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June 25, 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

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

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE

Inclusion and Diversity Task Force
The National Association of Agricultural Educators, the National FFA Organization and Foundation, and the National Teach Ag Campaign are collaboratively seeking passionate agricultural education professionals, NAAE staff members, and National FFA staff members who are interested in assisting the organizations with addressing the inclusion and diversity needs of students, teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and stakeholders in the agricultural education community. Task force members will be responsible for identifying engagement opportunities, collaborative partnerships and inclusion, and diversity strategies that will contribute to the goal of ensuring agriculture classrooms reflect the schools and communities in which they reside. More details as well as submission information may be found at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4400583/2018-Inclusion-and-Diversity-Task-Force-Interest-Survey. The interest survey will be open until July 6. Fill it out for yourself or nominate someone. Contact Ellen Thompson, ethompson.naae@uky.edu if you have questions.
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! Early Bird Registration ends July 13th!
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. Rob Farruggio of Wisconsin ultrasounds cows and through his binoculars sees the fetus of a baby cow. Click here to view the video.

 

 

FFA

Interested in Presenting Workshops to FFA Members and/or Advisors? Read on!
We are selecting presenters to deliver workshops at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis Oct. 24 - 27. Workshop presenters can present to students and/or teachers. Presenters will deliver at least one workshop but can present the same workshop up to three times. The curriculum of the workshop is to be created by the presenter, and content must align with at least one component of the FFA mission or be relevant to the industry of agriculture. Workshops are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the week of convention.

Submitted workshop applications are selected based on the quality of content, and we’re open to unique workshop topics. Need ideas for topics? At last year’s national 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 workshops on 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 members; agribusiness; and grant writing.

Apply today before the application closes July 1. Questions? Email workshop@ffa.org.

 

 

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This unwanted summer guest comes in many disguises.

 

 

Friday, June 22, 2018: Updates on tariffs, labeling, and the Farm Bill. Pollinator Week caused quite the buzz, gene editing is trending, and a lively group of young farmers sing their parody “I’ve Got No Grain in Dry Places.” 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 18, 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

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

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE

Inclusion and Diversity Task Force
The National Association of Agricultural Educators, the National FFA Organization and Foundation, and the National Teach Ag Campaign are collaboratively seeking passionate agricultural education professionals, NAAE staff members, and National FFA staff members who are interested in assisting the organizations with addressing the inclusion and diversity needs of students, teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and stakeholders in the agricultural education community. Task force members will be responsible for identifying engagement opportunities, collaborative partnerships and inclusion, and diversity strategies that will contribute to the goal of ensuring agriculture classrooms reflect the schools and communities in which they reside. More details as well as submission information may be found at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4400583/2018-Inclusion-and-Diversity-Task-Force-Interest-Survey. The interest survey will be open until July 6. Fill it out for yourself or nominate someone. Contact Ellen Thompson, ethompson.naae@uky.edu if you have questions.
June News & Views
School is out & it's time to add to your ag teacher's toolkit! Find out some tips and new ideas for building your professional network this summer. All this & more in the June edition of News & Views.
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!
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. Garbes walks through with the Arndts checking for pigs who might have influenza. Click here to watch the video.

 

 

FFA

New Travel Program to Take Alumni and Supporters to Europe
FFA has partnered with Agrotours to offer the new FFA Alumni and Supporters Agriculture Travel Program. Up to 48 alumni and supporters can participate in the inaugural travel program that will take participants on a tour through the Netherlands and Germany July 1-10, 2019. For more information and the application, click here.

Apply Now: Convention and Expo Newsroom Crew
Help us tell our story to the world! The National FFA Organization is seeking college students or recent college graduates pursuing degrees in journalism, public relations, telecommunications or a closely related field to share with the world the news and feature stories coming out of the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27, 2018, in Indianapolis.

Newsroom crew members are expected to arrive on Monday, Oct. 22 and work through Saturday, Oct. 27. Your reward? A small stipend, inside access to an amazing event, coaching on how to become a better communicator, and some awesome clips and experience that will help you in the future. This may be eligible for college credit so ask your school's advisor.

