Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 9/12/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Sep 12, 2016





September 12, 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


February 5- 7
Southern Region AAAE Conference
Mobile, AL

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

National Council for Agricultural Education Meeting
This week, members of the National Council for Agricultural Education will be meeting in Indianapolis for the Fall face-to-face board meeting. With a huge agenda, The Council will be reviewing work completed by several committees that will help set the direction for The Council for years to come. Click here for more information.


2016 National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program -- Applications DUE FRIDAY 9/16
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.
National Teach Ag Day -- September 22nd!
The 2016 National Teach Ag Day live celebration will be hosted by Growth Energy at one of its affiliate sites, POET LLC, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Thursday, September 22nd. Make plans now to celebrate with us & visit the Teach Ag website to view the live webcast from 1-3pm EDT!
Join Teach Ag for Biofuels 101!
Join us before the National Teach Ag Day live webcast for an interactive, live learning session about biofuels.Biofuels 101 will stream live on Thursday, September 22nd from 11:00-11:45am EDT. You will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the biofuels industry, as well as engage with industry professionals.
Bring questions to the live learning session & learn more about biofuels! #BioFuels101
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.
News & Views
Find out all about the upcoming National Teach Ag Day celebration on September 22nd, meet some amazing ag teacher mentors & get all the lastest NAAE Convention information. All this and more in August's edition of News & Views!
CHS Classroom Grant Applications Due Sept. 15
K-12 teachers in the U.S. who have projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science and other subjects are eligible to apply for $500 grants sponsored by CHS Foundation, Inc.
Fifteen $500 grants will be given out nationwide. The deadline for applications is Thursday Sept. 15, 2016.Click Here to ApplyQuestions: Email us at
2016 NAAE Convention
Join us in Las Vegas this year for NAAE Convention, November 29th through December 3rd. Book your room by September 30th to receive the early bird housing discount at the Westgate Hotel. View our online scheduler to see professional development workshops, general sessions, and 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, meet Dr. Dan Wilson of Rose Acre Farms in Indiana as he oversees vaccinations of birds raised by the second largest egg producer in the United States.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.


New Official FFA Manual Now Online
The 2016-17 Official FFA Manual is now available

Now Live: This Month’s My Journey Content
Check out My Journey for free tips, lesson plans and resources! Need a quick video to help introduce supervised agricultural experiences or a lesson about sustainability (see how Ford is using products from the farm in their cars)? Then check out the Explore page.  In need of a lesson on interview tips and tricks or an advocacy plan builder? Take a look at these activities and lessons on the Build page. Look through the Connect page for a current event article about how farmers are trying to reduce greenhouse gasses and Elanco’s Enough curriculum and teaching guide that focuses on how to feed our growing population. Incorporate AgExplorer using the AgExplorer implementation guide with lesson plans on the Explore page, and be sure to look through past month’s ideas in our Archive pages.

Apply Now: SAE Grants
The 2016 SAE grant application process is open. Thanks to our sponsors, this year 149 supervised agricultural experience (SAE) grants of $1,000 are available to help FFA members start or expand an SAE.  Applications are due Nov. 15, 2016, by 11:59 p.m. EST. Visit  the SAE Grant webpage to learn more.

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, Oct. 19
Noon – 6 p.m.
Contact: Jenna Genson
Register here

National Chapter Judges
Wednesday, Oct. 19
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact: Jenna Genson
Register here

Proficiency Judges
Thursday, Oct. 20
Noon – 5 p.m.
Contact: Brett Evans
Register here

Proficiency Room Hosts
Thursday, Oct. 20
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact: Brett Evans
Please email with nominations. Include first and last name and email address.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, Sept. 9, 2016: Some ways to keep up with ag tech and innovation—plus a look at student happenings at several universities, including a list of the best campuses for food. Government reports, ag trade issues, and recommendations for your macrophobia—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).