Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 10/17/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Oct 17, 2016








October 17, 2016


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

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action


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


January 31 - February 2
National Ag Ed Inservice
Indianapolis, IN
February 5- 7
Southern Region AAAE Conference
Mobile, AL

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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!


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
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.


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 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.








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!”


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).