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August 29, 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

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

Upcoming Council Events
The National Council for Agricultural Education will be very busy the next couple months as several items from their work will be coming to life. As you may have seen in recent updates, the Council has several initiatives about to be activated soon. Click here for all upcoming events from The Council.
AYHC Leader of the Year
This annual award recognizes the adult leader who best exemplifies outstanding leadership to young people within the horse industry. This award is presented each year during the annual AYHC Symposium. The AYHC Leader of the Year nomination is due November 15 each year.
AYHC Student Leader of the Year
This annual award goes to the student leader (age 14-19) who best demonstrates outstanding leadership to their peers in the equine industry. This leader introduces newcomers to the industry, mentors young horsemen and promotes the equine industry within their local community, in fun and innovative ways. The AYHC Student Leader of the Year nomination is due November 15 each year.

Agriculture Future of America (AFA)

AFA Leaders Conference – Applications Due September 9!
Do you know a high achieving food and agriculture college student?  If so, encourage them to take the next step in their leader development and apply for the AFA Leaders Conference!  Applications are due on September 9. The application can be found atwww.agfuture.org/apply16. For more information on the conference, visit www.agfuture.org/leadersconference.

NAAE

2016 National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (NAPTP) is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation. This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive, hands-on agriscience training program at the 2016 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student teaching experience, as well as when they enter the teaching profession. Apply by September 16. Click here for more information.
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.hudspeth@outlook.com. 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, follow along as Dr. Hofacre performs a flock check at a typical chicken farm, accompanied by veterinarian Dr. Samantha Pohl and other graduate students from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Click here to view the video.

FFA Alumni

2016 National FFA Alumni Association Annual Meeting
The 2016 National FFA Alumni Association annual meeting will take place at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo Friday, Oct. 21 at 2 pm in the Indianapolis Convention Center, Rooms 240-242. During the annual meeting, the membership will receive updates from national staff, hold elections for Alumni Council positions, vote on bylaw amendments, be recognized for achievements and much more. Minutes from the 2015 annual meeting and the proposed bylaw amendments are posted online:https://www.ffa.org/events/convention/supporters.

FFA

Due Today - August 29th
Does your FFA chapter have an idea for a service project to fight hunger? There is still time to apply for a $500 FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grant to make it happen! Any middle school, high school, collegiate or Alumni FFA chapter that are NOT currently funded through the FFA: Food For All program may apply for up to $500 to support a local hunger service project. State Associations can apply for up to $1,000 to host a state-level hunger service event.  Projects must take place in the 2016 calendar year to help FFA reach our goal of 3.5 million meals donated. The application is available at www.FFA.org/Heroes.

Judges and Hosts Needed for the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo
FFA is working to acquire volunteers for a variety of events at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo. If you or someone you know will already be in Indianapolis and are interested in volunteering on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and/or Thursday, Oct. 20, encourage them to sign up via the links below. We cannot reimburse any travel or parking accommodations. Additionally, in an effort to maintain the integrity of the process, we try to avoid placing judges in areas where their states/schools are represented. Additional details are available upon request. We appreciate your assistance in advance to help secure these volunteers who are critical to the success of the programs.

Agriscience Fair Judges
Wednesday, October 19
Noon-6pm
Contact: Jenna Genson
Register here

National Chapter Judges
Wednesday, October 19
11am-5pm
Contact: Jenna Genson
Register here

Proficiency Judges
Thursday, October 20
Noon-5pm
Contact: Brett Evans
Register here

Proficiency Room Hosts
Thursday, October 20
10:30am-5pm
Contact: Brett Evans
Please email bevans@ffa.org with nominations. Include first and last name and email address.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, August 26, 2016: The National Park Service turns 100, so Happy Birthday Yellowstone and all the rest. Stories about CRISPR, ag tech/innovation, and several articles about agriculture career opportunities for young people. Hannah writes about why she is passionate about majoring in ag/ed at college. Also a look at why even the Bridges of Madison County have become Pokestops in the rural version of augmented reality. 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 22, 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

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

Breaking News from The Council
Just this past week the National Council for Agricultural Education held their August Monthly meeting and as a result valuable initiatives are being moved forward. Click here to read more.
White House Tips Hat to Philly School Collaborative STEM Efforts
A Philadelphia high school with a focus on agricultural sciences has just been recognized alongside two benefactors for undertaking an innovative approach to STEM. Click here for the full article.

