Sabrina Hounshell

Monday Morning Monitor 9/17/2012

Blog Post created by Sabrina Hounshell on Sep 17, 2012
Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education

FFA Alumni

The 41st National FFA Alumni Convention & The 85th National FFA Convention & Expo

National FFA Convention Guide
Planning your National FFA Alumni convention just got a whole lot easier… use the National FFA Alumni Convention Guide to map out your daily activity and never miss any FFA Alumni moment! Make the most of your convention experience.

There will be plenty of ways for FFA Alumni members to volunteer and serve during convention

Chaperones and volunteers are needed to help with the FFA dance and hypnotist shows. Energetic, up-beat volunteers are also needed to help engage with students and FFA Alumni at Alumni Nation. Click here to register as a new user and when prompted in your personal information, enter access code ‘alumni’ to sign-up for a volunteer time!

What to attend at the National FFA Alumni Convention

The FFA Alumni Convention will be full of events and activities, so which ones should you attend? New This year is the FFA Tailgate and Benefit Auction on October 24. Also recommended is the FFA Alumni and Collegiate FFA Career Fair, the FFA Hypontist Show, and the FFA Dance.For more information about the events above and how to get involved at the FFA Alumni Convention click here.


News & Views Enhancing Core Academic Instruction Edition is Now Available
Read the latest news related to agricultural education enhancing core academics, articles about broadening the educational opportunities in the classroom, and all other NAAE news and events.
Go to News & Views

NAAE at the National FFA Convention
Check out all the photos that have been submitted in our"Where Will You Be TAGGED" photo contest! Submit yours by Friday, October 26 for a chance to win our custom-made Teach Ag boots. Click here for details..

Teachers' World - new workshops added.  Make time for professional development while you're at National FFA Convention this year.  Visit this webpage to learn about interactive workshops and all Teachers' World opportunities.

Ag Ed majors:  Complete our webquest and turn it in at the NAAE booth in Teachers' World for a NAAE t-shirt.  Also visit with NAAE representatives during the Collegiate career fair times and learn about internships, scholarships, and other great opportunities that come with NAAE student membership.

NAAE Teacher Mentor Award Winner
Tara Berescik has packed a lot of leadership into her 11 years as an agriculture teacher, which was all sparked by one special student.

During Beresick's first year of teaching a student of hers named Catherine became ill and was hospitalized. Berescik visited her in the hospital, helped her earn an FFA leadership development scholarship, and watched her become an excited and eager FFA member and officer.Read more about this outstanding educator here.

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An International Summit on Excellence in CTE

This November, career and technical education professionals from across the country and around the world will gather in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center Nov. 28-Dec. 1 for the most exciting and talked-about CTE event of the year—CareerTech VISION 2012!Registration (print form) is now open! The advance rate expires on Oct. 29, so don't miss your chance to save big on this new vision of CTE! Reserve your housing now(NAAE members click here)!


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, September 14 - Find articles onthe NASDA convention in Iowa, Change in Animal Agriculture Practices, the CAST Publications Catalog, and Ag Trends and Official Reports 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


2013 Agriculture in the Classroom National Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marriott City Center
June 25-28, 2013

Who's invited?

  • Educators of all grade levels
  • Administrators
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Career Guidance Counselors
  • Substitute Teachers
  • AITC Volunteers
  • State AITC Contacts
  • Agricultural Science Teachers
  • Extension Educators
  • AITC Board Members
  • Agricultural Industry Representatives

For more information about the 2013 Agriculture in the Classroom National Conference please click here.

Our Daily Bread; the Essential Norman Borlaug

A new book by Noel Vietmeyer

This book features the great unsung agriculturist of our time who made it possible for 7 billion people to eat when half a century back the world could feed no more than 3 billion. Norman Borlaug began as a farm boy in Iowa and his story is a testament to rural grit and greatness. His life was so dramatic that this 300-page $27.00 hardback has been called “The World’s First Cereal Thriller.

Our Daily Bread is available as an e-Book through Amazon, is available for just 99 cents through the end of September. After this month the price of the e book with be $4.99. This Kindle e-book can be read on most electronic devices, including computers, iPads and Androids.