Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 6/4/2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jun 4, 2018








June 4, 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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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.




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 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.








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.