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April 30, 2018

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

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

2018

May 15
AAAE National Conference
Charleston, SC
June 24-27
NEAT Conference
Bar Harbor, ME
September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID
October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

 

NAAE

Volunteers Needed to Judge NAAE Awards
Judging assignments will be made by NAAE staff. Volunteers cannot judge an award application from a member of their own NAAE region. The established regional rotation of judging NAAE awards will be used to determine which applications will be judged by the committee members. Click here to sign up by May 12th!
2018 NAAE Convention Workshop Proposals
NAAE is accepting proposals for professional development workshops to be presented at the 2018 NAAE Convention in San Antonio, Texas, November 27 - December 1, 2018, relating to topics appropriate for middle, secondary and post-secondary educators of agricultural education. Proposals are due by Friday, May 18th. Click here for more information and to submit your proposal.
2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio!
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.
2018 FAST Symposiums
There are three FAST symposium opportunities to choose from which will provide customized professional development, networking and mentoring for preservice agriculture teachers. Those not selected to receive the stipend may still participate in Session I and III at their own expense. Click here to select your session and apply by May 20th.
Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Pete Ostrum mentors the newest vet in his clinic Dr. Jen Nightingale as they treat a horse suffering from an eye condition. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

Get Ready! National FFA Convention & Expo Housing Opens Tuesday
It’s nearly here! Housing for the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo opens Tuesday, May 1 at 1 p.m. EDT. Get ready now by downloading helpful housing information. Simply log in to FFA.org and check out the housing FAQ, hotel listing and housing map in the What’s New section of your toolbox. Need another reason to check us out on Tuesday? We will unveil this year’s convention and expo theme along with a new, easier to use convention website! Look for a reminder email on May 1 and follow us on social media, so you don’t miss out on the action this Tuesday.
Show Us Your Talent!
The 2018 National FFA Band, Chorus and Talentapplications are now online. Each applicant should submit:
  1. An online application
  2. A $25 nonrefundable application fee
  3. A recorded audition
  4. Advisor approval
All items much be submitted/postmarked by Monday, July 16. Applicants will be notified via email of their application status by Friday, Aug. 10. If you have questions, contact bct@ffa.org. Visit the convention and expo website for more.
Present a Student/Teacher Workshop
Interested in presenting workshops to FFA members and advisors? We are looking for presenters to deliver student and/or teacher workshops at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Presenters will deliver at least one workshop but can present the same workshop up to three times. The presenter must create the workshop’s curriculum, and content must align with at least one component of the FFA mission or be relevant to agriculture. Workshops are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the convention and expo.
Submitted workshop applications are selected based on the quality of content. We are open to unique workshop topics. Need ideas for topics? At the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo, students said they’d like to see workshops about motivating chapter members; plants; animals; new technology; how to obtain and engage sponsors; diversity; money and time management; benefits of FFA membership; leadership training; and self-empowerment. Teachers said they would like to see classroom resources; STEM; classroom management; animal science/animal care; utilizing technology in the classroom; aquaculture/natural resources; lesson plan ideas; connecting with different learning levels; agricultural mechanics; career and leadership development events; tips on recruiting alumni and supporters; agribusiness; and grant writing. Apply today before the application closes July 1. Questions? Email workshop@ffa.org.
New Content Now Available on My Journey
Check out the free, turn-key lessons and resources on My Journey (located on FFA.org) that can help your pre-service teachers.  Featured this month:

All New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip featuring John Deere
Take your students on a high-tech tour of a John Deere facility in Waterloo, Iowa, to see a breadth of exciting careers involved in the product lifecycle of John Deere tractors, from ideation to delivery. Students will meet a variety of John Deere employees who are critical before, during and after the manufacturing process. Additionally, students will see how an emphasis on quality and customer insight cultivates success in manufacturing John Deere 8400 Tractors today. The virtual field trip takes place on Thursday, May 3 at 1 p.m. EDT. For more details, visit https://www.agexplorer.com/virtual-field-trip. Submit your student questions ahead of time for the chance to have them answered live! Follow us on Twitter @DiscoveryEd and @NationalFFA and join the conversation using #AgExplorerVFT.

DEKALB 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 award showcases the abilities of outstanding agriculture students and is presented annually to one FFA member per chapter who exemplifies scholarship, commitment and work ethic. Students can be nominated to receive this award by their FFA advisors beginning March 1 at DEKALB AgAccomplishment Award.

