Skip navigation

 

April 25, 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
September 22
National Teach Ag Day
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 through May 1, 2016. Nomination forms and the submission process can be found here.


World Food Prize STEM Program Marks Fifth year with 500 High School Students and Teachers
The World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute has more than tripled in size and reaches over 58 percent of Iowa high schools since it was inaugurated as a unique private-public partnership in 2011. Click here to read more.

NAAE

Help us Create Meaningful Animal Science Resources
Zoetis, a major sponsor of NAAE’s Communities of Practice, has volunteered to give ag teachers access to its vast library of technical resources on a wide variety of animal science topics. These will be arranged into virtual classrooms on Communities of Practice for teachers to access any time. Please help us tailor these new spaces to best fit your needs by filling out this survey.


April News & Views
Discover a young teacher who is never afraid to try new things in her classroom, find out about the NAAE Summer Virtual Book Club, get ready for your regional conference & so much more in April's edition of News & Views!


Future Agriculture Teacher Professional Development Webinar -- First Year Tips and Advice
Tuesday, April 26th
4:00-4:45pm EDT
Presenters: Bethany Prenger, Missouri, and John Lockhart, West Virginia
Click here to register.


NAAE Members Shine as "Stars that Rock" Workshop Facilitators During National Science Teachers Association Conference
NAAE members are many things - teachers, mentors, influencers. At the recent National Science Teachers Association conference in Nashville, Tenn., ten of our members donned their National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador caps to present five workshops about integrating inquiry-based teaching methods. The workshops, sponsored by DuPont, were aimed at science teachers - a different, but important audience for National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors. Click hereto read more.


2016 NAAE Awards Judging
Are you interested in helping judge the 2016 NAAE award applications? The deadline to sign up is May 10th.Click here for more information and to volunteer.


2016 NAAE Award Applications -- Due May 15th!
Have you started your NAAE award application yet? Visit our website to apply. Application instructions and supporting information for all NAAE awards are available online, as well. 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


2016 NAAE Convention Early Bird Registration
Get ready for the 2016 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas, NV! This year convention is November 29th through December 3rd and will be held at the Westgate Hotel. Early bird registration is now open through July 15th & we have a special early bird housing deal for you as well! Remember, NAAE members pay one price to attend both the NAAE Convention and ACTE Career Tech VISION.


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.


NAAE Summer Virtual Book Club
Register for FREE by June 3rd & Earn up to 12 hours of Professional Development Credit!
Get ready for an exciting summer of professional development with our Virtual Book Club! We will read and engage with the book The Innovator's Mindset by George Couros.  Just click here to register for the book club, then pick up a copy of the book & join the NAAE Virtual Book Club group on Communities of Practice to get started! Click here to find out more!


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, watch Wellington, a horse, undergo dental surgery to remove a fractured tooth. Click here to watch the video.

FFA Alumni

National FFA Alumni Development Conference
Registration is now open for the 2016 National FFA Alumni Development Conference! The 2016 ADC will challenge you to engage your local community, administrators, business leaders and everyone you meet. ADC will take place July 14-16, 2016 at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Checkout all the workshops, optional tours, registration, hotel information and much more atwww.ffa.org/GoToADC. Registration closes June 19. #FFAadc

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, April 22, 2016: A controversial Florida scientist/professor wins prestigious Borlaug CAST Communication Award; Earth Day perspectives include wonderful views from the Space Station; and trends at the NAMA competition include a youthful approach. 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

DUE TODAY! FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grant
What hunger service project will your chapter host to help FFA donate 3.5 Million meals to communities? There is still time to apply for the second quarter FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grant due by midnight tonight (April 25). 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 project. In addition, states may apply for funds up to$1,000 to support a state-level hunger service event. Additional information and the application can be found at www.FFA.org/Heroes.  

Free Resources on My Journey Just a Click Away
In the midst of state events, banquet planning and the ever-looming classroom preparations, remember the free, innovative and turnkey resources, ideas, and activities available on My Journey! Have you seen theCDE Question and Answer document that will help with contest prep? Check it out on the Explore page. Want a lesson to teach students best practices for submitting a resume created on the FFA Resume Generator or information on applying for an environmental grant? Take a look at the Build page. Teach students the global effect of an FFA jacket by going to the Connect page. Want an easy search tool for all of the past lessons? Check out our new Document Library. Don’t forget theArchive pages house content from the past year, and theImplementation Guide can help integrate My Journey resources.

Announcing the 2016 Chapter Tee Winning Designs
We broke the record for chapter tee votes! Now let’s break the sales record and support the winners. Buy the tee you voted for on ShopFFA.org.

