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October 24, 2016

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifyingopportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

January 31 - February 2
National Ag Ed Inservice
Indianapolis, 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

Recent Convention Success
The National Council for Agricultural Education was recently represented with a booth at the National FFA Convention Expo. Expo participants including teachers, teacher educators, state leaders, alumni and even students were eager to find out more about how they could use the National Quality Program Standards to make changes to enhance their local programs. Click here to read more.
Career, Tech Ed Struggle with Teacher Shortages
The flood of new teachers into Grand Forks Public Schools comes during a time when North Dakota has suffered from teacher shortages statewide. Click here to read more.

FFA

2017 FFA Week Living to Serve Grant
How will you transform your community? Apply for a 2017 FFA Week Living to Serve Grant from National FFA. The goal of the grant is to support middle school and high school FFA chapters across the country in hosting a service project during FFA Week. Applications are due November 16, 2016. Additional information on the FFA Week Grant is available on the Living to Serve website.
Read All About It: News from the National FFA Convention & Expo
What a week! If you missed the action from the convention and expo, you can still check it out on the national blog FFA Pulse and FFA.org/convention.
My Journey Has You Covered in October
Transform your planning with free tips, lesson plans and updated resources on My Journey!  Need a quick video to teach your students about an agricultural company?  Then check out the Explore page to learn about Monsanto.  Heading to the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo?  Take a look at the chapter resources on the Build page.  Visit  the Connect page for a current event article on agricultural drones. And incorporate AgExplorer in your lessons and let students discover the 235 unique careers within agriculture! Don’t forget: You can find past months’ ideas and content in the document library within the Archive pages.
SAE Grant Reminder
Supervised Agricultural Experiences are a core part of agricultural education. Thanks to our sponsors, this year 149 SAE grants of $1,000 have been made available to help FFA members start or expand an SAE. Applications are due Nov. 15, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. PST. Click here for more information.

CASE

DuPont Pioneer Commits $175,000 to Food and Agricultural Education Grants
DuPont Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agriculture curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. Click here for a link to the application. The deadline to apply is November 11th.

NAAE

2016 NAAE Convention
Convention is just around the corner! Join us November 29th through December 3rd for networking, professional development, business meetings, and so much more! Check out our online scheduler to plan out your convention experience today!
IMPORTANT HOUSING INFORMATION!! The NAAE block at the Westgate is full. If you need a room for the 2016 NAAE convention, please check the ACTE housing blocks at this link.
STAR Program Webinars
Two Informational webinars will be offered for those interested in learning more about the State Teach Ag Results (STAR) program administered by the National Teach Ag Campaign.
Friday, November 18th
9:30-10:15am Eastern
Register here
Monday, November 21st
3:00-3:45pm Eastern
Register here
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. Deanna Fuller teaches horse care to 4-H student Camille who wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Click here to watch the video.

ACTE

Vote for the 2016 Safety Educator of the Year Award
Diane Herndon, agriculture teacher at Frederick Career & Technology Center, in Maryland is representing agricultural education well in this year's Safety Educator of Year award category. Click here to read all of the finalists' biographies. Cast your vote by clicking here.

ACTE’s Video PSA Contest for Career and Technical Education Month® 2017 is Now Open!
Before Career and Technical Education Month each year, ACTE offers schools from all over the country the chance to submit 30-second public service announcement videos informing viewers of the value of CTE and providing a glimpse of their school’s excellent CTE students and programs. ACTE is now accepting submissions for this year’s contest!

The deadline for entry is November 4th, 2016. Winners will be selected by ACTE’s Board of Directors, announced at our VISION conference in November 2016, and have their videos posted on ACTE’s website and promoted during CTE Month in February 2017. The winning school will receive $500 and the second place school will receive $250. The full rules are here. We encourage you to visit our PSA Contest page and CTE Month page to find more information about the contest and learn about other ways to get involved during CTE Month 2017!”

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, October 28, 2016: Ag mergers may have long-term effects. Several ag education links, a look at social media influencers, and comedy wildlife photo awards. These and many more ag/science links in this 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 24, 2016

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

January 31 - February 2
National Ag Ed Inservice
Indianapolis, 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.

