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October 26, 2015

 

The National Council for Agricultural Education

Vision

To be the collective leadership voice for Agricultural Education in the United States.

Mission

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


February 5 - 9, 2016
Southern Region AAAE Conference
San Antonio, TX


May 17-20, 2016
National AAAE Conference
Kansas City, MO

Past Issues


October 19
October 12
October 5
September 28
September 21

Quote for the Week


"Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going."
-Sam Levenson


MMM Submissions


To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Andrea Fristoe , NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

The Council


Students Go on Field Trip with a Purpose (from Morning Ag Clips)
For the past seven years the State Fair of Texas has made a significant step in improving the agricultural education of young people across the state. On Oct. 6, the State Fair of Texas welcomed 7,707 students to Ag Awareness Day. Students involved in FFA, 4-H and FCCLA travel from every corner of the state to participate in the many events brought to them by the fair. Some of which include an Agri-Quest Scavenger Hunt and a canned food drive. To read more click here.


Despite Changes, FFA Still Thriving in Maine (from Bangor Daily News)
Fifty years ago, every school in Aroostook County had a bustling Future Farmers of America Club, but as potato farming grew more mechanized, fewer children picked potatoes, the number of farmers dwindled, and participation in the clubs waned. Today, there are only 17 FFA chapters in the state, nine of which are in The County. While the name of the club has changed, educators say that the nature of the program has expanded and participation is growing. To read moreclick here.


"Bringing Biotechnology to Life" Resource (from Morning Ag Clips)
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the International Food Information Council Foundation announced the global launch of “Bringing Biotechnology to Life,” a free educational resource that aims to facilitate learning about agricultural biotechnology and its role in food production. The new curriculum was unveiled at the World Food Prize 2015 Borlaug Dialogue international symposium. To learn more click here.

FFA


Download the National FFA Convention & Expo App
Make planning your convention and expo experience easier. Go toFFA.org/guidebook to download the app, which features schedules, maps and more.


88th National FFA Convention & Expo Broadcast Live on RFD-TV
General sessions of the upcoming National FFA Convention & Expo will be carried live, once again, on RFD-TV. They will also be streamed online at FFA.org/convention.


#SpeakAg Challenge Teacher Incentive
Agriculture teachers/FFA advisors play an integral role in empowering students to advocate for agriculture and FFA. The #SpeakAg Challenge is often promoted in the classroom, and we want to provide incentive for agriculture teachers/FFA advisors to use #SpeakAg as a catalyst to teach skills in agricultural advocacy. One teacher and FFA advisor from each national FFA region will be awarded a $1,000 unrestricted grant upon completion of the #SpeakAg Challenge in October. To find out more about how you can enter, visithttps://www.FFA.org/ffa2015/Pages/SpeakAg-Teachers.aspx.


Habitudes: Telling Our Story to be Released at 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo
The National FFA Organization has partnered with Dr. Tim Elmore and the Growing Leaders Organization to develop a custom resource for agricultural education and FFA focusing on agricultural advocacy.Habitudes: Telling Our Story will focus on building skills in advocacy including communication, relationship building and credibility. This resource will make its debut at the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo in the FFA Educational Resources Expo Booth #1913 in Teachers' World. Advisors will be able to interact with some of the online content and learn more about the future availability of this resource. Five hundred teachers will go home with a FREE copy of the student workbook and an opportunity to be a part of the pilot project administered by the National FFA Organization.

NAAE


October News & Views
Get ready for National FFA Convention, learn about some outstanding agriculture teachers, and see who is running for NAAE President-Elect with this month's edition of News & Views. Click here to check it out!


Visit NAAE this Week at National FFA Convention!
Teachers' World & NAAE Teachers' Internet Lounge- Choose from three days of professional development workshops to hone your ag teaching skills. Recharge your technology and yourself in the NAAE Teachers' Internet Lounge - a great place to sit down and network or catch your breath.
Workshops will be in East Hall - schedule now available!Teachers' Internet Lounge - East Hall Room 1


Ag Teachers Featured During General Session 5 - Thinking about which general session to attend? Consider General Session 5 at noon on Friday. Three special agricultural educators will be sharing why they teach agriculture, and why they think your students should, and later in the session, this year's NAAE Outstanding Teachers will be honored.


