Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 3/28/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Mar 28, 2016


March 28, 2016

Council Vision

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


  • The mission of The National Council for Agricultural Education is to establish high quality agricultural education programs in America's schools by stimulating:
  • the preparation, retention, and advancement of high quality agricultural educators; the development of programs that prepare students for academic and career success;
  • program innovation and adaptability in response to changing student and industry needs;
  • the use of research-based practices in agricultural education at all levels; and
  • expanded opportunities for students to experience high quality educational programs in agriculture.

Upcoming Events


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

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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.


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).


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  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, 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.


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, 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

The application due date is April 22, 2016.