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February 29, 2016

Council 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 at all levels; and
  • expanded opportunities for students to experience high quality educational programs in agriculture.

Upcoming Events

2016


March 16-19

National PAS Conference, Kansas City, MO

Learn more


May 17-20

National AAAE Conference, Kansas City, MO


September 19-21

Western Region AAAE Conference, Tuscon, AZ


Past Issues

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

DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award

The DEKALB® Agricultural Accomplishment Award nominations are being accepted. Nominations are being accepted February 1, 2016 and end on May 1, 2016.Click here for the nomination forms and submission process.

FFA

Last Day to Apply! FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grants

Today, Monday, February 29th, is the last day to apply for the first round of FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grants! Does your chapter have an idea to fight hunger? Any middle school, high school, collegiate or Alumni FFA chapter who are NOT currently funded through the FFA: Food For All program may apply for up to $500 to support a local hunger service event (project). The application is available at www.FFA.org/Heroes.

Need help promoting SAEs and FFA?

Check out this new video collection to hear students and advisors share their experiences. Catch answers to:

Free CDE Resources

National Career Development Event Questions and Answers are now online. For students who ask their teachers, "When will I ever use this in the real world?" career development events are the answer. Such events demonstrate the meaningful connections between classroom instruction and real-life scenarios.Find these free teaching resources and event preparation materials from 2008-2014 at FFA.org/CDEresources. You will find scenarios, PowerPoints, identification tests, practicums, team activities, finalists? samples, exams, exam keys and more.

Apply Now: New Century Farmer Applications Due March 1

Planning to make a career out of production farming? Apply for New Century Farmer, an intensive five-day conference in Des Moines, Iowa, July 10 - 16. Participants will network with industry experts, presenters and each other. They will also attend a series of workshops and sessions that discuss topics ranging from the global marketplace to farm financing, consumer trends and managing risk. Apply now for 2016.

NAAE

National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy Applications Close TODAY!

The NAAE National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) has over 10 years of successfully cultivating agriscience and inquiry-based learning in agricultural education. The Academy serves to train agriculture teachers on how to enhance the science that is already present in agriculture, as well as develop students as problem solvers and thinkers through the inquiry-based teaching method.If selected as a National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador, you will be required to attend a national training session. The session is tentatively scheduled to be held in Ankeny, IA at the Iowa FFA Enrichment Center the week of July 18-22, 2016.Application deadline is February 29.Click here for details and to apply.

Advanced Degree Webinar

What is grad school like? How do you balance working on your masters degree while teaching? Should I get an advanced degree before I start teaching? All these questions and more will be answered during this Future Agriculture webinar opportunity.Monday, February 29th
5:00-5:45pm Eastern Time
Presenters: Ms. Susan Wagner, Indiana and Ms. Mary McCart, Connecticut
Click here to register.

2016 Award Online Submission Form Now Available

Get started on your NAAE awards application! The 2016 online submission form is now available, along with the application instructions and supporting information for all NAAE awards. Regional award winners will be honored at the 2016 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas,  November 29-December 3. Need help filling out the online application? Click here for detailed instructions.Go to the 2016 NAAE Award Applications

Host a Location for 2016 National Teach Ag Day

The National Teach Ag Campaign is looking for up to four sites to serve as satellite locations for the 2016 National Teach Ag Day celebration (Thursday, September 22).  The satellite sites will be featured throughout the live event to showcase current and future agriculture teachers.  The satellite locations will be assigned a host facilitator (current or former Teach Ag ambassador) who will help coordinate on site discussions and technical logistics. 2016 National Teach Ag Day Satellite Location Criteria

Communities of Practice Highlights

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education

2016 CASE Institute Registration Now Open

CASE is excited to announce that registration is now open for the thirty-two CASE Institutes that will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

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 and submit a School District Agreement 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 minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Professional Development Director, Shari Smith, regarding any additional questions.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
Invasive species, bioenergy, and biotech labeling law proposals top the news, but dig deeper for info about awards, opportunities, and futuristic farms. These and many more ag/science links. 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).