NAAE Booth - Visit the NAAE booth (#2009) to talk with association leaders about current programs and initiatives, learn how to maximize your membership, and pick up some bling for your advisor’s name badge (get your name badge in the NAAE Teachers’ Internet Café).


Teach Ag Booth
Discover all the places you can go with Teach Ag! This year, students will meet with a Teach Ag Ambassador and receive a passport to travel around the career fair and meet our partners and stakeholders.


2015 National FFA Swap, Sell, Buy Site
Looking to buy or sell tickets, parking passes, etc. for National FFA Convention? Visit the 2015 National FFA Convention Google Document for all your needs. Make sure to remove or strike out your post when the item is no longer available or needed.


#TeachAgGenius Hour
You are invited to “geek out” with us about awesome innovations or ideas in education with our #TeachAg Genius Hour on Wednesday, December 9th. You will be able to engage via Twitter on that day or that week! If you are a current agriscience teacher, a current agriculture teacher candidate, an agricultural teacher educator, a current FFA member, a university professor, a member of the support team for agricultural education, or just a concerned citizen, mark your calendars to “Inspire, Collaborate, and Create.”


Teach Ag Student Teacher Success Webinar
November 10, 2015
5:00-5:45pm EST
Presenters: Matt Eddy, Southeast Polk High School and Rachel Sauvola, New Richmond High School
Click here to register before November 10th.


Teach Ag Promising Practices Webinar
Teach Ag Ambassadors (Avengers)
November 16, 2015
4:00-4:45pm EST
Presenters: Dr. Daniel Foster, Penn State University and Pam Rowland, Missouri STAR Program Coordinator
Click here to register by 2pm EST on November 16th.


Fulbright Distinguised Awards in Teaching Program
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program provides funding for highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level educators to take part in an intensive professional development program for three to six months abroad. The application deadline is November 4, 2015. For more information, please follow this link.


Communities of Practice Highlights


And don't forget to check out the Vets on Call antibiotics playlist, where veterinarians explain the importance of anitbiotics, on the front page of Communities of Practice! Stay updated on current antibiotic issues in animal science.

CASE

Apply for a CASE Grant from DuPont Pioneer
For the third year in a row, DuPont Pioneer is offering grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE in the 2015-2016 school year. Teachers can apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher training and classroom resources. Applications must include a brief description of the agriscience program at the school, other CASE certified teachers, and how this grant will impact agriscience education. A letter of support from the district superintendent is also required.

To apply for a DuPont Pioneer Grant, complete the application here.

The deadline to apply for the DuPont Pioneer Grant is October 30, 2015. To request more information or if you have questions, please contact Community.GrantsProgram@pioneer.com.

CAST

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015: The World Food Prize winner is dedicated to helping the poor by improving food production. Drones, antibiotics, and biotech are in the halls of Congress, and the naked mole rat makes another fascinating appearance. Check in for more than 70 links that provide insights, opinions, and oddities in the world of agriculture.

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).

 

 

 

 

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October 19, 2015

 

The National Council for Agricultural Education

Vision

To be the collective leadership voice for Agricultural Education in the United States.

Mission

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


February 5 - 9, 2016
Southern Region AAAE Conference
San Antonio, TX


May 17-20, 2016
National AAAE Conference
Kansas City, MO

Past Issues


October 12
October 5
September 28
September 21
September 14

Quote for the Week


"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."
-Ralph Marston


MMM Submissions


To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Andrea Fristoe , NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

The Council


States Push Forward to Strengthen Career Readiness (from Education Week)
In recent years, "college- and career-readiness" has become the clarion call of middle and high school. You've heard the chant many times, no doubt: It's no longer enough to leave high school with just a diploma. Students must have some kind of postsecondary education in order to nab good-paying jobs. But the definition of career readiness remains stubbornly murky. Many agree that a central core of academic skills and knowledge are a common requirement for most any career that pays well. A new report from the Education Commission of the States explores what 13 states have been doing about this in the last few years. To read the report click here.


New Teacher Requirements Jeopardize Dual-Credit Classes (from Education Week)
A new rule that threatens to hobble or shutter dual-enrollment programs in 19 states has sparked widespread objections from educators who fear it could undermine students' chances of going to college. A ruling by the Higher Learning Commission, a Chicago-based group that accredits colleges and universities across a big swath of the West and the Midwest, requires high school teachers of dual-credit courses to have a master's degree. If that advanced degree isn't in the subject they're teaching, teachers must have earned 18 graduate credits in that subject. To learn more click here.


