Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 7/2/2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jul 2, 2018


Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

July 2, 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.

Upcoming Events


September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

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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.


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 The interest survey will be open until July 6. Fill it out for yourself or nominate someone. Contact Ellen Thompson, 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. Groves works with family farmers in central Missouri to vaccinate their calves and cows, demonstrating how they herd their animals gently with low stress. Click here to watch the video. 


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


A kangaroo in Australia hopped on the pitch and showed its soccer skills.

Friday, June 29, 2018: Food is on the menu this week with a variety of informative links. The war against weeds, ag debates in the nation’s capital, and a kangaroo auditions for a World Cup goalie spot. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

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