Julie Fritsch

Monday Morning Monitor 3/11/13

Blog Post created by Julie Fritsch on Mar 11, 2013

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

March 11, 2013

The National Council for Agricultural Education


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


The mission of The National Council for Agricultural Education is to establish high quality agricultural education programs in America’s schools by stimulating:

  • the preparation, retention, and advancement of high quality agricultural educators; the development of programs that prepare students for academic and career success;
  • program innovation and adaptability in response to changing student and industry needs;
  • the use of research-based practices in agricultural education programs at all levels; and
  • expanded opportunities for students to experience high quality educational programs in agriculture.

Upcoming Events


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

June 25-28, 2013
National Ag. In the Classroom Conference
Minneapolis, MN

September 23 – 25, 2013
Western Region AAAE Meeting
Lubbock, TX

Past Issues

March 4
February 25
February 18
February 11
February 4

Quote for the Week

"Imagination is the highest form of research."
-Albert Einstein

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Julie Fritsch, NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator.


Ad Ed Advocacy Video Challenge

Participate in NAAE's Ag Ed Advocacy Video Challenge! We want you to create a video that showcases how your agricultural education program helps make your students college and career ready.The end result should be a 2-minute or less video that you can show your school board, state representative, or a complete stranger to help them understand how your program makes students college and career ready. We're looking for an entertaining, accurate and compelling story. Are you up to the challenge? Entries are due March 25. Learn more

Recently on Communities of Practice


New Century Farmer Deadline is Friday

The application deadline for New Century Farmer participants closes March 15th! Collegiate students can start their application here to be considered as one of the 50 conference attendees who are pursuing a career in production agriculture. Students will be able to discover how producers can profit from value-added products and the use of technology producers, explore new farm business opportunities, discuss topics including: farm succession, sustainable agriculture, new and emerging farm machinery, international trade, and ag marketing, establish a network with a select group of business professionals excited about pursuing a career in production agriculture, grow personally and professionally and create a vision statement for your operation. For more information visit the collegiate / New Century Farmer websites or email Ryan Amaral.


Deadline for CASE Grants and Scholarships is Friday

There are several opportunities available right now to help fund your CASE program and training. The deadline for all these opportunities is March 15. Details on all opportunities can be found atwww.case4learning.org, and any questions can be directed toMiranda Chaplin.

CASE Implementation Grants from DuPont Pioneer
Program implementation grants are now available through a generous sponsorship from DuPont® Pioneer® as a special project of the National FFA Foundation™. These grants will allow NAAE members to participate in a CASE Institute (or Field Test Institute), purchase equipment and/or software from the CASE Store to implement a CASE course, and purchase CASE End-of-Course student assessments through the CASE Store.

Download Grant Application

Case Institute Scholarships for Female Ag Ed Majors from Impact FFA
Two scholarships are available for female agricultural education majors to attend a CASE Institute this summer and become certified to teach the CASE curriculum. Please share this opportunity with eligible students.

Download Impact Scholarship application

CASE Institute Scholarships from Mosaic
These scholarships will allow NAAE members to participate in a CASE Institute (or Field Test Institute). Scholarship funding priorities (but not limited to) for this program are for Florida or Louisiana teachers, teachers to attend a CASE Institute if scholarship commitment was matched by school system or community entity to provide funds for travel, or for teachers to attend either the CASE Institute for Animal and Plant Biotechnology hosted by the University of Florida, June 16-27, 2013 or Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant hosted by McNeese State University, June 9-20, 2013.

Download Mosaic scholarship application

CASE Institute Scholarships from DowAgroSciences
These scholarships will allow NAAE members to participate in a CASE Institute (or Field Test Institute). Scholarship funding priorities (but not limited to) for this program are for Indiana teachers, enrollment for any Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant CASE Institute, or enrollment for the Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal CASE Institute at Beech Grove City Schools in Indiana.

Download DowAgrosciences Scholarship application


From Friday, March 8 - Surf through the waves of ag news ranging from the antibiotic controversy to an actual surfing pig. Check out these and many ag-related links on Friday Notes.

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).


Politico Opinion Article Touts Benefits of CTE, Encourages Perkins Reauthorization
A recent opinion article in Politico points to a revamped Career Technical Education (CTE) system as one possible solution to some of our nation’s toughest problems including the skills gap and high school dropout epidemic. Read more