 

 

FFA

Read All About It: News from the National FFA Convention & Expo
What a week! If you missed the action from the convention and expo, you can still check it out on the national blog FFA Pulse and FFA.org/convention.
My Journey Has You Covered in October
Transform your planning with free tips, lesson plans and updated resources on My Journey!  Need a quick video to teach your students about an agricultural company?  Then check out the Explore page to learn about Monsanto.  Heading to the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo?  Take a look at the chapter resources on the Build page.  Visit  the Connect page for a current event article on agricultural drones. And incorporate AgExplorer in your lessons and let students discover the 235 unique careers within agriculture! Don’t forget: You can find past months’ ideas and content in the document library within the Archive pages.

CASE

DuPont Pioneer Commits $175,000 to Food and Agricultural Education Grants
DuPont Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agriculture curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. Click here for a link to the application. The deadline to apply is November 11th.

NAAE

2016 NAAE Convention
Convention is just around the corner! Join us November 29th through December 3rd for networking, professional development, business meetings, and so much more! Check out our online scheduler to plan out your convention experience today!
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. Pete Ostrum and his fellow vets work  to help keep dairy cows healthy and advise on managing the herd. Click here to watch the video.

ACTE

Vote for the 2016 Safety Educator of the Year Award
Diane Herndon, agriculture teacher at Frederick Career & Technology Center, in Maryland is representing agricultural education well in this year's Safety Educator of Year award category. Click here to read all of the finalists' biographies. Cast your vote by clicking here.

ACTE’s Video PSA Contest for Career and Technical Education Month® 2017 is Now Open!
Before Career and Technical Education Month each year, ACTE offers schools from all over the country the chance to submit 30-second public service announcement videos informing viewers of the value of CTE and providing a glimpse of their school’s excellent CTE students and programs. ACTE is now accepting submissions for this year’s contest!

The deadline for entry is November 4th, 2016. Winners will be selected by ACTE’s Board of Directors, announced at our VISION conference in November 2016, and have their videos posted on ACTE’s website and promoted during CTE Month in February 2017. The winning school will receive $500 and the second place school will receive $250. The full rules are here. We encourage you to visit our PSA Contest page and CTE Month page to find more information about the contest and learn about other ways to get involved during CTE Month 2017!”

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, October 21, 2016: Ag communication and “science in the crosshairs.” The National FFA Convention and student “blue corduroy” reflections. And the naked mole rat appears again. 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 17, 2016

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifyingopportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2017

January 31 - February 2
National Ag Ed Inservice
Indianapolis, 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

Hope to see you at the National FFA Convention!
Stop by the Council Booth in the Expo: Booth #2465 Mention you saw this and we will provide you with a special gift!

FFA

5 Tips for Convention Registration Success
We’ve made changes to the registration process this year at the National FFA Convention & Expo and want to make sure you’re ready. Here are a few tips to make that happen.
89th National FFA Convention & Expo Broadcast Live on RFD-TV
General sessions of the upcoming National FFA Convention & Expo will be carried live, once again, onRFD-TV. They will also be streamed online atFFA.org/convention.
Read All About It: News from the National FFA Convention & Expo
Catch the action from the convention and expo on the national blog FFA Pulse, Facebook, Twitter andInstagram.
Download the Official Convention & Expo App
Get it for free! Features include a complete convention and expo schedule, cool photo filters, interactive maps, a full exhibitor listing, a customizable schedule, exclusive convention and expo news and updates and more. Download it now through iTunes or Google Play.
My Journey Has You Covered in October
Transform your planning with free tips, lesson plans and updated resources on My Journey!  Need a quick video to teach your students about an agricultural company?  Then check out the Explore page to learn about Monsanto.  Heading to the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo?  Take a look at the chapter resources on the Build page.  Visit  the Connect page for a current event article on agricultural drones. And incorporate AgExplorer in your lessons and let students discover the 235 unique careers within agriculture! Don’t forget: You can find past months’ ideas and content in the document library within theArchive pages.

