March 26, 2018
The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:
MissionThe Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
Greensboro, NCApril 25-28
NAAE Region I Leadership Conference
Cedar City, UTMay 15
AAAE National Conference
Charleston, SCJune 24-27
Bar Harbor, ME
MMM SubmissionsTo have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.
NAAE2018 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy
Each summer, specially selected teachers spend a week participating in an interactive, hands-on application-based science training program. The training will include agriculture-related labs with a high amount of science content using the "inquiry-based" approach to student learning of agriscience. Click here for more information and to apply! Applications are due April 15th!
2018 NAAE Award Applications Now Live
Applications and updated scoring rubrics are now available online. Click here to start your application today! Applications are due by May 15th.
Please note that the 2018 NAAE award applications have been revised. You can view the new award application requirements by clicking here.
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.
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!
South Carolina Commissioner's School for Agriculture Summer Program for High School Juniors and Seniors
The South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture is now accepting applications for its summer program available to any rising junior or senior in high school. This summer program seeks to provide a collegiate academic week covering a variety of topics across agricultural and natural resource sciences. Applications and more information are available online, and the deadline is April 13th. Follow this link for more information.
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. Randall examines pet cat Mickey for chronic pneumonia, which if not treated promptly can be fatal. Click here to watch the video.
FFADEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award
Monsanto has been a long-time supporter of the National FFA Organization and we are proud to continue sponsorship of the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award in 2018. The DEKALB Ag Accomplishment Award showcases the abilities of outstanding agriculture students and is presented annually to one FFA student per chapter, who exemplifies scholarship, commitment and work ethic.DEKALB is pleased to recognize these select students for their hard work, dedication and passion for pursuing a fulfilling career in agriculture. These students demonstrate promising young talent and are the rising stars of agriculture. Students can be nominated to receive this award by their FFA advisors beginning March 1st at DEKALB AgAccomplishment Award.
Help Us Make FFA New Horizons Better for You
We’d love to get your feedback on how we can make the FFA New Horizons experience better for you. Visit https://ffa.qualtrics.com to take our brief reader survey. If you take the survey by April 1, you could win a $100 Amazon gift card for your time. Please spread the word; we want to hear from everyone.
212° and 360° Conference Season Now Open
Registration for the 2018-19 212° and 360° conference season is now open!
212° — the temperature at which water boils — focuses on Virtues this year and takes students to the boiling point of leadership. At 211°, water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level. The two-day 212° Leadership Conference is focused on student development and helps FFA members become aware of their passions and virtues. FFA members attend sessions on discovering their passions, making positive decisions, setting SMART goals, and taking steps toward self-improvement.
360° Vision takes students full-circle regarding chapter leadership. The two-day 360° Leadership Conference is focused on the importance of vision and how to become a visionary leader. Students spend their time in sessions understanding the importance of vision, conducting a chapter needs assessment, crafting a vision plan for their local FFA chapters, and developing a strategy to implement their visions.
FFA chapters and associations are welcome to register to host a conference. Please read our updated 212° and 360° Planning Guide. This will help ensure an easy registration and conference experience. For those who hosted 212° and 360° conferences during the 2017-18 school year, the pricing and process have not changed. Find more information on the 212° /360° conference webpages.
Click here to begin registration. The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.Contact Casey Zufelt, email@example.com or 317-802-4309, for more information.
Join the National FFA Delegate Process
The National FFA Organization is looking to fill two open positions for adult consultants to the National FFA Delegate Process. These two positions are a three-year appointment beginning July 2018 and ending October 2020. While nominations will be accepted from all interested parties, at least one vacancy must be filled by someone from the western region. As established by Article III, Section B of the bylaws to the National FFA Constitution, no state may be represented more than once, so we are not able to accept nominees from Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, or South Dakota. Those who are interested in serving the organization in this capacity may nominate themselves by forwarding their resume/CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations and accompanying materials should be received by the close of business on Monday, April 2, 2018.
CASENewly Added AFNR CASE Institute
Interested in adding CASE to your agricultural education program? The Introduction of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) course is a great place to start! Seats are now available at the newly added CASE Institute hosted by the University of Kentucky. Check out the complete CASE Institute schedule or register for a CASE Institute today!
2018 CASE Pathway Adoption Grant Program
Pending funding support provided by a USDA Professional Development Opportunity for Secondary School Teachers (PD-STEP) grant, NAAE, on behalf of the CASE Initiative, is seeking 22 teachers to participate as a cohort in a multi-year grant program. The grant will provide awardees the following benefits:
The deadline to apply is April 15, 2018, however grant applications will be granted after review of qualifications until all available grants have been awarded. For more information or to complete the application, please see this link.
2018 CASE Institute Scholarships Through Farm Credit East
Biotech innovation and regulatory barriers.
Friday, March 23, 2018: Biotech innovation deals with funding and regulations. Agriculture sectors worry about trade disputes, university ag departments shine, and scientists might get life-saving medicine from platypus milk. 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.