 

 

 

Council 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 at all levels; and
  • expanded opportunities for students to experience high quality educational programs in agriculture.

Upcoming Events

2016

March 16-19

National PAS Conference, Kansas City, MO
Learn more


May 17-20

National AAAE Conference, Kansas City, MO


September 19-21

Western Region AAAE Conference, Tuscon, AZ


Past Issues

MMM Submissions


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

FFA

Happy FFA Week!


Log in to FFA.org to finalize your National FFA Week plans with our helpful resources. New this year: Give FFA Day on Tuesday, Feb. 23 and National Wear Blue Day on Feb. 26. FFA Week will be all over social media. Follow the #FFAweek hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and don't miss @NationalFFA Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat posts, including posts from the National FFA Officer Team while on the road!

Need help promoting SAEs and FFA?


Check out this new video collection to hear students and advisors share their experiences. Catch answers to:

FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grants Due Monday, February 29th!


Does your chapter have an idea to fight hunger? Apply for a $500 FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grant to make it happen. Any middle school, high school, collegiate or Alumni FFA chapter who are NOT currently funded through the FFA: Food For All program may apply for up to $500 to support a local hunger service event (project). The application is available at www.FFA.org/Heroes

Officer 2 Officer: How to be a Pro

Got an FFA event coming up? Be a pro about getting your schedule set with teachers.

New Resources Available on My Journey


With the new semester full steam ahead, discover the numerous FREE planning tips, tools and lesson plans available within My Journey. Ever heard about our Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success Self-Paced Modules? Take a look at the Explore page. Looking to implement a National Ag Week into your school but need an Action Guide? Maybe a lesson to help students make their resumes shine with the FFA Resume Generator? Check out the Build page. Curious about utilizing a tool called the Global Food Security Index in class? Go to the Connect page. Look through My Journey?s Implementation Guide, a tool to help integrate resources into classroom activities through differentiated instruction. Remember to check out the Archive pages to find the content you?re missing.

Free CDE Resources


National Career Development Event Questions and Answers are now online. For students who ask their teachers, "When will I ever use this in the real world?" career development events are the answer. Such events demonstrate the meaningful connections between classroom instruction and real-life scenarios.Find these free teaching resources and event preparation materials from 2008-2014 at FFA.org/CDEresources. You will find scenarios, PowerPoints, identification tests, practicums, team activities, finalists' samples, exams, exam keys and more.

Apply Now: New Century Farmer Applications Due March 1


Planning to make a career out of production farming? Apply for New Century Farmer, an intensive five-day conference in Des Moines, Iowa, July 10 - 16. Participants will network with industry experts, presenters and each other. They will also attend a series of workshops and sessions that discuss topics ranging from the global marketplace to farm financing, consumer trends and managing risk. Apply now for 2016.

Chapter Tee Time


National FFA is accepting entries for the Annual Chapter T-Shirt Design Contest.  Get creative and earn money for your chapter!  Fifty percent of the first year's profits are returned to the winning chapters. Entries may be emailed to entries@ffa.org or mailed to the National FFA Organization, 6060 FFA Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46268, Attention Lisa Barger.  Entries must be submitted by Feb.26 at 5 p.m. EST.  Finalists will be selected and voting will begin March 14.  See the official rules here.

NAAE

How to Create a Culture of Safety Excellence: Free Webinar from Caterpillar


Tuesday, February 23, 8:00 p.m. CST Webinar Learning Objectives:
1. The difference between compliance vs cultural improvement strategies
2. How perception precedes behavior
3. The survey approach used by Caterpillar
4. How to use safety perception survey data for improvement
» Register to Participate (or for access to archived version if you can't participate Tuesday night)

National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy Applications Close Next Monday


The NAAE National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) has over 10 years of successfully cultivating agriscience and inquiry-based learning in agricultural education. The Academy serves to train agriculture teachers on how to enhance the science that is already present in agriculture, as well as develop students as problems solvers and thinkers through the inquiry-based teaching method.If selected as a National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador, you will be required to attend a national training session. The session is tentatively scheduled to be held in Ankeny, IA at the Iowa FFA Enrichment Center the week of July 18-22, 2016.Application deadline is February 29.Click here for details and to apply.

