February 20, 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.
On February 8–9, 55 educators and industry representatives participated in the Midwest Agricultural Mechanics Instructors Conference, hosted by American Technical Publishers (ATP). Companies and organizations participating in the ATP conference included Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Decker Consulting and Investigations, Fluke Corporation, the Lincoln Electric Company, Milwaukee Tool, UA Local Union 597, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, the National Council for Agricultural Education, and the National FFA Organization. Click here to read more.
FFA2017 Give FFA Day
Tomorrow is Give FFA Day! Help us spread the word by encouraging your chapter and community to get involved. Change your profile picture, share on social and GIVE at FFA.org/giveffaday.
Happy National FFA Week!
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 FFA.org for everything you’ll need to have a successful week.
Washington Leadership Conference Online Registration Opens Wednesday, March 1 at 1 p.m. EST
Advisors and members must first log in to FFA.org, then navigate to FFA.org/participate/conferences/washington-leadership-conference to access the registration link. This webpage also contains resources, such as 2017 pricing and dates, an FAQ, advisor and student program information, tentative schedules and student forms. Questions should be directed to WLC@ffa.org.
Don’t Miss Free My Journey Resources
My Journey content has been updated! Check out the free planning tips, tools and lesson plans available this month. Click on the Explore page to find the newly designed and updated SAE Idea Cards and a lesson based on former national vice president Abbey Gretsch’s retiring address. Need to make business cards? Looking for a lesson on employability skills? Head over to the Build page. In need of a current event article related to GMO crops or information on how to start or develop your FFA Alumni chapter? Learn about this year’s alumni Regional Development Conferences and more on the Connect page. Don’t forget to incorporate AgExplorer using the implementation guide with lesson plans on the Explore page, and be sure to look through past months’ ideas on our Archive pages.
Log in to FFA.org for a copy of the National FFA Youth Protection Guidelines, created to help keep youth safe during FFA events.
Show Us Your FFA Spirit!
Earn cash for your chapter! 2017 Chapter Tee Contest entries are due Feb. 24, 2017. Winning chapters earn 50 percent of first-year profits! Check out our website for rules.
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!
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!
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 linkfor more information.
Communities of Practice Highlights
Vets on Call
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
Early Career Program for NFRBMEA Conference Overview 2017
The 2017 conference is in Des Moines, Iowa June 11-15 2017. Applicants participate in a pre-conference group meeting/educational program and then network throughout the ongoing conference with other conference attendees to learn about the profession(s) and professional organizations that make up NFRBMEA.
We will have a scholarship application available soon (mid-February 2017) and would ask that you share with any and all proper contacts that could get this in potential recipient’s hand.
Further information or questions can be directed to Tina LeBrun: email@example.com.
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