Now Open! Yearlong Living to Serve grants
The 2018-2019 Yearlong Living to Serve grant application is available now for FFA chapters to apply for up to $3,000 to support yearlong service-learning projects that address community needs in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. Need ideas for yearlong service-learning projects? Check out the interactive map at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve to review projects funded during the 2017-18 school year. Additional information on the grant can also be found on the website. Applications are due June 15th, 2018.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
How is your FFA chapter making a difference in your community? 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. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis on the first of each month. To learn more about the Day of Service Mini-Grant, visit the Living to Serve Grants website at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.

CASE

2018 CASE Institute Registration – Register Now
Register soon to attend a CASE Institute before time runs out! CASE Institute registration for the upcoming summer will close in the coming months! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

 

 

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Student discovers that golf hazards include an irate goose.

 

 

Friday, April 27, 2018: Animal welfare publication released, 2018 Borlaug CAST Communication Award winner announced, and lots of ag news from the nation’s capital. University ag/science news, a lifesaving dog, and a goose goes bonkers on the golf course. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 23, 2018

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

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

2018

April 25-28
NAAE Region I Leadership Conference
Cedar City, UT
May 15
AAAE National Conference
Charleston, SC
June 24-27
NEAT Conference
Bar Harbor, ME
September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID
October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

 

The Council

Coming Soon to The Council SAE Website!   
Within the next few weeks, The National Council will be releasing eight new student-based Independent Learning Guides for students to use when starting and progressing through their Supervised Agricultural Experience. Three guides are based on the competency levels of the Foundation SAE, while the remaining guides focus on each of the five Immersion SAEs. The guides, designed with individual activities, an authentic experience, and final product/documentation, can be used both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to the PDF documents, there will also be an online delivery component that teachers can use to facilitate the delivery of the content. Keep watching this newsletter for the official release and web address to access the resources.

NAAE

Volunteers Needed to Judge NAAE Awards
Judging assignments will be made by NAAE staff. Volunteers cannot judge an award application from a member of their own NAAE region. The established regional rotation of judging NAAE awards will be used to determine which applications will be judged by the committee members. Click here to sign up by May 12th!
2018 NAAE Convention Workshop Proposals
NAAE is accepting proposals for professional development workshops to be presented at the 2018 NAAE Convention in San Antonio, Texas, November 27 - December 1, 2018, relating to topics appropriate for middle, secondary and post-secondary educators of agricultural education. Proposals are due by Friday, May 18th. Click here for more information and to submit your proposal.
2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio!
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.
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. Travis Henry and Dr. Molly Rice transport their ambulatory equine dental trailer from their clinic in Wisconsin to CJ's ranch in Illinois. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

DEKALB 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.Show Us Your Talent!
The 2018 National FFA Band, Chorus and Talentapplications are now online. Each applicant should submit:
  1. An online application.
  2. A $25 nonrefundable application fee.
  3. A recorded audition.
  4. Advisor approval.
All items much be submitted/postmarked by Monday, July 16. Applicants will be notified via email of their application status by Friday, Aug. 10. If you have questions, contact bct@ffa.org. Visit the convention and expo website for more.
Present a Student/Teacher Workshop
Interested in presenting workshops to FFA members and advisors? We are looking for presenters to deliver student and/or teacher workshops at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Presenters will deliver at least one workshop but can present the same workshop up to three times. The presenter must create the workshop’s curriculum, and content must align with at least one component of the FFA mission or be relevant to agriculture. Workshops are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the convention and expo.
Submitted workshop applications are selected based on the quality of content. We are open to unique workshop topics. Need ideas for topics? At the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo, students said they’d like to see workshops about motivating chapter members; plants; animals; new technology; how to obtain and engage sponsors; diversity; money and time management; benefits of FFA membership; leadership training; and self-empowerment. Teachers said they would like to see classroom resources; STEM; classroom management; animal science/animal care; utilizing technology in the classroom; aquaculture/natural resources; lesson plan ideas; connecting with different learning levels; agricultural mechanics; career and leadership development events; tips on recruiting alumni and supporters; agribusiness; and grant writing. Apply today before the application closes July 1. Questions? Email workshop@ffa.org.
New Content Now Available on My Journey
Check out the free, turn-key lessons and resources on My Journey (located on FFA.org) that can help your pre-service teachers.  Featured this month:

All New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip featuring John Deere
Take your students on a high-tech tour of a John Deere facility in Waterloo, Iowa, to see a breadth of exciting careers involved in the product lifecycle of John Deere tractors, from ideation to delivery. Students will meet a variety of John Deere employees who are critical before, during and after the manufacturing process. Additionally, students will see how an emphasis on quality and customer insight cultivates success in manufacturing John Deere 8400 Tractors today. The virtual field trip takes place on Thursday, May 3 at 1 p.m. EDT. For more details, visit https://www.agexplorer.com/virtual-field-trip. Submit your student questions ahead of time for the chance to have them answered live! Follow us on Twitter @DiscoveryEd and @NationalFFA and join the conversation using #AgExplorerVFT.

CASE

Register for CASE AFNR Today!
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 still available at the newly-added CASE Institute hosted by the University of Kentucky. Check out this and other CASE Institutes by viewing the complete schedule or register for a CASE Institute today!

 

 

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Reptile Punk: This cool-looking Aussie turtle is on a list of threatened animals.

 

 

Friday, April 20, 2018: Fire and ice are affecting planting season, Earth Day is set for April 22, and CAST rolls out a major paper about animal welfare. High-tech cow production, goofy cub bears, and punked-out Aussie turtles. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 16, 2018

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

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

2018

April 25-28
NAAE Region I Leadership Conference
Cedar City, UT
May 15
AAAE National Conference
Charleston, SC
June 24-27
NEAT Conference
Bar Harbor, ME

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

 

NAAE

Volunteers Needed to Judge NAAE Awards
Judging assignments will be made by NAAE staff. Volunteers cannot judge an award application from a member of their own NAAE region. The established regional rotation of judging NAAE awards will be used to determine which applications will be judged by the committee members. Click here to sign up by May 12th!
2018 NAAE Convention Workshop Proposals
NAAE is accepting proposals for professional development workshops to be presented at the 2018 NAAE Convention in San Antonio, Texas, November 27 - December 1, 2018, relating to topics appropriate for middle, secondary and post-secondary educators of agricultural education. Proposals are due by Friday, May 18th. Click here for more information and to submit your proposal.
2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio!
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.
April News & Views
It's NAAE Awards Season! Find out about the new changes to our awards programs, hear the latest from our President-Elect & so much more in the April edition of News & Views!
Creating or Expanding Your Ag Program? Consider this Free Webinar
There is a lot to consider when developing an ag program that engages today's students, while addressing key topic areas. At 12pm CDT on Thursday, May 3, Realityworks, Inc. is hosting a free webinar that will walk attendees through the fundamentals of building a new agriculture pathway. Attendees will review the core concepts needed to include Animal Science, Plant Science and Veterinary Science components, get resource ideas, and learn how Realityworks’ learning aids and curriculum can help jump-start course development. Register here: https://www.realityworks.com/webinars
Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, the surgeon who operated on both Animal Kingdom and Havre de Grace, Dr. Larry Bramlage, examines a racehorse suffering from lameness, and finds bone fragments in a joint. He admits the horse and performs arthroscopic surgery. Click here to view the video.

FFA

DEKALB 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.
New Content Now Available on My Journey
Check out the free, turn-key lessons and resources on My Journey (located on FFA.org) that can help your pre-service teachers.  Featured this month:

All New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip featuring John Deere
Take your students on a high-tech tour of a John Deere facility in Waterloo, Iowa, to see a breadth of exciting careers involved in the product lifecycle of John Deere tractors, from ideation to delivery. Students will meet a variety of John Deere employees who are critical before, during and after the manufacturing process. Additionally, students will see how an emphasis on quality and customer insight cultivates success in manufacturing John Deere 8400 Tractors today. The virtual field trip takes place on Thursday, May 3 at 1 p.m. EDT. For more details, visit https://www.agexplorer.com/virtual-field-trip. Submit your student questions ahead of time for the chance to have them answered live! Follow us on Twitter @DiscoveryEd and @NationalFFA and join the conversation using #AgExplorerVFT.

