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March 28, 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

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

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

October 6-8
North Central Region AAAE Conference
Lafayette, IN



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 through May 1, 2016. Nomination forms and the submission process can be found here.


SAY What? A New Source of Agriculture Safety Information for Youth
A new initiative provides one-stop shopping for agricultural educators who seek safety resources and training programs aimed toward youth.
The Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) project homepage is an umbrella compilation that includes many different curricula, programs, projects, and activities that have a common purpose of increasing safety and health knowledge and reducing hazard and risk exposure to youth on farms and ranches.

NAAE

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

My American Farm Outreach Program
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture just launched the My American Farm Grant Outreach program. They are looking for 10 schools to take part in the 2016 program. Upon completion of an agricultural outreach event, your school will receive $1,500 to further your efforts in sharing the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives. Click here for more information.


Hummert Greenhouse Operations and Hydroponics Short Courses
Hummert International cordially invites you to attend their 21st annual Greenhouse Operations and Management Short Course and / or the 2nd annual Hydroponics Short Course at our St. Louis, Missouri headquarters. Click here for more information.


Congratulations Zoetis, 2016 ACTE Business of the Year
As the worldwide leader in the animal health industry, Zoetis is committed to ensuring current agriculture students are developing competencies and skill sets to enter the agriculture industry pipeline well-trained. Click here for more.


Highlight NAAE Membership Benefits with our New Videos
Under the direction of the NAAE marketing committee, NAAE has created a series of 1 to 2-minute videos, each of which highlights a different benefit of NAAE membership. These videos cover membership, advocacy, awards, NAAE Convention, professional development, liability insurance, and teacher recruitment and retention. They can be viewed directly from the NAAE Website, YouTube, or downloaded to your computer.
This week find out about NAAE Convention. Click here to see the awesome benefits of attending!

Teach Ag Ambassador Applications DUE THURSDAY!
Each year the National Teach Ag Campaign selects an elite group of agricultural education majors to represent the profession and encourage others to teach agriculture. The application for the 2016-17 ambassador program is now available. Click here to apply.


Updated Supply and Demand Profiles Now Available
Our supply and demand profiles provide a snapshot of the current status of agriculture teacher supply and demand based on NAAE region. The data was collected from state agricultural education leaders in the fall of 2015 and is based on the 2015 calendar year. Click hereto view the updated profiles.


Communities of Practice Highlights


Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week,  Dr. Dan Wilson visits the second largest egg-producing chicken farm in the U.S. Click here to watch the video.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, March 25, 2016: How will the thaw with Cuba affect U.S. agriculture? Info about World Water Day and ag career surveys, plus a university student chooses cows and calves over beaches and parties for spring break. 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

Chapter Tee Contest Results Are In!
We broke the record for chapter tee votes with more than 500,000 votes!  Now let?s break the sales record and support the winners.  These chapters will receive half the profits from the first year?s sales.  Buy the tee you voted for on ShopFFA.org.  Winning designs were submitted by:
  • Central FFA, Virginia
  • Magna Vista FFA, Virginia
  • Stockbridge Valley FFA, New York                                          
  • Mountain View FFA, Arkansas
  • Southern Nash FFA, North Carolina
  • Madison Southern FFA, Kentucky

March into My Journey
As classes continue, state events approach and banquets draw near, remember there are free resources, ideas and activities available on My Journey! Ever used a lesson plan about banquet planning in class to help prepare? Take a look at one on the Explorepage. Wonder how to make a cover letter shine or need a lesson to introduce resumes using the FFA Resume Generator? Check out the Build page. Curious how to teach the use of blogging effectively for advocacy? Go to the Connect page. As always, the Implementation Guide assists in integrating My Journey into the classroom, and the Archive pageshouse content you can still use.

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education


Scholarships Available for Oklahoma Educators
The Noble Foundation's Noble Academy, Oklahoma State University, and Express Employment Professionals are pleased to announce that 12 scholarships will be awarded to Oklahoma educators to defray the cost of the Oklahoma Principles of Agricultural Science ? Plant(ASP) CASE Institute.

The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be contacted by April 15, 2016. Questions about this scholarship opportunity can be directed to Miranda Chaplin, CASE Operations/Outreach Director, atmiranda.chaplin@case4learning.org. The scholarship application can be found at this link.

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.

NFRBMEA

National Farm Business Management Conference Scholarships
A contribution from CHS Inc. allows the NFRBMEA and NAFBAS to offer scholarships to several individuals who are considering a career in Farm Business Management to attend our National Farm Business Management Conference Sunday, June 12th through Thursday, June 16th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We are offering a limited number of scholarships which will cover expenses for travel, rooms, and conference registration (includes most of the meals).

