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
"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort."
To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Julie Fritsch , NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator.
Reminder of 2014 National Agricultural Education Summit and National FFA In-service Registration
The National Council for Agricultural Education and the National FFA Organization will host the 2014 Agricultural Education Summit and National FFA In-service, January 28 -30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. A new state staff In-service will also be conducted on January 27, prior to the start of the Ag-Ed Summit and FFA In-service; it is open to all state supervisors and executive secretaries that have been hired since January 1, 2013.The theme of the 2014 National Agricultural Education Summit, “Renewal of Experiential Learning and Supervised Agricultural Experience within Agricultural Education,” will be the focus of sessions designed for local, state and national Team Ag Ed participants.The event will be held at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing. Registration for the event is $199, if you register before December 13th. After December 13th, registration will be $299. You can register and arrange housing through our online registration system here.If you have any questions please contact Mike Honeycutt email@example.com or 317-802-4248. Additional information can also be found on the website.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Selects Committee to Strengthen Career and Technical Education Standards
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has named a select committee of 15 outstanding educators charged with revising standards for accomplished teaching in the critical field of Career and Technical Education (CTE). The standards are being revised to reflect latest advances in research and practice in the field and the increasing focus on preparing all students for competitive, 21st century careers. Follow this link to learn more and read committee member bios. NAAE Membership Benefit- Legislative Action Center
The Legislative Action Center is a powerful tool for members to use when trying to build relationships or advocate for ag education, whether on the state or national level. Follow this link to learn more.
Community of Practice Highlights
The 2014 Scholarship Application is now live!
Instructions, details and Helpful Tools are available atFFA.org/scholarships. Remember – the application deadlines have changed for 2014:
Same as last year but equally important:
- 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
- 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 toScholarships@FFA.org.
What would your FFA chapter do with $2,500 to help fight hunger?
The 2014 FFA: Food For All grant application is available in thewebsite. Middle and high school chapters may apply for up to $2,500to support year-long service-learning projects that address local hunger needs. Applications are due December 13, 2013.
Project topics include, but are not limited to:
- Developing a community garden to supplement fresh fruits and/or vegetables to the school or local food pantry;
- Raising broilers and/or laying hens to provide fresh meat and eggs to local families;
- Growing tilapia and other protein sources to be donated to the community; or
- Hosting community workshops on container and backyard gardening and other sustainable food practices.
FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge – Fight Hunger, Report Impacts. Win $500
National FFA knows many chapters are busy hosting canned food drives, packing fruit baskets and MORE to help fight hunger this holiday season.
Be sure to visit the website to submit your service results to participate in the FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge and help us donateONE MILLION meals to communities by the 2014 convention.
Your chapter will be entered to win a $500 cash prize that will be announced monthly! Become a Hunger Hero and let’s see how many meals we can donate before the end of the year!
CASE Institute Registration
CASE is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 30 CASE Institutes that will be held this upcoming summer! To register for a CASE Institute please follow this link.
Each site will be capped at 18 participants, with sites able to extend participant registrations up to, but not greater than, 20 participants. Many institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an institute will be subject to a $250 cancelation fee. Please contact CASE Professional Development Director, Shari Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the 2014 CASE Institutes.