To learn more and apply, access the application now.

PAS

PAS Announces a New Name and New Executive Director
The National Post-Secondary Agricultural Student Association (PAS) announces several big changes as they position themselves as a resource for the agriculture industry in meeting their labor needs. First, a new name, National Professional Agricultural Student Organization (PAS), one that is more reflective of the organization’s vision to be the premier leadership and career development organization serving college agriculture students and the agriculture industry. Second, they have hired Mary Kay Delvo as their next executive director and national officer coordinator. Click here for the full press release.

 

 

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Veterinarians for large animals are needed now more than ever.

 

 

Friday, June 15, 2018: A rural veterinarian shortage causes concerns, the tariff chess match continues, and a zombie snake does damage after its death. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 11, 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

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

Inclusion and Diversity Task Force
The National Association of Agricultural Educators, the National FFA Organization and Foundation, and the National Teach Ag Campaign are collaboratively seeking passionate agricultural education professionals, NAAE staff members, and National FFA staff members who are interested in assisting the organizations with addressing the inclusion and diversity needs of students, teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and stakeholders in the agricultural education community. Task force members will be responsible for identifying engagement opportunities, collaborative partnerships and inclusion, and diversity strategies that will contribute to the goal of ensuring agriculture classrooms reflect the schools and communities in which they reside. More details as well as submission information may be found at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4400583/2018-Inclusion-and-Diversity-Task-Force-Interest-Survey. The interest survey will be open until July 6. Fill it out for yourself or nominate someone. Contact Ellen Thompson, ethompson.naae@uky.edu if you have questions.
NAAE Virtual Book Club
This summer the NAAE Virtual Book Club will be engaging with The Wild Card by Hope & Wade King. A guide for educators to experience a creative breakthrough in their classrooms, The Wild Card helps teachers learn to operate with a "full deck" and always have an "ace" up their sleeve.
NEW this year! The first 25 people to register for the book club will receive a special gift in the mail.Click here to learn more & register by June 11th!
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!
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. Pete Ostrum and his fellow vets work with the Shultz family to help keep their dairy cows healthy and advise on managing the herd. Click here to watch the video.

 

 

FFA

New Travel Program to Take Alumni and Supporters to Europe
FFA has partnered with Agrotours to offer the new FFA Alumni and Supporters Agriculture Travel Program. Up to 48 alumni and supporters can participate in the inaugural travel program that will take participants on a tour through the Netherlands and Germany July 1-10, 2019. For more information and the application, click here.

Apply Now: Convention and Expo Newsroom Crew
Help us tell our story to the world! The National FFA Organization is seeking college students or recent college graduates pursuing degrees in journalism, public relations, telecommunications or a closely related field to share with the world the news and feature stories coming out of the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27, 2018, in Indianapolis.

Newsroom crew members are expected to arrive on Monday, Oct. 22 and work through Saturday, Oct. 27. Your reward? A small stipend, inside access to an amazing event, coaching on how to become a better communicator, and some awesome clips and experience that will help you in the future. This may be eligible for college credit, so ask your school's advisor.

To learn more and apply, access the application now.

See Success in Action
The 2017 Chapter Success Guide is now available online and features more than 40 chapters that exemplify building communities, strengthening agriculture and growing leaders. Each chapter was recognized at the 2017 national convention and expo. Read these unique stories of community engagement and chapter accomplishments to inspire your members and advisors to better their schools and communities.

DUE FRIDAY! $3,000 Yearlong Living to Serve Grant
There is still time to apply for a 2018-2019 Yearlong Living to Serve grant for FFA chapters to receive 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. Email LTS@ffa.org with questions.

FFA Alumni

New Travel Program to Take Alumni and Supporters to Europe
FFA has partnered with Agrotours to offer the new FFA Alumni and Supporters Agriculture Travel Program. Up to 48 alumni and supporters can participate in the inaugural travel program that will take participants on a tour through the Netherlands and Germany July 1-10, 2019. For more information and the application, click here.