NAAE

October News & Views
Get ready for the 89th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, check out the latest about NAAE Convention & read about all the outstanding things ag teachers across the United States are doing. All this & more in October's edition of News & Views.
NAAE -- DuPont Agriscience Institute at the 2016 National FFA Convention
Join us this year for some outstanding workshops during your time at National FFA Convention, sponsored by DuPont. We have offerings for teachers at all stages of their career. Make sure to stop by for inquiry-based professional development, networking, and so much more. Click here for the schedule.
National Teach Ag Campaign Signing Day at National FFA Convention
Calling all seniors who plan to major in agricultural education Fall 2017. Sign up for a spot at the Teach Ag booth (#2455) to officially declare that you plan to change lives, make a difference and be a role model by teaching agriculture. Once you sign up to confirm your spot, show up at the Teach Ag booth five minutes beforehand with your team of supporters (ex. agriculture teacher, parents, friends, etc).  We take care of the rest. 
Contact Tabitha Hudspeth attabitha.hudspeth@outlook.com with questions.  Click here to sign-up for your spot TODAY!
Looking for Stops Along the Way to National FFA Convention?
Growth Energy, a major sponsor of the National Teach Ag Campaign, has created a map of its plants, where you can take your students for a biofuels industry tour as you make your way to Indy! Click here to view the map.
2016 NAAE Convention
Join us in Las Vegas this year for NAAE Convention, November 29th through December 3rd. Get ready for this year's convention with our online scheduler! Go ahead and plan out your professional development workshops, general sessions, and more!
Apply for a CHS Foundation Classroom Grant
Do you have big ideas on how to strengthen agricultural education in your classroom, but need some funds to get started?
  • Applications will be available Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - Friday, October 21, 2016.
  • Applications must be received at the CHS booth by 4 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016 to be eligible.
  • Winners will be selected and notified by November 30, 2016.
Click here for more details and to apply.
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. Rick Leone makes his weekly trip to a small rural town and works at discounted rates performing pet vaccines, spaying and neutering. Click here to watch the video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTE

Vote for the 2016 Safety Educator of the Year Award
Diane Herndon, agriculture teacher at Frederick Career & Technology Center, in Maryland is representing agricultural education well in this year's Safety Educator of Year award category. Click here to read all of the finalists' biographies. Cast your vote by clicking here.

ACTE’s Video PSA Contest for Career and Technical Education Month® 2017 is Now Open!
Before Career and Technical Education Month each year, ACTE offers schools from all over the country the chance to submit 30-second public service announcement videos informing viewers of the value of CTE and providing a glimpse of their school’s excellent CTE students and programs. ACTE is now accepting submissions for this year’s contest!

The deadline for entry is November 4th, 2016. Winners will be selected by ACTE’s Board of Directors, announced at our VISION conference in November 2016, and have their videos posted on ACTE’s website and promoted during CTE Month in February 2017. The winning school will receive $500 and the second place school will receive $250. The full rules are here. We encourage you to visit our PSA Contest page and CTE Month page to find more information about the contest and learn about other ways to get involved during CTE Month 2017!”

CASE

DuPont Pioneer Commits $175,000 to Food and Agricultural Education Grants
DuPont Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agriculture curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. Click here for a link to the application. The deadline to apply is November 11th.

Visit the CASE Booth at National FFA Convention!
CASE will be located at booth #2165 in Teacher’s World. Visit the CASE booth to learn about current and upcoming CASE courses, CASE Online, Lead Teacher opportunities for 2017, and much more. CASE will also have the most up to date listing of 2017 CASE Institute dates and locations posted at the booth.

All CASE certified teachers and CASE students who stop by the booth will receive a CASE button to wear during National FFA Convention. PLUS, CASE certified teachers will receive a CASE window cling and a CASE highlighter, while supplies last!

The CASE VIP Lounge will have seating reserved for CASE certified teachers to catch up with colleagues or rest their feet. CASE teachers can also mark their agricultural education program on the CASE map!

