Julie Fritsch

Monday Morning Monitor 8/13/12

Blog Post created by Julie Fritsch on Aug 13, 2012

Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education.
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Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education


Get TAGGED to Teach Ag and be Featured at National FFA Convention
The 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

News & Views Advocacy Edition is Now Available
Read the latest news related to agricultural education advocacy, about programs that are doing a great job advocating, and all other NAAE news and events.
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NAAE Award Winner Highlight
Agricultural education runs in Steve Pritchard’s blood. He is a second-generation agriculture teacher, and in addition to inspiring his students to choose teaching agriculture as a career, he has brought his daughter, Lindsey, into the profession. Maybe he is just genetically predisposed to agricultural education, but his colleagues cite his unwavering commitment to his students and community as inspirational. Pritchard has been teaching at McLoud Public Schools for thirty-three years. He won a NAAE Teacher Mentor award in 2011. Read more...

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CAST Friday Notes

From Friday, August 10 - No surprise that ag careers are hot items. Ag ed news, plus killer cats and zen cows.  More than fifty other ag/science items in this week’s newsletter.

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

http://www.cast-science.org/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 Rally@ffa.org.


Free High School Leadership Program and Prize Money

The Lead2Feed high school leadership program was created by the Lift a Life Foundation and the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation with assistance from the Yum! Foundation to encourage high school students to hone leadership skills through launching a service-learning project that solves hunger issues.

The program includes a10–lesson, standards-based curriculum on the topic of leadership — based on the book, Taking People With You, by David Novak — provided to participating teachers. The lessons are easy to implement and require minimal teacher preparation.  Students will work in teams to study leadership qualities, identify a hunger-related problem, develop a solution and execute their plan.  The electronic edition of USA TODAY will also accompany the curriculum as a resource.

$500,000 in prizes will be awarded to winning teams for their hunger charity as well as teacher incentives and tablets for the top team winner and runner-up.

For teacher registration, please go to lead2feed.com.  A toolkit will be sent to your school address in September.


Mark your calendars for an upcoming webinar on Green and Sustainability Knowledge and Skills Statements: Connecting to the Curriculum

Date: August 16, 2012 Time: 3 p.m. EDT

Register NOW

This co-sponsored webinar will present an overview of the process and resources associated with the development of Green and Sustainability Knowledge and Skills statements in six Career Clusters™ that are now available for use by states and local schools districts. Read More...


The world we live in is very connected, especially when it comes to our food supply. Incorporate international markets and trade into your teaching this year by using this wonderful international countries and regions resource from the USDA.