning, while meeting a community need? The 2018 Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve grant is due soon. Apply for up to $1,200 to support a semester-long service-learning project that addresses a community need in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. 

Need ideas for semester-long service-learning projects? Check out the interactive map at www.ffa.org/livingtoserveto review projects funded last school year. Additional information on the grant can also be found on the website. Applications are due September 1, 2018. Email questions to LTS@FFA.org.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Hosting a service event around the holidays? Now is the time to apply for a Day of Service Mini-Grant! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis on the first of each month. To learn more about the Day of Service Mini-Grant, visit the Living to Serve Grants website at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.

FFA Alumni

National FFA Alumni & Supporters Deadlines Approaching
Two big deadlines are quickly approaching for alumni and supporters! The last round of grants for Give Back to Your Roots and Legacy Grants for 2018 and the applications to apply to be on the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee are all due on September 4. Whether you’re just starting a chapter or ready to get involved even more, both opportunities are great! Questions about either item? Email alumni@ffa.org at any time!

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

CAST

The CAST Education Program includes the NAAE and many top-ranked universities.

Friday, August 24, 2018: A new school year and a growing CAST education program; lab meat might be on the menu soon; and a whale makes a big splash for tourists. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

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.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

August 20, 2018

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

2018

September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak
CDC has partnered with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 4-H to develop "The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak," a graphic novel intended to educate youth audiences about variant flu and the real disease detective work conducted by public and animal health experts when outbreaks of infectious diseases occur. 

This graphic novel follows a group of teenage 4-H members who participate in a state agricultural fair and later attend CDC’s Disease Detective Camp in Atlanta. When one of the boys becomes sick following the fair, the rest of the group use their newly-acquired disease detective knowledge to help a team of public and animal health experts solve the mystery of how their friend became ill.

The graphic novel is available for free download in web, home print and professional print versions at www.cdc.gov/flu/graphicnovel.

In addition, there are CDC resources available about Swine Influenza/Variant Influenza Virus that include fact sheets and more at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/swineflu/index.htm.

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications for an Agricultural Education Division Fellow!
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2019 class of fellows. Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge, and leadership development. The Fellowship Program requires a one-year commitment from January–December 2019. Applications are dueSeptember 15. Read more

NAAE

XLR8 Applications Due TODAY!
We are pleased to accept applications for the 2018 NAAE XLR8 professional development program. The program is sponsored by CSX Transportation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. Click here for more information and to apply by TODAY, August 20th.

August News & Views
National Teach Ag Day is just around the corner! Find out how you can participate and celebrate the Best. Career. Ever! All this and more in the August edition of News & Views!

National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program Application Now Available
NAPTP is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation. This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive hands-on agriscience training program at the 2018 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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. Click here for more information and to apply by September 24th!   

Celebrate National Teach Ag Day
National Teach Ag Day is just around the corner! Join us for our LIVE celebration on Thursday, September 20th. There are numerous ways to engage and celebrate with us: 

National Officer Informational Webinar
September 11, 2018
5:15-6:00pm EDT

An informational session on the background of the National Teach Ag Campaign, causes of the agriculture teacher demand, current supply status, and what has been successful in addressing the talent needs of agricultural education, while identifying future strategies. Designed for those preparing for National FFA Office in October. Click here for more information and to register.

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

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

Volunteer to Help at the Convention and Expo
The Educational Development and Evaluation Team at National FFA is seeking collegiate and teacher (who are not bringing students) volunteers to assist with various expo booths and teacher workshops during the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo. Volunteers will 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. 1, 2018.

 

CASE

Great DEALS on a Variety of Tech Packages through CASE Online!
Looking to amp up technology in your classroom as you implement CASE courses? CASE Online features five major components for implementing CASE curriculum in your classroom, including an online student version of the curriculum, flipped classroom videos, student assignment submission portal, national End-of-Course assessments, and an internal test generator for the teacher to create exams. CASE Online is a fee-based learning management system (LMS) based on student accounts.

Don't need the entire LMS? CASE is offering fantastic DEALS on additional technology packages for your CASE classroom. Flipped video packages and teacher test bank packages are available for $75 per course. End-of-Course Assessment only packages range from $8-$10 per account. Have questions? Contact the CASE Online Learning Coordinator, Sara Cobb.