Indiana Agriculture Students Learn to Fly Drones (from The Lafayette Journal Courier)
While their classmates toil away at such courses as pre-calculus and history, a small group of Newton County high schoolers is spending the afternoons flying agricultural drones over cornfields. With the help of a $454,000 grant from the Office of Gov. Mike Pence and the Newton County Council, South and North Newton high schools have each purchased drones and tractors to train students in precision farming, which uses data to maximize crop yields. To read more click here.


Senate Bill to Create CTE Teacher Residency Programs (from the Augusta Free Press)
U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Co-Chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, along with U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act to expand the Higher Education Act’s teacher residency grant program to help schools recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers. The Creating Quality Technical Educators Act would foster partnerships between high-needs secondary schools and post-secondary institutions to create one-year teacher residencies for CTE teachers, applying the model used by the Richmond Teacher Residency program, a partnership between Virginia Commonwealth University and Richmond Public Schools, to CTE-focused programs. To read more click here.

FFA


What Would Your FFA Chapter do with $2,500 to Help Fight Hunger?
Kennewick FFA (WA) members salvaged 900 pounds of fresh fruit from the school lunch program to donate to the community. The chapter also raised hogs and lambs that resulted in more than 800 pounds of meat being donated.
The 2016 FFA: Food For All grant application is available atwww.FFA.org/FoodForAll. Middle and high school chapters may apply for up to $2,500 to support year-long service-learning projects that address local hunger needs.  Applications are due Monday, November 23, 2015. Contact Stefonie Sebastian at LTS@ffa.org with any questions.


88th National FFA Convention & Expo Broadcast Live on RFD-TV
General sessions of the upcoming National FFA Convention & Expo will be carried live, once again, on RFD-TV. They will also be streamed online at FFA.org/convention.


Amplify Your Classroom Instruction with My Journey
National FFA Convention & Expo preparations are really amplified right now! Whether traveling to the convention and expo or staying home, you have access to many great tips, tools and lesson plans available within My Journey. Need a lesson to help address misconceptions in agriculture or an interactive activity to discuss career opportunities in power, structural and technical systems? Take a look at theExplore page. What about a core class integration strategy that will help students with agricultural math problems? Or a lesson that will aid students in job interview prep or an activity to accompany the FFA Resume Generator? Check out the Build page. Want a lesson that sends your students on a convention and expo scavenger huntor an activity to improve ag storytelling abilities? Go to the Connectpage. Miss content from past months? Visit our Archive pages. Also, new this month is the Implementation Guide that will help integrate My Journey into classroom activities through differentiated instruction.


#SpeakAg Challenge Teacher Incentive
Agriculture teachers/FFA advisors play an integral role in empowering students to advocate for agriculture and FFA. The #SpeakAg Challenge is often promoted in the classroom, and we want to provide incentive for agriculture teachers/FFA advisors to use #SpeakAg as a catalyst to teach skills in agricultural advocacy. One teacher and FFA advisor from each national FFA region will be awarded a $1,000unrestricted grant upon completion of the #SpeakAg Challenge in October. To find out more about how you can enter, visithttps://www.FFA.org/ffa2015/Pages/SpeakAg-Teachers.aspx.


Habitudes: Telling Our Story to be Released at 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo
The National FFA Organization has partnered with Dr. Tim Elmore and the Growing Leaders Organization to develop a custom resource for agricultural education and FFA focusing on agricultural advocacy. Habitudes: Telling Our Story will focus on building skills in advocacy including communication, relationship building and credibility. This resource will make its debut at the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo in the FFA Educational Resources Expo Booth #1913 in Teachers' World. Advisors will be able to interact with some of the online content and learn more about the future availability of this resource. Five hundred teachers will go home with a FREE copy of the student workbook and an opportunity to be a part of the pilot project administered by the National FFA Organization.


Looking for FFA Advisors Making a Difference Articles?
Making a Difference articles can now be found monthly on My Journey, under the Advisor Connect page. Still hungry for more? Visit the FFA Pulse blog and select the advisors tab.


Sign Up to Receive Emails from the National FFA Foundation
Are you interested in supporting FFA or maybe you already do? Learn more about the impact that your support makes possible to FFA members by subscribing to receive emails from the National FFA Foundation. The foundation typically sends monthly e-newsletters and occasional informational and fundraising messages.


