Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 7/18/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jul 18, 2016





July 18, 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


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

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






2016 NAAE Convention
Join us in Las Vegas this year for NAAE Convention, November 29th through December 3rd. Book your room now to receive the early bird housing discount at the Westgate Hotel.
National Teach Ag Day Collegiate Commercial Contest
One of the first things someone needs in order to teach agriculture is a degree in agricultural education. The National Teach Ag Day Collegiate Commercial Contest provides college students the opportunity to promote their respective college or university and agricultural education program through a 20-30 second commercial. Click here for more information.
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. Matthew Turner as he prepares a herd of three-week-old piglets to be weaned from their mothers and transitioned to dry feed and water. Click here to watch the video.


Our Annual Sale on Official Jacket Sets Is Here! Orders placed now can be embroidered before the jacket production peak season, which helps our overall production. Beat the back-to-school rush with this special official jacket set offer during the month of July.
  • Set of 10 official jackets - $460 (regular $475). That’s $46 per jacket.
  • Set of 15 official jackets - $675 (regular $700). That’s $45 per jacket.

Jacket sets are pre-packaged with a combination of the most common men’s and ladies sizes.  No substitutions.  Jackets are embroidered with back lettering – chapter and state names – but no front lettering.  Offer expires July 31, 2016. Visit

FFA Chapter Fundraising Tips
Summer is a great time to raise money for your chapter. National FFA Officer Abrah Meyer explains how in the latest episode of Officer 2 Officer.

Learn the Art of Storytelling
Looking to reinforce the concepts of advocacy? Check out the FFA exclusive resource Habitudes: The Art of Telling Our Story. National FFA has partnered with Dr. Tim Elmore and his team at Growing Leaders to also offer a discount at upcoming leadership training events.

It’s Test-Drive Time with AgExplorer!
National FFA and Discovery Education have partnered to create a robust, comprehensive career resource to help students and adults explore the broad range of careers within agriculture. AgExplorer looks and feels like an extension of and reinforces our commitment to cultivating the agriculture workforce of tomorrow.

AgExplorer will also be available for educators to preview at summer agriculture educator conferences and will launch for student use this fall. We’d like to hear what you think. To complete a survey after you explore AgExplorer, click here. 

We look forward to guiding you through AgExplorer and receiving your feedback on this new career exploration tool. For more information, check out this FAQ.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, July 15, 2016: Congress passes GMO labeling law; robots roam down on the farm; and humans take flight in wingsuits. These and many more ag/science links in this week’s edition.

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).









The National Council for Agricultural Education
236 Maple Hill RD
Hopkins, MN 55343
Ph: (317) 709-0298