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

CAST

A bouncing sheep finds its inner lamb-like self.

Friday, August 17, 2018: Genome editing spurs ag innovations, a glyphosate lawsuit raises issues, and a bouncing sheep finds its inner lamb-like self. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

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.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

August 13, 2018

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

2018

September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications for an Agricultural Education Division Fellow!
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2019 class of fellows. Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge, and leadership development. The Fellowship Program requires a one-year commitment from January–December 2019. Applications are dueSeptember 15. Read more

NAAE

XLR8
We are pleased to accept applications for the 2018 NAAE XLR8 professional development program. The program is sponsored by CSX Transportation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. Click here for more information and to apply by August 20th.

Celebrate National Teach Ag Day
National Teach Ag Day is just around the corner! Join us for our LIVE celebration on Thursday, September 20th. There are numerous ways to engage and celebrate with us: 

National Officer Informational Webinar
September 11, 2018
5:15-6:00pm EDT

An informational session on the background of the National Teach Ag Campaign, causes of the agriculture teacher demand, current supply status, and what has been successful in addressing the talent needs of agricultural education, while identifying future strategies. Designed for those preparing for National FFA Office in October. Click here for more information and to register.

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

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. Tara Donovan inspects a barn of pigs in Iowa. Click here to watch the video. 

 

CASE

Great DEALS on a Variety of Tech Packages through CASE Online!
Looking to amp up technology in your classroom as you implement CASE courses? CASE Online features five major components for implementing CASE curriculum in your classroom, including an online student version of the curriculum, flipped classroom videos, student assignment submission portal, national End-of-Course assessments, and an internal test generator for the teacher to create exams. CASE Online is a fee-based learning management system (LMS) based on student accounts.

Don't need the entire LMS? CASE is offering fantastic DEALS on additional technology packages for your CASE classroom. Flipped video packages and teacher test bank packages are available for $75 per course. End-of-Course Assessment only packages range from $8-$10 per account. Have questions? Contact the CASE Online Learning Coordinator, Sara Cobb.

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

CAST

Cattle help police corral suspect.

Friday, August 10, 2018: State fairs bring fun, food, and agriculture. Changes at the USDA, a meteor shower event, and cattle help police corral a fleeing suspect. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

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.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

August 6, 2018

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

2018

September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications for an Agricultural Education Division Fellow!
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2019 class of fellows. Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge, and leadership development. The Fellowship Program requires a one-year commitment from January–December 2019. Applications are dueSeptember 15. Read more

NAAE

XLR8
We are pleased to accept applications for the 2018 NAAE XLR8 professional development program. The program is sponsored by CSX Transportation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. Click here for more information and to apply by August 20th.

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

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 mentors the newest vet in his clinic, Dr. Jen Nightingale, as they treat a horse suffering from an eye condition. Click here to watch the video. 

FFA

New Travel Program to Take Alumni and Supporters to Europe
FFA has partnered with Agrotours to offer the new FFA Alumni and Supporters Agriculture Travel Program. Up to 48 alumni and supporters can participate in the inaugural travel program that will take participants on a tour through the Netherlands and Germany July 1-10, 2019. For more information and the application, click here.

Now Open! Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant Want to engage your students in hands-on learning, while meeting a community need? The 2018 Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve grant is now available. Apply for up to $1,200 to support a semester-long service-learning project that addresses a community need in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. 

Need ideas for semester-long service-learning projects? Check out the interactive map at www.ffa.org/livingtoserveto review projects funded last school year. Additional information on the grant can also be found on the website. Applications are due September 1, 2018. Direct questions to LTS@FFA.org.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
How is your FFA chapter making a difference in your community? Day of Service Mini-Grants are available to middle school, high school and alumni chapters to make a difference in your community in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis on the first of each month. To learn more about the Day of Service Mini-Grant, visit the Living to Serve Grants website at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.

 

CASE

Great DEALS on a Variety of Tech Packages through CASE Online!
Looking to amp up technology in your classroom as you implement CASE courses? CASE Online features five major components for implementing CASE curriculum in your classroom, including an online student version of the curriculum, flipped classroom videos, student assignment submission portal, national End-of-Course assessments, and an internal test generator for the teacher to create exams. CASE Online is a fee-based learning management system (LMS) based on student accounts.

