Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 8/14/17

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Aug 14, 2017








August 14, 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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To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.




Marketing Committee Meeting
The summer meeting of the NAAE marketing committee will be held next Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m. eastern. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend the meeting, which will be held via webinar. Only elected regional representatives can vote, but anyone can contribute to the discussion. To register for the meeting, visit the marketing committee page on Communities of Practice and look for the registration link in the top left corner of the page.
If you have any questions, please contact the committee staff consultant, Julie Fritsch at
2017 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:
  • 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.
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. Brittney Barton of Dallas cares for shelter cat Skinny, an obese, 42-pound feline who attracted global news attention when rescued as a stray in 2012. Click here to watch the video.


Blue Buffalo to Support the National FFA Organization in Partnership with Tractor Supply Co.
From now until Oct.1, for each 30-lb. bag of Blue Buffalo Adult Chicken & Brown Rice, Adult Lamb & Brown Rice or Adult Large Breed Chicken & Brown Rice purchased at Tractor Supply Stores nationwide, Blue Buffalo will make a donation to the National FFA Organization. Click herefor more information.

Don’t Miss These Great, Free Resources on My Journey!
Looking for turn-key lessons and activities to start the new school year? Check out the new educational resources on My Journey! On the Explore webpage, you will find an ag innovation lesson from Dow AgroSciences and SAE Idea Cards to help students explore supervised agricultural experiences. Show students how to create the perfect resume using the FFA Resume Generator©, find a unique lesson about food labels and specific ingredients used in foods, and more on the Build webpage. The Connect webpage features an article from Successful Farming magazine on the upcoming solar eclipse.

Don’t forget to incorporate AgExplorer, on the Explore webpage and the Day in the Life video, on the Connect webpage into your classroom as you discuss careers in agriculture. And be sure to look through past months’ resources on our Archive webpage.

FFA Alumni

National FFA Alumni Bylaw Amendments
Two official bylaw amendments will be presented to the alumni delegates at the 2017 annual meeting during the national convention and expo. The two amendments are:

1. To add a third past national officer to the alumni council and extend their terms from two to three years.

2. To redo the delegate allocation process.

These proposed bylaw amendments will be posted at next week for the membership to review. Please email for more information on becoming a delegate.


John Deere Named 2018 ACTE Business of the Year
The award celebrates businesses and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to career and technical education (CTE) through their partnership and continuous support of CTE professionals. Click here for more.

William J. Nelson Named 2018 ACTE Business Leader of the Year 
The ACTE Business Leader of the Year award celebrates the contributions and achievements of an executive from the business community who has demonstrated a solid and sustained commitment to improving CTE. Click here for more.


These “flying fish” are threatening the Great Lakes.


Friday Notes
Friday, August 11, 2017:  Kids and farm safety, biotech updates, and a WOTUS rewrite? Read a profile of CAST’s youngest member, enjoy Farmer Derek’s ag parodies, and check out many more ag/science stories.

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