CSX/FFA Growing Tomorrow Campaign
CSX is running a campaign from Oct. 5-31, 2015, called Growing Tomorrow. The theme is on the future of agriculture with a specific focus on youth and highlighting the CSX/FFA relationship. It will have a website dedicated to the campaign, feature video and shorter vignettes about a FFA member in North Carolina, include various facts and info and also ask people to submit their own stories. As part of this, CSX is making a donation to FFA in support of the agricultural literacy/advocacy platform.Visit www.csxgrowingtomorrow.com and CSX on social media for more information and to participate.


FFA.org and Shop FFA Outage Nov. 7
All FFA websites and networks will be unavailable Saturday, Nov. 7, allowing for replacement of network equipment. This will affect all National FFA website services. The network equipment being installed includes new-generation firewalls, switches and routers for increased speed and efficiency. Thank you for your patience during the outage Saturday, Nov. 7.


National CDE – Conduct of Meetings Workshop
Conduct of Meetings – New National Opportunity for seventh, eighth and ninth grade members.
Advisors workshop: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2-3:30 p.m. KEC in W1
Member workshop: Thursday, Oct. 29, 8:30- 9:30 a.m., Room B104
Initial communication on the event structure and format for a new leadership development event seventh, eighth and ninth grade FFA members.  Participants will demonstrate their abilities to conduct a local chapter meetings and properly demonstrate parliamentary procedure.

NAAE


NAAE at National FFA Convention!
Teachers' World & NAAE Teachers' Internet Lounge- Choose from three days of professional development workshops to hone your ag teaching skills. Recharge your technology and yourself in the NAAE Teachers' Internet Lounge - a great place to sit down and network or catch your breath.
Workshops will be in East Hall - schedule now available!Teachers' Internet Lounge - East Hall Room 1


Ag Teachers Featured During General Session 5 - Thinking about which general session to attend? Consider General Session 5 at noon on Friday. Three special agricultural educators will be sharing why they teach agriculture, and why they think your students should, and later in the session, this year's NAAE Outstanding Teachers will be honored.


NAAE Booth - Visit the NAAE booth (#2009) to talk with association leaders about current programs and initiatives, learn how to maximize your membership, and pick up some bling for your advisor’s name badge (get your name badge in the NAAE Teachers’ Internet Café).


Teach Ag Booth
Discover all the places you can go with Teach Ag! This year, students will meet with a Teach Ag Ambassador and receive a passport to travel around the career fair and meet our partners and stakeholders.


2015 National FFA Swap, Sell, Buy Site
Looking to buy or sell tickets, parking passes, etc. for National FFA Convention? Visit the 2015 National FFA Convention Google Document for all your needs. Convention is only a few weeks away! Make sure to remove or strike out your post when the item is no longer available or needed.


#TeachAgGenius Hour
You are invited to “geek out” with us about awesome innovations or ideas in education with our #TeachAg Genius Hour on Wednesday, December 9th. You will be able to engage via Twitter on that day or that week! If you are a current agriscience teacher, a current agriculture teacher candidate, an agricultural teacher educator, a current FFA member, a university professor, a member of the support team for agriculture education, or just a concerned citizen, mark your calendars to “Inspire, Collaborate, and Create.”


Teach Ag Student Teacher Success Webinar
November 10, 2015
5;00-5:45pm EST
Presenters: Matt Eddy, Southeast Polk High School and Rachel Sauvola, New Richmond High School
Click here to register before November 10th.


Teach Ag Promising Practices Webinar
Teach Ag Ambassadors (Avengers)
November 16, 2015
4:00-4:45pm EST
Presenters: Dr. Daniel Foster, Penn State University and Pam Rowland, Missouri STAR Program Coordinator
Click here to register by 2pm EST on November 16th.


Fulbright Distinguised Awards in Teaching Program
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program provides funding for highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level educators to take part in an intensive professional development program for three to six months abroad. The application deadline is November 4, 2015. For more information, please follow this link.


Communities of Practice Highlights

And don't forget to check out the Vets on Call antibiotics playlist, where veterinarians explain the importance of anitbiotics, on the front page of Communities of Practice! Stay updated on current antibiotic issues in animal science.