Agriculture Future of America (AFA)

AFA Leaders Conference – Applications Due September 9!
Do you know a high achieving food and agriculture college student?  If so, encourage them to take the next step in their leader development and apply for the AFA Leaders Conference!  Applications are due on September 9. The application can be found atwww.agfuture.org/apply16. For more information on the conference, visit www.agfuture.org/leadersconference.

NAAE

2016 National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (NAPTP) is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation. This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive, hands-on agriscience training program at the 2016 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student teaching experience, as well as when they enter the teaching profession. Apply by September 16. Click here for more information.
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.
New Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems Supports the National AFNR Career Cluster Content Standards
A team of experts has written a new Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems text that provides instructors and students with focused coverage of all major skilled trade disciplines in agricultural contexts, including construction, electricity, welding, and power systems. Teachers will find information and resources on supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs), FFA Career Development Events, safe work habits, and careers in agricultural mechanics. Published by Goodheart-Willcox,Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems supports the Power, Structural, and Technical Systems Career Pathway. Click here to learn 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, learn about the importance of responsibly caring for livestock with Dr. John Groves. Click here to watch the video.

FFA Alumni

Alumni Legacy Grants
Each year the six National FFA Officers brainstorm their legacy: How will they be remembered after 365 days of service? The 2015-16 National FFA Officer legacy project revolves around alumni and the misnomer that a member’s era of service ends after high school graduation. One part of the legacy project is to provide the resources to grow the number of local FFA Alumni chapters and improve the quality of existing FFA Alumni chapters through Alumni Legacy Grants. The grant application is now online and available to anyone to fill out. Apply now through September 30, 2016 for the opportunity to receive a $500 grant to create or improve an FFA Alumni Chapter.

FFA

Convention and Expo Registration Now Open
FFA Advisors: Visit FFA.org to register for the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo.

Welcome to AgExplorer!
The National FFA Organization, Discovery Education and AgCareers.com have partnered to createAgExplorer.com, a new career exploration website that is a robust, comprehensive career resource to help students explore the broad range of careers in agriculture. Learn more in this short video.

Users can learn about 235 different careers in agriculture, search for careers, access educational requirements and link to current job openings. The website also features videos that highlight how each of the eight agricultural pathways and agricultural education are part of the global solutions to feeding the world. It also offers the Career Finder, an interactive assessment designed to help students match careers with their interests.

New School Year, New Content on My Journey
Looking for free, editable, online lessons and activities to start the new school year? Check out My Journey! Experience AgExplorer, the new interactive tool where students can take an assessment and be linked to agricultural careers, on the Explore page.  Struggling with how to teach job interviewing or note-taking skills?  Be sure to check out the Build page.  Want to help your students be better advocates?  Use the Advocacy: Sharing “The Why” lesson on the Connect page. Remember you can find past months’ ideas in the document library within the Archive pages.

FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grants Due August 29th
Does your FFA chapter have an idea for a service project 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 that are NOT currently funded through the FFA: Food For All program may apply for up to $500 to support a local hunger service project. States Associations can apply for up to $1,000 to host a state-level hunger service event.  Projects must take place in the 2016 calendar year to help FFA reach their goal of 3.5 million meals donated. The application is available atwww.FFA.org/Heroes.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, August 19, 2016: Fire and rain plague parts of the country—and agriculture suffers. The Peterson Brothers have a new music parody, the government and other groups tout ag career opportunities, and a 12-year old big game hunter sparks controversy. 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).

 

 

 

Your weekly overview of agricultural education

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

August 15, 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

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

One-Stop Team Ag Ed Web Connection
Just a reminder that there are a number of new and updated Council resources available for use at the click of a button. Please save the following link as a favorite so you can quickly get to the resources you need. The National Council for Agricultural Education Web site is: https://www.ffa.org/thecouncil/.

As a result of going to the Council link, you can access any of the following from the front page:

The Council website also offers one-click direct links to all twelve ag ed organizations (leadership and most cases member connections), information on upcoming events, as well as the following:

  • The Council front page has up-to-date articles on new resources that are on the way,
  • Dates to National Team Ag Ed events including the National Ag Ed Summit and National FFA Inservice,
  • Quick links to all ag ed resources including SAE materials,
  • New strategic plans for the National Council,
  • Direct contact to the National Council members and who your representatives are.

