February 12, 2018
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ACTE National Policy Seminar
NAAE Region I Leadership Conference
Cedar City, UT
AAAE National Conference
MMM SubmissionsTo have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.
NAAEFebruary News & Views
Find out all about the benefits of your NAAE membership! From professional liability insurance to professional development, there are so many great opportunities available to you! All this & more in the February edition of News & Views!
2018 NAAE Award Application Changes
The 2018 NAAE award applications have been revised. Please make note of the new award application requirements by clicking here. The new scoring rubrics and online applications will be available soon.
National Policy Seminar
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VALearn 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!
Communities of Practice HighlightsVets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Wilson, veterinarian at Rose Acre Farms in Indiana, examines the flocks in his care by handling some of the birds. Click here to watch the video.
FFAApply Today – New Century Farmer!
The New Century Farmer application deadline is quickly approaching!Know an FFA member who has experience in the field of production agriculture and plans to return to a career in production agriculture through work experience, training or other activities? Are they a former FFA member who’s currently attending a two- or four-year college or university and are between the ages of 18-24?Try New Century Farmer!Held July 8-14, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa, this all-expense-paid conference will be packed with interactive workshops, field tours, visioning design, networking opportunities and financial planning.The application closes Feb. 15, 2018. Apply now.
Tap Into These Free Resources on My Journey
Need free resources to help with planning, weather delay/cancellations or upcoming FFA contests? We’ve got something for everyone on My Journey.This month’s featured lessons and resources:
Teacher Ambassadors Needed
WLC Registration Opens March 1 at 1 p.m. ET
WLC dates, pricing, FAQs, and registration information can be found on the WLC webpage, FFA.org/wlc. Registration opens at 1 p.m. ET on March 1. Advisors and students must register using their FFA logins. It is recommended that students and advisors review the registration guidelines and information available at FFA.org/wlc before March 1 to prepare, as some weeks sell out quickly. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-802-6060 for questions.
Apply Now: Grants for Growing
2018 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
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.
Apply for a CASE Institute Scholarship
Available partial scholarships include $2,000 to attend Agricultural Power and Technology (APT) or Mechanical Systems in Agriculture (MSA) CASE Institutes provided by the Association of Equipment Manufactures (AEM), in partnership with the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) or $1,500 to attend any CASE Institute provided by the CHS Foundation, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
The deadline to apply is February 28th. Scholarship winners will be contacted in April. To view or complete the 2018 CASE Institute Scholarship Application, visit our website. For the complete CASE Institute schedule, click this link. Please direct questions regarding this scholarship opportunity to Miranda Chaplin, CASE Operations/Outreach Director.
2018 CASE Institute Scholarships Through Farm Credit East
Educators in Action Blog
Pink ice cream with a hot pepper kick—Valentine’s Day spice.
Friday, February 9, 2018: Various reports crack open the egg for some scientific studies. A cold economic forecast, a hot car in space, and a spicy flavor in ice cream. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.
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