Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 11/21/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Nov 21, 2016









November 21, 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

Council 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 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.


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.
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.
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.

FFA Alumni

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:
  • 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
Here are the winners for Improving a FFA Alumni Chapter:
  • Georgia FFA Alumni Association
  • Ashton Franklin Center FFA Alumni in Illinois
  • Hawkins FFA Alumni in Texas
  • Bay Port FFA Alumni in Wisconsin


2017 Scholarship Application Now Available
It’s here!  The 2017 National FFA online scholarship application is live 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

Grants for Growing
The National FFA Foundation and Tractor Supply Company are excited to announce the return of the successful Grants for Growing Chapter Grant Program in early 2017. In 2016, more than $500,000 in grants were awarded to over 370 chapters and 44 state FFA foundations.

In 2017, advisors will be required to complete a grant application online on 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!
Visit My Journey for free tips, lesson plans and resources!  Need a lesson on ag knowledge? Learn 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. Looking for a guide to help plan your chapter’s service project? Check out the National FFA Service Planning Guide on the Build page. Click to 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 implementation guide on the Explore page and be sure to look through past months’ ideas on our Archive pages.


Get Ready for the 2016 ACTE CareerTech VISION!
Plan your schedule, browse sessions and speaker lists all with the convention app, now available on the App Store and Play Store. Get ready for a great time of networking and professional development in Las Vegas! Click here for all the details.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, November 18, 2016: Genes and machines lead the way with ag innovation. Nothing runs over a cross country participant like a deer. And plenty of turkey talk in this pre-Thanksgiving edition. These and many more ag/science links in this week’s newsletter.

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