Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 10/31/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Oct 31, 2016









October 24, 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

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.


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
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.


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.


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.


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).