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Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

 

January 27, 2020

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

2020

February 4-5
Three Circle Summit
Indianapolis, IN

February 26-28
ACTE Teach CTE
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Olivia Thomas, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

 

NAAE

Deposits for the NAAE Tour of Scotland and Northern England are Due February 15th
Travel Internationally with NAAE, June 18-27, 2020, and earn professional development credit while networking with other ag educators from across the nation and globe.

To find out more and to plan your trip click this link!

The deadline is coming up for our Scotland and northern England tour. Deposits must be submitted by February 15, 2020.

  • February 15, 2020- $750 Non-Refundable deposit due
  • April 15, 2020- $2,000 remaining balance due

If you have any questions please contact Alex Thor at info@explorationsbythor.com or by calling 859.459.0500.

External Communications Contractor
The contractor will be responsible for developing high quality and innovative communications that contribute to the NAAE brand and NAAE programs. The contractor will be responsible for providing whatever office space, equipment and software is needed to render the required services.

Click here to apply!

NATAA Applications
Apply to be a 2020 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador.  Applications due February 3rd.  To find out more go to the NAAE website https://www.naae.org/profdevelopment/nataa.cfm. Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™

2020 Teach Ag Kit Host 
Teachers and teacher educators interested in being one of the many Teach Ag Day kit host sites for the 2020 National Teach Ag Day celebration are encouraged to submit their interest at this link no later than April 5, 2020. Selected sites will receive a celebration kit, valued at $100, to use on September 17 to engage directly with the National Teach Ag Day live webcast. Go to the interest link for more details. We are looking for at least 100 secondary and post-secondary sites, preferably one in every state.

2020 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

Many CASE Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Digital Learning/Certification Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

Apply to be a Teach Ag Ambassador
The National Teach Ag Campaign is seeking the nation’s most outstanding agricultural education majors to represent the profession as National Teach Ag Ambassadors at the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo, October 25-30 in Indianapolis, IN, and throughout the year at the state level. Follow this link to apply by April 10th!

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, wine veterinarian Dr. Farruggio vaccinates calves against brucellosis which can cause a serious disease in humans called undulant fever. Watch the video here

Principles of Floral Design
Principles of Floral Design is a heavily-illustrated textbook that introduces the hands-on skills and theory required to begin a career as a floral designer. It begins by covering the floriculture industry and careers, the history of floriculture, and design principles and elements. The textbook then presents the various types of products used in floral designs, before progressing into common floral applications and events. Learn more here.

Friday Footnotes
The Failed Revisions of the FFA Creed
Typically, in the Friday Footnote, we describe events and activities that have occurred in the past. This week, we are going to look at something that did not happen – a major revision of the FFA Creed. In 1989-90 there was an attempt to replace the FFA Creed with a new Creed, but that effort failed. Why was there an effort to change the creed,… Read more here

FFA

How to Use SAE for All in the Classroom
In need of resources to incorporate SAE for All in your curriculum?  Check out this link for teacher and student guides/activities.

Listen to FFA Today on Sirius
National FFA has a national radio show called "FFA Today," which airs Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. ET, and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET. You can listen to the show on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM, SiriusXM Canada and the SiriusXM app. You can also catch individual segments on
 FFA.org.

Free FFA Week Resources Now Available
Looking for new ideas, resources and easy-to-implement templates for National FFA Week? Check out the new National FFA Week Implementation Guide as a Word doc or a PDF to help your chapter plan an exciting FFA Week in February 2020.

$1,200 Living to Serve Grant Now Open
FFA chapters can apply for up to $1,200 to support semester-long service-learning projects that address community needs in one of four focus areas: community safety; hunger, health and nutrition; environmental responsibility; and community engagement. Apply at FFA.org/livingtoserve/grants by Feb. 3, 2020. Email the Living to Serve team, lts@ffa.org, with questions.

Accept the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge
Join National FFA in our challenge to complete 930,000 volunteer hours by the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo. It is as easy as 1,2,3:

  1. See It– Empower yourself with knowledge.
  2. Solve It– Lead your chapter into action.
  3. Share It– Inspire others … share your story at FFA.org/ChallengeAccepted.
    Report impacts after each service event and be entered in a drawing to receive exclusive Living to Serve Chapter Challenge T-shirts.

FFA Alumni

Northern California Agriculture Travel Program
Join FFA Alumni and Supporters for an Agriculture Travel Program in Northern California May 30- June 7, 2020! See Fisherman’s Wharf, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Blue Diamond Growers, Sun-Maid Raisins, Harris Ranch and more! Visit www.ffa.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours for more information at 888-224-8687 or info@agrotours.com. Registration and deposit are due March 1, 2020! Reserve your spot today!

CAST

Will coffeeholics take to the new “sustainable, tasty, molecular coffee”?

*** Friday, Jan. 24, 2020:  Scientific studies lead to contentious debates and several USDA rulings go into effect. University happenings, “molecular” coffee, and frozen iguanas falling out of trees--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

 

January 13, 2020

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
  • Providinga forum for thought and direction
  • Focusingon academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2019

February 4-5
Three Circle Summit
Indianapolis, IN

February 26-28
ACTE Teach CTE
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Olivia Thomas, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

 

NAAE

2020 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

Many CASE Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Digital Learning/Certification Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

2020 Teach Ag Kit Host 
Teachers and teacher educators interested in being one of the many Teach Ag Day kit host sites for the 2020 National Teach Ag Day celebration are encouraged to submit their interest at this link no later than April 5, 2020. Selected sites will receive a celebration kit, valued at $100, to use on September 17 to engage directly with the National Teach Ag Day live webcast. Go to the interest link for more details. We are looking for at least 100 secondary and post-secondary sites, preferably one in every state.

Apply to be a 2020 Teach Ag Ambassador

The National Teach Ag Campaign is seeking the nation’s most outstanding agricultural education majors to represent the profession as National Teach Ag Ambassadors at the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo, October 25-30 in Indianapolis, IN, and throughout the year at the state level. Follow this link to apply by April 10th!

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, wine veterinarian Dr. Farruggio vaccinates calves against brucellosis which can cause a serious disease in humans called undulant fever. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
A Bad New Year
What better way to start a new year than with a visit from our friend Joe Scatterscrew? If you remember from some past Friday Footnotes, Joe is a fictitious agriculture teacher invented by E. V. Walton, a faculty member at Texas A & M. These stories were used in preparing agriculture teachers back in the 1950s.   With the advent of a new year,… Read more here

FFA

Deadline: 2020 National FFA Scholarship Application
Could any of your students use money for college? The National FFA Scholarship Application is now available at FFA.org/Scholarships. Access the application, view the timeline and identify resources that fit your needs. Just one application for multiple opportunities. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2020.

Free FFA Week Resources Now Available
Looking for new ideas, resources and easy-to-implement templates for National FFA Week? Check out the new National FFA Week Implementation Guide as a Word doc or a PDF to help your chapter plan an exciting FFA Week in February 2020.

$1,200 Living to Serve Grant Now Open
FFA chapters can apply for up to $1,200 to support semester-long service-learning projects that address community needs in one of four focus areas: community safety; hunger, health and nutrition; environmental responsibility; and community engagement. Apply at FFA.org/livingtoserve/grants by Feb. 3, 2020. Email the Living to Serve team, lts@ffa.org, with questions.

