Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 1/29/2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jan 29, 2018








January 29, 2018


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


February 4
Southern Region AAAE Conference
Jacksonville, FL
March 5-7
ACTE National Policy Seminar
Washington, D.C.
April 25-28
NAAE Region I Leadership Conference
Cedar City, UT
May 15
AAAE National Conference
Charleston, SC

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National Policy Seminar
March 5-7
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VA
Learn how to craft your CTE message, engage with members of Congress, hear the lastest on Perkins reauthorization & more!Click here for more information and to register.
2018-19 National Teach Ag Ambassador Application Now Available -- Due April 13th!
The National Teach Ag Campaign is seeking the nation’s most outstanding agricultural education majors to represent the profession as National Teach Ag Ambassadors at the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo, October 21 to 26 in Indianapolis, IN, and throughout the year at the state level.Click here for more information and to apply today!
Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Lindsey Peck of Marks Farms gives us a tour of her calf barn and explains how she cares for all the baby cows. Click here to watch the video.


FFA Scholarships Deadline Is Feb. 1!
The deadline to submit the 2018 National FFA Scholarship Application is rapidly approaching!
  • The online application must be submitted prior to 11:59 p.m.* EST on Feb. 1, 2018.
  • The required Signature Pages must be mailed postmarked no later than Feb. 8, 2018.
  • FFA student membership must be submitted to the National FFA Organization no later than March 1, 2018.
Instructions, details and helpful tools are available at (FFA members – obtain Invite Code from FFA advisor before registering in  Please review additional eligibility requirements for the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarships (presented by the Monsanto Fund) and the Built Ford Tough dealer scholarship program.Direct questions, comments or concerns via email to*No technical support after 5 p.m. EST
Apply Now: Grants for Growing
The successful Grants for Growing Chapter Grant Program is back, thanks to Tractor Supply Company (TSC). Advisors can complete a grant application on now until Feb. 14. Eligibility is based on how the grant money will be used plus volunteer hours and promotional activities during the fundraising period. This is a competitive grant process; any volunteer hours or promotional activities during the fundraising period do not guarantee an award. The fundraising period in 2018 will be Feb. 16-25, incorporating National FFA Week, and includes paper emblems sold at TSC checkouts. Every dollar raised in a state stays in that state, and 10 percent of all funds raised go to the state FFA foundation. Last year, TSC and its customers raised $731,345 to award more than 300 FFA chapter and 48 state FFA foundation grants. Visit for more information.
American Egg Board Launches FFA Chapter ContestThe American Egg Board kicked off its second Incredible! FFA Chapter Contest. The contest encourages FFA members to nominate their local chapters and the incredible work they’re doing for a chance to win one of three grants worth up to $2,000. Entries can be submitted via an online submission form with a description of 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. ET on Feb. 15. You must live in one of the 50 states or Washington, D.C., to be eligible for entry. Winners will be announced on or after March 2, 2018. Nominated chapters will have a chance to win one of three grants – one for $2,000 and two for $1,500. For more information and official contest rules, visit
DUE THURSDAY! Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant
Middle and high school FFA chapters may apply for up to $1,200 to support semester-long service-learning projects that meet community needs in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. To access the application, in English or Spanish, visit Applications are due February 1, 2018. Please contact the Living to Serve Team at with any questions.
$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Day of Service Mini-Grants are available to middle school, high school and alumni chapters to make a difference in your community in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. Please note: For Day of Service Mini-Grants, when you should apply is determined by the date of your service event. Requirements for event dates have been updated. To learn more and see a full list of the Day of Service Mini-Grant dates, visit the Living to Serve Grants website at


2018 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the twenty-five CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

Many CASE Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Operations and Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin, regarding any additional questions.
2018 CASE Institute Scholarships Through Farm Credit East
Through the generous support from Farm Credit East, partial CASE Institutes scholarships are available for teachers from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Please note, this excludes Clinton and Essex counties in New York and Cheshire, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire. For more information or to complete the Farm Credit East CASE Institute Scholarship Application, please click this link. The deadline to apply is April 2, 2018.


Amplify CTE with a Thunderclap on Feb. 1st
“Today is the first day of Career and Technical Education Month. Learn more and Join the celebration! #CTEMonth"
Show your support for CTE Month by participating in our Thunderclap Campaign through Twitter or Facebook and help us reach as many people as possible! Click here to learn more.
CTE Month
Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®, is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. Follow this link for more information and to celebrate!



Catching a wave—extreme style.

Friday, January 26, 2018: Big changes in the brave new world of grocery buying. Farm bill proposals, cloned monkeys, and robotic grape pickers. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 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.


Owl Pellets – Tips for Ag Teachers

Tune in for Throwback Week!
Follow us on social media to find the most popular research-based tips we’ve posted over the past two years. From sub plans, to teaching FFA history, to helping administrators understand the benefits of CDEs, to challenging our beliefs about the three-circle model, the Owl Pellets team gives you tips you can incorporate into your program today!
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