Don't need the entire LMS? CASE is offering fantastic DEALS on additional technology packages for your CASE classroom. Flipped video packages and teacher test bank packages are available for $75 per course. End-of-Course Assessment only packages range from $8-$10 per account. Have questions? Contact the CASE Online Learning Coordinator, Sara Cobb.

CAST

A young woman is riding through the wilderness to promote better environmental practices.

Friday, August 3, 2018: Efforts to control food waste, wildfires rage in California, and ag students visit diverse farms in Brazil—also, join a young woman who is riding through the country to promote environmental practices. 

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.

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

July 30, 2018

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

2018

September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE

XLR8
We are pleased to accept applications for the 2018 NAAE XLR8 Professional Development Program. The program is sponsored by CSX Transportation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. Click here for more information and to apply by August 20th.

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

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

Registration for the 2018-19 212° and 360° Conference Season Closes Aug. 1
212° — the temperature at which water boils — focuses on Virtues this year and takes students to the boiling point of leadership. At 211°, water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level. The two-day 212° Leadership Conference is focused on student development and helps FFA members become aware of their passions and virtues. FFA members attend sessions on discovering their passions, making positive decisions, setting SMART goals and taking steps toward self-improvement.

360° Vision takes students full circle regarding chapter leadership. The two-day 360° Leadership Conference is focused on the importance of vision and how to become a visionary leader. Students spend their time in sessions understanding the importance of vision, conducting a chapter needs assessment, crafting a vision plan for their local FFA chapters, and developing a strategy to implement their visions.

FFA chapters and associations are welcome to register to host a conference. Please read our updated 212° and 360° Planning Guide. This will help ensure an easy registration and conference experience. For those who hosted 212° and 360° conferences during the 2017-18 school year, the pricing and process have not changed. Find more information on the 212?/360? conference webpages. Click here to begin registration. The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.

Contact Casey Zufelt, czufelt@ffa.org or 317-802-4309, for more information.

FFA Alumni

Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee Application Deadline Extended 
The deadline to apply for one of the open positions on the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee has been extended to Sept. 4. With regional realignment reverting to the four FFA regions on Aug. 1, the positions on the advisory committee will also change. These positions will provide you with a greater voice as recommendations will go to the National FFA Board of Directors and assist National FFA staff with programming and operations. Below is a list of current positions and ending terms as well as available positions. Send applications and questions to alumni@ffa.org.

Current Advisory Council Positions:

  • Eastern Region Representative: Chandler Vaughan (Virginia) Term Ends December 2020
  • Central Region Representative: Zach Classen (Iowa) Term Ends December 2019
  • Western Region Representative: Sid Freeman (Idaho) Term Ends December 2019
  • At-Large Representative: Glenda Summers (Colorado) Term Ends December 2020
  • PNO Representative: Taylor McNeel Term Ends December 2019
  • PNO Representative: David Townsend Term Ends December 2020
  • AAAE Representative: Jon W. Ramsey, Ph.D. (Oklahoma) Term Ends December 2020
  • NASAE Representative: Leon Busdieker (Missouri) Term Ends December 2019

Positions to be Filled:

  • Southern Region Representative (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • At-Large Representative (any state)
  • PNO Representative (2017-18 National FFA Officer Team)
  • NAAE Representative (Selected by NAAE)
 

CASE

Great DEALS on a Variety of Tech Packages through CASE Online!
Looking to amp up technology in your classroom as you implement CASE courses? CASE Online features five major components for implementing CASE curriculum in your classroom, including an online student version of the curriculum, flipped classroom videos, student assignment submission portal, national End-of-Course assessments, and an internal test generator for the teacher to create exams. CASE Online is a fee-based learning management system (LMS) based on student accounts.

Don't need the entire LMS? CASE is offering fantastic DEALS on additional technology packages for your CASE classroom. Flipped video packages and teacher test bank packages are available for $75 per course. End-of-Course Assessment only packages range from $8-$10 per account. Have questions? Contact the CASE Online Learning Coordinator, Sara Cobb.

CAST

Genome editing—a hot topic for scientists and agriculture.