FFA Alumni

New Grants to Grow Alumni and Supporters
Give Back to Your Roots Grants, sponsored by Crop Production Services, and Legacy Grants, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, can be used to create an FFA Alumni and Supporters Chapter, to improve the quality of existing chapters or to provide more opportunities for partnership between FFA chapters and alumni and supporters chapters. 2018 grants will be awarded after the last two grant deadlines: June 1 and Sept. 4. Grant applications are located at FFA.org/alumnigrants.

In addition, the March 2018 legacy grant recipients have been selected. See the list of recipients at FFA.org/alumnigrants. The alumni and supporters division handed out 16 grants in 15 states this period.

CASE

Seats Still Available for Principles of Agricultural Science -- Plant Course!
Whether you are passionate about plant science or looking to learn more as you teach content to your students, be sure to check out the CASE Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant (ASP) course. Seats are still available at CASE Institutes in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Illinois. Check out the complete CASE Institute scheduleor register for a CASE Institute today!

 

 

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Thunderclap Headaches? In some cases, hot peppers can blow your mind.

 

 

Friday, April 13, 2018: Biotech regulation news, farm buzz in D.C., and many links to university happenings. Friday the 13th superstitions still hold their spells, and the Carolina Reaper can be mind-blowing. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9, 2018

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

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

2018

April 25-28
NAAE Region I Leadership Conference
Cedar City, UT
May 15
AAAE National Conference
Charleston, SC
June 24-27
NEAT Conference
Bar Harbor, ME

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

 

NAAE

2018 NAAE Convention Workshop Proposals
NAAE is accepting proposals for professional development workshops to be presented at the 2018 NAAE Convention in San Antonio, Texas, November 27 - December 1, 2018, relating to topics appropriate for middle, secondary and post-secondary educators of agricultural education. Proposals are due by Friday, May 18th. Click here for more information and to submit your proposal.
2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio!
2018 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.
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. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

DEKALB 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.
$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
How will your FFA chapter make a difference in your community this summer? Siegel FFA hosted a Community Clean-Up at a local historical hydroelectric station known as the Walter Hill Dam. They worked with a local Boy Scout Troop and parents to remove 20 pounds of trash and 60 pounds of recycling during the day of service event.
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. To learn more about the Day of Service Mini-Grant, visit the Living to Serve Grants website at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.
All New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip Featuring John Deere
Take your students on a high-tech tour of a John Deere facility in Waterloo, Iowa, to see a breadth of exciting careers involved in the product lifecycle of John Deere tractors, from ideation to delivery. Students will meet a variety of John Deere employees who are critical before, during and after the manufacturing process. Additionally, students will see how an emphasis on quality and customer insight cultivates success in manufacturing John Deere 8400 Tractors today. The virtual field trip takes place on Thursday, May 3 at 1 p.m. EDT. For more details, visit https://www.agexplorer.com/virtual-field-trip. Submit your student questions ahead of time for the chance to have them answered live! Follow us on Twitter @DiscoveryEd and @NationalFFA and join the conversation using #AgExplorerVFT.

CASE

Natural Resources and Ecology Institute Seats Still Available
Looking to add diversity to the courses offered in your agriculture program? Check out the Natural Resources and Ecology (NRE) course offered by CASE. Seats are still available at CASE Institutes in Missouri and Minnesota. 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:
  • Full registration fee to complete specialization course certification in either the Animal and Plant Biotechnology (APB) or Food Science and Safety(FSS) CASE Institute during summer 2018. Please note: travel is not provided and is the responsibility of the school or teacher.
  • Full registration fee to complete capstone course certification in Agricultural Research and Development (ARD) through an online professional development during either the fall 2018 or the summer 2019.
  • Up to 55 CASE Online accounts provided over two years for students enrolled in specialization and capstone courses to complete End-of-Course Assessments.
  • $500 in Ward's Scientific products plus a 25% Ward's Scientific discount to assist in the implementation of the specialization and capstone CASE courses.
  • The total value of the grant is estimated to be approximately $6,125.00 per awardee.

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.