FFA Featured in USA Today/USDA Special Edition
Catch the latest on farming’s new environment. Informative infographics, stories on the latest news in agriculture and more make this a great classroom resource.

Apply for a Living To Serve: Environmental and Emergency Preparedness grant today!
Chapters may apply for up to $1,200 to support Fall semester-long projects that address local environmental needs. Potential projects include: wildlife conservation, land preservation, bee health, recycling, composting, emergency preparedness plans and assembling emergency first aid kits. Go to www.ffa.org/envirograntsto apply today. Applications are due June 8th, 2016. You may contact Jordan Henry at LTS@FFA.org with any questions.

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education

2016 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE Institute registration is wrapping up, get your seat reserved soon to guarantee your attendance in one of 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 are filling quickly 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 18, 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
September 22
National Teach Ag Day
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 through May 1, 2016. Nomination forms and the submission process can be found here.


Legislation Intended to Encourage New Generation of Agriculture Producers
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) this week introduced theAgriculture Students Encourage, Acknowledge, Reward, Nurture (EARN) Act (S. 2774). The legislation amends the tax code to exclude from gross income the first $5,000 earned by students who are 18 years old or younger on agricultural projects completed under the supervision of 4-H or FFA. Read more


FFA CEO Dwight Armstrong Name NAMA's Agribusiness Leader of the YearThe National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has named W. Dwight Armstrong, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the National FFA Organization, the 2016 Agribusiness Leader of the Year. Read more

NAAE

2016 NAAE Awards Judging
Are you interested in helping judge the 2016 NAAE award applications? The deadline to sign up is May 10th.Click here for more information and to volunteer.


2016 NAAE Award Applications -- Due May 15th!
Have you started your NAAE award application yet? Visit our website to apply. Application instructions and supporting information for all NAAE awards are available online, as well. 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
2016 NAAE Convention Early Bird Registration
Get ready for the 2016 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas, NV! This year convention is November 29th through December 3rd and will be held at the Westgate Hotel. Early bird registration is now open through July 15th & we have a special early bird housing deal for you as well! Remember, NAAE members pay one price to attend both the NAAE Convention and ACTE Career Tech VISION.


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.Did you know your NAAE membership includes professional liability insurance? Click here to watch the video and find out more!NAAE Summer Virtual Book Club
Register for FREE by June 3rd & Earn up to 12 hours of Professional Development Credit!
Get ready for an exciting summer of professional development with our Virtual Book Club! We will read and engage with the book The Innovator's Mindset by George Couros.  Just click here to register for the book club, then pick up a copy of the book & join the NAAE Virtual Book Club group on Communities of Practice to get started! Click here to find out more!
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. Lora Wittenberg encounters her first diagnosis of “blocked tom,” a potentially fatal disease of male cats. Click here to view the video.

FFA Alumni

National FFA Alumni Development Conference
Registration is now open for the 2016 National FFA Alumni Development Conference! The 2016 ADC will challenge you to engage your local community, administrators, business leaders and everyone you meet. ADC will take place July 14-16, 2016 at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Checkout all the workshops, optional tours, registration, hotel information and much more atwww.ffa.org/GoToADC. Registration closes June 19. #FFAadc

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, April 15, 2016: Does this nutrition debate make me look fat? Dietary recommendations and the sugar war. University ag programs are featured, and Inky the octopus makes a Shawshank escape from a New Zealand aquarium. 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

One Week Left to Apply for an FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grant!
Does your chapter have an idea to fight hunger? There is still time to apply for the second quarter FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grant due April 25. 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 project. In addition, states may apply for funds up to $1,000 to support a state-level hunger service event. Additional information and the application can be found at www.FFA.org/Heroes.  

Free Resources on My Journey Just a Click Away
In the midst of state events, banquet planning and the ever-looming classroom preparations, remember the free, innovative and turnkey resources, ideas, and activities available on My Journey! Have you seen theCDE Question and Answer document that will help with contest prep? Check it out on the Explore page. Want a lesson to teach students best practices for submitting a resume created on the FFA Resume Generator or information on applying for an environmental grant? Take a look at the Build page. Teach students the global effect of an FFA jacket by going to the Connect page. Want an easy search tool for all of the past lessons? Check out our new Document Library. Don’t forget theArchive pages house content from the past year, and theImplementation Guide can help integrate My Journey resources.

Announcing the 2016 Chapter Tee Winning DesignsWe broke the record for chapter tee votes! Now let’s break the sales record and support the winners. Buy the tee you voted for on ShopFFA.org.

Officer 2 Officer: How to Manage Team Conflicts
2015-16 National FFA Secretary Nick Baker lets you in on a few tips to jumpstart crucial conversations between state officers.

