Sabrina Hounshell

Monday Morning Monitor 8/27/2012

Blog Post created by Sabrina Hounshell on Aug 27, 2012

Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education

August 27, 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 11-13, 2012
NASDCTEc Fall Meeting
Omaha, NE

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

MMM Past Issues

August 20
August 13
August 6July 30
July 23
July 16
July 9
July 2

Quote for the Week

"The future depends on what we do in the present."
- Mahatma Gandhi

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.



NAAE at the National FFA Convention

Win a pair of custom Teach Ag themed Anderson Bean Boot Company boots at the National FFA Convention by letting the National Teach Ag Campaign 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 ourTeach Ag Tumblr. Participation is open to everyone. Visit the Teach Ag website for more details.

News & Views Advocacy Edition is Now AvailableRead the latest news related to agricultural education advocacy, about programs that are doing a great job advocating, and all other NAAE news and events.
Go to News & Views

NAAE Teacher Mentor Award Winner
Tiffany Johnston has only been teaching agriculture for six years, but in that short time, she has come to be seen by her colleagues as a leader and mentor.

Johnston is very involved with the Iowa Association of Agricultural Educators’ New Teacher Program, which supports first year agriculture teachers and helps them find their way through what can often be a challenging year.

Read more about this outstanding educator here.

Communities of Practice - Check out some recent posts:

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The National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education annually recognizes a member who has made outstanding contributions to agricultural education state supervision. Forms are due to the NASAE Secretary on or before October 10th.

  • Nominations may be made by any active member of the Association.
  • Eligible nominees include all current NASAE members who have maintained reasonable continuous membership in the Association.
  • The recipient shall be selected by the Outstanding Member Award Committee. A plaque and appropriate recognition will be presented during the Awards Banquet at the annual NASAE Conference.

NASAE Outstanding Member Application (PDF)

For more information please click here.

CAST Friday Notes

From Friday, August 24 - Find articles on Weed Whacking, a Drought Update, Genetically engineered animals, and Jerry Palen's inspirational art 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).

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 is a part of Online Convention Registration, which is now open. Click here for more information or contact us at


  1. U.S. Department of Education Launches Enhhanced Online Learning Community

The U.S. Department of Education today launched the School Turnaround Learning Community (STLC), an enhanced version of its online learning community for school turnaround. The site now features improved search and chat functions and a user-friendly reorganization of STLC resources and materials.

Join the Rural Schools group to share what works in your area and solve common challenges with your peers in other parts of the country.

To view or explore the upgraded School Turnaround Learning Community, click here.


The NYFEA NAtional Institute is December 6-8, 2012 in Memphis Tennessee. There's a new lower rate, more tours included in the cost, and early registration is open until October 15th.

For more information about NYFEA and the National Institute please click here.





National Council for Agricultural Education
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