ACTE

Preparing Students for Ag Careers in the Global Economy
Today’s students will be graduating into a world that is ever more interconnected. One in 10 Americans is foreign born, and local communities—urban, suburban and rural—are growing more diverse. To take advantage of global market opportunities, companies want employees with the knowledge and skills to work across cultures. The growing, cultivating, manufacturing, and transport of food is a global process. This reality requires a deep understanding of the global nature of agriculture for those who choose specialize in it. A new, free professional development course and toolkit, Global Competence Through Career and Technical Education, is available to help. This customizable, 10–12 hour online course and toolkit for middle and secondary school CTE instructors was created by Asia Society’s Center for Global Education in partnership with ACTE and Advance CTE, through funding from PMI Educational Foundation. Educators can earn two Continuing Education Units upon completion of the course. For more information, visit AsiaSociety.org/CTE or contact Heather Singmaster, associate director.

 

 

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What items would you place on the list of 101 American food influencers?

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 6, 2018: Tariff disputes might affect agriculture in a big way. Innovation and tech info, university ag happenings, research publication rollouts, and a food influencer list that includes hot dogs and rainbow bagels. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2, 2018

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

 

Mission

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

2018

April 4-7
MANRRS Conference
Greensboro, NC
April 25-28
NAAE Region I Leadership Conference
Cedar City, UT
May 15
AAAE National Conference
Charleston, SC
June 24-27
NEAT Conference
Bar Harbor, ME

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

 

NAAE

2018 NAAE Convention Workshop Proposals
NAAE is accepting proposals for professional development workshops to be presented at the 2018 NAAE Convention in San Antonio, Texas, November 27 - December 1, 2018, relating to topics appropriate for middle, secondary and post-secondary educators of agricultural education. Proposals are due by Friday, May 18th. Click here for more information and to submit your proposal.
2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio!
2018 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.
Got 15 minutes? You’re Invited to Meet the Bovine Breeder Artificial Insemination Simulator
Addressing key reproduction and large animal breeding concepts in the classroom can be a challenge. That's why we created the Bovine Breeder™ artificial insemination simulator. With this unique learning aid, your students can practice proper AI techniques anywhere, anytime. Find out how this unique learning aid works, ask live questions and more by attending our free webinar, "Meet the Bovine Breeder artificial insemination simulator: A 15-Minute New Product Introduction" on Thursday, April 5. Register here: https://www.realityworks.com/webinars
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. Tom Strause checks the health of animals and ultrasounds cows to check for pregnancies. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

DEKALB 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.
All New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip Featuring John Deere
Take your students on a high-tech tour of a John Deere facility in Waterloo, Iowa, to see a breadth of exciting careers involved in the product lifecycle of John Deere tractors, from ideation to delivery. Students will meet a variety of John Deere employees who are critical before, during and after the manufacturing process. Additionally, students will see how an emphasis on quality and customer insight cultivates success in manufacturing John Deere 8400 Tractors today. The virtual field trip takes place on Thursday, May 3 at 1 p.m. EDT. For more details, visit https://www.agexplorer.com/virtual-field-trip. Submit your student questions ahead of time for the chance to have them answered live! Follow us on Twitter @DiscoveryEd and @NationalFFA and join the conversation using #AgExplorerVFT.

CASE

CASE Animal and Plant Biotechnology and Food Science and Safety CASE Institutes
Want to raise the rigor in your agricultural education program? Consider becoming CASE certified in the Animal and Plant Biotechnology (APB) or Food Science and Safety (FSS) courses. Seats are still available at CASE Institutes in Maryland, Indiana, and Minnesota. 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:
  • Full registration fee to complete specialization course certification in either the Animal and Plant Biotechnology (APB) or Food Science and Safety(FSS) CASE Institute during summer 2018. Please note: travel is not provided and is the responsibility of the school or teacher.
  • Full registration fee to complete capstone course certification in Agricultural Research and Development (ARD) through an online professional development during either the fall 2018 or the summer 2019.
  • Up to 55 CASE Online accounts provided over two years for students enrolled in specialization and capstone courses to complete End-of-Course Assessments.
  • $500 in Ward's Scientific products plus a 25% Ward's Scientific discount to assist in the implementation of the specialization and capstone CASE courses.
  • The total value of the grant is estimated to be approximately $6,125.00 per awardee.

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
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.

 

 

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Friday, March 30, 2018: The USDA gives a green light to gene editing, trade pact agreements are in flux, and CAST’s biotech regulations publication has impact. A fox turns into a thief, your tooth becomes a Fitbit, and Einstein buzzes about bees. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

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