FFA Featured in USA Today/USDA Special Edition
Catch the latest on farming’s new environment. Informative infographics, stories on the latest news in agriculture and more make this a great classroom resource.

Find Grant Money Now
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is providing over $26 million in competitive grants.

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education

Join CASE for the #TeachAgChat!
Join CASE for the #TeachAgChat on Thursday, April 21st from 8-9pm EDT/5-6pm PDT. Discussion will be focused on using inquiry-based learning to elevate learning in your classroom. Questions for the chat include but are not limited to: How does inquiry-based learning specifically engage students and promote learning? What challenges are faced in an inquiry-based classroom? What one goal do you have for yourself to elevate inquiry in your classroom next year? CASE looks forward to thoughtful discussion during the #TeachAgChat as teachers, CASE staff, and special guests discuss these and other important questions regarding inquiry-based learning!

Follow us on Twitter @case4learning and join the conversation by using #TeachAgChat!

2016 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE Institute registration is wrapping up, get your seat reserved soon to guarantee your attendance in one of 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 are filling quickly 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, contactmailto: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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 11, 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
September 22
National Teach Ag Day
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 February 1, 2016 through May 1, 2016. Nomination forms and the submission process can be found here.


Specialized Instruction in Aquaponics and Aquaculture
Auburn University in conjunction with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and the Mississippi/Alabama Sea Grant Consortium are offering a course in aquaponics and aquaculture. This will be the 18th year they have offered this type course. Historically attendance has been dominated by agricultural education/ FFA advisors and CTE teachers. This year they are inviting science educators to also participate. There have been teachers from across the country attend including teachers from CA, OR, CT, AZ, and MA. The course has consistently received excellent reviews. Participating teachers are eligible for continuing education credit. Follow this link for helpful information and videos on the course workshop.
If you would like additional information please contact Dr. David Cline:David Cline, Ph.D.
President Elect, U.S. Aquaculture Society
Extension Aquaculture Specialist
203 Swingle Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
clinedj@auburn.edu
334-844-2874
www.alearn.info


Agricultural Education Student/ FFA Member to be Honored at the White House
Agricultural education student and FFA member Talie Cloud, 15, of Sanger, CA was invited to participate in the 2016 White House Science Fair next Wednesday, April 13. The last to be held under the Obama Administration, the science fair will celebrate the accomplishments of student winners in a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions throughout the United States. Cloud won first-place in her category of Animal Systems: Division 1 at the 2015 National FFA Agriscience Fair. This accomplishment earned her a special White House invitation. Her project ?explored the effects of Mormordica charantia, or bitter melon seed, on the reproductive rate of Drosophila melanogaster after four generations of exposure. The purpose of the project was to determine whether the bitter melon seed could be used as potential organic insecticide. Her findings determined that with more investigation on the chemical makeup, ideal concentration mixture, environmental impact and application method, Momordica charantia would be a cost efficient and effective agricultural insecticide that acts upon the reproduction of the pest, rather than the mortality rate.?
The science fair will be streamed live atwww.whitehouse.gov/live on Wednesday. The event begins at 2:15PM and is hosted in the White House East Room. We hope you will tune in to see the coverage.

FFA

Free Resources on My Journey Just a Click Away
In the midst of state events, banquet planning and the ever-looming classroom preparations, remember the free, innovative and turnkey resources, ideas, and activities available on My Journey! Have you seen theCDE Question and Answer document that will help with contest prep? Check it out on the Explore page. Want a lesson to teach students best practices for submitting a resume created on the FFA Resume Generator or information on applying for an environmental grant? Take a look at the Build page. Teach students the global effect of an FFA jacket by going to the Connect page. Want an easy search tool for all of the past lessons? Check out our new Document Library. Don?t forget theArchive pages house content from the past year, and the Implementation Guide can help integrate My Journey resources.

NAAE

2016 NAAE Convention Early Bird Registration
The 2016 NAAE Convention schedule is planned so NAAE members can attend sessions at both ACTE's Career Tech VISION and the NAAE convention. NAAE members will pay one registration fee and have full access to both conferences. Early Bird Registration is due July 15th. Click here for more information about registration. There is also early bird registration available for housing. Click here for more information about this special offer.


2016 NAAE Award Applications -- Due May 15th!
Have you started your NAAE award application yet? Visit our website to apply. Application instructions and supporting information for all NAAE awards are available online, as well. Regional award winners will be honored at the 2016 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas, November 29-December 3.
Go to the 2016 NAAE Award Applications2016


NAAE Awards Judging
Are you interested in helping judge the 2016 NAAE award applications? The deadline to sign up is May 10th.Click here for more information and to volunteer.


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.