Friday, July 27, 2018: Genome editing continues to be a hot topic for agriculture as the EU makes a ruling. Trade maneuvers, an appreciation of rural county fairs, and a newborn giraffe “getting its legs.” 

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.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

July 23, 2018

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

2018

September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE

July News & Views
Our student members are our future! Find out more about NAAE student membership, along with updates from CASE, Teach Ag & so much more in the July edition of News & Views!

XLR8
We are pleased to accept applications for the 2018 NAAE XLR8 Professional Development Program. The program is sponsored by CSX Transportation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. Click here for more information and to apply by August 20th.

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

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. Wilson oversees vaccinations of birds raised by the second largest egg producer in the United States. Click here to watch the video. 

CASE

Great DEALS on a Variety of Tech Packages through CASE Online!
Looking to amp up technology in your classroom as you implement CASE courses? CASE Online features five major components for implementing CASE curriculum in your classroom, including an online student version of the curriculum, flipped classroom videos, student assignment submission portal, national End-of-Course assessments, and an internal test generator for the teacher to create exams. CASE Online is a fee-based learning management system (LMS) based on student accounts.

Don't need the entire LMS? CASE is offering fantastic DEALS on additional technology packages for your CASE classroom. Flipped video packages and teacher test bank packages are available for $75 per course. End-of-Course Assessment only packages range from $8-$10 per account. Have questions? Contact the CASE Online Learning Coordinator, Sara Cobb.

CAST

This little guy went bananas when he was reunited with his family.

Friday, July 20, 2018: A look at free-range poultry research, a report identifies promising scientific breakthroughs, and a chimp’s reaction goes viral when he is reunited with his foster family. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

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.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

July 16, 2018

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

2018

September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE

XLR8
We are pleased to accept applications for the 2018 NAAE XLR8 Professional Development Program. The program is sponsored by CSX Transportation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. Click here for more information and to apply by August 20th.

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.
 

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

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. Bents is keeping pigs free from disease, starting with requiring everyone who enters a barn to swap their clothes and boots at the door for clean ones, and shower in and out. Click here to watch the video. 

FFA

Last Day to Apply for Convention and Expo Newsroom Crew
Today is the last day to apply to work in the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo newsroom. Help us tell our story to the world! The National FFA Organization is seeking college students or recent college graduates pursuing degrees in journalism, public relations, telecommunications or a closely related field to share with the world the news and feature stories coming out of the national convention and expo Oct. 24-27, 2018, in Indianapolis.

Newsroom crew members are expected to arrive on Monday, Oct. 22 and work through Saturday, Oct. 27. Your reward? A small stipend, inside access to an amazing event, coaching on how to become a better communicator, and some awesome clips and experience that will help you in the future. This may be eligible for college credit so ask your school's advisor.

To learn more and apply, access the application now.

CASE

Great DEALS on a Variety of Tech Packages through CASE Online!
Looking to amp up technology in your classroom as you implement CASE courses? CASE Online features five major components for implementing CASE curriculum in your classroom, including an online student version of the curriculum, flipped classroom videos, student assignment submission portal, national End-of-Course assessments, and an internal test generator for the teacher to create exams. CASE Online is a fee-based learning management system (LMS) based on student accounts.

Don't need the entire LMS? CASE is offering fantastic DEALS on additional technology packages for your CASE classroom. Flipped video packages and teacher test bank packages are available for $75 per course. End-of-Course Assessment only packages range from $8-$10 per account. Have questions? Contact the CASE Online Learning Coordinator, Sara Cobb.

CAST

Park managers love the fact that goats will eat everything from poison ivy to thistles.

Friday, July 13, 2018: A new research paper about genome editing shows its potential for agriculture. Regulatory questions, tariff tussles, goat weed eaters, and a family of bears invading a backyard pool. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

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.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

July 9, 2018

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

2018

September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE

XLR8
We are pleased to accept applications for the 2018 NAAE XLR8 Professional Development Program. The program is sponsored by CSX Transportation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. Click here for more information and to apply by August 20th.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! Early Bird Registration ends July 13th!

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. Lindsey Peck of Marks Farms gives us a tour of her calf barn and explains how she cares for all the baby cows. Click here to watch the video. 

