Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 2/19/2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Feb 19, 2018








February 19, 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.

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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.
Special Teach Ag Session at MANRRS
Join us for a special session at this year's MANRRS conference in Greensboro, North Carolina.The session will take place Thursday, April 5th from 3-5pm EST and will include a teacher panel, post-secondary tips, preservice teacher opportunities, teaching resources, and a Q&A session throughout. Click here for more information and to register.
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. Krantz examines piglets at Petrie Farm suffering from a case of diarrhea, which can be life threatening. Click here to watch the video.


Happy National FFA Week!
National FFA Week has finally arrived. We can’t wait to see and hear all the great things our members and chapters have planned during the week. Be sure to Follow the #FFAweek hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and don’t miss @NationalFFA Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat posts, including posts from the National FFA Officer Team while on the road. To learn more, read our National FFA Week press releaseand visit FFA New Horizons online. And don’t forget about our third annual
Give FFA Day on Tuesday, Feb. 20, a daylong campaign encouraging the public to support various needs impacting FFA members. As always, you can visit 24/7 to make a secure online donation. Every gift counts toward achieving the FFA mission! Learn more at
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 include:Teacher Ambassadors Needed
Interested in becoming a National FFA Teacher Ambassador? The application period is Feb. 12 - 26, 2018 (by midnight, EST). Click here for more information and the application.
WLC Registration Opens March 1 at 1 p.m. ET
Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) is the pinnacle leadership conference National FFA offers to any and all members able to attend. The WLC curriculum uses the tenets ME, WE, DO, SERVE to get students to achieve the overall objective of the conference, which is becoming engaged citizens who can make a measurable and positive difference in their communities. This five-day conference offers the unique balance of providing FFA members with a premier leadership experience while exposing them to D.C.’s rich history. WLC has a participation maximum of 340 students per week and has such a high demand that several weeks will sell out within a few days of registration opening.
WLC dates, pricing, FAQs, and registration information can be found on the WLC webpage, 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 before March 1 to prepare, as some weeks sell out quickly. Contact or 317-802-6060 for questions.
Red Brand Announces New Home Grown Challenge
Since 2010, Red Brand has partnered with agriculture dealers to help generate funds for local FFA chapters through the Home Grown program. In 2018, a new component has been added to the program to help create even more earnings potential for local FFA chapters. It's called The Home Grown Challenge. The top five teams will win $1,000 for their chapters.
Here's how it works:
  • Help your Red Brand dealer promote Home Grown in your community to increase the potential to make more money for your chapter.
  • The more Red Brand fence your dealer sells in 2018, the greater your chances of winning.
  • The $1,000 prize is in addition to your annual Home Grown check.
  • All dealers who participated in Home Grown in 2017 are eligible.
  • Winners will be determined by the percentage of growth over 2017, not overall volume, making the challenge an equal opportunity for all dealer/chapter* teams nationwide.
*Multiple chapters designated by a winning Dealer will share the prize equally.For more information, go to or contact the Red Brand marketing department, 309-697-7690 or
Be a National FFA Conference Facilitator
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn life-long career skills? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator! Applications for positions on the 2018-19 212°/360° Chapter Leadership Conference staff are open now and close April 2, 2018. More than 8,000 students attend 212°/360° conferences each year from all over the country. If you're interested, apply at Please note that if hired for this position, trainers would be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Should you have questions, contact Casey Zufelt,


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.
Apply for a CASE Institute Scholarship
Generous contributions from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), in partnership with the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), and the CHS Foundation through the National FFA Foundation, are providing partial CASE Institute scholarships.
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
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.


ACTE National Leadership Fellowship Program
The ACTE National Leadership Fellowship Program began in 2009 as an Opportunity Fund project initiated by the ACTE Board of Directors. It is an instrument to provide professional development, policy knowledge, and leadership development. Click here for more information and to see how you can become involved.



You lookin’ at me? Facial recognition tech goes bovine.

Friday, February 16, 2018: Ideas for feeding a hungry world, student ag projects, government ag proposals, bovine facial recognition, and ag Valentine puns to make you groan. 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.


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