For your one-stop Team Ag Ed website and all current information save this link into your favorites.

Visalia Charter Students Get Hands-On Common Core Lessons
As student Jacquelyn Brooks shears a sheep on her charter campus’s farm, she’s getting a hands-on lesson in agriculture that is part of the high school’s focus on careers in agribusiness. Click here to read more.

NAAE

We've Upgraded Communities of Practice!
Communities of Practice is now live and ready to use. The upgrade includes the following:

  • A mobile app
  • Better organization
  • Your view – see content that interests you the most

The site looks a little different, but offers a more user-friendly experience. To help acquaint you with the new features of CoP, we will have help on the site, host live webinars, and have workshops at the NAAE convention in November. We are also happy to conduct training for any groups who request it.

If you have any questions about the upgrade, contact Julie Fritsch at jfritsch.naae@uky.edu

2016 NAAE XLR8 Participants Announced
We are pleased to announce the 20 individuals who will participate in the year-long NAAE XLR8 professional development program aimed to accelerate their ag teaching career. Click here to see who was selected.

2016 National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program 
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (NAPTP) is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation. This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive, hands-on agriscience training program at the 2016 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student teaching experience, as well as when they enter the teaching profession. Apply by September 16. Click here for more information.

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.

Showcase Your Ag Ed Institution with Teach Ag!
Are you looking to recruit new students in your postsecondary agricultural education degree program? Contact Tabitha Hudspeth, Teach Ag Intern, about spotlighting your institution on Teach Ag's social media.

New Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems Supports the National AFNR Career Cluster Content Standards
A team of experts has written a new Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems text that provides instructors and students with focused coverage of all major skilled trade disciplines in agricultural contexts, including construction, electricity, welding, and power systems. Teachers will find information and resources on supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs), FFA Career Development Events, safe work habits, and careers in agricultural mechanics. Published by Goodheart-Willcox,Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems supports the Power, Structural, and Technical Systems Career Pathway. Click here to learn more.

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, learn how to give your dog a monthly check-up at home by following along as veterinarian Dr. Deanna Fuller shows student Camille how to do a basic exam. Click here to watch the video.

FFA Alumni

Alumni Legacy Grants
Each year the six National FFA Officers brainstorm their legacy: How will they be remembered after 365 days of service? The 2015-16 National FFA Officer legacy project revolves around alumni and the misnomer that a member’s era of service ends after high school graduation. One part of the legacy project is to provide the resources to grow the number of local FFA Alumni chapters and improve the quality of existing FFA Alumni chapters through Alumni Legacy Grants. The grant application is now online and available to anyone to fill out. Apply now through September 30, 2016 for the opportunity to receive a $500 grant to create or improve an FFA Alumni Chapter.

FFA

Welcome to AgExplorer!
The National FFA Organization, Discovery Education and AgCareers.com have partnered to create AgExplorer.com, a new career exploration website that is a robust, comprehensive career resource to help students explore the broad range of careers in agriculture. Learn more in this short video.

Users can learn about 235 different careers in agriculture, search for careers, access educational requirements and link to current job openings. The website also features videos that highlight how each of the eight agricultural pathways and agricultural education are part of the global solutions to feeding the world. It also offers the Career Finder, an interactive assessment designed to help students match careers with their interests.

New School Year, New Content on My Journey
Looking for free, editable, online lessons and activities to start the new school year? Check out My Journey! Experience AgExplorer, the new interactive tool where students can take an assessment and be linked to agricultural careers, on the Explore page.  Struggling with how to teach job interviewing or note-taking skills?  Be sure to check out the Build page.  Want to help your students be better advocates?  Use the Advocacy: Sharing “The Why” lesson on the Connect page. Remember you can find past months’ ideas in the document library within the Archive pages. 

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, August 12, 2016: Researchers study pig intelligence while some farmers say their porkers like to play with toys and drink beer. We check out the number of calories an Olympic swimmer eats a day, a calf/puppy friendship, and a few of the digital tools farmers are using to communicate. 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).



Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

August 8, 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

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

Past issues of the Monday Morning Monitor are temporarily unavailable due to Communities of Practice being closed. We will include archived issues in next week's MMM. Thank you for your patience.

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

Schools Nurture Students’ Agriculture Interests(USA Today)
A dozen students in Meagan Slates’ plant sciences class at Penn Manor High School in Millersville, Pa., cluster in small groups in the school’s greenhouse. In a previous class, they’d trimmed the meristems of coleus plants, and now they’re measuring new growth with rulers. Click here to read more.

NAAE

We’re Upgrading Communities of Practice!
To make Communities of Practice the best tool possible for agricultural educators everywhere, we are doing a major upgrade to the website. In order to facilitate the change, the CoP website will be offline from noon on Friday, August 5, until 5pm August 12.

The upgrade will bring lots of great improvements, including:

  • A mobile app
  • Better organization
  • Your view – see content that interests you the most

Although the site will look a little different, your content and communities will still be there, just like they were in the old Communities of Practice. To help acquaint you with the new features of CoP, we will have help on the site, host live webinars, and have workshops at the NAAE convention in November. We are also happy to conduct training for any groups who request it.

If you have any questions about the upgrade or the CoP downtime, contact Julie Fritsch at jfritsch.naae@uky.edu

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.

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. Tara Donovan as she inspects a barn of pigs in Iowa, observing that pigs are raised in better conditions today than when she grew up in her Midwest farm community. 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 FFA.org/gotoRDC for a full list of all RDCs, agendas and recommended hotel options.

FFA

New School Year, New Content on My Journey
Looking for free, editable, online lessons and activities to start the new school year? Check out My Journey! Experience AgExplorer, the new interactive tool where students can take an assessment and be linked to agricultural careers, on the Explore page.  Struggling with how to teach job interviewing or note-taking skills?  Be sure to check out the Build page.  Want to help your students be better advocates?  Use the Advocacy: Sharing “The Why” lesson on the Connect page. Remember you can find past months’ ideas in the document library within the Archive pages. 

Volunteer at the National FFA Convention & 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.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, August 5, 2016: A look at climate change and agriculture plus important biotech issues, including unfolding news about government funding for medical research using human-animal hybrids. Also, fridge food safety, a smiling volcano, and an eagle’s take-out lunch. 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 1, 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

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

New Resources to Make SAE's Come to Life
With the development from The Council SAE Committee and adoption of the “Philosophy and Guiding Principles for Execution of the Supervised Agricultural Experience Component of the Total School Based Agricultural Education Program” by The Council board, the needed framework is in place to boost SAE participation. Click here for more information.
Program Standards Survey Tool and Supporting Resources Coming Soon!
With the revision of the National Quality Program Standards complete, The National Council for Agricultural Education is working to ensure a new electronic survey tool is in place to make the standards easy to utilize while enriching local programs. Click hereto read more.

NAAE

2016 NAAE Award Winners Announced!
On behalf of the NAAE Board of Directors, it is with pleasure that we announce the names of the 2016 NAAE award winners. The award winners will be recognized at the 2016 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 29 - December 3, 2016. Click here to see this year's winners!
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.
We’re Upgrading Communities of Practice!
To make Communities of Practice the best tool possible for agricultural educators everywhere, we are doing a major upgrade to the website. In order to facilitate the change, the CoP website will be offline from noon on Friday, August 5, until 5pm August 12.
The upgrade will bring lots of great improvements, including:
  • A mobile app
  • Better organization
  • Your view – see content that interests you the most

Although the site will look a little different, your content and communities will still be there, just like they were in the old Communities of Practice. To help acquaint you with the new features of CoP, we will have help on the site, host live webinars, and have workshops at the NAAE convention in November. We are also happy to conduct training for any groups who request it.

If you have any questions about the upgrade or the CoP downtime, contact Julie Fritsch at jfritsch.naae@uky.edu

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. Angie Supple as she helps hog farmers with animal welfare and health. 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 FFA.org/gotoRDC for a full list of all RDCs, agendas and recommended hotel options.

FFA

Volunteer at the National FFA Convention & 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.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, July 29, 2016: A look at gender roles on the farm as more women hope to work the land; drone delivery begins with a Slurpee; and we find out why tigers are licking bloodsicles. 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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