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September 25, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

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

2017

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

MMM Submissions

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

 

NAAE

NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
Thank You for Celebrating National Teach Ag Day with Us!
We hope you enjoyed this year's National Teach Ag Day celebration. Check out this infographic to see the impact we made this year.
Congratulations 2017 National Teach Ag Champions
Dr. Jeremy Falk and the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation were recognized during the live National Teach Ag Day celebration as this year's Teach Ag Champions. Click here for the press release.
National Officer Candidate Webinar
Monday, October 2nd
4:00-4:45pm EDT
Please mark your calendars for the annual agriculture teacher recruitment and retention update for FFA National Officer candidates and stakeholders. Questions are encouraged and may be sent ahead of time to ethompson.naae@uky.edu. The session will not be recorded. Click here to register for the webinar.
Enter the AEB's Incredible! FFA Chapter Contest and Win a $1,500 or $2,000 Grant for Your Chapter
Do you know a local FFA chapter doing incredible things? If so, the American Egg Board encourages you to nominate them for a chance to win one of three grants – one for $2,000 and two for $1,500 – to continue their incredible work. Applications are due Friday, September 29th. Click here for more information.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details. See you 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. Travis Henry sedates Wellington, the horse, and takes x-rays, which show a fractured, decayed, infected tooth and abscess. The tooth needs to be removed before the infection spreads to Wellington’s sinus. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

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.
Attend a Workshop During National Convention
If you are coming to convention this year, set aside some time to attend a leadership workshop or two. Workshop schedules are now posted online; both advisor and student workshop schedules and descriptions can be found on FFA.org/events/convention/schedule (scroll to the bottom of the page). Thirty-seven teacher workshops are being offered, in addition to those provided through the DuPont Agriscience Institute. Thirty-eight unique student workshops will be delivered—several offered multiple times—for a total of 93 student workshop opportunities.
Free Program on Feeding the World
How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050? Check out Journey 2050. Students in grades 7-12 learn about sustainable agriculture. Everything is provided, including curriculum-based lesson plans, videos and games. Teachers can register at www.Journey2050.com and access the entire program.
New Animated Farm Game Available
Farmers 2050 is the newest farm simulation to hit the market, and it’s based on real agriculture. The animated world lets players plant crops, raise livestock, craft and sell goods, and source ingredients around the world—all while balancing the players social, economic and environmental footprint. The game is free, and there are no ads or in-app purchases. Download on iOS and Google Play.
I Can. We Will. With TSC
FFA platinum sponsor Tractor Supply Company (TSC) has partnered with the National FFA Foundation to promote the future of agriculture by selling 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo-themed shirts in stores across the country this fall. This year, the annual fundraiser features the 2017 convention theme, “I Can. We Will.” in support of the advancement of agriculture among American youth. Customers can purchase these limited-edition shirts for $12.99 (plus tax) at TSC stores to benefit the national Living to Serve platform and FFA Alumni. The shirts will also be available at the national convention and expo to benefit the Give the Gift of Blue program.

#TeachAgChat

Fall Line-Up for #TeachAgChat
#TeachAgChats this Fall are on Thursday Nights from 8pm EST to 9pm EST. They move quick! All are welcome including: Agriscience Teachers, Agriscience Pre-Service Teachers, Agricultural Students, Faculty concerned with advancing agricultural education, extension, leadership and communication strategies and ANYONE who believes in agricultural education!!
  • September 21 -- Teach Ag! Recruitment Strategies for the Best Job Ever!
  • October 5 -- Building Community Support for Ag Ed Programs
  • October 19 -- Seeking the Novel & Unique: #AgEdu Programs Meeting Local Needs Nationwide
  • November 2 -- Planning for Program Success in #AgEdu
  • November 16 -- Informal Science Education, Communication, and Extension for Increasing Public Science Literacy
  • December 14 -- Cultivating Digital Citizenship Through Agricultural Youth Organizations

ACTE

CTE Maker Educator Meetup
Thursday, December 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Gaylord Opryland Resort

Join Maker Ed and Digital Promise for a fun networking event for CTE educators interested in maker education. There will be appetizers, hands-on maker activities, and great conversation. This meetup is brought to you by Maker Promise, a campaign to equip more schools and educators with the resources and support they need to provide quality maker learning experiences for their students. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/ACTE_MEM.

 

 

 

 

More than just a meaty issue—livestock by-products are in hundreds of goods.