CASE

Apply for a CASE Grant from DuPont Pioneer
For the third year in a row, DuPont Pioneer is offering grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE in the 2015-2016 school year. Teachers can apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher training and classroom resources. Applications must include a brief description of the agriscience program at the school, other CASE certified teachers, and how this grant will impact agriscience education. A letter of support from the district superintendent is also required.

To apply for a DuPont Pioneer Grant, complete the application here.

The deadline to apply for the DuPont Pioneer Grant is October 30, 2015. To request more information or if you have questions, please contact Community.GrantsProgram@pioneer.com.

CAST

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015: Dr. Prakash receives BCCA Award at World Food Prize event, new biotech ag curriculum information, and the helmeted hornbill needs a better helmet. Check in for more than 70 links that provide insights, opinions, and oddities in the world of agriculture.

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).

 

 

 

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October 12, 2015

 

The National Council for Agricultural Education

Vision

To be the collective leadership voice for Agricultural Education in the United States.

Mission

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


February 5 - 9, 2016
Southern Region AAAE Conference
San Antonio, TX


May 17-20, 2016
National AAAE Conference
Kansas City, MO

Past Issues


October 5
September 28
September 21
September 14
August 31

Quote for the Week


"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards."
-Paul Bryant


MMM Submissions


To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Andrea Fristoe , NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

The Council


Local New Jersey Agriculture Program Expands Through Grant from Monsanto (from nj.com)
Salem County Vocational School has received a $10,000 grant from America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.The district will use the money to create hands-on learning opportunities with new laptops, laboratory equipment and new supplies for agricultural science courses. To read more click here.


Visit GrowRuralEducation.com to see the full list of winners for this year. A sister program, America's Farmers Grow Communities, is currently enrolling farmers for 2016. To sign up, visit GrowCommunities.com before Nov. 30.


Chief State School Officers Announces State Action to Advance Career Pathways
Seventeen states are committing to reset career education by adding rigor and value to programs preparing high school graduates for high-skilled, high-demand jobs. Using economic development data and partnerships with community employers, these states will design more rigorous career pathways that span secondary and postsecondary levels, culminating in credentials for students. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is facilitating this work, which pursues recommendations made in Opportunities and Options, a report of CCSSO's Career Readiness Task Force. The 17 states are California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Wyoming. To learn more click here.


High School Agriculture Program Returns to Idaho County After 40 years (from The Capital Press)
Prior to the start of his senior year, Ty Barnard figured it was time to do something about the lack of agricultural curriculum and an FFA chapter within Bonneville County. Barnard approached the principal of Technical Careers High School, who shared his sentiments, and together, they made an appeal to the school board and the school district’s superintendent. It appears they were onto something. In the school’s first semester of offering agricultural classes, several students have enrolled from nearby Bonneville and Hillcrest high schools, and there’s talk of adding a second instructor. To read moreclick here.

FFA


#SpeakAg Challenge Teacher Incentive
Agriculture teachers/FFA advisors play an integral role in empowering students to advocate for agriculture and FFA. The #SpeakAg Challenge is often promoted in the classroom, and we want to provide incentive for agriculture teachers/FFA advisors to use #SpeakAg as a catalyst to teach skills in agricultural advocacy.

One teacher and FFA advisor from each national FFA region will be awarded a $1,000 unrestricted grant upon completion of the #SpeakAg Challenge in October. To find out more about how you can enter, click here.

Habitudes: Telling Our Story to be Released at 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo
The National FFA Organization has partnered with Dr. Tim Elmore and the Growing Leaders Organization to develop a custom resource for agricultural education and FFA focusing on agricultural advocacy.Habitudes: Telling Our Story will focus on building skills in advocacy including communication, relationship building and credibility.

This resource will make its debut at the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo in the FFA Educational Resources Expo Booth #1913 in Teachers' World. Advisors will be able to interact with some of the online content and learn more about the future availability of this resource. Five hundred teachers will go home with a FREE copy of the student workbook and an opportunity to be a part of the pilot project administered by the National FFA Organization.


Amplify Your Classroom Instruction with My Journey
National FFA Convention & Expo preparations are really amplified right now! Whether traveling to the convention and expo or staying home, you have access to many great tips, tools and lesson plans available within My Journey. Need a lesson to help address misconceptions in agriculture or an interactive activity to discuss career opportunities in power, structural and technical systems? Take a look at theExplore page. What about a core class integration strategy that will help students with agricultural math problems? Or a lesson that will aid students in job interview prep or an activity to accompany theFFA Resume Generator? Check out the Build page. Want a lesson that sends your students on a convention and expo scavenger huntor an activity to improve ag storytelling abilities? Go to the Connectpage. Miss content from past months?  Visit our Archive pages. Also, new this month is the Implementation Guide that will help integrate My Journey into classroom activities through differentiated instruction.