Congratulations Cliff Vrieze, 2016 ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
As a veteran agriculture teacher of 35 years, Cliff Vrieze has played many roles in career and technical education. Vrieze recently retired as the Farm Business Management Instructor at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Trimont, Minnestoa. 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.
How does NAAE address agriculture teacher recruitment and retention? Click here to watch the video!


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, Lynda Radecki rescues senior-age abandoned dogs at risk of euthanasia, pledging to give them companionship and a loving home in their final years. Click here to view the video.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, April 8, 2016: How can we fund ag research for the next Green Revolution? Ag news from Capitol Hill, articles about student activities, and a whopper of a cattle-eating alligator on this week?s pages. 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).

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education

Join CASE for the #TeachAgChat!
Join CASE for the #TeachAgChat on Thursday, April 21st from 8-9pm EDT/5-6pm PDT. Discussion will be focused on using inquiry-based learning to elevate learning in your classroom. Questions for the chat include but are not limited to: How does inquiry-based learning specifically engage students and promote learning? What challenges are faced in an inquiry-based classroom? What one goal do you have for yourself to elevate inquiry in your classroom next year? CASE looks forward to thoughtful discussion during the #TeachAgChat as teachers, CASE staff, and special guests discuss these and other important questions regarding inquiry-based learning!

Follow us on Twitter @case4learning and join the conversation by using #TeachAgChat!

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, contactmailto: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.

 

 

 

April 4, 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


Tony Small Named New Managing Director for The Council
We are excited to share Tony Small has been named as the new Managing Director for The National Council for Agricultural Education. "I am motivated to be working with the Council once again as the collective work of Team Ag Ed is critical as we continue to provide quality agricultural education to the growing number of students across the country," Small said.Tony is a graduate of Kansas State University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural education. He taught agriculture for fifteen years at Arkansas City High School in Arkansas City, KS before being employed by the National FFA Organization in 1998. During his tenure with FFA, Small served as a Partner Development Specialist, one of the original Local Program Success specialists, Team Leader for the LPS team, Director of the Education Division, Director of the Partner Services Division, and most recently served as a Major Gift Officer and State Foundation Relations development.In addition to his role as Managing Director for the Council, Tony will retain his current role for State Foundation Relations Development for the National FFA Foundation. Tony will be working from his office in Minnesota. Should you have any questions regarding any current National Council for Agricultural Education initiatives, please feel free to contact Tony Small directly. He can be reached using the following contact information:tsmall@ffa.org

317-709-0298


DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award
The DEKALB® Agricultural Accomplishment Award 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

Second Round of FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grants Due Monday, April 25th!
Verona FFA in Wisconsin is hosting a reverse canned food drive in their community! 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 project The application is available at www.FFA.org/Heroes


NAAE

2016 NAAE Convention Early Bird Registration
The 2016 NAAE Convention schedule is planned so NAAE members can attend sessions at both ACTE's Career Tech VISION and the NAAE convention. NAAE members will pay one registration fee and have full access to both conferences. Early Bird Registration is due July 15th. Click here for more information about registration. There is also early bird registration available for housing. Click here for more information about this special offer.


2016 NAAE Award Applications -- Due May 15th!
Have you started your NAAE award application yet? Visit our website to apply. Application instructions and supporting information for all NAAE awards are available online, as well. 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


2016 NAAE Awards Judging
Are you interested in helping judge the 2016 NAAE award applications? The deadline to sign up is May 10th.Click here for more information and to volunteer.


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.


Congratulations Kelly Keller, Carl Perkins Community Service Award
Kelly Keller, agriculture teacher at Arlington High School, in Arlington, South Dakota, is dedicated to giving back to her community. Through a variety of community service projects, she and her students work hard to make Arlington a better place for everyone. 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 Professional Development Opportunities.


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, visit a Minnesota farm during the winter. Find out how farm animals survive the brutal cold with the care of farmers and veterinarians. Click here to watch the video.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, April 1, 2016: Women are moving into more management positions on and off the farm. Ag jobs for young people still in the news as well as updates regarding labeling and trade. Oh yes, spaghetti trees and marshmallow bushes show up as usual this time of year. 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).

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 Alumni

Winter 2016 Edition of Alumni?s New VisionsMagazine Now Available
The winter 2016 edition of New Visions is now available to read online. New Visions is the official magazine of the National FFA Alumni Association. FFA Alumni members across the country began receiving the printed magazine in their mailboxes over the last several weeks. The current issue highlights several inspiring local FFA Alumni chapters and provides a recap of all the Alumni action that took place at the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo. Check out the magazine and access past issues here:  https://www.ffa.org/about/media-center/publications.

 

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, contactmailto: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.