Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 9/25/17

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Sep 25, 2017








September 25, 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 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.



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 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.


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 (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 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.


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


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





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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.

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