Judges Needed for National FFA Convention & Expo
If you or someone you know will be in Louisville, Ky., Oct 29-31 and are interested in volunteering on Wednesday, Oct. 28 and/or Thursday, Oct. 29 during the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo, click here.

CSX/FFA Growing Tomorrow Campaign
CSX is running a campaign from Oct. 5-31, 2015, called Growing Tomorrow. The theme is on the future of agriculture with a specific focus on youth and highlighting the CSX/FFA relationship. It will have a website dedicated to the campaign, feature video and shorter vignettes about a FFA member in North Carolina, include various facts and info and also ask people to submit their own stories. As part of this, CSX is making a donation to FFA in support of the agricultural literacy/advocacy platform.Visit www.csxgrowingtomorrow.com and CSX on social media for more information and to participate.

NAAE


NAAE at National FFA Convention!
Teachers' World & NAAE Teachers' Internet Lounge- Choose from three days of professional development workshops to hone your ag teaching skills. Recharge your technology and yourself in the NAAE Teachers' Internet Lounge - a great place to sit down and network or catch your breath.


Workshops will be in East Hall - watch naae.org for a schedule.


Teachers' Internet Lounge - East Hall Room 1


Ag Teachers Featured During General Session 5 - Thinking about which general session to attend? Consider General Session 5 at noon on Friday. Three special agricultural educators will be sharing why they teach agriculture, and why they think your students should, and later in the session, this year's NAAE Outstanding Teachers will be honored.NAAE Booth - Visit the NAAE booth (#2009) to talk with association leaders about current programs and initiatives, learn how to maximize your membership, and pick up some bling for your advisor’s name badge (get your name badge in the NAAE Teachers’ Internet Café).


Teach Ag Booth
Discover all the places you can go with Teach Ag! This year, students will meet with a Teach Ag Ambassador and receive a passport to travel around the career fair and meet our partners and stakeholders.


2015 National FFA Swap, Sell, Buy Site

Looking to buy or sell tickets, parking passes, etc. for National FFA Convention? Visit the 2015 National FFA Convention Google Document for all your needs. Convention is only a few weeks away! Make sure to remove or strike out your post when the item is no longer available or needed.


#TeachAgGenius Hour
You are invited to “geek out” with us about awesome innovations or ideas in education with our #TeachAg Genius Hour on Wednesday, December 9th. You will be able to engage via Twitter on that day or that week! If you are a current agriscience teacher, a current agriculture teacher candidate, an agricultural teacher educator, a current FFA member, a university professor, a member of the support team for agriculture education, or just a concerned citizen, mark your calendars to “Inspire, Collaborate, and Create.


University of Kentucky Livestock Judging Contest -- October 24th
Register today for the 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Invitational at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Click here for more information about the contest and click here to register for the event.


Teach Ag Promising Practices Webinar
Teach Ag Ambassadors (Avengers)
November 16, 2015
4:00-4:45pm EST
Presenters: Dr. Daniel Foster, Penn State University and Pam Rowland, Missouri STAR Program Coordinator
Click here to register by 2pm EST on November 16th.


Fulbright Distinguised Awards in Teaching Program
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program provides funding for highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level educators to take part in an intensive professional development program for three to six months abroad. The application deadline is November 4, 2015. For more information, please follow this link.


Communities of Practice Highlights


And don't forget to check out the Vets on Call antibiotics playlist, where veterinarians explain the importance of anitbiotics, on the front page of Communities of Practice! Stay updated on current antibiotic issues in animal science.

CASE

Apply for a CASE Grant from DuPont Pioneer
For the third year in a row, DuPont Pioneer is offering grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE in the 2015-2016 school year. Teachers can apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher training and classroom resources. Applications must include a brief description of the agriscience program at the school, other CASE certified teachers, and how this grant will impact agriscience education. A letter of support from the district superintendent is also required.

To apply for a DuPont Pioneer Grant, complete the application here.

