Julie Fritsch

Monday Morning Monitor 4/1/13

Blog Post created by Julie Fritsch on Apr 1, 2013

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

April 1, 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


April 17-20
NAAE Region I Conference
Pendleton, Oregon

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

June 16-19
NAAE Region II Conference
Raton, NM

June 18-20
NAAE Region III Conference
Yankton, SD

June 24-26
NAAE Region V Conference
Sevierville, TN

June 25-27
NAAE Region IV Conference
Battle Creek, MI

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

July 15-18
NAAE Region VI Conference
Bristol, VA

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

October 30-November 2
National FFA Convention
Louisville, KY


January 28-30
National Ag Ed Summit/
National FFA Inservice
Indianapolis, IN

Past Issues

March 25

March 18
March 11
March 4
February 25

Quote for the Week

"By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn."
-Latin proverb

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

Save the Date! 2014 National Ag Ed Summit

The 2014 National Ag Ed Summit/National FFA Inservice will be January 28-30 in Indianapolis. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28 and end at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 30.


Food Science and Safety Writer Applications Due TODAY

Today is the last day to submit an application to be the writer for the new CASE Food Science and Safety course. This is a one-year contract with annual renewal based on performance.For a complete list of requirements and job specifics, please review the application at this link. The anticipated starting date for the contract is June 1, 2013 (variable based on the availability of the successful applicant).

CASE Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to Darla Romberger of The Pennsylvania State University and Chelsea Arensdorf of Northwest Missouri State University. Darla and Chelsea were selected for the NAAE Student Member CASE Scholarship provided by “Impact FFA,” a group of women who support school-based agricultural education. The Impact FFA sponsorship is a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Stay tuned for more scholarship announcements in the coming week!

FFA Alumni

Green Bay goes Blue for the FFA Alumni Development Conference, July 17-20!

Registration is LIVE but remember, the early bird gets the worm… Early bird registration is available now through May 15.
The 2013 FFA Alumni Development Conference (ADC) will challenge you to “engage” your local community, administrators, businesses leaders and everyone you meet. At the 2013 ADC, workshops will lead you through the growth and leadership continuum and help you to find, develop, and use your voice in advocating for agricultural education and FFA. Register


From Friday, March 29 - A new farm parody gives good vibrations from the milking crew, and a pig farmer goes hog wild on the Colbert Report.  Antibiotics, GMOs, and horse slaughterhouses are also in the news.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).


Apply to be a Teach Ag Ambassador

The National Teach Ag Campaign is now accepting Teach Ag Ambassador applications from current agricultural education majors.  For more details and application requirements visit this link.  Applications are due electronically by 11:59pm EST on April 30th.  Contact Ellen Thompson, National Teach Ag Campaign Coordinator if you have questions.

What Does Agricultural Education Look Like in Your State?
NAAE is in the process of creating profiles of agricultural education for each of the 50 states. They're a great tool to show people the value of agricultural education programs.
We currently have profiles for Georgia, Montana, New Mexico and Oklahoma, and are working on more.We also have a national agricultural education profile, as well as templates for you to take and make a profile for your own ag program.To download profiles and learn more, visit this link.

Discounted NASTA Membership

Did you know that NAAE members can get discounted membership in the National Science Teachers' Association? Get $10 off the regular membership fee of $75 when you join NSTA as a NAAE member.Follow this link for details on how to join.Right now, NSTA is offering Professional Development Fellowships to second through fifth-year teachers, so join and take advantage of this unique opportunity! Details about fellowships.

Recently on Communities of Practice


Your Vote, Your Voice
ACTE is now accepting nominations for the 2014 ACTE Board of Directors Election. If you're interested in serving your Association in the next generation of its leadership, or you know of a great candidate, follow this link. Applications are due June 15.

National Ag In the Classroom

Growing a Nation - The History of American Agriculture
Check out this multimedia resource that encompasses the history of American agriculture. Aligned with National History standards, Growing a Nation has lessons and narratives that could be easily incorporated into agriculture curriculum. Go to website