Accept the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge
Join National FFA in our challenge to complete 930,000 volunteer hours by the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo. It is as easy as 1,2,3:

  1. See It– Empower yourself with knowledge.
  2. Solve It– Lead your chapter into action.
  3. Share It– Inspire others … share your story at FFA.org/ChallengeAccepted.
    Report impacts after each service event and be entered in a drawing to receive exclusive Living to Serve Chapter Challenge T-shirts.

FFA Alumni

Northern California Agriculture Travel Program
Join FFA Alumni and Supporters for an Agriculture Travel Program in Northern California May 30- June 7, 2020! See Fisherman’s Wharf, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Blue Diamond Growers, Sun-Maid Raisins, Harris Ranch and more! Visit www.ffa.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours for more information at 888-224-8687 or info@agrotours.com. Registration and deposit are due March 1, 2020! Reserve your spot today!

CAST

You could leave the 2020 CES tech fair with a futuristic tractor, a companion robot, and a communicative refrigerator.

*** Friday, Jan. 10, 2020:  The new year begins with tech and innovation; Australian bush fires affect humans, animals, and the environment; and we “drive thru” the top fast food stories of 2019--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

January 6, 2020

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

2019

February 4-5
Three Circle Summit
Indianapolis, IN

February 26-28
ACTE Teach CTE
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

2020 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

Many CASE Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Digital Learning/Certification Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

2020 National MANRRS Conference FAST Symposium Application Now Available 
The National Teach Ag Campaign pleased to announce it is offering 12 scholarships in 2020 for preservice agricultural education majors to attend our Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) symposium, which is held in conjunction with the National MANRRS Conference, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1-4, 2020. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on Monday, January 6, 2020 at this link.  

2020 Teach Ag Kit Host 
Teachers and teacher educators interested in being one of the many Teach Ag Day kit host sites for the 2020 National Teach Ag Day celebration are encouraged to submit their interest at this link no later than April 5, 2020. Selected sites will receive a celebration kit, valued at $100, to use on September 17 to engage directly with the National Teach Ag Day live webcast. Go to the interest link for more details. We are looking for at least 100 secondary and post-secondary sites, preferably one in every state.

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, wine veterinarian Dr. Farruggio vaccinates calves against brucellosis which can cause a serious disease in humans called undulant fever. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
Follow-up to Last Post- Presidents and National FFA Conventions
The Friday Footnote last week looked at the relationship that Presidents of the United States had with the FFA organization.  As with any historical research, there is always more information that can be discovered.  Thanks to several agricultural education professionals we have some additional information to add to the topic.   President…Read more here

FFA

Now Open! Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant
FFA Is excited to announce that the Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve grant application is now open and available in both English and Spanish! Middle and high school chapters may apply for up to $1,200 to support a semester-long service-learning project that address community needs in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. 

To access the application visit FFA.org/livingtoserve/grants. Applications are due February 3, 2020. Please contact the Local Engagement Team at LTS@FFA.org with any questions.

FFA Living to Serve Chapter Challenge
Did your FFA chapter complete a service project over the holidays? Be sure to share your impacts as part of the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge to help FFA complete 930,000 volunteer hours by next year’s 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo!

Visit FFA.org/ChallengeAccepted to log service hours, impacts and upload a few photos.  The first Monday of each month National FFA will host a Facebook Live event and draw two (2) chapters to receive exclusive Living to Serve Chapter Challenge t-shirts as well as highlighting projects to inspire others to serve.

Apply Now: Living to Serve Day of Service Mini-Grants
Is your chapter planning a service event during National FFA Week? Apply now for the Living to Serve Day of Service Grant for up to $400 to support your service efforts. Visit FFA.org/LivingToServe/Grants to apply and review resources. Email questions to LTS@FFA.org.

FFA Alumni

Northern California Agriculture Travel Program
Join FFA Alumni and Supporters for an Agriculture Travel Program in Northern California May 30- June 7, 2020! See Fisherman’s Wharf, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Blue Diamond Growers, Sun-Maid Raisins, Harris Ranch and more! Visit www.ffa.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours for more information at 888-224-8687 or info@agrotours.com. Registration and deposit are due March 1, 2020! Reserve your spot today!

CAST

Veterinarians do reindeer surgery to “keep them flying the friendly skies.”

Friday, Dec. 20, 2019:  Updates about the USMCA, the EPA’s biofuels plan, and government funding for ag/science research. Wakanda gets listed as a U.S. trading partner, and a woman from North Pole, Alaska, explains reindeer husbandry--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

December 16, 2019

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

2019

Febraury 4-5
Three Circle Summit
Indianapolis, IN

Febraury 26-28
ACTE Teach CTE
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

2020 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

Many CASE Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Digital Learning/Certification Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

2020 National MANRRS Conference FAST Symposium Application Now Available 
The National Teach Ag Campaign pleased to announce it is offering 12 scholarships in 2020 for preservice agricultural education majors to attend our Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) symposium, which is held in conjunction with the National MANRRS Conference, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1-4, 2020. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on Monday, January 6, 2020 at this link.  

2020 Teach Ag Kit Host 
Teachers and teacher educators interested in being one of the many Teach Ag Day kit host sites for the 2020 National Teach Ag Day celebration are encouraged to submit their interest at this link no later than April 5, 2020. Selected sites will receive a celebration kit, valued at $100, to use on September 17 to engage directly with the National Teach Ag Day live webcast. Go to the interest link for more details. We are looking for at least 100 secondary and post-secondary sites, preferably one in every state.

2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR)
2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Grant enrollment open until November 26 for returning states and new states. More information about the program and requirements may be found here

NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations Workshop
Please take a moment and provide your input for the NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations workshop. All are encouraged to respond, even if you aren’t going to NAAE or the Crucial Conversations workshop. Take the survey here

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, wine veterinarian Dr. Noel Garbes of Illinois checks the ice cream rinse-eating pigs at Ness Farms. Watch the video here.  

Friday Footnotes
Presidents and National FFA Conventions
Just about every time you turn on the television there is news about the President of the United States. Dr. Jim Connors at the University of Idaho has researched the…Read more here

FFA

FFA Scholarships Update
It is scholarship season, and you can now reach out to the FFA/ISTS Scholarships Program Support team via text message. If you have a question about your application, send a text to 615-777-3750 along with your name, the words "FFA Scholarship Program" and your question. A team member will get back to you in two business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT. Note: Standard text and data rates may apply. Visit the scholarships webpage for details.

Ready-Made Lessons for Your Classroom
The winter FFA New Horizons Teaching Guide is now available. Check it out for ready-to-go activities that accompany some of the articles found in the magazine

Free Chapter Certificates and Award Pins Available 
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Chapters can receive a packet of award certificates and chapter-level award pins to present to chapter winners at no charge thanks to the sponsorship of CNH Industrial Capital.  Read the instructions on how to order here or click on the Free Chapter Medals Program button on the Agricultural Proficiency Awards webpage on FFA.org. 

50 Years of Women in FFA Celebrations Moves Into Year Two
We’re excited to move into the second year of our two-year celebration of female membership in FFA! Be sure to visit FFA.org/50yearsofwomeninffa/ year-round for videos, stories and more in honor of the women who have shaped the organization, agricultural education, and agriculture. We’ve even added a new toolkit you can use to plan your celebration. Also new, you can now order a commemorative anniversary lapel pin in recognition of the date.

