March 12, 2018
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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 Manager.
NAAE2018 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.
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 Highlights
Vets on Call
DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award
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.
Let’s Hear It for the Ag Educators
“My first day of school was really nerve-racking,” Ramsey says. “I was fortunate to student-teach where I now work, but there was a whole new group of kids I didn’t know. We were able to connect over our similar FFA experiences and time spent on the farm since I work in a rural area.”
Read about the tips that have made Ramsey’s classroom time a success in the article “First Class.” Then, meet the Miller County FFA Alumni Chapter in Georgia, which was named the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Chapter; learn which national officer is a twin; find out where you can study milling science and aquaculture; and more.
Join the National FFA Delegate Process
Help Us Make FFA New Horizons Better for You
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.
2018 CASE Institute Scholarships Through Farm Credit East
Upcoming ACTE Regional Conferences
Ugly veggies can be beautiful—as art and as nutritious food.
Friday, March 9, 2018: Tariffs, trade, and regulations affect agriculture. Food production goes through changes—from genetics to ugly vegetables to Flippy the burger robot. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.
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