The deadline to apply for the DuPont Pioneer Grant is October 30, 2015. To request more information or if you have questions, please contact Community.GrantsProgram@pioneer.com.

FFA Alumni

State Basket Contest
The National FFA Alumni Association is hosting a State Basket contest at National FFA Convention again to anyone that is willing! The contest will award two prizes this year. Prize One: Top Selling Basket, which  will receive Washington Leadership Scholarship to go to a member of their choice. Prize Two: People’s Choice Award, which will receive a free registration to the 2016 National FFA Alumni Development Conference. Each state is encouraged to enter as many baskets as they want. Check out the rules, deadlines, and information at the following link. Entry Forms for the contest must be back to National FFA staff by October 19.

Pre-Register for Convention-Closes TODAY
Pre-registration will close today at 5:00 p.m. EDT for National FFA Alumni. All FFA Alumni need to register for the National FFA Convention and Expo to access FFA Alumni events. No additional tickets are required for FFA Alumni events. Click here to register.

CAST

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015: Ag sessions on Capitol Hill; the Trans Pacific Partnership in the limelight; and a small dog takes on three large bears. Check in for more than 70 links that provide insights, opinions, and oddities in the world of agriculture.

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).

 

 

 

 

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October 5, 2015

 

The National Council for Agricultural Education

Vision

To be the collective leadership voice for Agricultural Education in the United States.

Mission

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


February 5 - 9, 2016
Southern Region AAAE Conference
San Antonio, TX


May 17-20, 2016
National AAAE Conference
Kansas City, MO

Past Issues


September 28
September 21
September 14
August 31
August 24

Quote for the Week


"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."
-Ronald Reagan


MMM Submissions


To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Andrea Fristoe , NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

The Council


Smith-Hughes Act 100th Anniversary Logo Design Contest
In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Hughes Act, the National Council for Agricultural Education is announcing a logo design contest. This contest is open to students currently enrolled in K-12 and post-secondary agricultural education and related programs (e.g. agricultural communications, agricultural leadership) with cash prizes provided for the top three designs ($500, $300, & $200). Click here for full contest rules and guidelines.

FFA


Now Open! 2016 FFA: Food For All Grant Application
The 2016 FFA: Food For All grant application is available now atwww.FFA.org/FoodForAll. Middle and high school chapters may apply for up to $2,500 to support year-long service-learning projects that address local hunger needs. Applications are due Monday, November 23, 2015.


Project topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing a community garden to supplement fresh fruits and/or vegetables to the school or food bank;
  • 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.


Visit www.FFA.org/FoodForAll to apply today or register for an informational webinar. Contact Stefonie Sebastian at LTS@ffa.orgwith any questions.


Free Teaching Resources Available on My Journey
Since school and various FFA activities are back in full swing, check out the updated My Journey content on FFA.org to help with your planning needs! There are many great tips, tools, lesson plans and open resources available for free within My Journey. Need a lesson to help students grow in their abilities to advocate for agriculture or activities to make your students aware of current issues in agriculture,like replacing pesticides with genetics? Then look for these lessons and more on the Explore page. What about a core class integration strategy that can help students summarize their reading in an organized and concise way or a lesson to accompany the FFA Resume Generator? Take a look at these activities on the Buildpage. Want a lesson that sends your students on a career scavenger hunt or an activity to increase their skills as agriculture advocates? Check out these lessons and more on the Connect page. Did you miss content from past months? No worries…it’s available on our Archive pages. Log in today to make your planning a little easier and check back next each month for refreshed content.


Judges Needed for National FFA Convention & Expo
If you or someone you know will be in Louisville, Ky., Oct 29-31 and are interested in volunteering on Wednesday, Oct. 28 and/or Thursday, Oct. 29 during the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo, click here.


CSX/FFA Growing Tomorrow Campaign
CSX is running a campaign from Oct. 5-31, 2015 called Growing Tomorrow. The theme is on the future of agriculture with a specific focus on youth and highlighting the CSX/FFA relationship. It will have a website dedicated to the campaign, featured video and shorter vignettes about a FFA member in North Carolina, include various facts and info and also ask people to submit their own stories. As part of this, CSX is making a donation to FFA in support of the ag literacy/advocacy platform.


Visit www.csxgrowingtomrrow.com and CSX on social media for more information and to participate.