2016 Award Applications Available


Get a jump start on your NAAE awards application. The 2016 application instructions and supporting information for all NAAE awards is now available on the NAAE website. Although the online submission form is not yet open, applicants can use the materials that are available to create everything they'll need to upload once it opens. Regional award winners will be honored at the 2016 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas,  November 29-December 3.Go to the 2016 NAAE Award Applications

Host a Location for 2016 National Teach Ag Day


The National Teach Ag Campaign is looking for up to four sites to serve as satellite locations for the 2016 National Teach Ag Day celebration (Thursday, September 22).  The satellite sites will be featured throughout the live event to showcase current and future agriculture teachers.  The satellite locations will be assigned a host facilitator (current or former Teach Ag ambassador) who will help coordinate on site discussions and technical logistics. 2016 National Teach Ag Day Satellite Location Criteria

Communities of Practice Highlights

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education

CASE Now has Scholarships for CASE Institutes Available

Generous contributions through the National FFA Foundation from sponsors like the CHS Foundation and DuPont Pioneer have made it possible for full and partial scholarships to cover the cost of CASE Institutes for award winners. Click here for the application link and additional information. The deadline to apply is February 28th. Questions about this scholarship opportunity can be directed to Miranda Chaplin, CASE Operations/Outreach Director, at miranda.chaplin@case4learning.org.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, Feb 19, 2016

International Water Day, Cuba connections, Zika rumors, and a story about the Supreme Court vacancy and ag repercussions. Several education announcements and links, plus a chance to buy property on the moon-if you're gullible. These and many more ag/science links. 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).

ACTE

February is CTE Month® 2016!

February is Career and Technical Education Month! This annual public awareness campaign offers ACTE members the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of their CTE programs in their local communities.

If you are interested in getting involved in CTE Month, visit ACTE's CTE Month page to learn more about hosting a school visit and communicating with the media and policymakers, purchase our CTE Month merchandise, and promote your school's CTE Month work on our CTE Month calendar.

 

 

February 15, 2016

Council 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 at all levels; and
  • expanded opportunities for students to experience high quality educational programs in agriculture.

Upcoming Events

2016


March 16-19

National PAS Conference, Kansas City, MO

Learn more


May 17-20

National AAAE Conference, Kansas City, MO


September 19-21

Western Region AAAE Conference, Tuscon, AZ


Past Issues

MMM Submissions


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

NAAE

NAAE Marketing Tools Webinar, TONIGHT, February 15, 7pm EST


The NAAE Marketing Committee is hosting a 1-hour webinar for state leaders tonight, February 15, beginning at 7 PM EST, to explain and highlight the marketing tools available through NAAE.  The webinar will focus on the following topics: Insurance benefits, Member Discounts,  Professional Development Opportunities, Communities of Practice, Grants, Awards, Camaraderie/Fellowship and a Question and Answer session.  Everyone is invited to attend! Click here to register.

Applications for the 2016 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy are Open


The NAAE National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) has over 10 years of successfully cultivating agriscience and inquiry-based learning in agricultural education. The Academy serves to train agriculture teachers on how to enhance the science that is already present in agriculture, as well as develop students as problems solvers and thinkers through the inquiry-based teaching method.If selected as a National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador, you will be required to attend a national training session. The session is tentatively scheduled to be held in Ankeny, IA at the Iowa FFA Enrichment Center the week of July 18-22, 2016.Application deadline is February 29.Click here for details and to apply.