Now Open! Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant
FFA Is excited to announce that the Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve grant application is now open and available in both English and Spanish! Middle and high school chapters may apply for up to $1,200 to support a semester-long service-learning project that address community needs in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.

To access the application visit FFA.org/livingtoserve/grants. Applications are due February 3, 2020. Please contact the Local Engagement Team at LTS@FFA.org with any questions.

FFA Living to Serve Chapter Challenge
Did your FFA chapter complete a service project over Thanksgiving? Be sure to share your impacts as part of the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge to help FFA complete 930,000 volunteer hours by next year’s 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo! 

Visit FFA.org/ChallengeAccepted to log service hours, impacts and upload a few photos.  The first Monday of each month National FFA will host a Facebook Live event and draw two (2) chapters to receive exclusive Living to Serve Chapter Challenge t-shirts as well as highlighting projects to inspire others to serve.

Apply Now: Living to Serve Day of Service Mini-Grants

Is your chapter planning a service event during National FFA Week? Apply now for the Living to Serve Day of Service Grant for up to $400 to support your service efforts. Visit FFA.org/LivingToServe/Grants to apply and review resources. Email questions to LTS@FFA.org.

FFA Alumni

Northern California Agriculture Travel Program
Join FFA Alumni and Supporters for an Agriculture Travel Program in Northern California May 30- June 7, 2020! See Fisherman’s Wharf, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Blue Diamond Growers, Sun-Maid Raisins, Harris Ranch and more! Visit www.ffa.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours for more information at 888-224-8687 or info@agrotours.com. Registration and deposit are due March 1, 2020! Reserve your spot today!

Holiday Shop With the Forever Blue Benefits
FFA Alumni can take advantage of additional savings for holiday shopping through the Forever Blue Benefits program. Access your discounts via the My Deals mobile app or go to https://nffabenefits.enjoymydeals.com and begin saving today. To set up your account, enter 201057 – your FFA ID.

CAST

The Peterson Brothers ride the crazy train with their latest farm parody.

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019: Trade negotiations, crop reports, and the implications of climate change on food production. The Peterson Brothers jump on the crazy train with their new farm parody, and a honey badger shows it doesn’t play well with others--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

December 2, 2019

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

2019

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Febraury 4-5
Three Circle Summit
Indianapolis, IN

Febraury 26-28
ACTE Teach CTE
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

2019 NAAE Convention App
Stay up-to-date on workshops and sessions at the 2019 NAAE Convention! Search "naae conv" on the Apple App Store or Google Play today!

2020 Teach Ag Kit Host 
Teachers and teacher educators interested in being one of the many Teach Ag Day kit host sites for the 2020 National Teach Ag Day celebration are encouraged to submit their interest at this link no later than April 5, 2020. Selected sites will receive a celebration kit, valued at $100, to use on September 17 to engage directly with the National Teach Ag Day live webcast. Go to the interest link for more details. We are looking for at least 100 secondary and post-secondary sites, preferably one in every state.

2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR)
2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Grant enrollment open until November 26 for returning states and new states. More information about the program and requirements may be found here

NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations Workshop
Please take a moment and provide your input for the NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations workshop. All are encouraged to respond, even if you aren’t going to NAAE or the Crucial Conversations workshop. Take the survey here

National FFA Announces National Advisor and Executive Secretary
The National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council) today named Dr. James Woodard the Director of Agricultural Education, FFA Board Chair and National FFA Advisor. Amendments to the National FFA Constitution and Bylaws adopted by the delegates at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo stipulated that it is now the responsibility of The Council to appoint this leadership position. Dr. Woodard replaces Dr. Steve Brown, who has served as board chair and national advisor for the past 11 years. Dr. Brown recently retired from his position at the U.S. Department of Education after 39 years of service to the agricultural education profession. Read more here.

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Garbes walks through with the Arndts checking for pigs who might have influenza, the flu. When they find sick pigs, they move them to an isolation pen to contain the illness and provide better care for the pigs. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
Thanksgiving Thoughts
I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and are enjoying Black Friday. As Americans, we have so much to be thankful for but may not really be aware of how fortunate we are. That point was driven home to me recently. On Monday I returned to the United States after spending two weeks in Nigeria. I was conducting a series of teaching workshops for the…Read more here

FFA

Accept the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge
Join National FFA in our challenge to complete 930,000 volunteer hours by the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo. It is as easy as 1,2,3: 

  1. See It- Empower yourself with knowledge
  2. Solve It- Lead your chapter into action
  3. Share It- Inspire others... share your story at FFA.org/ChallengeAccepted

Report impacts after each service event and be entered in a drawing to receive exclusive Living to Serve Chapter Challenge T-shirts.

Get Ready for the 2020 Washington Leadership Conference
General registration for the 2020 season is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. EST on March 3, 2020. Visit FFA.org/wlc for more information, including the conference schedule and registration fees. Contact wlc@ffa.org with questions.

Now Open: 2020 National FFA Scholarship Application
Could any of your students use money for college? The National FFA Scholarship Application is now available at FFA.org/Scholarships. Access the application, view the timeline and identify resources that fit your needs. Just one application for multiple opportunities. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2020.

Apply Now: Living to Serve Day of Service Mini-Grants
Is your chapter planning a service event during National FFA Week? Apply now for the Living to Serve Day of Service Grant for up to $400 to support your service efforts. Visit FFA.org/LivingToServe/Grants to apply and review resources. Email questions to LTS@FFA.org.

Watch These FFA Blue Room Speakers
Videos of the speakers in the 2019 FFA Blue Room are now available on FFA.org/blue365. An activity sheet also accompanies these videos for use in the classroom. From growing plants in space to facial recognition technology used for dairy cows, hear industry leaders discuss the future of agriculture. Direct questions to FFABlue365@ffa.org.

Free FFA Week Resources Now Available
Looking for new ideas, resources and easy-to-implement templates for National FFA Week? Check out the new National FFA Week Implementation Guide as a Word doc or a PDF to help your chapter plan an exciting FFA Week in February 2020. 

FFA Alumni

Northern California Agriculture Travel Program
Join FFA Alumni and Supporters for an Agriculture Travel Program in Northern California May 30- June 7, 2020! See Fisherman’s Wharf, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Blue Diamond Growers, Sun-Maid Raisins, Harris Ranch and more! Visit www.ffa.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours for more information at 888-224-8687 or info@agrotours.com. Registration and deposit are due March 1, 2020! Reserve your spot today!

Holiday Shop With the Forever Blue Benefits
FFA Alumni can take advantage of additional savings for holiday shopping through the Forever Blue Benefits program. Access your discounts via the My Deals mobile app or go to https://nffabenefits.enjoymydeals.com and begin saving today. To set up your account, enter 201057 – your FFA ID.

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

November 25, 2019

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

2019

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Febraury 4-5
Three Circle Summit
Indianapolis, IN

Febraury 26-28
ACTE Teach CTE
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

2019 NAAE Convention App
Stay up-to-date on workshops and sessions at the 2019 NAAE Convention! Search "naae conv" on the Apple App Store or Google Play today!

2020 Teach Ag Kit Host 
Teachers and teacher educators interested in being one of the many Teach Ag Day kit host sites for the 2020 National Teach Ag Day celebration are encouraged to submit their interest at this link no later than April 5, 2020. Selected sites will receive a celebration kit, valued at $100, to use on September 17 to engage directly with the National Teach Ag Day live webcast. Go to the interest link for more details. We are looking for at least 100 secondary and post-secondary sites, preferably one in every state.