 

 

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, Sept. 22, 2017:  From crayons to footballs, impressive nonfood uses of plants and animals; a disturbing and sudden rise in hunger; and hooded grebe birds show how to strut your stuff. Check out these and many more ag/science stories.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 18, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

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

2017

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

MMM Submissions

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

 

 

The Council

SAE Guides are Now Available!!!
The SAE Guide for All Student and Teacher Versions are now available for your use. These resources were created as a special project by the National Council for Agricultural Education for local instructors to use in implementation of the renewed SAE program. The two documents, along with the Council’s SAE Philosophy and Guiding Principles can be found on the SAE page of the National Council’s webpage. Work is continuing on the development of additional Implementation Guides for the Foundational SAE, as well as each of the five types of immersion SAEs. These will be released by the Council when they are completed in December.
The Student Guide is designed to help students understand that, in agricultural education, learning does not start and stop at the classroom door! It introduces students to the many opportunities to learn and develop real-world skills outside of the classroom and beyond the school day. This guide will provide students and parents:
  • Clarity about what an SAE is and how it works
  • A roadmap to get on the correct SAE path
  • An understanding of how an SAE provides Real Learning for a Real Future!
The Teacher Guide provides additional clarity and details about expectations for student learning outcomes. It also includes tools and frameworks to guide implementation. It is meant to supplement the SAE for All Students Guide and provide teachers practical guidance, tools, and examples to do the following:
  • Help students understand what an SAE is, the value it provides, and how to get started
  • Ensure all students enrolled in agricultural education courses have an SAE
  • Connect SAE to school priorities
  • Integrate SAE into the classroom grading system
Additional work is underway on creation of six implementation guides that address the Foundation SAE, along with individual guides for each type of immersion SAE. These should be released by December of this year.

NAAE

NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program Applications DUE FRIDAY
This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive, hands-on agriscience training program at the 2017 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student-teaching experience, as well as when they enter the teaching profession. Applications are due by Friday, September 22nd. Click here for more information and to apply today! 
National Teach Ag Day THIS THURSDAY!!!
Get ready to celebrate National Teach Ag Day on Thursday, September 21st! Check out the Teach Ag website for more information, celebration ideas & so much more! Also, check out these graphic organizers to help you follow along with the live webcast! Make sure to vote for your favorite video contest winner on the Teach Ag website as well!!
September News & Views
School is back in session and there are so many great resources available to make this year the best yet for your ag program. Hear from Region III Vice President, Glenda Crook, about how to keep your program fresh and full of ideas, find out what is new with Communities of Practice, and so much more in the September edition of News & Views!
National Farm Safety and Health Week
September 17-23
Participate in putting farm safety into practice. Each day has a different theme. Click here for more details.
National Officer Candidate Webinar
Monday, October 2nd
4:00-4:45pm EDT
Please mark your calendars for the annual agriculture teacher recruitment and retention update for FFA National Officer candidates and stakeholders. Questions are encouraged and may be sent ahead of time to ethompson.naae@uky.edu. The session will not be recorded. Click here to register for the webinar.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details. See you 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. Pete Ostrum and his fellow vets work with the Shultz family to help keep the cows healthy and advise on managing the herd. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

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.

90th National FFA Convention & Expo Early Bird Registration Now Live!
On Tuesday, early bird registration opened for this year’s convention. Early bird rates will last through Oct. 2, and then standard rates will kick in from Oct. 3 - 28. For more information about registration and other convention-related planning information and schedules, visit FFA.org/convention. Less than 40 days to go!

Register Now for the New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip
Join us live on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. ET to meet the professionals working to solve one of the greatest challenges this century: feeding the globe’s growing population. On this virtual field trip, we will transport your students to Syngenta’s Research and Development Center at Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, N.C., to discover how agriculture is using innovative science, research and technology to revolutionize the way crops are grown. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expose your students to a variety of potential career paths that are critical to solving today’s real-world challenges. Register today and submit your student questions ahead of time for the chance to have them answered live. Visit AgExplorer.com to learn more and register.

Incredible Edible Egg Launches Search for Incredible FFA Chapters
The American Egg Board, an FFA sponsor, has launched the Incredible! FFA Chapter Contest. FFA members are encouraged to nominate their local chapters for a chance to win one of three grants—one for $2,000 and two for $1,500. Entries can be submitted via an online submission form, sharing what makes the nominated chapter incredible and how the grant funds would be used to impact the chapter. Submissions will be accepted until 11 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 29. Active FFA members and active FFA chapters that are in one of the 50 states or Washington, D.C., are eligible for entry. Winners will be announced on or after Oct. 14. To enter online and for official contest rules, visit www.aeb.org/educators/educator-overview/ffa-chapter-contest.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Does your chapter have an idea to help with hurricane or wildfire relief? Apply for an FFA Day of Service Mini-Grant. The mini-grants are available to middle school, high school and collegiate/alumni chapters to serve communities in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.

Applications submitted by the last day of each month are reviewed and awarded by the 15th of the following month. Therefore, applications submitted by September 30th will be awarded by October 15th. To access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.  

AgriCorps, Inc.

AgriCorps Food Security Webinar
Do you have a passion for food security and building strong agricultural communities? You don't want to miss this webinar about how you can get involved with international agricultural development through AgriCorps! Kelsey Knight, Director of Recruitment for AgriCorps, shares her experiences in Ghana and Liberia, and how you can become an AgriCorps Fellow!

