Hilary Parker

Monday Morning Monitor 6/10/13

Blog Post created by Hilary Parker on Jun 10, 2013

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June 10, 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

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
National Ag in the Classroom Conference
Minneapolis, MN

July 15-18
NAAE Region VI Conference
Bristol, VA

September 19-21
North Central Region AAAE
Platteville, WI

September 23–25
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


February 1-4
Southern Region AAAE

May 20-23
Salt Lake City, UT

Past Issues
June 3
May 20
May 13
May 6
April 29
April 22

Quote for the Week
"It's fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure."

— Bill Gates


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

FFA Alumni

FFA Alumni Development Conference – REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 15!
Attention teachers: Looking for summer continuing education credits? Attend the 2013 FFA Alumni Development Conference in Green Bay, Wis., July 17-21 to gain training on volunteer management, advocacy, personal growth and leadership! The conference 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. At the conclusion of the conference, FFA Alumni will provide participating teachers a certificate of the number hours of workshops completed. This certificate can be provided with the conference agenda and workshop materials to your school district with request for continuing education credit. Registration closes June 15!

FFA Link Helps Keeps Your Young Graduates Forever Blue
FFA Link is a new exclusive group of college students and young professionals ready to connect their love of agriculture with real world career skills. FFA Link will continue developing the leadership skills learned as FFA members and prepare members to apply them to their future career.


There’s still time to apply!
Applications for the Living to Serve: Environmental Grant Program are due Wednesday, June 12. FFA chapters may apply for up to $2,000 to support service-learning projects focused on meeting local environmental needs. Apply online here. If you have any questions, contact Stefonie Sebastian via email or at 317-802-4462

Applications open for band, chorus and talent performers
Have an FFA member in your chapter with some musical talents? Make sure they apply to be a part of the National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent at the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville. New this year: the first National FFA Talent competition! Applications are due July 1.


June 2013 News & Views Released
Catch up on NAAE news and get the latest on our programs in News & Views:
·         Determination in Motion – Tina Miner-James
·         Ideas Unlimited – Build a Mock Scrotum
·         NAAE Convention – Early Bird Registration, Hotel information
·         NAAE Summer Interns
·         Updates on Teach Ag, CASE, and more

Regional Conference Groups on Communities of Practice
Attending Regional Conference? Be sure to join your Regional Conference group on Communities of Practice. From the group you’ll be able to access conference materials before, during and after the meeting, and you’ll also be able to connect with others attending the conference. Visit here for links to each conference’s group page.


Friday, June 7, 2013: The Farm Bill plods on, the Pork Expo has everything but flying pigs, and the week includes plenty of ag news and links. 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).


ACTE Board of Directors Applications Due June 15
ACTE is accepting nominations for the 2014 ACTE Board of Directors Election. Positions eligible for the 2014 election include:

  • President-Elect: Serves a one-year term beginning in July 2014, followed by one year as president and one year as past president.
  • Region I Vice President: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2014.
  • Marketing Education Division Vice President: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2014.
  • Guidance and Career Development Division Vice President-Elect: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2015.
  • Health Science Education Division Vice President-Elect: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2015.
  • Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division Vice President-Elect: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2015.

Applications are due June 15.


Secretary Vilsack Announces Environmental Threats Assistance for Producers
"Our farmers and ranchers are the most productive on earth, largely due to their innovation and their ability to adapt to new challenges," Vilsack blogs. "As new threats emerge for American agriculture, USDA will be there to provide assistance – and this week, we announced new steps to help producers create solutions to meet modern environmental threats."