2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR)
2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Grant enrollment open until November 26 for returning states and new states. More information about the program and requirements may be found here

NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations Workshop
Please take a moment and provide your input for the NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations workshop. All are encouraged to respond, even if you aren’t going to NAAE or the Crucial Conversations workshop. Take the survey here

National FFA Announces National Advisor and Executive Secretary
The National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council) today named Dr. James Woodard the Director of Agricultural Education, FFA Board Chair and National FFA Advisor. Amendments to the National FFA Constitution and Bylaws adopted by the delegates at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo stipulated that it is now the responsibility of The Council to appoint this leadership position. Dr. Woodard replaces Dr. Steve Brown, who has served as board chair and national advisor for the past 11 years. Dr. Brown recently retired from his position at the U.S. Department of Education after 39 years of service to the agricultural education profession. Read more here.

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Dan Wilson as he visits egg-laying chicken farms in the U.S. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
Girls' Tomato and Canning Clubs
“But what are we doing for the farm girls?” That was the question posed by Miss Marie Cromer, a country schoolteacher from Aiken county, at the South Carolina School Improvement Association Conference in…Read more here

FFA

Accept the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge
Join National FFA in our challenge to complete 930,000 volunteer hours by the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo. It is as easy as 1,2,3: 

  1. See It- Empower yourself with knowledge
  2. Solve It- Lead your chapter into action
  3. Share It- Inspire others... share your story at FFA.org/ChallengeAccepted

Report impacts after each service event and be entered in a drawing to receive exclusive Living to Serve Chapter Challenge T-shirts.

Get Ready for the 2020 Washington Leadership Conference
General registration for the 2020 season is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. EST on March 3, 2020. Visit FFA.org/wlc for more information, including the conference schedule and registration fees. Contact wlc@ffa.org with questions.

Now Open: 2020 National FFA Scholarship Application
Could any of your students use money for college? The National FFA Scholarship Application is now available at FFA.org/Scholarships. Access the application, view the timeline and identify resources that fit your needs. Just one application for multiple opportunities. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2020.

Apply Now: Living to Serve Day of Service Mini-Grants
Is your chapter planning a service event during National FFA Week? Apply now for the Living to Serve Day of Service Grant for up to $400 to support your service efforts. Visit FFA.org/LivingToServe/Grants to apply and review resources. Email questions to LTS@FFA.org.

Watch These FFA Blue Room Speakers
Videos of the speakers in the 2019 FFA Blue Room are now available on FFA.org/blue365. An activity sheet also accompanies these videos for use in the classroom. From growing plants in space to facial recognition technology used for dairy cows, hear industry leaders discuss the future of agriculture. Direct questions to FFABlue365@ffa.org.

SAE Video of the Week
FFA Alumna Maisie Jane Hurtado is the founder and owner of Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine products. See how she transformed her supervised agricultural experience into a successful almond business.

Free FFA Week Resources Now Available
Looking for new ideas, resources and easy-to-implement templates for National FFA Week? Check out the new National FFA Week Implementation Guide as a Word doc or a PDF to help your chapter plan an exciting FFA Week in February 2020. 

FFA Alumni

Northern California Agriculture Travel Program
Join FFA Alumni and Supporters for an Agriculture Travel Program in Northern California May 30- June 7, 2020! See Fisherman’s Wharf, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Blue Diamond Growers, Sun-Maid Raisins, Harris Ranch and more! Visit www.ffa.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours for more information at 888-224-8687 or info@agrotours.com. Registration and deposit are due March 1, 2020! Reserve your spot today!

Holiday Shop With the Forever Blue Benefits
FFA Alumni can take advantage of additional savings for holiday shopping through the Forever Blue Benefits program. Access your discounts via the My Deals mobile app or go to https://nffabenefits.enjoymydeals.com and begin saving today. To set up your account, enter 201057 – your FFA ID.

CAST

In a season when many turkeys become “dinner guests,” one bird persistently tries to become a postal worker.

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019:  Check out stories about antibiotic use, university student research, toddler eating habits, and a turkey that wants to be a postal worker while millions of others become “dinner guests”--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

November 18, 2019

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

2019

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Febraury 4-5
Three Circle Summit
Indianapolis, IN

Febraury 26-28
ACTE Teach CTE
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR)
2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Grant enrollment open until November 26 for returning states and new states. More information about the program and requirements may be found here

NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations Workshop
Please take a moment and provide your input for the NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations workshop. All are encouraged to respond, even if you aren’t going to NAAE or the Crucial Conversations workshop. Take the survey here

National FFA Announces National Advisor and Executive Secretary
The National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council) today named Dr. James Woodard the Director of Agricultural Education, FFA Board Chair and National FFA Advisor. Amendments to the National FFA Constitution and Bylaws adopted by the delegates at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo stipulated that it is now the responsibility of The Council to appoint this leadership position. Dr. Woodard replaces Dr. Steve Brown, who has served as board chair and national advisor for the past 11 years. Dr. Brown recently retired from his position at the U.S. Department of Education after 39 years of service to the agricultural education profession. Read more here.

Natural Resources Systems
Natural Resources Systems is a comprehensive new text that features up-to-date coverage of today’s natural resources management, including a focus on sustainability, global environmental issues, and the science behind the solutions to natural resources issues. It provides students with a basic introduction to many areas included in natural resources studies, including soil, air, water, endangered species, fisheries, game management, and cartography. Activities and review materials provide teachers with additional resources to support and extend learning. Career Connection features highlight diverse jobs, including people involved in many different fields of conservation and resource management. Learn more here.

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Rob Farruggio of Wisconsin as heultrasounds cows and through his binoculars sees the fetus of a baby cow. As he tours the farm he explains that happy cows housed in comfortable barns produce more milk. Watch more here.

Friday Footnotes
Boys' Corn Clubs
W. B. Otwell was not happy! In 1898 he was the secretary for the Macoupin County (Illinois) Farmers’ Institute. The February meeting of the Institute had been advertised in 13 county newspapers but only the officers and the chaplain…Read more here

FFA

Accept the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge
Join National FFA in our challenge to complete 930,000 volunteer hours by the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo. It is as easy as 1,2,3: 

  1. See It- Empower yourself with knowledge
  2. Solve It- Lead your chapter into action
  3. Share It- Inspire others... share your story at FFA.org/ChallengeAccepted

Report impacts after each service event and be entered in a drawing to receive exclusive Living to Serve Chapter Challenge T-shirts.

Now Open: 2020 National FFA Scholarship Application
Could any of your students use money for college? The National FFA Scholarship Application is now available at FFA.org/Scholarships. Access the application, view the timeline and identify resources that fit your needs. Just one application for multiple opportunities. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2020.

Free FFA Week Resources Now Available
Looking for new ideas, resources and easy-to-implement templates for National FFA Week? Check out the new National FFA Week Implementation Guide as a Word doc or a PDF to help your chapter plan an exciting FFA Week in February 2020.

