Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 11/14/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Nov 14, 2016









November 14, 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:
  • Identifying opportunities 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


Plans Continue for SAE Renewal
This past week, during the November meeting of the National Council for Agricultural Education, SAE committee members reported to the Council on the progress and plans for moving forward the initial documents to provide direction for SAE development and implementation. Recent progress developed from the SAE Summit in September has clarified the philosophy and guiding principles for execution of the supervised agricultural experience for school-based agricultural education programs. To guide the development of experiential learning, a specific definition of SAE and clear definitions all designated areas and terms will be released soon. There will also be resources to assist teachers with clarification of SAE progression to include an overview of the theory of exploratory SAE’s. SAE communication tools to assist teachers to work with parents, as well as the inclusion of how to work with mentors, volunteers and employers to ensure students have a successful experience. The new resources will include recommendations for the age old question, What qualifies as a SAE? You can expect to see new resources to include personal finance management, features to include grading SAE into the total program, and integrated components to develop a culture of safety. To find out more look for updates in the MMM and on the National Council for Agricultural Education web site. Tony Small, Managing Director of the Council and SAE committee leaders will be making presentations during the upcoming NAAE Convention and the 2017 National Agricultural Education Inservice in January.


2016 NAAE Convention
Convention is just around the corner! Join us November 29th through December 3rd! Check out our online scheduler to plan out your convention experience today! Watch our membership video about convention & get ready for an exciting week of networking, professional development, business meetings, and so much more!
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
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 volunteers her time to care for abandoned cats and dogs. Click here to watch the video.

FFA Alumni

Alumni Legacy Grants Awarded
The-first ever Alumni Legacy Grant recipients have been selected by the 2015-2016 National FFA Officers. The recipients can use these grants to grow the number of local FFA Alumni chapters, improve the quality of existing FFA Alumni chapters, and provide more opportunities for partnerships between FFA chapters and Alumni chapters. Here are the winners for “Creating an FFA Alumni Chapter:"
  • Grand Canyon FFA/Tioga County FFA Alumni of Wellsboro, PA
  • Franklin County FFA/Emmanuel College Collegiate FFA of Carnesville, GA
  • Sharon Springs FFA of Sharon Springs, NY
  • Kennewick FFA/Kennewick FFA Alumni of Kennewick, WA


DUE WEDNESDAY - 2017 FFA Week Grant
Want to host a service event during FFA Week? Apply for a 2017 FFA Week Living to Serve Grant from National FFA. Find example project ideas below. Applications are due November 16, 2016. Additional information on the FFA Week Grant is available on the Living to Serve website.
Project Ideas
  • Help local veterans with house and yard maintenance
  • Pack and hand out food at a food bank
  • Create New Student Survival Kits for your school
  • Collect items (food, clothing, etc.) to deliver to local food banks, homeless shelters or other organizations in the community
  • Build a ramp to make a home or building handicap accessible
  • Learn about pet therapy and take pets to a nursing home

2017 Scholarship Application Available Nov. 15
It’s here!  The 2017 National FFA online scholarship application is live from Nov. 15, 2016, until 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 1, 2017.  The Signature Page – required to complete eligibility – must be postmarked no later than Feb. 8, 2017.  Be sure to review eligibility requirements for the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarships (presented by the Monsanto Fund) and the Built Ford Tough dealer scholarship program. Questions, comments or concerns? Email

My Journey Content Now Updated!
Check out My Journey for free tips, lesson plans and resources.  Need a lesson on ag knowledge? Check out the lesson on how Tyson Foods seeks to eliminate human antibiotics from its chickens. Questions about the new award program revisions? Find information about this and more on the Explore page. In need of a guide to help plan your chapter’s service project? Check out the National FFA Service Planning Guide on the Buildpage. Look through the Connect page for a current event article about pop-up wetland habitats and for the link to apply for an alumni legacy grant. Don’t forget to incorporate AgExplorer using the AgExplorer implementation guide with lesson plans on the Explorepage and be sure to look through past months’ ideas in our Archive pages.


ACTE Announces National Award Finalists
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced the regional winners of seven different awards in ACTE’s five regions. The regional winners now move on as national finalists to be named as national winners and will be announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet. The event will take place on Wednesday evening, November 30, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, November 11, 2016: Several perspectives on the election results and agriculture. A university study looks at interesting GMO effects. And in animal news, an iguana plays Indiana Jones while a sheep dog gives birth to 17 balls of fluff. These and many more ag/science links in this edition.

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