FFA Alumni

National FFA Alumni Booth at Expo
We invite you to stop by the National FFA Alumni booth in the Expo to see the refreshed booth display that will be utilized for the first time. Visitors will be able to join alumni on site at one of the two available kiosks, and adults may pick up an alumni resource book if they want to start an alumni chapter. Many more resources and handouts will be available. The special giveaway items this year are stick-on temporary tattoos with the 2016-2017 theme! We hope to see you at booth #1335.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, October 14, 2016: Credible ag/science communication was the focus at a special World Food Prize session, North Carolina floods affect ag, and Blake Shelton teaches Jimmy Fallon how to milk a cow. 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 10, 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

2017

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

Council News for Upcoming NASAE and FFA Conventions
Council Managing Director, Tony Small and the National Council members will be attending the Annual National Association of Supervisors in Agricultural Education Convention in Indianapolis next week. The NASAE representative to the Council, Mike Womochil, who also chairs the SAE Committee will be providing updates to NASAE members during the program on Monday. The Council program will highlight new information on SAE renewal, as well as progress on the work for the National Quality Program Standards and related tools for local program support. The Council will also be sharing the newly revised Vision, Mission and Strategic Priorities for the Council. We look forward to sharing this and all new information from the Council with state supervisors during the session on Monday.
The National Council for Agricultural Education will also be exhibiting in the National FFA Convention Expo. Representatives will be there to share the new vision, mission and strategic priorities, as well as provide a special gift to teachers, state leaders and teacher educators. Please do not forget to stop by the Council booth to learn more about the new Council initiatives and get your special gift. See you in Indianapolis.

FFA

2017 FFA Week Living to Serve Grant
How will you transform your community? Apply for a 2017 FFA Week Living to Serve Grant from National FFA. The goal of the grant is to support middle school and high school FFA chapters across the country in hosting meaningful service projects that make a difference in their community during FFA Week. Applications are due November 16, 2016. Additional information on the FFA Week Living to Serve Grant is available on the Living to Serve website.
New My Journey Resources Now Available
Transform your lesson planning with updated resources in My Journey!  Check out My Journey for free tips, lesson plans and resources.  Need a quick video to teach your students about an agricultural company?  Then check out the Explore page to learn about Monsanto.  Heading to the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo?  Take a look at the chapter resources on the Build page.  Visit  the Connect page for a current event article on agricultural drones. Incorporate AgExplorer in your lessons and let students discover the 235 unique careers within agriculture! Don’t forget: You can find past months’ ideas and content in the document library within the Archive pages.
Download the Official Convention & Expo App
Get it for free! Features include a complete convention and expo schedule, cool photo filters, interactive maps, a full exhibitor listing, a customizable schedule, exclusive convention and expo news and updates and more. Download it now through iTunes or Google Play.

NAAE

NAAE -- DuPont Agriscience Institute at the 2016 National FFA Convention
Join us this year for some outstanding workshops during your time at National FFA Convention, sponsored by DuPont. We have offerings for teachers at all stages of their career. Make sure to stop by for inquiry-based professional development, networking, and so much more. Click here for the schedule.
National Teach Ag Campaign Signing Day at National FFA Convention
Calling all seniors who plan to major in agricultural education Fall 2017. Sign up for a spot at the Teach Ag booth (#2455) to officially declare that you plan to change lives, make a difference and be a role model by teaching agriculture. Once you sign up to confirm your spot, show up at the Teach Ag booth five minutes beforehand with your team of supporters (ex. agriculture teacher, parents, friends, etc).  We take care of the rest. 
Contact Tabitha Hudspeth at tabitha.hudspeth@outlook.com with questions.  Click here to sign-up for your spot TODAY!
Looking for Stops Along the Way to National FFA Convention?
Growth Energy, a major sponsor of the National Teach Ag Campaign, has created a map of its plants, where you can take your students for a biofuels industry tour as you make your way to Indy! Click here to view the map.
2016 NAAE Convention
Join us in Las Vegas this year for NAAE Convention, November 29th through December 3rd. Get ready for this year's convention with our online scheduler! Go ahead and plan out your 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, Dr. Pete Ostrum mentors the newest vet in his clinic Dr. Jen Nightingale as they treat a horse suffering from an eye condition. Click here to watch the video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTE

Vote for the 2016 Safety Educator of the Year Award
Diane Herndon, agriculture teacher at Frederick Career & Technology Center, in Maryland is representing agricultural education well in this year's Safety Educator of Year award category. Click here to read all of the finalists' biographies. Cast your vote by clicking here.