 

 

 

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I smell good. It’s those other pigs that bother me.

 

 

Friday, June 8, 2018: Possible harmony regarding the Farm Bill, tariffs flare up, and a university surfing program pays educational dividends. The Peterson brothers have a new parody, and pig odor might be more fragrant. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4, 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

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

NAAE Virtual Book Club
This summer the NAAE Virtual Book Club will be engaging with The Wild Card by Hope & Wade King. A guide for educators to experience a creative breakthrough in their classrooms, The Wild Card helps teachers learn to operate with a "full deck" and always have an "ace" up their sleeve.
NEW this year! The first 25 people to register for the book club will receive a special gift in the mail.Click here to learn more & register by June 11th!
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!
Ag Ed Magazine
Dr. Courtney Meyers and Dr. Gaea Hock are excited to serve as the theme editors for the November/December 2018 edition of The Agricultural Education Magazine. They look forward to bringing you high-quality, relevant articles related to the theme “Advocating for Agriculture.”
They are seeking proposals for the issue and welcome anyone who represents the agricultural education profession to submit a 100 word abstract by June 7th (5pm CDT). If selected, you will be asked to provide a full manuscript (approximately 1,500 words) by August 15th at 5:00pm (CDT). The Agricultural Education Magazine is a great way to share ideas, innovation, and interests! Consider this as an opportunity to engage with peers and stakeholders by sharing your expertise!Specific areas of focus include:
  1. Engaging in difficult conversations
  2. Advocating for yourself (extended contracts, FFA, pay)
  3. Advocating for your FFA chapter
  4. Teaching an “Advocacy” course at the high school level
Additional related topics are also welcome to be submitted. (A few key people have been asked to submit articles in additional focus areas not listed above.)Please consider submitting an abstract for review with the theme, “Advocating for Agriculture” for print in the November/December 2018 issue. Send your abstract to Dr. Hock by June 7th.
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. Amber Hazel of Worthington, Minnesota, drives to visit three farm clients and examines baby calf and piglet patients. Click here to view the video.

 

 

FFA

New Travel Program to Take Alumni and Supporters to Europe
FFA has partnered with Agrotours to offer the new FFA Alumni and Supporters Agriculture Travel Program. Up to 48 alumni and supporters can participate in the inaugural travel program that will take participants on a tour through the Netherlands and Germany July 1-10, 2019. For more information and the application, click here.

Apply Now: Convention and Expo Newsroom Crew
Help us tell our story to the world! The National FFA Organization is seeking college students or recent college graduates pursuing degrees in journalism, public relations, telecommunications or a closely related field to share with the world the news and feature stories coming out of the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27, 2018, in Indianapolis.

Newsroom crew members are expected to arrive on Monday, Oct. 22 and work through Saturday, Oct. 27. Your reward? A small stipend, inside access to an amazing event, coaching on how to become a better communicator, and some awesome clips and experience that will help you in the future. This may be eligible for college credit, so ask your school's advisor.

To learn more and apply, access the application now.

See Success in Action
The 2017 Chapter Success Guide is now available onlineand features more than 40 chapters that exemplify building communities, strengthening agriculture and growing leaders. Each chapter was recognized at the 2017 national convention and expo. Read these unique stories of community engagement and chapter accomplishments to inspire your members and advisors to better their schools and communities.

Still Time to Apply - $3,000 Yearlong Living to Serve Grant
It is never too early to start planning for next school year! There are still two weeks to submit a 2018-2019 Yearlong Living to Serve grant application. The $3,000 grants 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.

 

 

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The term “spam” still has a meaty connotation at the Hawaii Festival.

 

 

Friday, June 1, 2018: Trade and tariffs affecting agriculture, universities engage in research projects, and biotech is influencing crops and livestock production. Also see how hippos rule their turf and how even dogs get pumped about Hawaii’s spam festival. 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.