2016 Award Applications Available


Get a jump start on your NAAE awards application. The 2016 application instructions and supporting information for all NAAE awards is now available on the NAAE website. Although the online submission form is not yet open, applicants can use the materials that are available to create everything they'll need to upload once it opens. Regional award winners will be honored at the 2016 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas,  November 29-December 3.Go to the 2016 NAAE Award Applications

Host a Location for 2016 National Teach Ag Day


The National Teach Ag Campaign is looking for up to four sites to serve as satellite locations for the 2016 National Teach Ag Day celebration (Thursday, September 22).  The satellite sites will be featured throughout the live event to showcase current and future agriculture teachers.  The satellite locations will be assigned a host facilitator (current or former Teach Ag ambassador) who will help coordinate on site discussions and technical logistics. 2016 National Teach Ag Day Satellite Location Criteria

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education

CASE Now has Scholarships for CASE Institutes Available


Generous contributions through the National FFA Foundation from sponsors like the CHS Foundation and DuPont Pioneer have made it possible for full and partial scholarships to cover the cost of CASE Institutes for award winners. Click here for the application link and additional information. The deadline to apply is February 28th. Questions about this scholarship opportunity can be directed to Miranda Chaplin, CASE Operations/Outreach Director, at miranda.chaplin@case4learning.org.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)


Friday Notes
Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Various groups join forces to fight avian influenza; a university student says it is time to move beyond ag “cheerleading”; and the “elephant in the room” goes on a destructive rampage. These and many more ag/science links. 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).

ACTE

February is CTE Month® 2016!

February is Career and Technical Education Month! This annual public awareness campaign offers ACTE members the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of their CTE programs in their local communities.If you are interested in getting involved in CTE Month, visit ACTE’s CTE Month page to learn more about hosting a school visit and communicating with the media and policymakers, purchase our CTE Month merchandise, and promote your school’s CTE Month work on our CTE Month calendar.

NASDCTEc

2016 Spring Meeting, May 23-25, Washington, D.C.


Join us for NASDCTEc’s annual Spring Meeting! You can tap into the vast talent pool in attendance, engage in collaborative discussions with national resource experts, and get an in-depth look at the most important topics in the field today including the latest state-level trends and federal policy updates on Perkins and the new Every Student Succeeds Act.Learn more

State Policies Impacting CTE - 2015 Year in Review


This report, co-authored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, takes a state-by-state look at CTE-related policies passed in 2015, while drawing out major themes and trends from the year. Read the report.

FFA

FFA Week Is Feb. 20-27


Log in to FFA.org to finalize your FFA Week plans with our helpful resources. New this year: Give FFA Day on Tuesday, Feb. 23 (coming soon: FFA.org/giveFFAday) and National Wear Blue Day on Feb. 26. CheckFacebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest. And don't forget to use the hashtag #FFAweek in your tweets.

Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) online registration opens Tuesday, March 1, 2016.


Advisors and members must first log in to www.FFA.org, then navigate to this link to access registration.  This webpage also contains resources, such as, 2016 pricing and dates, FAQ, advisor and student program information, tentative schedules, and student forms.Questions should be directed to WLC@ffa.org.

FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grants


The FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grant is a competitive grant available throughout the year to increase hunger fighting activities at the local and state level.Who can apply: Any middle school, high school, collegiate or Alumni FFA chapter who are NOT currently funded through the FFA: Food For All program may apply for up to $500 to support a local hunger service event (project).Any state FFA association of foundation who is NOT currently operating an FFA State Hunger Grant may apply for funds up to $1,000 to support a state-level hunger service event.Applications will be accepted until funds for the year are exhausted. Chapters and state associations may recieve two mini-grants in a calendar year.2016 Application Due DatesAll applications are due electronically. No hard copies will be accepted. Access the application at ffa.org/heroes.