ACTE’s Video PSA Contest for Career and Technical Education Month® 2017 is Now Open!
Before Career and Technical Education Month each year, ACTE offers schools from all over the country the chance to submit 30-second public service announcement videos informing viewers of the value of CTE and providing a glimpse of their school’s excellent CTE students and programs. ACTE is now accepting submissions for this year’s contest!

The deadline for entry is November 4th, 2016. Winners will be selected by ACTE’s Board of Directors, announced at our VISION conference in November 2016, and have their videos posted on ACTE’s website and promoted during CTE Month in February 2017. The winning school will receive $500 and the second place school will receive $250. The full rules are here. We encourage you to visit our PSA Contest page and CTE Month page to find more information about the contest and learn about other ways to get involved during CTE Month 2017!”

CASE

DuPont Pioneer Commits $175,000 to Food and Agricultural Education Grants
DuPont Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agriculture curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. Click here for a link to the application. The deadline to apply is November 11th.

Visit the CASE Booth at National FFA Convention!
CASE will be located at booth #2165 in Teacher’s World. Visit the CASE booth to learn about current and upcoming CASE courses, CASE Online, Lead Teacher opportunities for 2017, and much more. CASE will also have the most up to date listing of 2017 CASE Institute dates and locations posted at the booth.

All CASE certified teachers and CASE students who stop by the booth will receive a CASE button to wear during National FFA Convention. PLUS, CASE certified teachers will receive a CASE window cling and a CASE highlighter, while supplies last!

The CASE VIP Lounge will have seating reserved for CASE certified teachers to catch up with colleagues or rest their feet. CASE teachers can also mark their agricultural education program on the CASE map!

FFA Alumni

Former FFA Members Activated to FFA Alumni
Some 98,474 former FFA members are now active FFA alumni members as of this past weekend. As shared earlier, the process of converting FFA members to active alumni takes place every April for the current senior/12th grade FFA membership. This is exciting news that allows our alumni staff to communicate with former FFA members and keep them engaged after they graduate from high school.

National FFA Alumni Booth at Expo
We invite you to stop by the National FFA Alumni booth in the Expo to see the refreshed booth display that will be utilized for the first time. Visitors will be able to join alumni on site at one of the two available kiosks, and adults may pick up an alumni resource book if they want to start an alumni chapter. Many more resources and handouts will be available. The special giveaway items this year are stick-on temporary tattoos with the 2016-2017 theme! We hope to see you at booth #1335.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, October 7, 2016: World Food Prize events, a message from President Obama about agriculture, and an essay about a family’s “blue corduroy FFA legacy.” Pizza algorithms, a list of the best diners in each state, and insights about why dogs like to sniff us. 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 3, 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

2016October 6 – 8
North Central Region AAAE Conference
Lafayette, IN

2017

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

 

Rally Around the SAE Philosophy and Guiding Principles
This past week more than sixty professionals from across agricultural education including teachers, state supervisors, state executive secretaries, teacher educators, career and tech supervisors and business and industry came together to meet with members of the National Council for Agricultural Education, SAE committee. Click here to find out more.
Bristol Aggie on a Mission to Save the Monarchs
Students from Bristol County Agricultural High School gathered at the Buttonwood Park and Zoo on a warm fall day to try to do one thing: save the monarchs.
The monarch butterfly population has declined by 90 percent in the last decade, Carrie Hawthorne, education curator at the zoo, told more than a dozen students before heading over to the butterfly garden to plant eight different species of plants. Click here to read more.

FFA

Courtesy Corp Assistance Needed for the SAE Awards Office
Location:  Westin Hotel – Westin House room (located on the 2nd floor at top left of the escalators)
50 S. Capitol St.
Indianapolis, IN  46204
Download the Official Convention & Expo App
Get it for free! Features include a complete convention and expo schedule, cool photo filters, interactive maps, a full exhibitor listing, a customizable schedule, exclusive convention and expo news and updates and more. Download it now through iTunes or Google Play.
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.