AgriCorps webinar will be hosting a FREE webinar on Thursday, September 21st at 7PM CST.  Click here to register or you can directly email kelsey.knight@agricorps.org.

ACTE

CTE Maker Educator Meetup
Thursday, December 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Gaylord Opryland Resort

Join Maker Ed and Digital Promise for a fun networking event for CTE educators interested in maker education. There will be appetizers, hands-on maker activities, and great conversation. This meetup is brought to you by Maker Promise, a campaign to equip more schools and educators with the resources and support they need to provide quality maker learning experiences for their students. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/ACTE_MEM.

 

Grits, pickles, and cake--food term searches by state. See the article for an expanded list.

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017:  Soil takes on a life of its own, massive storms affect agriculture, and ag universities roll into fall semesters. See what food terms are most googled in each state. Fried pickles in Kentucky? Check out these and many more ag/science stories.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 11, 2017

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

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

2017

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

MMM Submissions

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

 

 

NAAE

Running for NAAE Office? Submit Your MOU by September 15th!
If you're planning to run for NAAE Regional Vice President, Secretary, or President-elect, you must submit a Memorandum of Understanding to NAAE. Click here to download the MOU.
National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program Application Now Available
This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive, hands-on agriscience training program at the 2017 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student-teaching experience, as well as when they enter the teaching profession. Applications are due by Friday, September 22nd. Click here for more information and to apply today! 
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! Also, check out these graphic organizers to help you follow along with the live webcast!
National Officer Candidate Webinar
Monday, October 2nd
4:00-4:45pm EDT
Please mark your calendars for the annual agriculture teacher recruitment and retention update for FFA National Officer candidates and stakeholders. Questions are encouraged and may be sent ahead of time to ethompson.naae@uky.edu. The session will not be recorded. Click here to register for the webinar.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details. See you 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.

FFA

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.

Apply Now: SAE Grants
The 2017 SAE Grant application is now open. Supervised agricultural experiences (SAE) are a core part of agricultural education. Thanks to our sponsors, 152 SAE Grants worth $1,000 each are available this year to help FFA members start or expand an SAE.

To apply, members must log in to their FFA.org account. The application can be accessed through the Application Center; click Open Your FFA Dashboard on the top right of the website and select SAE Grant in the Apply Now toolbox. This link will take you to the Application Center where you can access and complete the grant application. You can also access the application from the SAE Grants webpage (or from the FFA.org homepage, select Participate then Grants & Scholarships then SAE Grants). If you are an AET user, you can access the application from the AET website by clicking on Reports, then Degree/Application Manager, then selecting SAE Grants from the drop-down menu.

Applications are due online by Nov. 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. PT. SAE Grant recipients will be announced in late December, this year. Contact Brett Evans, SAE education specialist, at bevans@ffa.org or 317-803-4233 for questions.

Volunteer to Help at Convention
The educational development and evaluation team is seeking collegiate volunteers to assist with various expo booths and teacher workshops during the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo. Volunteers help with setup, facilitation/discussion with students, and teardown. Each volunteer will be assigned to one of the following areas: FFA educational resources booth, We Are FFA booth, AgExplorer booth, or teacher workshops. Click here to access the application and to find out more information on the responsibilities and duties of a volunteer. The deadline to apply is midnight EDT on Sept. 15, 2017.

Register Now for the New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip
Join us live on Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. ET to meet the professionals working to solve one of the greatest challenges this century: feeding the globe’s growing population. On this virtual field trip, we will transport your students to Syngenta’s Research and Development Center at Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, N.C., to discover how agriculture is using innovative science, research and technology to revolutionize the way crops are grown. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expose your students to a variety of potential career paths that are critical to solving today’s real-world challenges. Register today and submit your student questions ahead of time for the chance to have them answered live. Visit AgExplorer.com to learn more and register.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Does your chapter have an idea to help with hurricane or wildfire relief? Apply for an FFA Day of Service Mini-Grant. The mini-grants are available to middle school, high school, and collegiate/alumni chapters to serve communities in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.

Applications submitted by the last day of each month are reviewed and awarded by the 15th of the following month. Therefore, applications submitted by September 30th will be awarded by October 15th. To access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.  

ACTE

Best Practices and Innovations Conference 2017
Join ACTE in Albuquerque, NM for the 2017 Best Practices and Innovations Conference, September 27-29. The annual Best Practices and Innovations in Career and Technical Education conference showcases the trending issues and best practices for CTE Administrators. Presented by NCLA and ACTE, Best Practices is co-hosted by Central New Mexico Community College and the New Mexico Association for Career and Technical Education. Click here for more information and to register today!

 

Fiona the hippo knows how to play to the camera.

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017:  Dealing with chronic hunger, living with massive storms, and putting out wildfires. USDA nominations continue, artificial intelligence affects food production, and Fiona the hippo becomes a star -- check out these and many more ag/science stories.

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.