College students or recent graduates who may consider a career in Farm Business Management, as well as people already working in an agricultural field who might consider a career move to teaching Farm Business Management are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. For more information, contact mailto:mark.holkup@bismarckstate.edu, or call Mark at 701-224-5417.

Attending the conference gives the participant an opportunity to learn about working with farmers in Farm Business Management and network with those already in the field. It is a great opportunity to gain understanding, learn about an exciting field and build a resumé all at the same time.

CHS and our members recognize there will continue to be a strong need for new professionals pursuing careers in Farm Business Management in the years to come. To apply, fill out the attached 2016 CHS Conference Scholarship Application. This application will also be available soon on our conference website at www.nfbm-conference.org/2016/16chs-scholarship.html.

The application due date is April 22, 2016.

 

 

 

March 21, 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

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 through May 1, 2016. Nomination forms and the submission process can be found here.


SAY What? A New Source of Agriculture Safety Information for Youth
A new initiative provides one-stop shopping for agricultural educators who seek safety resources and training programs aimed toward youth.
The Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) project homepage is an umbrella compilation that includes many different curricula, programs, projects, and activities that have a common purpose of increasing safety and health knowledge and reducing hazard and risk exposure to youth on farms and ranches.

FFA Alumni

National FFA Alumni Association Awards
Updated award applications are now available on FFA.org by simply logging into your account. All applications are due to the National FFA Alumni Association office by July 1, 2016. Your local FFA Alumni Chapter could be the 2016 winner of the National Outstanding Achievement Award, National Outstanding FFA Alumni Chapter, National FFA Alumni Website and/or National FFA Alumni Newsletter. Check out more information on each award, applications and past winners here.

NAAE

#TeachAgChat with NAAE THIS THURSDAY!
Join us this Thursday, March 24th as we discuss advancing your professional development as a teacher candidate via #TeachAgChat. The live chat begins at 8pm EDT on Twitter. Questions? Contact Andrea Fristoefor more information.


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

My American Farm Outreach Program
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture just launched the My American Farm Grant Outreach program. They are looking for 10 schools to take part in the 2016 program. Upon completion of an agricultural outreach event, your school will receive $1,500 to further your efforts in sharing the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives. Click here for more information.


Hummert Greenhouse Operations and Hydroponics Short Courses
Hummert International cordially invites you to attend their 21st annual Greenhouse Operations and Management Short Course and / or the 2nd annual Hydroponics Short Course at our St. Louis, Missouri headquarters. Click here for more information.


NAAE Members Selected as Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives Honorees
Congratulations to the following NAAE Members for this outstanding honor:

  • Troy Buck, Alpine, Arkansas
  • Frank Gifford, Mt. Olivet, Kentucky
  • Roger King, Holmen, Wisconsin
  • Scott Stone, Centralia, Missouri

Click here to read more.


Highlight NAAE Membership Benefits with our New Videos
Under the direction of the NAAE marketing committee, NAAE has created a series of 1 to 2-minute videos, each of which highlights a different benefit of NAAE membership. These videos cover membership, advocacy, awards, NAAE Convention, professional development, liability insurance, and teacher recruitment and retention. They can be viewed directly from the NAAE Website, YouTube, or downloaded to your computer.
This week find out about NAAE Award and recognition programs. Click here to see how you can participate!

Teach Ag Ambassador Applications Due 3/31
Each year the National Teach Ag Campaign selects an elite group of agricultural education majors to represent the profession and encourage others to teach agriculture. The application for the 2016-17 ambassador program is now available. Click here to apply.


Host a Location for 2016 National Teach Ag Day -- Applications DUE TODAY!
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


National Teach Ag Day Live Celebration Host Site Selected
We are excited to announce that the 2016 National Teach Ag Day live celebration will be hosted by Growth Energy at one of its affiliate sites, POET LLC, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Thursday, September 22nd. Click here to read the press release.


Updated Supply and Demand Profiles Now Available
Our supply and demand profiles provide a snapshot of the current status of agriculture teacher supply and demand based on NAAE region. The data was collected from state agricultural education leaders in the fall of 2015 and is based on the 2015 calendar year. Click hereto view the updated profiles.


