August 7, 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.
NAAE2017 NAAE Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to each of the regional award winners on their vast accomplishments in ag education! Click here to view the award winners, who will be recognized at the 2017 NAAE Convention, in Nashville, TN.
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:
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!!
SPARK: Women in Agribusiness Podcast Series
Sara Steever, the president of Paulsen, an ag marketing firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has an ongoing podcast series called Spark: Women in Agribusiness, where she interviews top females in a variety of agriculture-related positions. The interviews are short and interesting, and would be great during a career exploration unit. You can find them at http://www.paulsen.ag/spark/ or by searching Stitcher or iTunes for Spark: Women in Agribusiness.
Communities of Practice Highlights
Vets on Call
Apply Now! Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant
Middle and high school chapters may apply for up to $1,200 to support semester-long service-learning projects that address community needs in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.
$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 August 31st will be awarded by September 15th. To access the application in English or Spanish, visitwww.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.
Best Practices and Innovations Conference 2017
What happened to the good old days when chewing my cud was enough?
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