Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 7/17/17

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jul 17, 2017





July 17, 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


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

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Apply 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:
  • professional development specific to this stage of your career
  • leadership development with the goal of helping you mentor other teachers
  • an increase in your overall career longevity and satisfaction
Applications are due Friday, September 1. Click here for more information and to apply.
July News & Views
Learn about all of the fantastic benefits you have available to you as a NAAE member. All this & more in the July edition of News & Views!
Show your Students the Importance of Ag Education with this FREE Classroom Poster from Realityworks!
Give your students a daily reminder of the importance of agricultural education with this free classroom poster by Realityworks. Click here to request a printable copy for your own classroom.
Harbor Freight Prize for Teaching Excellence - $500,000 in Awards
The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence recognizes outstanding skilled trades programs at public high schools in the United States. The application deadline is July 24, 2017, at 5 pm Pacific time. Click here for more information and to apply!
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?
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!!
Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Peck oversees a calf delivery on her family farm in Northern New York state. Click here to watch the video.


FFA Annual Impact Report Posted on
Now on The 2016 National FFA Annual Impact Report. The report highlights success stories from our members and chapters and how, thanks to our donors and sponsors, FFA was able to make a difference 365 days in 2016.
National Officer Nominating Committee: Nomination Form Now Open
Do you know someone who would make a good nominating committee representative? Then follow the below steps:

FFA Alumni

Be on the Lookout for the National FFA Alumni Survey
During the week of July 17, a survey will be sent to a wide range of supporters, former student FFA members and current FFA Alumni members to gain a better understanding on how the FFA experience affects our stakeholders. In addition, the survey asks about volunteerism, current engagement in FFA, educational and career achievements/aspirations, skill development, demographic and geographic information, and more. The information will be valuable to several divisions in National FFA and help guide us in our future planning.



Friday Notes
Friday, July 14, 2017: Innovation comes at the speed of science, and agriculture is affected. A solar eclipse is also coming. Food safety, ag trade, and a superhero spider--these and many more ag/science links in this week’s newsletter.

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