FFA

LAST CHANCE: Apply to be a Convention and Expo Newsroom Crew Member
Help us tell our story to the world! The National FFA Organization is seeking college students or recent college graduates pursuing degrees in journalism, public relations, telecommunications or a closely related field to share with the world the news and feature stories coming out of the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27, 2018, in Indianapolis.

Newsroom crew members are expected to arrive on Monday, Oct. 22 and work through Saturday, Oct. 27. Your reward? A small stipend, inside access to an amazing event, coaching on how to become a better communicator, and some awesome clips and experience that will help you in the future. This may be eligible for college credit so ask your school's advisor.

The deadline to apply is Monday, July 16. To learn more and apply, access the application now.

CASE

Great DEALS on a Variety of Tech Packages through CASE Online!
Looking to amp up technology in your classroom as you implement CASE courses? CASE Online features five major components for implementing CASE curriculum in your classroom, including an online student version of the curriculum, flipped classroom videos, student assignment submission portal, national End-of-Course assessments, and an internal test generator for the teacher to create exams. CASE Online is a fee-based learning management system (LMS) based on student accounts.

Don't need the entire LMS? CASE is offering fantastic DEALS on additional technology packages for your CASE classroom. Flipped video packages and teacher test bank packages are available for $75 per course. End-of-Course Assessment only packages range from $8-$10 per account. Have questions? Contact the CASE Online Learning Coordinator, Sara Cobb.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

July 2, 2018

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

2018

September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE

Inclusion and Diversity Task Force
The National Association of Agricultural Educators, the National FFA Organization and Foundation, and the National Teach Ag Campaign are collaboratively seeking passionate agricultural education professionals, NAAE staff members, and National FFA staff members who are interested in assisting the organizations with addressing the inclusion and diversity needs of students, teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and stakeholders in the agricultural education community. Task force members will be responsible for identifying engagement opportunities, collaborative partnerships and inclusion, and diversity strategies that will contribute to the goal of ensuring agriculture classrooms reflect the schools and communities in which they reside. More details as well as submission information may be found at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4400583/2018-Inclusion-and-Diversity-Task-Force-Interest-Survey. The interest survey will be open until July 6. Fill it out for yourself or nominate someone. Contact Ellen Thompson, ethompson.naae@uky.edu if you have questions.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! Early Bird Registration ends July 13th!

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. 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

Interested in Presenting Workshops to FFA Members and/or Advisors? Read on!
We are selecting presenters to deliver workshops at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis Oct. 24 - 27. Workshop presenters can present to students and/or teachers. Presenters will deliver at least one workshop but can present the same workshop up to three times. The curriculum of the workshop is to be created by the presenter, and content must align with at least one component of the FFA mission or be relevant to the industry of agriculture. Workshops are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the week of convention. 

Submitted workshop applications are selected based on the quality of content, and we’re open to unique workshop topics. Need ideas for topics? At last year’s national convention and expo, students said they’d like to see workshops about motivating chapter members; plants; animals; new technology; how to obtain and engage sponsors; diversity; money and time management; benefits of FFA membership; leadership training; and self-empowerment. Teachers said they would like to see workshops on classroom resources; STEM; classroom management; animal science/animal care; utilizing technology in the classroom; aquaculture/natural resources; lesson plan ideas; connecting with different learning levels; agricultural mechanics; career and leadership development events; tips on recruiting alumni members; agribusiness; and grant writing. 

Apply today before the application closes July 1. Questions? Email workshop@ffa.org

CAST

A kangaroo in Australia hopped on the pitch and showed its soccer skills.

Friday, June 29, 2018: Food is on the menu this week with a variety of informative links. The war against weeds, ag debates in the nation’s capital, and a kangaroo auditions for a World Cup goalie spot. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

June 25, 2018

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

2018

June 24-27
NEAT Conference
Bar Harbor, ME
September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID
October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

 

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE

Inclusion and Diversity Task Force
The National Association of Agricultural Educators, the National FFA Organization and Foundation, and the National Teach Ag Campaign are collaboratively seeking passionate agricultural education professionals, NAAE staff members, and National FFA staff members who are interested in assisting the organizations with addressing the inclusion and diversity needs of students, teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and stakeholders in the agricultural education community. Task force members will be responsible for identifying engagement opportunities, collaborative partnerships and inclusion, and diversity strategies that will contribute to the goal of ensuring agriculture classrooms reflect the schools and communities in which they reside. More details as well as submission information may be found at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4400583/2018-Inclusion-and-Diversity-Task-Force-Interest-Survey. The interest survey will be open until July 6. Fill it out for yourself or nominate someone. Contact Ellen Thompson, ethompson.naae@uky.edu if you have questions.
2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! Early Bird Registration ends July 13th!
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. Rob Farruggio of Wisconsin ultrasounds cows and through his binoculars sees the fetus of a baby cow. Click here to view the video.