  • Apply by February 29, Award Notification by week of March 14-18
  • Apply by April 25, Award Notification by week of May 9-13
  • Apply by June 27, Award Notification by week of July 18-22
  • Apply by August 29, Award Notification by week of September 19-23

Officer 2 Officer: How to be a Pro

Got an FFA event coming up? Be a PRO about getting your schedule set with teachers.

New Resources Available on My Journey

With the new semester full steam ahead, discover the numerous FREE planning tips, tools and lesson plans available within My Journey. Ever heard about ourLeadership, Personal Growth and Career Success Self-Paced Modules? Take a look at the Explore page. Looking to implement a National Ag Week into your school but need an Action Guide? Maybe a lesson to help students make their resumes shine with the FFA Resume Generator? Check out the Build page. Curious about utilizing a tool called the Global Food Security Index in class? Go to the Connect page. Look through My Journey’s Implementation Guide, a tool to help integrate resources into classroom activities throughdifferentiated instruction. Remember to check out theArchive pages to find the content you’re missing.

Free CDE Resources

National Career Development Event Questions and Answers are now online. For students who ask their teachers, "When will I ever use this in the real world?" career development events are the answer. Such events demonstrate the meaningful connections between classroom instruction and real-life scenarios.

Find these free teaching resources and event preparation materials from 2008-2014 atFFA.org/CDEresources. You will find scenarios, PowerPoints, identification tests, practicums, team activities, finalists’ samples, exams, exam keys and more.

Apply Now: New Century Farmer Applications Due March 1

Planning to make a career out of production farming? Apply for New Century Farmer, an intensive five-day conference in Des Moines, Iowa, July 10 - 16. Participants will network with industry experts, presenters and each other. They will also attend a series of workshops and sessions that discuss topics ranging from the global marketplace to farm financing, consumer trends and managing risk. Apply now for 2016.

Chapter Tee Time

National FFA is accepting entries for the Annual Chapter T-Shirt Design Contest.  Get creative and earn money for your chapter!  Fifty percent of the first year’s profits are returned to the winning chapters. Entries may be emailed to entries@ffa.org or mailed to the National FFA Organization, 6060 FFA Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46268, Attention Lisa Barger.  Entries must be submitted by Feb.26 at 5 p.m. EST.  Finalists will be selected and voting will begin March 14.  See the official rules here.

Horticulture News

The National Junior Horticultural Association (NJHA) invites FFA members, their advisors and teachers to participate in the national contests of NJHA. To learn more, visit www.njha.org.

 

 

 

 

February 8, 2016

Council 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 at all levels; and
  • expanded opportunities for students to experience high quality educational programs in agriculture.

Upcoming Events

2016

March 16-19

National PAS Conference, Kansas City, MO Learn more


May 17-20

National AAAE Conference, Kansas City, MO


September 19-21Western Region AAAE Conference, Tuscon, AZ


Past Issues


MMM Submissions


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

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education

CASE Now has Scholarships for CASE Institutes Available

Generous contributions through the National FFA Foundation from sponsors like the CHS Foundation and DuPont Pioneer have made it possible for full and partial scholarships to cover the cost of CASE Institutes for award winners. Click here for the application link and additional information. The deadline to apply is February 28th. Questions about this scholarship opportunity can be directed to Miranda Chaplin, CASE Operations/Outreach Director, at miranda.chaplin@case4learning.org.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)


Friday Notes
Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Those were the days? Or are we much better off with modern tech-based farms? Check out a university student's essay about world hunger - and click onto items about Super Bowl ads and carnivorous plants. These and many more ag/science links. 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).

FFA

New Resources Available on My Journey

With the new semester full steam ahead, discover the numerous FREE planning tips, tools and lesson plans available within My Journey. Ever heard about ourLeadership, Personal Growth and Career Success Self-Paced Modules? Take a look at the Explore page. Looking to implement a National Ag Week into your school but need an Action Guide? Maybe a lesson to help students make their resumes shine with the FFA Resume Generator? Check out the Build page. Curious about utilizing a tool called the Global Food Security Index in class? Go to the Connect page. Look through My Journey's Implementation Guide, a tool to help integrate resources into classroom activities throughdifferentiated instruction. Remember to check out theArchive pages to find the content you're missing.

