Sabrina Hounshell

Teach Ag Campaign Intern Applications Due, NAAE benefits, New NASDCTEc Officers, NYFEA National Institute Dates

Blog Post created by Sabrina Hounshell on Aug 6, 2012

       Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education

August 6, 2012

The Council


To be the collective leadership voice for Agricultural Education in the United States.


To transform agricultural education for a changing world.

The Council will:

  • Create a sustainable revenue stream for The National Council for Agricultural Education operations,
  • Establish an effective brand communication strategy for Agricultural Education,
  • Promote seamless educational pathways leading to current and emerging careers in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources,
  • Implement a strategy that makes Agricultural Education more relevant, and
  • Define a process for surfacing critical issues and offering ideas and solutions, generating input, setting direction, and sharing with the profession.


Upcoming Events


October 4-6, 2012North Central AAAE Conference
Champaign, IL

October 24-26
FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27-December 1, 2012
2012 NAAE Convention ? Atlanta, GA

December 6-8, 2012
NYFEA National Institute? Memphis, TN



January 30-31, 2013National Ag Ed Summit
Indianapolis, IN

May 21-24, 2013National AAAE Meeting
Columbus, OH

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Quote for the Week

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
?Mark Twain

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Hounshell

Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems.



Being a member of NAAE comes offers many benefits, including Awards and recognition programs. NAAE takes pride in recognizing excellence in agricultural education as well as individuals and organizational that make outstanding contributions to the profession. Members have the opportunity to apply for state and national recognition or nominate other individuals or organizations for recognition through a variety of programs.

NAAE Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program Award Winner
Last year, Lind Junior/Senior High School won the NAAE Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program Award. Andy Williams has been the agriculture teacher at the school?s program since 2005. With an MBA in hand, he came into teaching after several years working in industry. His experience makes agricultural business and economics his favorite subject to cover in the classroom. He also enjoys helping his students with their SAEs, which range from animal care to maintaining acres of wheat grounds. Read more about this outstanding educator here.

2012 NAAE Convention ? November 27-December 1, Atlanta Rising with Rigor and Relevance

Schedule - As always, our convention is packed with networking opportunities and professional development.  Beginning with the Tuesday night networking reception and wrapping up with the general session on Saturday morning, we?re planning events to make your time in Atlanta worthwhile.  See the convention schedule

Registration ? Pre-registration is open until October 29.  Go to registration page

Housing & Travel ? Book now for a special rate at the NAAE convention hotel; the Hilton Atlanta.  NAAE has also worked with Delta airlines so convention attendees can receive a discount on flights.  See details about housing and registration.

Get TAGGED to Teach Ag and be Featured at National FFA ConventionThe National Teach Ag Campaign wants to know "Where will you be Tagged to Teach Ag?"  To participate download and print the Tagged to Teach Ag sign.  Then take the sign with you wherever you go.  Take pictures of yourself with the sign and submit one or two of your favorite photos to our Teach Ag Tumblr.

Printable TAGGED to Teach Ag Sign

We will choose some of the best photos submitted by September 15 to use in our display at the 2012 National FFA Convention Career Show Teach Ag Booth.  Plus, we?re planning other fun ways to get TAGGED while you?re at the National FFA Convention.  Stay tuned for details in coming weeks.

More details about the Get TAGGED photo contest

Congratulations to all of the 2012 NAAE state award winners! They are individuals who make our association strong and our profession proud. Click here to see a complete list.

National Teach Ag Campaign Intern applications are due today. Application materials and a position description can be found here.  Please contact Ellen Thompson ( with questions. 

Communities of Practice - Check out some recent posts:

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CAST Friday Notes

This week?s newsletter includes news headlines as Agritourism Spreading, Soil Experts Join the CAST Plant Work Group, CAST Overstock Giveaway, and an article about the world's strangest looking animals.

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 National FFA Organization needs your help, as we prepare to package one million meals at the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. The FFA Rally to Fight Hunger will involve 10,000 FFA members, advisors, alumni, volunteers and stakeholders from October 24-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Participants from across the nation will assemble meals to provide relief from hunger and malnutrition during hour-long shifts to in an unprecedented three-day effort against hunger. Shift scheduling will be part of Online Convention Registration, which will open in mid-August. Click here for more information or contact us at


Congratulations to the new NASDCTEc officers!
? President, Marie Barry, New Jersey Director of the Office of Career and Technical Education
? Vice President, John Fischer, Vermont Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Department of Education
? Secretary/Treasurer, Scott Stump, Colorado?s Associate Provost for Career & Technical Education.
? Past President, Dr. Patrick Ainsworth, Ed. D., California Assistant Superintendent and Director; Secondary, Career, and Adult Learning Division; Department of Education

Click here to read more and check out their biographieshere.


Connected Educator Month kicks off this month! It's a month-long exploration and celebration of online communities and networks that bring educators together. Join in on the effort to move towards a fully connected and collaborative profession. Read more about it here.


NYFEA National Institute
December 6 ? 8, 2012
Memphis, TN

For more information click here and download the Brochure here. Get ready for 4 amazing, education-filled days!



National Council for Agricultural Education
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