NAAE

National Teach Ag Campaign Signing Day at National FFA Convention
Calling all seniors who plan to major in agricultural education Fall 2017. Sign up for a spot at the Teach Ag booth (#2455) to officially declare that you plan to change lives, make a difference and be a role model by teaching agriculture. Once you sign up to confirm your spot, show up at the Teach Ag booth five minutes beforehand with your team of supporters (ex. agriculture teacher, parents, friends, etc).  We take care of the rest. 
Contact Tabitha Hudspeth at tabitha.hudspeth@outlook.com with questions.  Click here to sign-up for your spot TODAY!
Looking for Stops Along the Way to National FFA Convention?
Growth Energy, a major sponsor of the National Teach Ag Campaign, has created a map of its plants, where you can take your students for a biofuels industry tour as you make your way to Indy! Click here to view the map.
Teach Ag Campaign Webinar Available for National Officer Candidates TODAY!
For those running for National FFA Office this fall, the National Teach Ag Campaign is offering a one-time webinar to enhance your knowledge about the national agriculture teacher shortage. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions to the webinar as the majority of the time will be spent on open discussion. Click here to register.
DuPont Pioneer Commits $175,000 to Food and Agricultural Education Grants
DuPont Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agriculture curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. Click here to read more.
NEW Resources Available from Caterpillar
CAT has two new resources available just for you! They recently added an agriculture section to their website, with resources about all the machinery they have available for work in the agriucltural industry. CAT also has a new Facebook page devoted to their agricultural machinery.
Caterpillar, Inc. is a proud sponsor of NAAE's Outstanding Teacher award program.
2016 NAAE Convention
Join us in Las Vegas this year for NAAE Convention, November 29th through December 3rd. Get ready for this year's convention with our online scheduler! Go ahead and plan out your 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, Dr. Lynn Locatelli shows how to handle large cattle with comfort and low stress, a model of animal husbandry. Click here to watch the video.

ACTE

Vote for the 2016 Safety Educator of the Year Award
Diane Herndon, agriculture teacher at Frederick Career & Technology Center, in Maryland is representing agricultural education well in this year's Safety Educator of Year award category. Click here to read all of the finalists' biographies. Cast your vote by clicking here.

ACTE’s Video PSA Contest for Career and Technical Education Month® 2017 is Now Open!
Before Career and Technical Education Month each year, ACTE offers schools from all over the country the chance to submit 30-second public service announcement videos informing viewers of the value of CTE and providing a glimpse of their school’s excellent CTE students and programs. ACTE is now accepting submissions for this year’s contest!

The deadline for entry is November 4th, 2016. Winners will be selected by ACTE’s Board of Directors, announced at our VISION conference in November 2016, and have their videos posted on ACTE’s website and promoted during CTE Month in February 2017. The winning school will receive $500 and the second place school will receive $250. The full rules are here. We encourage you to visit our PSA Contest page and CTE Month page to find more information about the contest and learn about other ways to get involved during CTE Month 2017!”

CASE

Visit the CASE Booth at National FFA Convention!
CASE will be located at booth #2165 in Teacher’s World. Visit the CASE booth to learn about current and upcoming CASE courses, CASE Online, Lead Teacher opportunities for 2017, and much more. CASE will also have the most up to date listing of 2017 CASE Institute dates and locations posted at the booth.

All CASE certified teachers and CASE students who stop by the booth will receive a CASE button to wear during National FFA Convention. PLUS, CASE certified teachers will receive a CASE window cling and a CASE highlighter, while supplies last!

The CASE VIP Lounge will have seating reserved for CASE certified teachers to catch up with colleagues or rest their feet. CASE teachers can also mark their agricultural education program on the CASE map!

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016: Good deeds in tough times, orange sheep in England, and various links from university ag programs. Cereal brand names of the past—did you eat Freakies or Green Slime? These and many more ag/science links in this week’s edition.

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