Sabrina Hounshell

Update: Teaching Resources, FFA Convention Planning, Communities of Practice

Blog Post created by Sabrina Hounshell on Jul 16, 2012

Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education.

Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education


Communities of Practice - Check out some recent posts:LAST DAY Teach Ag Survey - Agricultural Education Teacher Educators: Please participate in a brief professional survey that will be a valuable tool in providing important data on the perceived agriculture teacher shortage.  Your responses are extremely important to the profession.  Please have one person from each Ag Ed institution complete the survey by Monday. July 16th. Take the survey here Contact Ellen Thompson, National Teach Ag Campaign Coordinator if you have questions or need assistance.  back to top Back to top

CAST Friday Notes

This week’s newsletter includes news headlines such as the Triskaidekaphobia(a fear of the number 13), and Social Media and Ag Communication, a feature about the talented Interns from the smartphone generation that are helping CAST close the digital gap, an article about students playing a role as beef buyers, and how to feed pigs for less.The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available due to a grant from Winfield Solutions (a Land O’Lakes company).  Instructors of agriculture have access to the wide range of material from CAST, and they may forward the information to students for educational use with no strings attached.Click here to access the most recent edition of CAST Friday Notes.

National FFA

The 85th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis has the potential to be the biggest yet! And, this year, Indianapolis will provide even more hotel rooms in close proximity to the convention facilities. Visit the website herefor planning information including budgeting, official dress, wifi locations, schedule, registration and more.


With the new school year approaching it's time for lesson planning and the U.S. Department of Education is here to help.Click here for teaching resources for Earth Sciences, including subjects like climate change, geology, enviornment, oceans, and many more!Click here for teaching resources for Life Sciences, including subjects like animals/zoology, cells, diseases, genes/evolution and more!


Statistics and Mapping Tools:For more useful tools and resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, click here.


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