 

 

FFA

Interested in Presenting Workshops to FFA Members and/or Advisors? Read on!
We are selecting presenters to deliver workshops at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis Oct. 24 - 27. Workshop presenters can present to students and/or teachers. Presenters will deliver at least one workshop but can present the same workshop up to three times. The curriculum of the workshop is to be created by the presenter, and content must align with at least one component of the FFA mission or be relevant to the industry of agriculture. Workshops are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the week of convention.

Submitted workshop applications are selected based on the quality of content, and we’re open to unique workshop topics. Need ideas for topics? At last year’s national convention and expo, students said they’d like to see workshops about motivating chapter members; plants; animals; new technology; how to obtain and engage sponsors; diversity; money and time management; benefits of FFA membership; leadership training; and self-empowerment. Teachers said they would like to see workshops on classroom resources; STEM; classroom management; animal science/animal care; utilizing technology in the classroom; aquaculture/natural resources; lesson plan ideas; connecting with different learning levels; agricultural mechanics; career and leadership development events; tips on recruiting alumni members; agribusiness; and grant writing.

Apply today before the application closes July 1. Questions? Email workshop@ffa.org.

 

 

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This unwanted summer guest comes in many disguises.

 

 

Friday, June 22, 2018: Updates on tariffs, labeling, and the Farm Bill. Pollinator Week caused quite the buzz, gene editing is trending, and a lively group of young farmers sing their parody “I’ve Got No Grain in Dry Places.” These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 18, 2018

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

2018

June 24-27
NEAT Conference
Bar Harbor, ME
September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID
October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

 

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE

Inclusion and Diversity Task Force
The National Association of Agricultural Educators, the National FFA Organization and Foundation, and the National Teach Ag Campaign are collaboratively seeking passionate agricultural education professionals, NAAE staff members, and National FFA staff members who are interested in assisting the organizations with addressing the inclusion and diversity needs of students, teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and stakeholders in the agricultural education community. Task force members will be responsible for identifying engagement opportunities, collaborative partnerships and inclusion, and diversity strategies that will contribute to the goal of ensuring agriculture classrooms reflect the schools and communities in which they reside. More details as well as submission information may be found at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4400583/2018-Inclusion-and-Diversity-Task-Force-Interest-Survey. The interest survey will be open until July 6. Fill it out for yourself or nominate someone. Contact Ellen Thompson, ethompson.naae@uky.edu if you have questions.
June News & Views
School is out & it's time to add to your ag teacher's toolkit! Find out some tips and new ideas for building your professional network this summer. All this & more in the June edition of News & Views.
2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio!
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. Garbes walks through with the Arndts checking for pigs who might have influenza. Click here to watch the video.

 

 

FFA

New Travel Program to Take Alumni and Supporters to Europe
FFA has partnered with Agrotours to offer the new FFA Alumni and Supporters Agriculture Travel Program. Up to 48 alumni and supporters can participate in the inaugural travel program that will take participants on a tour through the Netherlands and Germany July 1-10, 2019. For more information and the application, click here.

Apply Now: Convention and Expo Newsroom Crew
Help us tell our story to the world! The National FFA Organization is seeking college students or recent college graduates pursuing degrees in journalism, public relations, telecommunications or a closely related field to share with the world the news and feature stories coming out of the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27, 2018, in Indianapolis.

Newsroom crew members are expected to arrive on Monday, Oct. 22 and work through Saturday, Oct. 27. Your reward? A small stipend, inside access to an amazing event, coaching on how to become a better communicator, and some awesome clips and experience that will help you in the future. This may be eligible for college credit so ask your school's advisor.