Visit Northern California with FFA
Join National FFA Alumni and Supporters for an Agriculture Travel Program in Northern California May 30-June 7, 2020. See San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Muir Woods, the Napa Valley, Blue Diamond Growers, Sun-Maid Raisins, Harris Ranch and more. Visit FFA.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours, 888-224-8687 or info@agrotours.com, for more information. Registration and a deposit are due March 1.

Help Raise Money for FFA on Instagram
You can now use time spent on social media to do a world of good for a cause we all love! Here are two new ways to donate to and also to encourage others to support National FFA while on Instagram on your mobile device:

  • When you get ready to post a story on Instagram, tap the donation sticker after you’ve taken the photo or video. Then, select National FFA as the nonprofit. Others will see it and be encouraged to give.

  • When you are checking out National FFA on Instagram, use the donate button on our profile to make a quick and secure gift.

And here’s more good news: National FFA will receive 100 percent of the proceeds without any transaction fees.

FFA Alumni

Northern California Agriculture Travel Program
Join FFA Alumni and Supporters for an Agriculture Travel Program in Northern California May 30- June 7, 2020! See Fisherman’s Wharf, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Blue Diamond Growers, Sun-Maid Raisins, Harris Ranch and more! Visit www.ffa.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours for more information at 888-224-8687 or info@agrotours.com. Registration and deposit are due March 1, 2020! Reserve your spot today!

CAST

 

A pre-winter “polar coaster” chills the country and affects the harvest.

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019:  An early “polar coaster” affects the harvest; see what’s hidden in your refrigerator; and pig behavior studies use an “instaham” type of social network analysis--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

November 11, 2019

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

2019

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Febraury 4-5
Three Circle Summit
Indianapolis, IN

Febraury 26-28
ACTE Teach CTE
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR)
2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Grant enrollment open until November 26 for returning states and new states. More information about the program and requirements may be found here

NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations Workshop
Please take a moment and provide your input for the NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations workshop. All are encouraged to respond, even if you aren’t going to NAAE or the Crucial Conversations workshop. Take the survey here

Natural Resources Systems
Natural Resources Systems is a comprehensive new text that features up-to-date coverage of today’s natural resources management, including a focus on sustainability, global environmental issues, and the science behind the solutions to natural resources issues. It provides students with a basic introduction to many areas included in natural resources studies, including soil, air, water, endangered species, fisheries, game management, and cartography. Activities and review materials provide teachers with additional resources to support and extend learning. Career Connection features highlight diverse jobs, including people involved in many different fields of conservation and resource management. Learn more here.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarians Dr. Travis Henry and Dr. Molly Rice as they transport their ambulatory equine dental trailer from their clinic in Wisconsin to CJ's ranch in Illinois. Watch the video here.

Friday Footnotes
Farmers' Institutes
In the 1962 musical “The Music Man” (which is set in River City, Iowa in 1912) Harold Hill tries to convince the citizens of River City they have trouble. The “trouble” he has identified is the presence of a pool table in the community. His solution to the “trouble” is to establish a boy’ band. Hill is a con man and plans to collect money for the…Read more here

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

Catch Up on the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo
You can still relive the highlights of the national convention and expo on FFA.org. Watch videos, read stories, applaud award winners, listen to podcasts and more.

Free FFA Week Resources Now Available
Looking for new ideas, resources and easy-to-implement templates for National FFA Week? Check out the new National FFA Week Implementation Guide as a Word doc or a PDF to help your chapter plan an exciting FFA Week in February 2020.

2020 WLC Positions Now Available
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn life-long career skills – all while working in Washington, D.C.? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator! Applications for positions on the 2020 Washington Leadership Conference staff are open now and close Nov. 15, 2019. We are hiring conference facilitators, a conference director and an education coordinator (formally adult program coordinator). If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/Careers-at-FFA.

Note: If hired for this position, staff would be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference itself. Should you have questions, contact wlc@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Northern California Agriculture Travel Program
Join FFA Alumni and Supporters for an Agriculture Travel Program in Northern California May 30- June 7, 2020! See Fisherman’s Wharf, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Blue Diamond Growers, Sun-Maid Raisins, Harris Ranch and more! Visit www.ffa.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours for more information at 888-224-8687 or info@agrotours.com. Registration and deposit are due March 1, 2020! Reserve your spot today!

 

CAST

Science and agriculture promote learning and careers.

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019:  Agriculture education relies on science, trade-talk rumors abound, and pigs do fly if they bring “comfort”--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

November 4, 2019

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

2019

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

February 4-5                                                                                                                                                                                Three Circle Summit                                                                                                                                                            Indianapolis, IN

February 26-28                                                                                                                                                                            ACTE Teach CTE                                                                                                                                                                           Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Natural Resources Systems
Natural Resources Systems is a comprehensive new text that features up-to-date coverage of today’s natural resources management, including a focus on sustainability, global environmental issues, and the science behind the solutions to natural resources issues. It provides students with a basic introduction to many areas included in natural resources studies, including soil, air, water, endangered species, fisheries, game management, and cartography. Activities and review materials provide teachers with additional resources to support and extend learning. Career Connection features highlight diverse jobs, including people involved in many different fields of conservation and resource management. Learn more here.

Alltech Education Outreach Survey
The purpose of the attached survey from Alltech Education Outreach is to gain an understanding of what teaching subjects and resources Agriculture Educators across the nation would like assistance with. Alltech Education Outreach is developing new classroom resources and needs to see where the most demand is so that we can focus our attention in the areas where we can have the most impact. We would like to hear from teachers and preservice teachers directly on this matter. If you would like more information or to be included in a follow-up email, be sure to include your email address in the survey. Otherwise, we still value your input and wish for you to take the time to fill out our survey. Take the survey here.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Carole Richards as she recalls how she and her team responded when the dog arrived in critical condition. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
The White City
This is the time of the year that many states have state fairs. About 125 years ago it was common to also have world fairs. Agricultural exhibits were…Read more here.

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

Membership News
The 2019-20 membership year is in full swing. Our membership year runs from Aug. 1 – July 31. However, many states have established their own deadlines for submitting fall and spring memberships. Some state deadlines will occur next week, while we host the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo. We do not anticipate any disruptions with the roster system. Still, should a problem arise, national FFA membership staff will be unavailable for assistance until Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Get Ready: 2020-21 FFA Scholarships
The 2020-21 FFA Scholarship application will open Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. EST. Students can create, edit, submit and accept their scholarship application all online. Visit FFA.org/Scholarships to view the scholarship timeline, advisor resources and student/parent resources. There is even a link for our scholarship sponsors to access the resources they need. The scholarship application will close Jan. 15, 2020. Any supplemental forms must be uploaded by Jan. 22.

Celebrate Women in FFA With This FarmHer T-Shirt
Don’t miss out on getting your exclusive "Courage is Contagious" T-shirt in honor of the 50 Years of Women in FFA celebration. Buy the shirt at FarmHer.com

CAST

Wildfires bring destruction, heroism, and a search for solutions.

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019:  Wildfires rage in California, new hemp regulations from the USDA, and you might already be eating insects--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

October 28, 2019

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

2019

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

February 4-5                                                                                                                                                                                Three Circle Summit                                                                                                                                                          Indianapolis, IN

February 26-28                                                                                                                                                                            ACTE Teach CTE                                                                                                                                                                           Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Visit the NAAE Booth at the National FFA Convention
Visit the NAAE booth at the National FFA Convention to receive information on your membership and to learn about CASE and My Local Cooperative. The NAAE booth is located at booth space 615 in Teachers' World. 

