Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 1/23/17

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jan 23, 2017









January 23, 2017


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
March 13-15
ACTE National Policy Seminar with Ag Ed Track
Washington, D.C.

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To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.



The Council

Integration of the “Culture of Safety” for Agricultural Education
Through the strategic planning process, the National Council for Agricultural Education has committed to promoting a comprehensive view of safety, developing a proactive campaign, and supporting all Team Ag Ed organization members to ensuring a “Culture of Safety” is embraced by all of agricultural education. The “Culture of Safety” is first and foremost in our recognized initiatives and will remain ongoing as a priority to the National Council for Agricultural Education. We honor and hold true to the following statement. “Imperative for all participants of agricultural education to foster and implement a culture of safety.” Click here to read more.
National Ag Ed and FFA Inservice Next Week
More than 250 State and National leaders in agricultural education will be in Indianapolis, Indiana the first week of February. Representatives from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands will be attending the annual event to gain knowledge and gather resources on new programs and updated resources from the National FFA Organization, National FFA Foundation and the National Council for Agricultural Education. For more information,click here.


2017 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.
NAAE Virtual Committee Meetings
Interested in becoming more involved in your professional organization? Attend one of the upcoming NAAE Virtual Committee meetings!
January News & Views
Get ready to advocate for agricultural education! Hear from our newly-elected President, learn about the 2017 ACTE National Policy Seminar with ag education track, & read about one of our outstanding award winners! All this & so much more in January's News & Views.
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. Rick Leone makes his weekly trip to a small rural town and works at discounted rates performing pet vaccines, spaying and neutering. Click here to watch the video.


Apply Now for New Century Farmer
Know an FFA member who has experience in production agriculture and plans to return to a career in production agriculture through work experience, training or other activities? Are they a former FFA member currently attending a two- or four-year college or university and between the ages of 18-24? Look into New Century Farmer! Held July 16-22, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa, this all-expense paid conference will be packed full of interactive workshops, field tours, visioning design, networking opportunities and financial planning. Applications are live now and close Feb. 15,  2017. Head here for more information. 

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

National FFA Week Materials Online
National FFA Week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and FFA. It's a time to share with local, state and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. Visit for everything you’ll need to have a successful week.

Grow Your Chapter Funds
The Tractor Supply Company Grants for Growing application is now live through Feb. 13 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The fundraising period will take place during National FFA Week, Feb., 17-26, with $1 paper emblems for sale at the checkout of Tractor Supply stores. Every dollar raised in your state stays in your state to help fund grant projects.


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!

2017 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.


Friday Notes
Friday, January 20, 2017: A “Sonny” announcement about ag secretary, a report about the “greening” of ethanol, and coyotes trash a home owner’s abode. Catch the amazing video about the young woman who climbs wind turbines. These and many more ag/science links in this week’s newsletter.

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).