To learn more and apply, access the application now.

PAS

PAS Announces a New Name and New Executive Director
The National Post-Secondary Agricultural Student Association (PAS) announces several big changes as they position themselves as a resource for the agriculture industry in meeting their labor needs. First, a new name, National Professional Agricultural Student Organization (PAS), one that is more reflective of the organization’s vision to be the premier leadership and career development organization serving college agriculture students and the agriculture industry. Second, they have hired Mary Kay Delvo as their next executive director and national officer coordinator. Click here for the full press release.

 

 

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Veterinarians for large animals are needed now more than ever.

 

 

Friday, June 15, 2018: A rural veterinarian shortage causes concerns, the tariff chess match continues, and a zombie snake does damage after its death. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2018

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

2018

June 24-27
NEAT Conference
Bar Harbor, ME
September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID
October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

 

NAAE

Inclusion and Diversity Task Force
The National Association of Agricultural Educators, the National FFA Organization and Foundation, and the National Teach Ag Campaign are collaboratively seeking passionate agricultural education professionals, NAAE staff members, and National FFA staff members who are interested in assisting the organizations with addressing the inclusion and diversity needs of students, teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and stakeholders in the agricultural education community. Task force members will be responsible for identifying engagement opportunities, collaborative partnerships and inclusion, and diversity strategies that will contribute to the goal of ensuring agriculture classrooms reflect the schools and communities in which they reside. More details as well as submission information may be found at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4400583/2018-Inclusion-and-Diversity-Task-Force-Interest-Survey. The interest survey will be open until July 6. Fill it out for yourself or nominate someone. Contact Ellen Thompson, ethompson.naae@uky.edu if you have questions.
NAAE Virtual Book Club
This summer the NAAE Virtual Book Club will be engaging with The Wild Card by Hope & Wade King. A guide for educators to experience a creative breakthrough in their classrooms, The Wild Card helps teachers learn to operate with a "full deck" and always have an "ace" up their sleeve.
NEW this year! The first 25 people to register for the book club will receive a special gift in the mail.Click here to learn more & register by June 11th!
2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio!
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 their dairy cows healthy and advise on managing the herd. Click here to watch the video.

 

 

FFA

New Travel Program to Take Alumni and Supporters to Europe
FFA has partnered with Agrotours to offer the new FFA Alumni and Supporters Agriculture Travel Program. Up to 48 alumni and supporters can participate in the inaugural travel program that will take participants on a tour through the Netherlands and Germany July 1-10, 2019. For more information and the application, click here.

Apply Now: Convention and Expo Newsroom Crew
Help us tell our story to the world! The National FFA Organization is seeking college students or recent college graduates pursuing degrees in journalism, public relations, telecommunications or a closely related field to share with the world the news and feature stories coming out of the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27, 2018, in Indianapolis.

Newsroom crew members are expected to arrive on Monday, Oct. 22 and work through Saturday, Oct. 27. Your reward? A small stipend, inside access to an amazing event, coaching on how to become a better communicator, and some awesome clips and experience that will help you in the future. This may be eligible for college credit, so ask your school's advisor.

To learn more and apply, access the application now.

See Success in Action
The 2017 Chapter Success Guide is now available online and features more than 40 chapters that exemplify building communities, strengthening agriculture and growing leaders. Each chapter was recognized at the 2017 national convention and expo. Read these unique stories of community engagement and chapter accomplishments to inspire your members and advisors to better their schools and communities.

DUE FRIDAY! $3,000 Yearlong Living to Serve Grant
There is still time to apply for a 2018-2019 Yearlong Living to Serve grant for FFA chapters to receive up to $3,000 to support yearlong service-learning projects that address community needs in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. Need ideas for yearlong service-learning projects? Check out the interactive map at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve to review projects funded during the 2017-18 school year. Additional information on the grant can also be found on the website. Applications are due June 15th, 2018. Email LTS@ffa.org with questions.

FFA Alumni

New Travel Program to Take Alumni and Supporters to Europe
FFA has partnered with Agrotours to offer the new FFA Alumni and Supporters Agriculture Travel Program. Up to 48 alumni and supporters can participate in the inaugural travel program that will take participants on a tour through the Netherlands and Germany July 1-10, 2019. For more information and the application, click here.