NAAE


NAAE at National FFA Convention!
Teachers' World & NAAE Teachers' Internet Lounge- Choose from three days of professional development workshops to hone your ag teaching skills. Recharge your technology and yourself in the NAAE Teachers' Internet Lounge - a great place to sit down and network or catch your breath.
Workshops will be in East Hall - watch naae.org for a schedule.Teachers' Internet Lounge - East Hall Room 1


Ag Teachers Featured During General Session 5 - Thinking about which general session to attend? Consider General Session 5 at noon on Friday. Three special agricultural educators will be sharing why they teach agriculture, and why they think your students should, and later in the session, this year's NAAE Outstanding Teachers will be honored.


NAAE Booth - Visit the NAAE booth (#2009) to talk with association leaders about current programs and initiatives, learn how to maximize your membership, and pick up some bling for your advisor’s name badge (get your name badge in the NAAE Teachers’ Internet Café).


Teach Ag Booth
Discover all the places you can go with Teach Ag! This year, students will meet with a Teach Ag Ambassador and receive a passport to travel around the career fair and meet our partners and stakeholders.


2015 National FFA Swap, Sell, Buy Site
Looking to buy or sell tickets, parking passes, etc. for National FFA Convention? Visit the 2015 National FFA Convention Google Document for all your needs. Convention is only a few weeks away! Make sure to remove or strike out your post when the item is no longer available or needed.


University of Kentucky Livestock Judging Contest -- October 24th
Register today for the 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Invitational at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Click here for more information about the contest and click here to register for the event.


New Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Supports STEM Instruction and the National AFNR Career Cluster Content Standards
This comprehensive new text welcomes today’s learners to the diverse and exciting world of agriscience and prepares them for more advanced courses. Written by leaders in agricultural education, Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources provides a fresh, visual, and highly applied introduction to the systems and concepts that define modern agriculture, including food systems and natural resources. Reading, critical thinking, and STEM skills are developed throughout the lessons. Students can explore the various types of Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs) and the use of the Agricultural Experience Tracker (AET). In support of FFA's mission, the text provides practical information on building leadership and communication skills. To learn more, click here.


Teach Ag Promising Practices Webinar
Teach Ag Ambassadors (Avengers)
November 16, 2015
4:00-4:45pm EST
Presenters: Dr. Daniel Foster, Penn State University and Pam Rowland, Missouri STAR Program Coordinator
Click here to register by 2pm EST on November 16th.


Fulbright Distinguised Awards in Teaching Program
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program provides funding for highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level educators to take part in an intensive professional development program for three to six months abroad. The application deadline is November 4, 2015. For more information, please follow this link.


Communities of Practice Highlights

And don't forget to check out the Vets on Call antibiotics playlist, where veterinarians explain the importance of anitbiotics, on the front page of Communities of Practice! Stay updated on current antibiotic issues in animal science.

CASE

Apply for a CASE Grant from DuPont Pioneer
For the third year in a row, DuPont Pioneer is offering grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE in the 2015-2016 school year. Teachers can apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher training and classroom resources. Applications must include a brief description of the agriscience program at the school, other CASE certified teachers, and how this grant will impact agriscience education. A letter of support from the district superintendent is also required.

To apply for a DuPont Pioneer Grant, complete the application here.

The deadline to apply for the DuPont Pioneer Grant is October 30, 2015. To request more information or if you have questions, please contact Community.GrantsProgram@pioneer.com.

FFA Alumni

Convention State Basket Contest
The National FFA Alumni Association is hosting a State Basket Contest at National FFA Convention again to anyone that is willing! The contest will award two prizes this year. Prize One: Top Selling Basket, which  will receive Washington Leadership Scholarship to go to a member of their choice. Prize Two: People’s Choice Award, which will receive a free registration to the 2016 National FFA Alumni Development Conference. Each state is encouraged to enter as many baskets as they want. Check out the rules, deadlines, and information at the following link. Entry Forms for the contest must be back to national FFA staff by October 19.

Register for Convention
Registration is now open for National FFA Alumni. All FFA Alumni need to register for the National FFA Convention and Expo to access FFA Alumni events. No additional tickets are required for FFA Alumni events. Click here to register today!

CAST

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015: Food labels, government regulations, and celebrities who were FFA members. A dog cloning service causes controversy, and your cow might need a Fitbit. Check in for more than 70 links that provide insights, opinions, and oddities in the world of agriculture.

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).