Visit the Teach Ag Booth at the National FFA Convention

Do you have a senior or college transfer planning to Teach Ag who will be attending National FFA Convention? Sign them up for one of four declaration events held at the Teach Ag booth #1471 in the Expo.  
10am and 2pm on Thursday, October 31  
11am and 1pm on Friday, November 1 

Attend one of our engaging Teach Ag workshop sessions led by Teach Ag intern and University of Florida agricultural education major, Johanna Rey. 
3:30-4:30pm Wednesday, October 30 (Room 231-232) 
12:00-1:00pm Thursday, October 31 (Room 235-236) 
12:30-1:30pm Friday, November 1 (Room 233-234) 

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Workshops at the National FFA Convention
As part of the ongoing commitment and collaboration between NAAE and National FFA, attend one of the teacher or student workshops aimed at building cultural competency and creating inclusive spaces put on by Millennium Learning Concepts. Millennium Learning Concepts is a consulting and training firm headed by Dr. Roger Cleveland. Dr. Roger Cleveland has been at the forefront of equity and inclusion for over a decade. He has facilitated the activities of high school diversity clubs, served as a diversity adviser, and as a moderator and presenter at over 85 various conferences promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Cleveland is currently a full professor in the School of Education at Kentucky State University and serves as the Director, Center for Research on the Eradication of Educational Disparities (CREED). Learn more about the workshops here

NAAE FAST Session Registration
As in previous years, preservice majors attending NAAE Convention are welcome and encouraged to attend the Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium that takes place in conjunction with NAAE. There is no additional cost to attend FAST for preservice students. The programming starts with a kick-off dinner on Monday, December 2 at 5:00pm. Registration, by November 2, is required for all those planning to attend who did not receive a scholarship. Register here

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (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, 2019.

This is the seventh 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.

Alltech Education Outreach Survey
The purpose of the attached survey from Alltech Education Outreach is to gain an understanding of what teaching subjects and resources Agriculture Educators across the nation would like assistance with. Alltech Education Outreach is developing new classroom resources and needs to see where the most demand is so that we can focus our attention in the areas where we can have the most impact. We would like to hear from teachers and preservice teachers directly on this matter. If you would like more information or to be included in a follow-up email, be sure to include your email address in the survey. Otherwise, we still value your input and wish for you to take the time to fill out our survey. Take the survey here.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow swine veterinarian Dr. Noel Garbes of Illinois as he checks the herd at Ness Farms. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
The Farm Bureau Federation- Part 2- The Divorce
Last week’s Friday Footnote looked at how the “Farm Bureau” got started. If you remember, the Chamber of Commerce in Binghampton, NY created a division called a “farm bureau” within the structure of the Chamber to promote agriculture in 1911. This “farm bureau” hired an agricultural expert to work with the farmers of the area.   This idea caught… Read more here.

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

The FFA Events App is Here
Download the new FFA Events app! Add an indispensable tool to your 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo experience with this brand-new app. You can build a custom schedule, find exhibitors, play a scavenger hunt and get breaking news alerts. Download now on Apple or Android: FFA.org/app.

Watch Convention Live
Looking to bring the national convention to your classroom or home? Here are five ways you can catch the action, including watching the live RFD-TV broadcast or live stream on FFA.org

Now Available: Convention Educators' Guide
If you’re gearing up for convention, you’ll want to check out this convention implementation guide. This educators’ guide is a resource for advisors who bring students to national convention and/or have students remain at school and includes a follow-up component for use after convention.

Membership News
The 2019-20 membership year is in full swing. Our membership year runs from Aug. 1 – July 31. However, many states have established their own deadlines for submitting fall and spring memberships. Some state deadlines will occur next week, while we host the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo. We do not anticipate any disruptions with the roster system. Still, should a problem arise, national FFA membership staff will be unavailable for assistance until Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Get Ready: 2020-21 FFA Scholarships
The 2020-21 FFA Scholarship application will open Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. EST. Students can create, edit, submit and accept their scholarship application all online. Visit FFA.org/Scholarships to view the scholarship timeline, advisor resources and student/parent resources. There is even a link for our scholarship sponsors to access the resources they need. The scholarship application will close Jan. 15, 2020. Any supplemental forms must be uploaded by Jan. 22.

Celebrate Women in FFA With This FarmHer T-Shirt
Don’t miss out on getting your exclusive "Courage is Contagious" T-shirt in honor of the 50 Years of Women in FFA celebration. Buy the shirt at FarmHer.com

FFA Alumni

Last Regional Development Conference of the Year
Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The last Regional Development Conference for 2019 will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on November 15-16. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Nov. 3! 

CAST

Pumpkin-mania is a certainty this time of year.

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019:  A harvest-time look at crop production, research about pesticide residues in food, and a nod to Halloween with haunted corn mazes and pumpkin hype--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

October 21, 2019

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

2019

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

February 4-5                                                                                                                                                                                Three Circle Summit                                                                                                                                                        Indianapolis, IN

February 26-28                                                                                                                                                                           ACTE Teach CTE                                                                                                                                                                            Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Visit the NAAE Booth at the National FFA Convention
Visit the NAAE booth at the National FFA Convention to receive information on your membership and to learn about CASE and My Local Cooperative. The NAAE booth is located at booth space 615 in Teachers' World.

Visit the Teach Ag Booth at the National FFA Convention

Do you have a senior or college transfer planning to Teach Ag who will be attending National FFA Convention? Sign them up for one of four declaration events held at the Teach Ag booth #1471 in the Expo.  
10am and 2pm on Thursday, October 31  
11am and 1pm on Friday, November 1 

Attend one of our engaging Teach Ag workshop sessions led by Teach Ag intern and University of Florida agricultural education major, Johanna Rey. 
3:30-4:30pm Wednesday, October 30 (Room 231-232) 
12:00-1:00pm Thursday, October 31 (Room 235-236) 
12:30-1:30pm Friday, November 1 (Room 233-234) 

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Workshops at the National FFA Convention
As part of the ongoing commitment and collaboration between NAAE and National FFA, attend one of the teacher or student workshops aimed at building cultural competency and creating inclusive spaces put on by Millennium Learning Concepts. Millennium Learning Concepts is a consulting and training firm headed by Dr. Roger Cleveland. Dr. Roger Cleveland has been at the forefront of equity and inclusion for over a decade. He has facilitated the activities of high school diversity clubs, served as a diversity adviser, and as a moderator and presenter at over 85 various conferences promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Cleveland is currently a full professor in the School of Education at Kentucky State University and serves as the Director, Center for Research on the Eradication of Educational Disparities (CREED). Learn more about the workshops here

NAAE FAST Session Registration
As in previous years, preservice majors attending NAAE Convention are welcome and encouraged to attend the Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium that takes place in conjunction with NAAE. There is no additional cost to attend FAST for preservice students. The programming starts with a kick-off dinner on Monday, December 2 at 5:00pm. Registration, by November 2, is required for all those planning to attend who did not receive a scholarship. Register here

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (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, 2019.

This is the seventh 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.

