July 31, 2017
The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:
MissionThe Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
National Teach Ag Day
North Central AAAE Meeting
Western Region AAAE Meeting
Ft. Collins, CO
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 CouncilSAE Renewal Update
Coming Soon! We are nearing the release date of the resources for delivery of the new SAE program. SAE Renewal, which started in 2008, is now ready for implementation into ag ed classrooms across the country. Watch for the official announcement of the SAE for All guides in the next couple of weeks. This tool, along with the teacher version of the guide, coming later in August, will walk students through the What, Why and How of the SAE program. The two resources will enable teachers to introduce SAE to their students this fall and start them on their SAE journey using the SAE structure and components developed by the National Council for Agricultural Education. Additional resources are also under development to provide teachers the tools they can use to develop SAE's for all students enrolled in our programs. These will be released later this fall through the council website and announced here on Monday Morning Monitor.
NAAEApply for XLR8 2017
Retaining quality, experienced teachers is important to the future of agricultural education. That's why we developed XLR8 — the eXcellence in Leadership for Retention professional development program — to meet the needs of mid-career agriculture teachers. The XLR8 program is for NAAE members who have been teaching between 7 and 15 years. Our goals for XLR8 participants are:
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
The housing block at the Gaylord Opryland Resort is open for you to book your stay. Follow this link for all NAAE Convention details. Make sure to join us in Nashville!!
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. Krantz explains every antibiotic for pigs has a strict withdrawal time which farmers must adhere to, per federal regulations, to ensure the antibiotic is cleared from the pig’s system before the pig is sent to market. Click here to watch the video.
FFA2017-18 212?/360? Conference Host Registration Reminder
With August approaching, we’d like to remind you about the registration process for the 2017-18 212? and 360? conference seasons. Please make sure to read our new Conference Planning Guide. This will help ensure an easy registration and conference experience. The deadline for 2017-18 conference registration is Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.We have changed several items related to hosting a 212? and/or 360? conference. Our aim is to improve efficiencies in shipping and invoicing and to bring more clarity to the hosting process. These changes may result in some increased costs for hosts; however, these changes make processes more straightforward and timely. Below are highlights of major changes or areas of greater clarification for the upcoming conference year:
Contact Casey Zufelt, firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-802-4309, for more information.
$400 Day of Service Mini-Grants
Applications submitted by the last day of each month are reviewed and awarded by the 15th of the following month. Therefore, applications submitted by July 31st will be awarded by August 15th and applications submitted by August 31st will be awarded by September 15th. To access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants. Please contact the Living to Serve Team at LTS@FFA.org with questions.
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