Julie Fritsch

Monday Morning Monitor 6/24/13

Blog Post created by Julie Fritsch on Jun 24, 2013

June 24, 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 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 17
June 10
June 3
May 20
May 13
May 6

Quote for the Week

"Education is like rowing upstream - not to advance is to drop back."

MMM Submissions

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


NAAE Convention - Early Bird Registration Ends in Two Weeks!
This year's NAAE convention will be December 3-7 in Las Vegas. Register before July 12 to save $50 on NAAE convention registration.More information

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.

On Communities of Practice:


Moore help on the way
The Moore FFA Chapter from Moore, Okla., one of the cities hardest hit by recent tornados, is organizing FFA Work Days June 25 - 26 for chapters that would like to assist with clean up.  Any FFA chapter interested in traveling to the Moore area to help can register here(registering will give the clean-up coordinators an estimate on the number of volunteers scheduled to attend). Chapters can choose to sign up for both days, one day or stay longer if they wish to help out in several locations around Oklahoma.

If you are not able to volunteer but still want to help, please make donations to the American Red Cross with the designation of Oklahoma tornado relief. During the FFA Work Days, Moore FFA will provide lunch for volunteers (note any special dietary needs/food allergies in the comments box).  Moore FFA will also hold a cookout/dance at their school farm on the night of Tuesday, June 25.

The local La Quinta Inn in Moore (2140 Riverwalk Drive, 405-759-7700) is providing chapters with an FFA rate of $82.50/night.  Chapters will need to bring a copy of their tax exemption status.  If you need further assistance finding hotel rooms or lodging, contact Carrie Jacobs, FFA advisor, Moore High School, 405-735-4758.

What does the FFA jacket mean to you?
The official FFA jacket was introduced and accepted by the delegates at the 1933 National FFA Convention. So if you do the math, this fall, we will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the blue corduroy jacket we all love so much!

We're planning a big story in FFA New Horizons about the jacket, and we want your help! Tell us your feelings about the FFA jacket - in words, photos or video. The best responses will be featured in the print magazine, in our mobile app, and on the New Horizons website.

Visit FFA New Horizons to learn more.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Friday, June 21, 2013: The World Food Prize goes biotech, the Farm Bill goes belly-up, and the Peterson Brothers go for another parody. This week's links include ag news, opinions, and oddities.

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).


CTE Policy Watch
Get all the latest news on CTE policy and legislative activity on our blog! ACTE public policy staff are constantly updating our educators on the funding and regulator issues that matter to them. Read the blog

Being a Connected Educator-Skyping With Future Ag Educators
Robin McLean, 2013 ACTE Teacher of the Year
Tuesday, I had the opportunity to meet with future agriculture teachers who are nearing the end of their college experiences at Virginia Tech, Penn State and the University of Delaware. Since we are in state mandated testing week in NJ, this was a virtual meeting where I skyped into their meeting. Earlier in the week, they had written some questions about involvement in professional organizations as well as using technology in the classroom. Those questions gave me the inspiration for a topic of being a connected educator. Read more


Career Clusters® Institute Series: Resources Now Available
The 2013 National Career Clusters® Institute was held June 10-12 in Fort Worth Texas, and resources are now available on our Web site Institute resources page. These are primarily Power Points, provided by our presenters. More

Legislative Update: House Ed Committee Passes ESEA Reauthorization Bill
House Education Committee Passes ESEA Reauthorization Bill
The House Education and the Workforce Committee passed this week the Student Success Act, or H.R. 5, as amended by a substitute from Representative Todd Rokita (R-IN). More