Alltech Education Outreach Survey
The purpose of the attached survey from Alltech Education Outreach is to gain an understanding of what teaching subjects and resources Agriculture Educators across the nation would like assistance with. Alltech Education Outreach is developing new classroom resources and needs to see where the most demand is so that we can focus our attention in the areas where we can have the most impact. We would like to hear from teachers and preservice teachers directly on this matter. If you would like more information or to be included in a follow-up email, be sure to include your email address in the survey. Otherwise, we still value your input and wish for you to take the time to fill out our survey. Take the survey here.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Don Goodman as he utilizes a hydraulic chute to care for a limping cow. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
The Farm Bureau Federation- Part 2- The Divorce
Last week’s Friday Footnote looked at how the “Farm Bureau” got started. If you remember, the Chamber of Commerce in Binghampton, NY created a division called a “farm bureau” within the structure of the Chamber to promote agriculture in 1911. This “farm bureau” hired an agricultural expert to work with the farmers of the area.   This idea caught… Read more here

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

American FFA Degree News
The American FFA Degree seating chart for the seventh general session of the National FFA Convention & Expo has been posted. Visit the American FFA Degree webpage and click on Convention Candidate Orientation Materials to view the chart and other important information.

FFA Member Videos Needed for National FFA
Each year during the National FFA Convention & Expo, there are several thousand visitors that tour the National FFA Center. This year, the National FFA Foundation is looking for students to participate in a video to be shown to these visitors. If you know FFA members or an FFA chapter that would like to participate, contact nlaskowski@ffa.org by Monday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. EDT. 

SAE

SAE Video of the Week
Pressed for success! FFA members Giovanni Garcia and Luke Anderson from Hamilton City FFA in California have a school-based supervised agricultural experience producing olive oil on their school’s farm.

Resource Spotlight: SAE For All Website
Looking for resources and ways to ensure ALL students have a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) that fits their talents and interests? Check out the new SAE for All website that will provide information on SAE opportunities based on exploring passions and career interests. Students start with a Foundational SAE and then expand to include one or more Immersion SAEs. Find out more now and also access guides, activities, and resources that will lead to success. 

Fund Your SAE 
Help your FFA members apply for a $1,000 SAE Grant to start or expand a supervised agricultural experience. There are 176 grants available this year.  The online-only application is available through the SAE Grants webpage on FFA.org.  The deadline to apply is Nov 15 at 8 p.m. EST.  Encourage your members to apply early. Read an overview of the program requirements.  Pressed for success! FFA members Giovanni Garcia and Luke Anderson from Hamilton City FFA in California have a school-based supervised agricultural experience producing olive oil on their school’s farm.

FFA Alumni

Last Regional Development Conference of the Year
Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The last Regional Development Conference for 2019 will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on November 15-16. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Nov. 3! 

CAST

Award-winner Frank Mitloehner spoke about livestock, the environment, food production, and science communication. 

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019:  Mitloehner wins CAST’s prestigious science communication award, college students train with media experts, and a dog plays mommy to a lost koala baby--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

October 14, 2019

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

2019

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

February 4-5                                                                                                                                                                     Three Circle Summit                                                                                                                                                    Indianapolis, IN

February 26-28                                                                                                                                                                 ACTE Teach CTE                                                                                                                                                                 Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Visit the NAAE Booth at the National FFA Convention
Visit the NAAE booth at the National FFA Convention to receive information on your membership and to learn about CASE and My Local Cooperative. The NAAE booth is located at booth space 615 in Teachers' World.

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (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, 2019.

This is the seventh 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.

Alltech Education Outreach Survey
The purpose of the attached survey from Alltech Education Outreach is to gain an understanding of what teaching subjects and resources Agriculture Educators across the nation would like assistance with. Alltech Education Outreach is developing new classroom resources and needs to see where the most demand is so that we can focus our attention in the areas where we can have the most impact. We would like to hear from teachers and preservice teachers directly on this matter. If you would like more information or to be included in a follow-up email, be sure to include your email address in the survey. Otherwise, we still value your input and wish for you to take the time to fill out our survey. Take the survey here.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Tom Noffsinger as he joins a cattle herd that hasn't been eating. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
Celebrating 100 Years of the American Farm Bureau Federation- Part 1
This year, 2019, marks the 100th Anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation. The history of the Farm Bureau and the Cooperative Extension Service is closely intertwined. In this Friday Footnote, we will explore how the Farm Bureau came to be and its relationship with Extension. Image Source: American Farm Bureau While the American Farm… Read more here

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

Agriscience Fair Interview Schedules Available
The final interview schedules for the 2019 National FFA Agriscience Fair have been updated. Advisors: Be sure to confirm your students’ or chapters’ interview times.

A Note for American FFA Degree Recipients
Remember to complete your national convention and expo registration if you are planning to attend. For more information, read the orientation packet

Competing at Convention?
If you are participating in awards and competitive events at convention, remember to download and review all orientation information

FFA Member Videos Needed for National FFA
Each year during the National FFA Convention & Expo, there are several thousand visitors that tour the National FFA Center. This year, the National FFA Foundation is looking for students to participate in a video to be shown to these visitors. If you know FFA members or an FFA chapter that would like to participate, contact nlaskowski@ffa.org by Monday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. EDT. 

Help Out at Convention
Go behind the scenes at the National FFA Convention & Expo by volunteering for the Courtesy Corps. Spots are still available assisting with CDE/LDE events, Shop FFA Mega Store, Agriscience Fair, American FFA Degree and even the rodeo. 

SAE

Fund Your SAE
Help your FFA members apply for a $1,000 SAE Grant to start or expand a supervised agricultural experience. There are 176 grants available this year.  The online-only application is available through the SAE Grants webpage on FFA.org.  The deadline to apply is Nov 15 at 8 p.m. EST.  Encourage your members to apply early. Read an overview of the program requirements.  

Resource Spotlight: SAE For All Website
Looking for resources and ways to ensure ALL students have a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) that fits their talents and interests? Check out the new SAE for All website that will provide information on SAE opportunities based on exploring passions and career interests. Students start with a Foundational SAE and then expand to include one or more Immersion SAEs. Find out more now and also access guides, activities, and resources that will lead to success. 

FFA Alumni

Last Regional Development Conference of the Year
Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The last Regional Development Conference for 2019 will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on November 15-16. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Nov. 3! 

CAST

Biotechnology includes exciting, controversial livestock gene-editing projects.

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019:  Biotechnology regulations and gene-editing projects affect agriculture; women continue to become more involved with farming; and a dog named Miracle is pulled from hurricane rubble in the Bahamas--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

October 7, 2019

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

2019

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (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, 2019.

This is the seventh 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.

Alltech Education Outreach Survey
The purpose of the attached survey from Alltech Education Outreach is to gain an understanding of what teaching subjects and resources Agriculture Educators across the nation would like assistance with. Alltech Education Outreach is developing new classroom resources and needs to see where the most demand is so that we can focus our attention in the areas where we can have the most impact. We would like to hear from teachers and preservice teachers directly on this matter. If you would like more information or to be included in a follow-up email, be sure to include your email address in the survey. Otherwise, we still value your input and wish for you to take the time to fill out our survey. Take the survey here.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Amber Hazel of Worthington, Minnesota, as she drives to visit three farm clients and examine baby calf and piglet patients and discusses how farm animals survive harsh Midwest weather. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
The Founders of the New Farmers of America
In recent Footnotes, we have focused on Henry Groseclose who is considered by many as the key player in the establishment of the Future Farmers of America. It would be appropriate to give the same attention to the two primary co-founders of the New Farmers of America. Can you name them? They are George Washington Owens and Dr. H. O. Sargent. In…Read more here.