Communities of Practice Highlights


Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Tom Strause visits Merry Water Farms in Wisconsin, where the milk from their 1,300 cows is delivered to Grande Cheese, combined with milk from other local farms and made into mozzarella cheese for pizza stores all over the country. Click here to watch the video.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)


Friday Notes
Friday, March 18, 2016: GMO labeling enters the Twilight Zone, as Congress goes on recess. Animal viral videos show personalities?from a thieving fox to a loyal penguin. 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


Chapter Tee Contest Results Are In!
We broke the record for chapter tee votes with more than 500,000 votes!  Now let?s break the sales record and support the winners.  These chapters will receive half the profits from the first year?s sales.  Buy the tee you voted for on ShopFFA.org.  Winning designs were submitted by:

  • Central FFA, Virginia
  • Magna Vista FFA, Virginia
  • Stockbridge Valley FFA, New York                                         
  • Mountain View FFA, Arkansas
  • Southern Nash FFA, North Carolina
  • Madison Southern FFA, Kentucky

March into My Journey
As classes continue, state events approach and banquets draw near, remember there are free resources, ideas and activities available on My Journey! Ever used a lesson plan about banquet planning in class to help prepare? Take a look at one on the Explorepage. Wonder how to make a cover letter shine or need a lesson to introduce resumes using the FFA Resume Generator? Check out the Build page. Curious how to teach the use of blogging effectively for advocacy? Go to the Connect page. As always, theImplementation Guide assists in integrating My Journey into the classroom, and the Archive pageshouse content you can still use.

FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grants Available
The Living to Serve Team is piloting a new grant program developed to support service opportunities at the local level for FFA chapters, alumni and collegiate members.

Share your #FFAstyle
Post your photos in FFA gear using #FFAstyle on Instagram and Twitter through March 30 for your chance to be in the 2016-17 Blue catalog.

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education


Scholarships Available for Oklahoma Educators
The Noble Foundation's Noble Academy, Oklahoma State University, and Express Employment Professionals are pleased to announce that 12 scholarships will be awarded to Oklahoma educators to defray the cost of the Oklahoma Principles of Agricultural Science ? Plant(ASP) CASE Institute.

The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be contacted by April 15, 2016. Questions about this scholarship opportunity can be directed to Miranda Chaplin, CASE Operations/Outreach Director, atmiranda.chaplin@case4learning.org. The scholarship application can be found at this link.

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.

AAAE

Service Learning in Agricultural Education Proposals for Agricultural Education Magazine
We are seeking proposals for the July/August issue with the theme "Service Learning in Agricultural Education." We welcome anyone who represents the agricultural education profession to submit a 100-word abstract. If selected, you will be asked to provide a full manuscript (approximately 1,500 words) by April 1 at 5 p.m. (CST). Being in such a small profession, the Agricultural Education Magazine is a great way to share our ideas, innovation, and interests! Consider this as an opportunity to engage with peers and stakeholders by sharing! Contact Gaea Hock or Courtney Meyers for more information.

 

ACTE

Scholarship Opportunity for CTE Students
ACTE is proud to support the Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program, offering 510 scholarships up to $2,500 each to students pursuing a career or technical certificate/degree at a community college. The scholarships are made possible through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Walter Scott, Jr., former chairman of the Horatio Alger Association and current president of the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund. The application is open March 15-June 1.

 

 

 

 

March 14, 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 through May 1, 2016. Nomination forms and the submission process can be found here.


SAY What? A New Source of Agriculture Safety Information for Youth
A new initiative provides one-stop shopping for agricultural educators who seek safety resources and training programs aimed toward youth.
The Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) project homepage is an umbrella compilation that includes many different curricula, programs, projects, and activities that have a common purpose of increasing safety and health knowledge and reducing hazard and risk exposure to youth on farms and ranches.


The Council Contact Information
FFA has a commitment to the Council to fulfill the responsibilities of the Managing Director of the Council with Mike's departure. Dwight Armstrong has shared with Ken Allen, current Council President, that FFA will fulfill these responsibilities by using a team of staff with Jim Armbruster being the main contact. Jim’s direct phone number is 317-802-4334, cell phone 765-230-6971 and email is jarmbruster@ffa.org. If you are in need of assistance from NCAE, contact Jim and he will provide needed assistance.

NAAE


#TeachAgChat with NAAE
Join us Thursday, March 24th as we discuss advancing your professional development as a teacher candidate via #TeachAgChat. The live chat begins at 8pm EDT on Twitter. Questions? Contact Andrea Fristoe for more information.


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


NAAE Marketing Tools: a Webinar - Archived Version Now AvailableThe NAAE Marketing Committee hosted a webinar in February to explain and highlight the marketing tools available through NAAE. The 1-hour webinar focused on insurance benefits, member discounts, professional development opportunities, Communities of Practice, advocacy tools, and more. This webinar is useful for any member, but especially for state and regional leaders who need resources to help share NAAE's mission and member benefits.View the archived webinar

My American Farm Outreach Program
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture just launched the My American Farm Grant Outreach program. They are looking for 10 schools to take part in the 2016 program. Upon completion of an agricultural outreach event, your school will receive $1,500 to further your efforts in sharing the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives. Click here for more information.


