Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 7/25/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jul 25, 2016







July 25, 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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The Council

Web-Based Learning in Rural Areas Gets Federal Financial Lift
A United States Department of Agriculture grant program will fund 45 projects intended to connect rural communities in 32 states with educational experts via videoconferencing. Click here for the full article.
2016 National Young Worker Safety Day
On June 21, 2016, the sixth annual National Young Worker Safety Day (NYWSD) celebrated the achievements of students and educators while raising awareness of youth injuries in the workplace. Click hereto read more.
Missed the VISION Early-Bird Deadline?
You can still secure a spot at CareerTech VISION in Las Vegas by registering before our advanced registration deadline on Oct. 28. Pack, plan and book your hotel before our October deadline to join the CTE community in Vegas this fall.


NAAE Professional State Association Award Applications Now Available
NAAE will recognize state associations who have aggressively engaged in certain well-planned activities designed to serve the best interest of the members and the profession. Applications are due to your regional vice president by September 1st. Click here for more information and to apply.
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.
Teach Ag Research Requests
Nearly every week we get requests for data and research related to agriculture teacher recruitment and retention. If you have research, poster abstracts or articles related to this topic please send the document, image or link to Tabitha will be compiling all related materials and placing them on the Teach Ag website for people to access your hard work and contributions to the profession – and citing you of course.
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. Rob Farruggio as he ultrasounds cows and explains that happy cows housed in comfortable barns produce more milk. Click here to watch the video.

FFA Alumni

Alumni Regional Development Conferences
Interested in learning more about alumni? Attend a RDC close to you to get information fast! This two-day conference is available at no cost for anyone interested in gaining knowledge on how to grow your alumni members at the state and local levels. On Friday evening, attendees will focus on state-level leader training and administration. Check with your state to make sure your state council is attending. The second day, will be local-level training targeting individual members, agriculture business and industry, educators and other members of Team Ag Ed. These conferences are full of valuable and timely information and will allow attendees to network and share ideas with other alumni members from across the region. These conferences are free and will be conducted by National FFA Alumni staff. Visit for a full list of all RDCs, agendas and recommended hotel options.


Volunteer at the National Convention and Expo
Are you interested in volunteer opportunities during the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo?  Click here to apply to be a volunteer with the FFA Educational Development and Assessment Team! Applications are due by Sept. 16.
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

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, July 22, 2016: Science stays in the ag headlines with gene editing and biotech animals; researchers look at the environmental impacts of livestock production; and it turns out that farm kids have always had Pokemon creatures in the barns, pastures, and groves. 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).










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Hopkins, MN 55343
Ph: (317) 709-0298