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.
Quote for the Week
?Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.?
- Joshua J. Marine
To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Julie Fritsch , NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator.
Convention Judges Needed
Any advisor, volunteer or state staff already attending Convention, please consider volunteering to judge a Proficiency area. We have 27 award areas that do not have enough judges right now! Proficiencies will be judged Thursday, October 31, 12 - 5pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an invitation to register to judge.
Convention Proficiency Room Hosts Needed
Proficiency room hosts are needed on Thursday, October 31 from 10:30am -5pm in Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC). Room hosts are voluntary. FFA does not cover any expenses. Submit nominations to email@example.com please include name and email address of each nominee.
Sign up now for the FFA virtual convention and expo
There?s still time to sign up for the inaugural National FFA Virtual Convention & Expo, the perfect way to bring the national convention and expo straight to your classroom.
- Visit exhibitors within the virtual expo.
- Participate in student workshops.
- Watch general sessions.
- Purchase memorabilia in the virtual shopping mall.
- Download resources through Teacher's Corner.
- And more!
* = Registration only available to FFA chapters
- $50 per FFA chapter (with members attending on site)*
- $100 per FFA chapter (without members attending on site)*
Visit the virtual convention and expo webpage to learn more.
Last Reminder ? NAAE activities at National FFA convention
As you?re packing those last important items for National FFA convention, be sure to mark your schedule to attend Teachers? World professional development, visit the internet café, send your students to our Teach Ag booth, visit us in the collegiate career fair, or take in General Session 5, where our teachers will be sharing why agricultural education is a great career. There are lots of opportunities to grow as a professional and get your students thinking about a career as an ag teacher ? don?t leave Louisville without taking advantage of them!
Region 2- Teacher Turn the Key Award Winner
Clayton Sallee, agricultural educator at Field Kindley Memorial High School in Coffeyville, Kan., received the 2012 Teacher Turn the Key Award. Sallee has been at Field Kindley since 2010, and has been instrumental in securing new funding and starting new courses. Read more about the award program and Sallee here.
Communities of Practice Highlights
FFA Alumni Opportunities at National FFA Convention
FFA Link Insights
Wednesday, October 30. 4:30-7 p.m.
Kentucky Exposition Center, KEC, C205
Sponsored by the National FFA Alumni and Collegiate FFA, this event is specifically for Juniors in high school to young adults who have been out of high school for less than five years. FFA Link Insight will feature a panel of high-level industry executives talking about career opportunities in the implementation, sales and agricultural engineering fields. Following the panel discussion, Charlie O?Brien, Sr. VP for the Association of Equipment Manufactures (AEM), will share words of wisdom on achieving success in the industry of agriculture. Please encourage students you know attending convention to participate in both the FFA Link Insights and Meet-up.
FFA LINK MEETUP WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, OCTOBER 30, 6:00 P.M. ? 7:00 P.M.
Kentucky Exposition Center, KEC, outside C205
Following the FFA Link Insights we invite attendees to stay for the Link Meet-up and encourage FFA Alumni, exhibitors and other professionals to attend. FFA Link Meet-ups are an opportunity for young adults to interact with professionals across the agricultural industry to network, possibly identify a mentor, learn about opportunities, or just gain feedback from those who have gone before them. FFA Alumni, please mark your calendars to participate in the first ever FFA Link networking event!
Analysis of State CTE Standards
In October, NASDCTE released a report featuring An Analysis of State CTE Standards. This report provides national views on states adopting, organizing, and implementing CTE standards at secondary and postsecondary levels. Read more and download the report.
STEM in high demand
The STEM shortage is real and profound, according to recent findings published by Bayer, and is particularly relevant for occupations requiring two- and four-year degrees. Read more on the study and the blog post here.