Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 6/19/17

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jun 19, 2017








June 19, 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


June 25-28
NAAE REGION VI Conference/ New England Ag Teachers (NEAT) Conference
Portsmouth, NH
September 21
National Teach Ag Day
September 21-23
North Central AAAE Meeting
Ames, IA
September 25-27
Western Region AAAE Meeting
Ft. Collins, CO
October 25-28
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN
December 5-9
NAAE Convention
Nashville, TN

Past Issues

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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.


June News & Views
Summer is a great time to take part in professional development! Find out what opportunities are available to you and why you should take advantage of them. All this & more in the June edition of News & Views!
Teach Ag Current Teacher Spotlights
The National Teach Ag Campaign is looking for current agriculture teachers to answer the following questions as part of a new spotlight social media campaign. Contact Elisa Russ with your responses.
  • What advice would you give to someone who is on the fence about becoming an agriculture teacher?
  • What's the most rewarding part of being an agriculture teacher?
  • What makes being an agriculture teacher such a unique job?
  • Why should someone teach ag?
  • What is your favorite part about teaching ag?
New Assignment Position Open in Farmer to Farmer Program
The Farmer to Farmer Program in East Africa, a special initiative supported by NAAE, is seeking an individual who would like to help review and develop agricultural curriculum in Uganda. Click here for more information about the program.
National Teach Ag Day
Go ahead and start making your plans to celebrate National Teach Ag Day on Thursday, September 21st! Check out the Teach Ag website for more information, celebration ideas & so much more!
2017 NAAE Convention
Get ready for another fantastic convention in Nashville! Early Bird registration is now open until July 14. The housing block at the Gaylord Opryland Resort is also open for you to book your stay. Follow this link for all NAAE Convention details.
Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Groves works with family farmers in central Missouri to vaccinate their calves and cows, demonstrating how they herd their animals gently with low stress. Click here to watch the video.


CASE Awards
Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) is pleased to accept applications for the 2017 CASE Awards. The CASE Awards program is supported by Vernier Software & Technology. Two award winners will be selected, one in each of the following categories.
CASE Model School Award:
The CASE Model School award is designed to recognize schools whose CASE certified teachers are teaching CASE courses to the highest fidelity. Ideal award candidates are facilitating CASE instruction in a model learning environment with proper classroom, laboratory, and/or shop space and prescribed equipment, supplies, and materials. Model Schools offer a structured sequence of CASE courses and scaffold student learning. Schools with one or multiple CASE certified teachers are encouraged to apply. CASE Model Schools may also leverage support not only through the school district, but also through the local community, agricultural industry, and/or state, regional, or national grants. 
CASE Innovation Award:
The CASE Innovation Award highlights creative classroom and teaching approaches as CASE certified teachers implement and promote CASE. Ideal innovations include but are not limited to classroom instruction, CASE Online, assessment strategies, social media, technology integration, industry partnerships, university partnerships, and state or regional collaboration.
All CASE certified teachers, except current CASE Advisory Committee Members, who are teaching CASE course(s) are eligible to apply for these awards. NAAE membership is required for award applicants. To join the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), click this link.
Selected award winners are invited to receive their award and co-present a CASE workshop highlighting their achievements at the 2017 NAAE Convention hosted in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • NAAE Convention registration
  • $500 travel stipend to attend NAAE Convention
  • $1,000 in products from Vernier Software & Technology

To apply for a CASE Award, please click this link. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 30, 2017.


$400 Day of Service Mini-Grants
Is your chapter planning a service event for the summer or fall? FFA is now offering Day of Service Mini-Grants to middle school, high school, collegiate and alumni chapters. Applications submitted by the last day of each month will be reviewed and awarded by the 15th of the following month. Therefore, applications submitted by June 30th will be awarded by July 15th. The service event must impact the community in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. To access the application in English or Spanish, visit

Please contact the Living to Serve Team at with questions.

Apply Now: National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent
Do you have an FFA member who excels in career development events and also has time to march in the school band? Or perhaps you know of a member who is in a talent show at your local county fair? Encourage them to share their talents with other FFA members from across the country! National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent applications are now available Band, chorus and talent are three groups that offer a unique opportunity for members to exhibit their musical talents, in addition to their love for agriculture! Applications are due by Friday, July 7. Many students wait until the last minute to apply – cheer them on to get a jump on the deadline! 

New Official FFA Student Handbook Now Available in Spanish
The 16th edition of the Official FFA Student Handbook in Spanish is now available at Like the English version, the Spanish version of the handbook features updated opening ceremonies, Official Dress guidelines, supervised agricultural experience descriptions, career development event/leadership development event information, tips, resource connections and stimulating thoughts designed to engage readers.

Summer’s Here … and so is My Journey
The school year may be winding down, but summer and planning for the new year are just beginning. Check out the free, innovative and turn-key resources on My Journey! Head over to the Explore page to learn about BASF careers and for the latest Chapter Success Guide. On the Build page, find a lesson on mentors and information on Living to Serve Yearlong Grants and Day of Service Mini-Grants. On the Connect page, check out a lesson featuring Domino’s and their global presence, along with details on how to promote alumni life membership. This content and more will be available through June and July, but remember you can search through lesson plans using the Document Library.


CareerTech VISION 2017 Early Bird Registration
Did you know that when you register for the 2017 NAAE Convention, you also get to attend ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2017? Check out this video to learn more about what is available to you & make sure to register by July 14th for the Early Bird Discount!

ACTE Online Seminars
ACTE's online seminars are available to members as a professional development resource. These free seminars cover a variety of topics of interest to you. Click here to learn more.





Friday Notes
Friday, June 16, 2017: New genetic techniques are “editing the fabric of life,” Congress debates the 2018 Farm Bill, and ag trade negotiations are active. Tree-climbing goats, pigs in show rings, and gassy cows--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 Land O’Lakes.