January 30, 2017
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
ACTE National Policy Seminar with Ag Ed Track
MMM SubmissionsTo have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.
NAAE2017 ACTE National Policy Seminar with Agricultural Education Strand
Join ACTE and NAAE March 13-15 for the 2017 ACTE National Policy Seminar and Ag Ed Track. Visit our nation's capitol, improve your advocacy skills, meet with important members of Congress, and hear from national leaders in career and technical education. The National Policy Seminar will also include agricultural education-specific activities especially for NAAE members. Click here for more information.
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Hughes Act
A newly-designed website is now available to help provide you with resources and information about the Smith-Hughes Act. Click here for historical images, lesson plans, articles, and additional information about the legislation that helped transform agricultural education.
National Teach Ag Ambassador Program Application Now Available
Each year, the National Teach Ag Campaign selects 12 outstanding preservice agriculture teachers to represent us at the National FFA Convention, and throughout the year as ambassadors, promoting the profession and encouraging others to Teach Ag! Click here to apply TODAY!
Communities of Practice HighlightsVets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Lindsey Peck of Marks Farms says she wants to make sure her son is exposed to farming because that's how she and her brother were raised. Click here to view the video.
FFAImportant Changes to Opening Ceremony and Official Dress Guidelines
Last week, the National FFA Board of Directors took action on two delegate recommendations regarding Official Dress guidelines and the National FFA Opening Ceremony. The board approved the following, effective immediately:National FFA Opening Ceremony AmendmentThe reporter’s part of the National FFA Opening Ceremony is to read as follows:As the flag covers the United States of America, so I strive to inform the people in order that every man, woman and child may know that the FFA is a national organization that reaches from the state of Alaska to the Virgin Islands and from the state of Maine to Hawaii.Official Dress Guidelines
Official Dress for an FFA member includes:
Grants for Growing
ASA Fast Track CASE Institute
2017 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
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
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