Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 12/5/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Dec 5, 2016









December 5, 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.

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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

Team Ag Ed Support for 2016 Career Tech Vision
This past week, during the annual ACTE and NAAE conventions in Las Vegas, Team Ag Ed was well-represented. One of the largest-ever attended NAAE conferences was supported by not only secondary and post-secondary teachers, but represented widely by state staff, teacher educators, the FFA Organization, the PAS organization, FFA Alumni, the FFA Foundation, and our supporting sponsors from business and industry. Click here for more information.


NAAE Convention Wrap-Up
Congratulations to all of our award winners and newly-elected Board of Directors. Click here to read about all of our 2016 award winners and follow this link to meet the 2017 NAAE Board of Directors. Check back in next week's edition of the Monday Morning Monitor for a link to all of our convention photos.
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. Kiehne explains the design of the farrowing barn where mom sows live for about three weeks while delivering and nursing their piglets, protected from the elements and from territorial barn-mates. Click here to watch the video.


National FFA Awards and Recognition Team to Host #TeachAgChat
Twitter will be the place to learn more about student recognition on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 8-9 p.m. EST. The awards and recognition team will host "Tricks and Tips for Student Recognition" using the hashtag #TeachAgChat. The purpose of this #TeachAgChat is to share information and guide teachers and student teachers to the right resources to be successful in their student recognition efforts.

AgExplorer Hosts First Virtual Field Trip
Go behind-the-scenes at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., to learn how the needs of agriculture customers impact the design, engineering and testing of Ford F-Series trucks. Meet Ford employees who use advanced technologies to solve the practical challenges faced daily in agricultural settings. Visit AgExplorer.comto watch now.

2017 Scholarship Application Now Available
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


2016 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the 26 CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.


Each site will be capped at 18 participants with sites able to extend participant registrations up to, but not greater than, 20 participants. Many Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register and submit a School District Agreement as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Professional Development Director, Shari Smith, regarding any additional questions.

2017 CASE Institute Scholarships through Farm Credit East
Through the generous support from Farm Credit East, partial CASE Institutes scholarships are available for teachers from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Please note, this excludes Clinton and Essex counties in New York and Cheshire, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire. For more information or to complete the Farm Credit East CASE Institute Scholarship Application, please click this link. The deadline to apply is April 28, 2017 and applications will be approved on a rolling basis.

ASA Fast Track CASE Institute
Kansas State University will host the first ever Principles of Agricultural Science – Animal (ASA) Fast Track CASE Institute June 19-24, 2017. Pre-institute homework will be required and teachers must apply to participate. Criteria for applicants include at least two prior CASE certifications, at least one year CASE teaching experience, and solid understanding of the CASE instructional model and classroom implementation. Applications are due at midnight February 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the deadline of their acceptance status, and all teachers not accepted will be provided the opportunity to register for a different CASE Institute. We look forward to pioneering this fantastic new opportunity for CASE teachers to earn CASE certification. Click here to apply!


Friday, December 2, 2016: Bridging gaps in ag communication, biofuels get a boost, and a lion tries to football tackle a galloping giraffe. Also worth catching Hannah’s cool pig painting. These and many more ag/science links in this week’s newsletter.

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