Free CDE Resources

National Career Development Event Questions and Answers are now online. For students who ask their teachers, "When will I ever use this in the real world?" career development events are the answer. Such events demonstrate the meaningful connections between classroom instruction and real-life scenarios.Find these free teaching resources and event preparation materials from 2008-2014 atFFA.org/CDEresources. You will find scenarios, PowerPoints, identification tests, practicums, team activities, finalists' samples, exams, exam keys and more.

Apply Now: New Century Farmer Applications Due March 1

Planning to make a career out of production farming? Apply for New Century Farmer, an intensive five-day conference in Des Moines, Iowa, July 10 - 16. Participants will network with industry experts, presenters and each other. They will also attend a series of workshops and sessions that discuss topics ranging from the global marketplace to farm financing, consumer trends and managing risk. Apply now for 2016.

Chapter Tee Time

National FFA is accepting entries for the Annual Chapter T-Shirt Design Contest.  Get creative and earn money for your chapter!  Fifty percent of the first year's profits are returned to the winning chapters. Entries may be emailed to entries@ffa.org or mailed to the National FFA Organization, 6060 FFA Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46268, Attention Lisa Barger.  Entries must be submitted by Feb.26 at 5 p.m. EST.  Finalists will be selected and voting will begin March 14.  See the official rules here.

NAAE

Attention State Leaders: NAAE Marketing Tools Webinar, February 15, 7pm EST

The NAAE Marketing Committee is hosting a webinar on February 15, beginning at 7 PM EST for state leaders to explain and highlight the marketing tools available through NAAE.  The 1-hour webinar will focus on the following topics: Insurance benefits, Member Discounts,  Professional Development Opportunities, Communities of Practice, Grants, Awards, Camaraderie/Fellowship and a Question and Answer session.  Everyone is invited to attend! Click here to register.

Support Two NAAE Sponsors - Vote For Their Videos!

CSX's Santa Train video is in the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's 2016 Film Festival. Public voting will determine the top three videos for each company. Voting is available here.  Public voting is open now until February 15. The Santa Train is categorized as a medium company, second row. While you're voting, also be sure to vote for Tyson Foods' video (under the large companies category). Both Tyson and CSX are direct sponsors of NAAE and National FFA, so please help support them!

2016 Award Applications Available

Get a jump start on your NAAE awards application. The 2016 application instructions and supporting information for all NAAE awards is now available on the NAAE website. Although the online submission form is not yet open, applicants can use the materials that are available to create everything they'll need to upload once it opens. Regional award winners will be honored at the 2016 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas,  November 29-December 3.Go to the 2016 NAAE Award Applications

Host a Location for 2016 National Teach Ag Day

The National Teach Ag Campaign is looking for up to four sites to serve as satellite locations for the 2016 National Teach Ag Day celebration (Thursday, September 22).  The satellite sites will be featured throughout the live event to showcase current and future agriculture teachers.  The satellite locations will be assigned a host facilitator (current or former Teach Ag ambassador) who will help coordinate on site discussions and technical logistics. 2016 National Teach Ag Day Satellite Location Criteria

Communities of Practice Highlights

ACTE

February is CTE Month® 2016!

February is Career and Technical Education Month! This annual public awareness campaign offers ACTE members the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of their CTE programs in their local communities.

If you are interested in getting involved in CTE Month, visit ACTE's CTE Month page to learn more about hosting a school visit and communicating with the media and policymakers, purchase our CTE Month merchandise, and promote your school's CTE Month work on our CTE Month calendar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

February 1, 2016

Council 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 at all levels; and
  • expanded opportunities for students to experience high quality educational programs in agriculture.

