February 13, 2017
The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:
MissionThe Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
ACTE National Policy Seminar with Ag Ed Track
AAAE National Conference
San Luis Obispo, CA
National Teach Ag Day
National FFA Convention
MMM SubmissionsTo have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.
The CouncilMidwest Agricultural Mechanics Instructors Conference
This past week, agricultural education instructors from across the midwest gathered in the Chicago land area to take part in a pilot conference project hosted by American Technical Publishers. The objectives of the conference were to provide an opportunity for agricultural mechanics instructors to network with key industry representatives and peer professionals and to learn trends and career pathways in agricultural mechanics. Click here to read more.
NAAENAAE Award Applications Now Available
NAAE maintains an extensive awards program to recognize the accomplishments of our many talented and dedicated members. Applications are due May 15th. Click here for more information and to apply today!
February News & Views
Travel the globe with ag education! Learn about our Farmer to Farmer program, hear from Region V Vice President, Jason Kemp about his travels for professional development, and read about an ag teacher who is renovating her facilities to meet her students' needs. All this & more in February's News & Views!
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!
2016 National Agricultural Education Supply & Demand Executive Summary Now Available
For the third year in a row, Drs. Daniel Foster (Pennsylvania State University), Rebecca G. Lawver (Utah State University), and Amy R. Smith (University of Minnesota) have collected the national agriculture teachers' supply and demand data on behalf of AAAE. Their executive summary can be found here.
CHS Foundation Scholarships Due by March 31st!
Graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related field at any college or university throughout the United States and Canada are invited to apply for one of 100 $1,000 scholarships. Visit this link for more information.
Take a Survey for a Chance to Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor is interested in getting feedback from agriculture teachers about the materials that are available for them to use in their classroom, and find out what types of content would be helpful in supporting career decisions for their students.The survey will take between 5 and 7 minutes to complete, and as a thank you for your time, you will be entered to win a $100 Amazon e-gift card. Your feedback will shape the content and development of materials we will make available to support your education efforts. Click here to take the survey.
Communities of Practice Highlights
Vets on Call
Don’t Miss Free My Journey Resources
Show Us Your FFA Spirit!
Apply Now: New Century Farmer
Tell Your Story
National FFA Week Materials Online
Updated Criteria for Fast Track ASA CASE Institute Participation
CASE Institute Scholarship Application Available
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
Alumni Regional Development Conferences Underway for 2017
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