November 21, 2016
The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:
MissionThe Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
2017January 31 - February 2
National Ag Ed Inservice
February 5- 7
Southern Region AAAE Conference
MMM SubmissionsTo have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.
The CouncilCouncil to Focus on a Culture of Safety
The National Council for Agricultural Education has committed to focusing attention in all areas of agricultural education to a culture of safety. Council President, Ken Allen who represents business and industry on the Council and Mark Poeschl, CEO of FFA and Council representative both have extensive industry experience in supporting a culture of safety. During recent Council meetings, in discussions of strategic priorities, the concern for increased safety education continued to be raised. Safety is important to all areas of agricultural education, including the classroom and laboratory, SAE and experiential learning, FFA activities and functions, and in general everyday work/life interactions.The Council has entered into partnership with Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) as a supporting organization to uphold and foster the guiding principles for practice and belief statements. You can get involved and stay current with the SAY project and objectives by subscribing to SAY-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org or find out more about SAY by going to their website.As the Council continues to develop new materials for SAE and other areas of agricultural education, you will see a safety component added to ensure there is a culture of safety around all areas of agricultural education.
2016 National Young Worker Ag Safety Day
The first annual National Young Worker Ag Safety Day (NYWASD) celebrated the achievements of agriculture students and educators while raising awareness of ag-specific injuries in the workplace. Thousands of career and technical education students and educators participated in the NYWASD (#Yes2AgSafety) celebration at the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo this year. Click here to read more.
NAAE2016 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.
CHS Foundation Makes Significant Investment in State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Program
On Thursday, September 22nd, during the National Teach Ag Day live webcast, the CHS Foundation, funded by charitable contributions from CHS Inc., announced an additional $280,000 commitment to the State Teach Ag Results (STAR) program through the National FFA Foundation. Click here for the full press release.
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. Peck oversees a calf delivery on her family farm in Northern New York state. Click here to watch the video.
Alumni Legacy Grants Awarded
The-first ever Alumni Legacy Grants 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 partnership between FFA chapters and Alumni chapters.Here are the winners for Creating a FFA Alumni Chapter:
Here are the winners for Improving a FFA Alumni Chapter:
2017 Scholarship Application Now Available
Grants for Growing
In 2017, advisors will be required to complete a grant application online on FFA.org/grantsforgrowing Jan. 15 – Feb. 16. Eligibility will be based on how the money will be used, volunteer hours, and promotional activities during the fundraising period, which in 2017 will be over National FFA Week, Feb. 17-26. Also, $1 paper emblems will be sold at Tractor Supply stores. Every dollar raised in your state stays in your state to help fund the grant project.
My Journey Content Now Updated!
Get Ready for the 2016 ACTE CareerTech VISION!
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)
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).