Upcoming Events

2016

February 5-9
Southern Region AAAE Conference, San Antonio, TX
March 16-19
National PAS Conference, Kansas City, MO Learn more
May 17-20
National AAAE Conference, Kansas City, MO
September 19-21
Western Region AAAE Conference, Tuscon, AZ

Past Issues

Quote for the Week

"It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop."
-Confucius

MMM Submissions

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

FFA

Important FFA Scholarship News

Deadlines for the FFA scholarship program are being extended by one day! Scholarship applications must now be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Signature pages must be postmarked no later than Feb. 9. Don't forget to check eligibility for Monsanto Fund's America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders and Ford dealer scholarships. Details located at www.FFA.org/scholarships. For scholarship questions, email scholarships@ffa.org.

Free CDE Resources

National Career Development Event Questions and Answers are now online. For students who ask their teachers, "When will I ever use this in the real world?" career development events are the answer. Such events demonstrate the meaningful connections between classroom instruction and real-life scenarios.

Find these free teaching resources and event preparation materials from 2008-2014 at FFA.org/CDEresources. You will find scenarios, PowerPoints, identification tests, practicums, team activities, finalists' samples, exams, exam keys and more.

Apply Now: New Century Farmer Applications Due March 1

Planning to make a career out of production farming? Apply for New Century Farmer, an intensive five-day conference in Des Moines, Iowa, July 10 - 16. Participants will network with industry experts, presenters and each other. They will also attend a series of workshops and sessions that discuss topics ranging from the global marketplace to farm financing, consumer trends and managing risk. Apply now for 2016.

NAAE

2016 Award Applications Available

Get a jump start on your NAAE awards application. The 2016 application instructions and supporting information for all NAAE awards is now available on the NAAE website. Although the online submission form is not yet open, applicants can use the materials that are available to create everything they'll need to upload once it opens. Regional award winners will be honored at the 2016 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas,  November 29-December 3.

Go to the 2016 NAAE Award Applications

Host a Location for 2016 National Teach Ag Day

The National Teach Ag Campaign is looking for up to four sites to serve as satellite locations for the 2016 National Teach Ag Day celebration (Thursday, September 22).  The satellite sites will be featured throughout the live event to showcase current and future agriculture teachers.  The satellite locations will be assigned a host facilitator (current or former Teach Ag ambassador) who will help coordinate on site discussions and technical logistics.

2016 National Teach Ag Day Satellite Location Criteria

Communities of Practice Highlights

FFA Creed Puzzle

Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare Topics

Final SAE Projects Using AET

CASE

CASE Now has Scholarships for CASE Institutes Available

Generous contributions through the National FFA Foundation from sponsors like the CHS Foundation and DuPont Pioneer have made it possible for full and partial scholarships to cover the cost of CASE Institutes for award winners. Click here for the application link and additional information. The deadline to apply is February 28th. Questions about this scholarship opportunity can be directed to Miranda Chaplin, CASE Operations/Outreach Director, at miranda.chaplin@case4learning.org.

2016 CASE Institute Registration Now Open

CASE is excited to announce that registration is now open for the thirty-two CASE Institutes that will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

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 and submit a School District Agreement 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 minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Professional Development Director, Shari Smith, regarding any additional questions.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Food labels, government programs, and the TPP debate land on the front page; while a teen preference poll, a Steve Harvey video, and horse skiing links also appear. In a page two profile, find out about a university student who works with cattle, writes editorials, and survived a trip to kiwi land. These and many more ag/science links. 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).

ACTE

February is CTE Month® 2016!

February is Career and Technical Education Month! This annual public awareness campaign offers ACTE members the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of their CTE programs in their local communities.

If you are interested in getting involved in CTE Month, visit ACTE's CTE Month page to learn more about hosting a school visit and communicating with the media and policymakers, purchase our CTE Month merchandise, and promote your school's CTE Month work on our CTE Month calendar.