Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 10/3/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Oct 3, 2016







October 3, 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

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


February 5- 7
Southern Region AAAE Conference
Mobile, AL

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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.


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.


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 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.


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!”


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.

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).