 

 

 

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I smell good. It’s those other pigs that bother me.

 

 

Friday, June 8, 2018: Possible harmony regarding the Farm Bill, tariffs flare up, and a university surfing program pays educational dividends. The Peterson brothers have a new parody, and pig odor might be more fragrant. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4, 2018

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

2018

June 24-27
NEAT Conference
Bar Harbor, ME
September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID
October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

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

 

NAAE

NAAE Virtual Book Club
This summer the NAAE Virtual Book Club will be engaging with The Wild Card by Hope & Wade King. A guide for educators to experience a creative breakthrough in their classrooms, The Wild Card helps teachers learn to operate with a "full deck" and always have an "ace" up their sleeve.
NEW this year! The first 25 people to register for the book club will receive a special gift in the mail.Click here to learn more & register by June 11th!
2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio!
Ag Ed Magazine
Dr. Courtney Meyers and Dr. Gaea Hock are excited to serve as the theme editors for the November/December 2018 edition of The Agricultural Education Magazine. They look forward to bringing you high-quality, relevant articles related to the theme “Advocating for Agriculture.”
They are seeking proposals for the issue and welcome anyone who represents the agricultural education profession to submit a 100 word abstract by June 7th (5pm CDT). If selected, you will be asked to provide a full manuscript (approximately 1,500 words) by August 15th at 5:00pm (CDT). The Agricultural Education Magazine is a great way to share ideas, innovation, and interests! Consider this as an opportunity to engage with peers and stakeholders by sharing your expertise!Specific areas of focus include:
  1. Engaging in difficult conversations
  2. Advocating for yourself (extended contracts, FFA, pay)
  3. Advocating for your FFA chapter
  4. Teaching an “Advocacy” course at the high school level
Additional related topics are also welcome to be submitted. (A few key people have been asked to submit articles in additional focus areas not listed above.)Please consider submitting an abstract for review with the theme, “Advocating for Agriculture” for print in the November/December 2018 issue. Send your abstract to Dr. Hock by June 7th.
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. Amber Hazel of Worthington, Minnesota, drives to visit three farm clients and examines baby calf and piglet patients. Click here to view the video.

 

 

FFA

New Travel Program to Take Alumni and Supporters to Europe
FFA has partnered with Agrotours to offer the new FFA Alumni and Supporters Agriculture Travel Program. Up to 48 alumni and supporters can participate in the inaugural travel program that will take participants on a tour through the Netherlands and Germany July 1-10, 2019. For more information and the application, click here.

Apply Now: Convention and Expo Newsroom Crew
Help us tell our story to the world! The National FFA Organization is seeking college students or recent college graduates pursuing degrees in journalism, public relations, telecommunications or a closely related field to share with the world the news and feature stories coming out of the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27, 2018, in Indianapolis.

Newsroom crew members are expected to arrive on Monday, Oct. 22 and work through Saturday, Oct. 27. Your reward? A small stipend, inside access to an amazing event, coaching on how to become a better communicator, and some awesome clips and experience that will help you in the future. This may be eligible for college credit, so ask your school's advisor.

To learn more and apply, access the application now.

See Success in Action
The 2017 Chapter Success Guide is now available onlineand features more than 40 chapters that exemplify building communities, strengthening agriculture and growing leaders. Each chapter was recognized at the 2017 national convention and expo. Read these unique stories of community engagement and chapter accomplishments to inspire your members and advisors to better their schools and communities.

Still Time to Apply - $3,000 Yearlong Living to Serve Grant
It is never too early to start planning for next school year! There are still two weeks to submit a 2018-2019 Yearlong Living to Serve grant application. The $3,000 grants support yearlong service-learning projects that address community needs in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. Need ideas for yearlong service-learning projects? Check out the interactive map at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve to review projects funded during the 2017-18 school year. Additional information on the grant can also be found on the website. Applications are due June 15th, 2018.

 

 

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The term “spam” still has a meaty connotation at the Hawaii Festival.

 

 

Friday, June 1, 2018: Trade and tariffs affecting agriculture, universities engage in research projects, and biotech is influencing crops and livestock production. Also see how hippos rule their turf and how even dogs get pumped about Hawaii’s spam festival. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

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.