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

Fund Your SAE
Help your FFA members apply for a $1,000 SAE Grant to start or expand a supervised agricultural experience. There are 176 grants available this year.  The online-only application is available through the SAE Grants webpage on FFA.org.  The deadline to apply is Nov 15 at 8 p.m. EST.  Encourage your members to apply early. Read an overview of the program requirements

SAE Video of the Week
Jordan Butler and Amari Manago from Clarke Central FFA in Athens, Ga., want to reduce solid waste and help others learn to compost. Their research-based SAE is putting them on the right path. Watch to learn more. 

Help Out at Convention
Go behind the scenes at the National FFA Convention & Expo by volunteering for the Courtesy Corps. Spots are still available assisting with CDE/LDE events, Shop FFA Mega Store, Agriscience Fair, American FFA Degree and even the rodeo.

FFA Alumni

Last Regional Development Conference of the Year
Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The last Regional Development Conference for 2019 will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on November 15-16. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Nov. 3! 

CAST

Piglet the puppy can’t see or hear—but he inspires others to deal with challenges.

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019:  Gene pools and livestock diversity, the red meat issue gets even more confusing, and a pink puppy named Piglet inspires humans and dogs alike--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

September 30, 2019

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

2019

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (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, 2019.

This is the seventh 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.

Alltech Education Outreach Survey
The purpose of the attached survey from Alltech Education Outreach is to gain an understanding of what teaching subjects and resources Agriculture Educators across the nation would like assistance with. Alltech Education Outreach is developing new classroom resources and needs to see where the most demand is so that we can focus our attention in the areas where we can have the most impact. We would like to hear from teachers and preservice teachers directly on this matter. If you would like more information or to be included in a follow-up email, be sure to include your email address in the survey. Otherwise, we still value your input and wish for you to take the time to fill out our survey. Take the survey here.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

 

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Lynn Loccatelli as she helps re-design a ranch facility where calves are herded to be vaccinated and cows are checked for pregnancy and other health procedures. Watch more here

Friday Footnotes
Thomas Monroe Campbell and the Tuskegee Movable School
Most of us are familiar with the names of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. However, there is another name that belongs with these two and that is Thomas Monroe Campbell. He was the first African-American extension agent in the United States and was responsible for implementing the Tuskegee Movable School. In this Footnote, we…Read more here.  

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

Concert and Rodeo Ticket Sales Update
The new date and time for National FFA Convention & Expo concert and rodeo ticket sales is Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. EDT. You’ll still need to use Ticketmaster-approved payment methods, and quantity limits will remain at 50 tickets per transaction. Refunds from the original canceled sales are processing now and should be complete in the next week. We’re posting all information about these ticket sales at the top of the Entertainment page.

SAE Video of the Week
Watch how FFA member Ethan Shelden from Clarke Central FFA in Georgia uses his creepy, crawly SAE to vermicompost rich soil for growing plants.

2019 IAC Youth Essay Contest
The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) is accepting submissions for its 2019 High School Essay Contest. The contest is open to Native American youth (either enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or tribal descendants living on Indian-owned land) in grades 9-12 during the 2019-20 school year. The finalists will be keynote speakers at the IAC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas and awarded travel scholarships to attend the 2019 IAC Youth Conference in Las Vegas Dec. 9-12, 2019. The deadline to submit essays is Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m. PST. To learn more and to enter, visit here. Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to FFA and learn life-long career skills — while working in D.C.? Consider being a National FFA conference facilitator, director or education coordinator. The applications for these 2020 Washington Leadership Conference positions close Nov. 15. If hired, you will be ineligible to run for national office. Email questions to wlc@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Leadership Scholarship Reports
$72,622 in 2018 leadership scholarships from the National FFA Alumni Life Member investment account were distributed to chapters and states across the country. Any chapter or state that received leadership scholarship funding is required to complete the Leadership Scholarship Report Form by Oct. 1 to be eligible for future scholarships. Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

Last Regional Development Conference of the Year
Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The last Regional Development Conference for 2019 will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on November 15-16. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Nov. 3!  $72,622 in 2018 leadership scholarships from the National FFA Alumni Life Member investment account were distributed to chapters and states across the country. Any chapter or state that received leadership scholarship funding is required to complete the Leadership Scholarship Report Form by Oct. 1 to be eligible for future scholarships. Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

CAST

The agriculture community uses innovation and cooperation to confront climate change and other looming issues.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019:  Ag solutions for global issues, a new UN climate report, progress on trade agreements, and a robot tries out Olympic gymnastics moves--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

September 23, 2019

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

2019

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Last Day for NAPTP Applications! 
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (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 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student teaching experience as well as when they enter the teaching profession.Applications can be found online and are due Monday, September 23rd.

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (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, 2019.

This is the seventh 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.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

Instructional Materials Now Available from Growth Energy
Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, is providing teachers with 15 days of instruction focused on ethanol and renewable fuels. To access these free instructional materials, including the lesson plan, six activities, PowerPoint, and assessment visit NAAE’s Communities of Practice website at this link. 

 

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Lynn Loccatelli as she helps re-design a ranch facility where calves are herded to be vaccinated and cows are checked for pregnancy and other health procedures. Watch more here

Friday Footnotes
The Henry Groseclose FFA Museum
Last week we looked at Henry C. Groseclose, the man. This week we will learn about the museum dedicated to him and the FFA. The Groseclose FFA Museum is located in Ceres, Virginia. This small community had an elementary and high school until 1962 at which time the high school was moved to the town of Bland. In 1991 the elementary school was closed…Read more here

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

Concert and Rodeo Ticket Sales Update
The new date and time for National FFA Convention & Expo concert and rodeo ticket sales is Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. EDT. You’ll still need to use Ticketmaster-approved payment methods, and quantity limits will remain at 50 tickets per transaction. Refunds from the original canceled sales are processing now and should be complete in the next week. We’re posting all information about these ticket sales at the top of the Entertainment page.

SAE Video of the Week
Watch how FFA member Ethan Shelden from Clarke Central FFA in Georgia uses his creepy, crawly SAE to vermicompost rich soil for growing plants.

2019 IAC Youth Essay Contest
The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) is accepting submissions for its 2019 High School Essay Contest. The contest is open to Native American youth (either enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or tribal descendants living on Indian-owned land) in grades 9-12 during the 2019-20 school year. The finalists will be keynote speakers at the IAC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas and awarded travel scholarships to attend the 2019 IAC Youth Conference in Las Vegas Dec. 9-12, 2019. The deadline to submit essays is Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m. PST. To learn more and to enter, visit here. Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to FFA and learn life-long career skills — while working in D.C.? Consider being a National FFA conference facilitator, director or education coordinator. The applications for these 2020 Washington Leadership Conference positions close Nov. 15. If hired, you will be ineligible to run for national office. Email questions to wlc@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Leadership Scholarship Reports
$72,622 in 2018 leadership scholarships from the National FFA Alumni Life Member investment account were distributed to chapters and states across the country. Any chapter or state that received leadership scholarship funding is required to complete the Leadership Scholarship Report Form by Oct. 1 to be eligible for future scholarships. Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

CAST

Campus food coming by robot—this and many more university stories this week.

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019:  Trade issues, a look at ag video games, food label issues, and a warning to stop kissing your chickens--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

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