Julie Fritsch

Monday Morning Monitor 4/8/13

Blog Post created by Julie Fritsch on Apr 8, 2013

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

April 8, 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

September 26
National Teach Ag Day

October 30-November 2
National FFA Convention
Louisville, KY


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

Past Issues

April 1
March 25
March 18
March 11
March 4

Quote for the Week"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
-Nelson Mandela

MMM Submissions

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


More CASE Institute Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to the 2013 recipients of CASE Institute scholarships, and thank you to the fantastic sponsors who made it possbile for so many teachers to receive CASE training for free or at little cost. All these scholarships were made possible through special projects with the National FFA Foundation.Follow this link for the list of recipients of the Dow AgroSciences, Mosaic, Impact FFA and Red Brand sponsored scholarships. We will announce the DuPont scholarship and grant recipients soon.


2013 NAAE Ag Ed Advocacy Video Contest:
And the Winner is...

Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village Connecticut!

Way to go, guys! Housatonic's video was chosen because our judges thought it did the best job of showcasing what agricultural education is all about - college and career readiness - in a creative and succinct way.

There were so many amazing entries that the judges couldn't stop at one. We also had two honorable mention winners, from Lake Gibson Middle School in Lake Gibson, Florida and Williamstown Independent Schools in Wiliamstown, Kentucky.Follow this link to view all three videos.Thanks to everyone who participated and sent in so many amazing entries!

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.

Recently on Communities of Practice


From Friday, April 5 - Genetically modified news, or so it seems with all the GMO buzz. Also a look at the H7N9 bird flu and several good videos of young people and agriculture..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 now for FFA:GO Africa
Junior-level and above collegiate FFA members (as of fall 2013) are eligible to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime experience in Burkina Faso.Follow this link


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