March 27, 2017
The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:
MissionThe Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
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.
NAAEApply for the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy by THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH!
Each summer, specially selected teachers spend a week participating in an interactive, hands-on, application-based agriscience training program. The training includes agriculture-related labs with a high amount of science content using inquiry-based approaches to student learning. The 2017 session is tentatively scheduled to be held the week of July 17-21. Click here for more information and to apply!
NAAE Award Applications Now Available
NAAE wants to recognize you for your vast accomplishments! Apply today for a NAAE award! Applications are due May 15th. Click here for more information and to apply today!
2017 NAAE Convention Professional Development Workshops-Request for Proposals
NAAE is accepting proposals for professional development workshops to be presented at the 2017 NAAE Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, December 5-9, 2017, relating to topics appropriate for middle, secondary and post-secondary educators of agricultural education. Click here for more information and to submit your proposal.
Serve on the 2017 NAAE Awards Judging Committee
NAAE is looking for individuals interested in judging our awards. The awards will be judged virtually. Each committee volunteer must be a NAAE member and will judge up to 10 award applications using the required NAAE Award Judging Rubric that will be provided. Follow this link for more information and to sign up by May 12th!
National Teach Ag Ambassador Program Applications DUE APRIL 10TH
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 link for more information.
DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award
DEKALB® is proud to announce that we will once again sponsor the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award. For 70 years, this award has been presented to agriculture students who exemplify scholarship, commitment and work ethic. To nominate a deserving student in your chapter, ag educators should visit DEKALB.com/awards between March 1 - May 1, 2017.
Bayer Offers Awards for Those Seeking to Help Protect & Promote Bee Pollinators
Bayer's Bee Care program recently announced three great opportunities for anyone who has been involved in protecting and promoting bee pollinators as well as for those interested in establishing pollinator forage. Any one of these could fit one of your students or your program. Click here to see how you can apply & be involved!
Jacob Ball Named 2017 ACTE New Teacher of the Year
Agriculture teacher, Jacob Ball has been named the 2017 ACTE New Teacher of the Year. Click here to watch a video about his accomplishments.
Communities of Practice Highlights
Vets on Call
Updated Criteria for Fast Track ASA CASE Institute Participation
2017 CASE Institute Registration – Register Now
Each site is 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 – Deadline Approaching
Join CASE for the #TeachAgChat
Follow us on Twitter @case4learning and join the conversation by using #TeachAgChat!
Culver's Essay Contest -- Apply by March 31st!
To enter, visit the FFA Essay Contest page. Submit an essay of 1,000 words or less about the specified prompt by March 31, 2017.
2017 National FFA Convention & Expo Housing
Take Advantage of the Free Resources on My Journey
New Website for FFA New Horizons Launched
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.
The scholarship application is now available and we ask that you share with any and all proper contacts that could get this in potential recipient’s hand.
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