Highlight NAAE Membership Benefits with our New Videos
Under the direction of the NAAE marketing committee, NAAE has created a series of 1 to 2-minute videos, each of which highlights a different benefit of NAAE membership. These videos cover membership, advocacy, awards, NAAE Convention, professional development, liability insurance, and teacher recruitment and retention. They can be viewed directly from the NAAE Website, YouTube, or downloaded to your computer.
How does NAAE advocate for agricultural education?Click here to find out!

Teach Ag Ambassador Applications Due 3/31
Each year the National Teach Ag Campaign selects an elite group of agricultural education majors to represent the profession and encourage others to teach agriculture. The application for the 2016-17 ambassador program is now available. Click here to apply.


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

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Heather Weir mentors vet student Willy Brock through a complex surgery at Colorado State University Teaching Hospital. Click here to watch the video.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, March 11, 2016: Gene editing keeps things “crisp” in the headlines; Ag Day celebrations come on the Ides of March; and the Bacon brothers are the egg men. 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

March Into My Journey
As classes continue, state events approach and banquets draw near, remember there are free resources, ideas and activities available on My Journey! Ever used a lesson plan about banquet planning in class to help prepare? Take a look at one on the Explorepage. Wonder how to make a cover letter shine or need a lesson to introduce resumes using the FFA Resume Generator? Check out the Build page. Curious how to teach the use of blogging effectively for advocacy? Go to the Connect page. As always, theImplementation Guide assists in integrating My Journey into the classroom, and the Archive pageshouse content you can still use.

FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grants Available
The Living to Serve Team is piloting a new grant program developed to support service opportunities at the local level for FFA chapters, alumni and collegiate members.

Vote for Your Favorite FFA Tee
Visit ShopFFA.org March 14 - 17 to vote in the FFA Chapter Tee Design Contest. Winners will be announced March 18. Half of the proceeds will go back to the designing chapters.

Share your #FFAstyle
Post your photos in FFA gear using #FFAstyle on Instagram and Twitter through March 30 for your chance to be in the 2016-17 Blue catalog.

Share Your Story on Urban Sustainability
Sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Planet Forward Storyfest 2016 is looking for stories about innovative ideas and solutions to help manage urban growth.

Scholarships for Ag Students Available
In 2016, the CHS Foundation will award more than 300 scholarships to students with agriculture or energy-related interests throughout the U.S. and Canada. Apply now.

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education


Scholarships Available for Oklahoma Educators
The Noble Foundation's Noble Academy, Oklahoma State University, and Express Employment Professionals are pleased to announce that 12 scholarships will be awarded to Oklahoma educators to defray the cost of the Oklahoma Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant(ASP) CASE Institute.

The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be contacted by April 15, 2016. Questions about this scholarship opportunity can be directed to Miranda Chaplin, CASE Operations/Outreach Director, atmiranda.chaplin@case4learning.org. The scholarship application can be found at this link.

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.

USDA

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program
The National Scholars Program is a major effort of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions, to award scholarships to students to attend one of the nineteen 1890 Institutions in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

March 7, 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 through May 1, 2016. Nomination forms and the submission process can be found here.

NAAE


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


Highlight NAAE Membership Benefits with our New Videos
Under the direction of the NAAE marketing committee, NAAE has created a series of 1 to 2-minute videos, each of which highlights a different benefit of NAAE membership. These videos cover membership, advocacy, awards, NAAE Convention, professional development, liability insurance, and teacher recruitment and retention. They can be viewed directly from the NAAE Website, YouTube, or downloaded to your computer.


Why Join NAAE? Click here to find out all of the benefits!

Teach Ag Ambassador Applications Due 3/31
Each year the National Teach Ag Campaign selects an elite group of agricultural education majors to represent the profession and encourage others to teach agriculture. The application for the 2016-17 ambassador program is now available. Click here to apply.


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

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, meet Dr. Dan Wilson, as he visits egg-laying chicken farms in the United States. Click here to watch the video.

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.

FFA

WLC Registration Now Open
The Washington Leadership Conference is no ordinary leadership experience. FFA members spend a week learning how to be better leaders as they make new friends from across the country and tour the nation’s capital.

Help Keep FFA and Ag Broadcasting on the Air
The future availability of independent television programming serving rural communities, agriculture, FFA and agricultural education is in jeopardy. Please click here to help today. 

FFA Emblem Fundraiser Kicks Off at Southern States
Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative has kicked off its annual “FFA Paper Emblem” campaign that benefits FFA at the local, state and national levels. The community is encouraged to purchase a $1 “I’m Supporting FFA” paper emblem at their local Southern States to support the cause. The fundraiser runs through the end of March at participating Southern States Cooperative locations. For more information, visitsouthernstates.com

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, March 4, 2016: Food waste in the limelight with an influential new book—and some activity on Capitol Hill regarding GMO labeling, water quality, and air regulations. A look at why millennials don’t like cereal. From a pet duck to giant crab hunting, plenty of animal stories. 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).