Christi Chadwell

Monday Morning Monitor 11/25/2013

Blog Post created by Christi Chadwell on Nov 25, 2013

November 25, 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

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Las Vegas, NV

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

November 18
November 11
November 4
October 28
October 21

Quote for the Week

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do."
-Steve Jobs

MMM Submissions

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


Attending NAAE Convention? Get Your Schedule in Order
Use our custom scheduler tool to select the professional development workshops and sessions you plan to attend, then save reminders to your mobile device and print a copy for your administrators. Go to the scheduler tool. For all other things NAAE convention, visit the NAAE website.

NAAE Internships Applications Due December 18
NAAE offers summer internship opportunities for upperclassmen majoring in agricultural education. This summer we will have positions available in Advocacy, Professional Development and Communications. Follow this link for details. Application deadline for all internships is December 18, 2013

Lifetime FFA Supporter named 2012 NAAE Outstanding Cooperation Award Winner
Robert Johnson, from Monticello, Iowa, received the NAAE Outstanding Cooperation Award in 2012. Johnson owns MinnTex Citrus, Inc., a family-owned and operated business specializing in fruit, cheese, and sausage fundraising. MinnTex Citrus has been a long-time supporter of FFA and assisted with many chapter fundraising projects. Read more on Johnson and other past award winners here.

Community of Practice Highlights


The 2014 Scholarship Application is now live!
Instructions, details and Helpful Tools are available at Remember ? the application deadlines have changed for 2014:

  • The online application must be submitted prior to 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 1, 2014
  • The required Signature Pages must be mailed postmarked no later than Feb. 8, 2014

Same as last year but equally important:

  • Membership must be submitted by state to national by March 1

Please help spread the word about the application deadline changes.  Direct questions, comments or concerns via email to


DuPont Pioneer is proud to offer grants to high schools to assist with the implementation of CASE in the 2014-15 school year. The application deadline is February 15, 2014. Follow this link to learn more.


Friday, Nov. 22, 2013: A look at ag digital communication, current headlines, and plenty of links to noteworthy articles. Lots of turkey talk too.

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).

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education Releases School Improvement Grant (SIG) Data Analysis
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of 2011-12 school and district-level state assessment data and a brief analysis of School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools. The Department?s analysis compares the average proficiency rates of SIG schools in the 2011-12 school year to rates in the year prior to receiving grants. Visit this blog to read more on the report.