Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 7/30/2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jul 30, 2018


Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

July 30, 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

Past Issues

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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.


We are pleased to accept applications for the 2018 NAAE XLR8 Professional Development Program. The program is sponsored by CSX Transportation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. Click here for more information and to apply by August 20th.

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

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. Krantz explains every antibiotic for pigs has a strict withdrawal time which farmers must adhere to, per federal regulations, to ensure the antibiotic is cleared from the pig’s system before the pig is sent to market. Click here to watch the video.


Registration for the 2018-19 212° and 360° Conference Season Closes Aug. 1
212° — the temperature at which water boils — focuses on Virtues this year and takes students to the boiling point of leadership. At 211°, water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level. The two-day 212° Leadership Conference is focused on student development and helps FFA members become aware of their passions and virtues. FFA members attend sessions on discovering their passions, making positive decisions, setting SMART goals and taking steps toward self-improvement.

360° Vision takes students full circle regarding chapter leadership. The two-day 360° Leadership Conference is focused on the importance of vision and how to become a visionary leader. Students spend their time in sessions understanding the importance of vision, conducting a chapter needs assessment, crafting a vision plan for their local FFA chapters, and developing a strategy to implement their visions.

FFA chapters and associations are welcome to register to host a conference. Please read our updated 212° and 360° Planning Guide. This will help ensure an easy registration and conference experience. For those who hosted 212° and 360° conferences during the 2017-18 school year, the pricing and process have not changed. Find more information on the 212◦/360◦ conference webpages. Click here to begin registration. The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.

Contact Casey Zufelt, or 317-802-4309, for more information.

FFA Alumni

Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee Application Deadline Extended 
The deadline to apply for one of the open positions on the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee has been extended to Sept. 4. With regional realignment reverting to the four FFA regions on Aug. 1, the positions on the advisory committee will also change. These positions will provide you with a greater voice as recommendations will go to the National FFA Board of Directors and assist National FFA staff with programming and operations. Below is a list of current positions and ending terms as well as available positions. Send applications and questions to

Current Advisory Council Positions:

  • Eastern Region Representative: Chandler Vaughan (Virginia) Term Ends December 2020
  • Central Region Representative: Zach Classen (Iowa) Term Ends December 2019
  • Western Region Representative: Sid Freeman (Idaho) Term Ends December 2019
  • At-Large Representative: Glenda Summers (Colorado) Term Ends December 2020
  • PNO Representative: Taylor McNeel Term Ends December 2019
  • PNO Representative: David Townsend Term Ends December 2020
  • AAAE Representative: Jon W. Ramsey, Ph.D. (Oklahoma) Term Ends December 2020
  • NASAE Representative: Leon Busdieker (Missouri) Term Ends December 2019

Positions to be Filled:

  • Southern Region Representative (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • At-Large Representative (any state)
  • PNO Representative (2017-18 National FFA Officer Team)
  • NAAE Representative (Selected by NAAE)


Great DEALS on a Variety of Tech Packages through CASE Online!
Looking to amp up technology in your classroom as you implement CASE courses? CASE Online features five major components for implementing CASE curriculum in your classroom, including an online student version of the curriculum, flipped classroom videos, student assignment submission portal, national End-of-Course assessments, and an internal test generator for the teacher to create exams. CASE Online is a fee-based learning management system (LMS) based on student accounts.

Don't need the entire LMS? CASE is offering fantastic DEALS on additional technology packages for your CASE classroom. Flipped video packages and teacher test bank packages are available for $75 per course. End-of-Course Assessment only packages range from $8-$10 per account. Have questions? Contact the CASE Online Learning Coordinator, Sara Cobb.


Genome editing—a hot topic for scientists and agriculture.

Friday, July 27, 2018: Genome editing continues to be a hot topic for agriculture as the EU makes a ruling. Trade maneuvers, an appreciation of rural county fairs, and a newborn giraffe “getting its legs.” 

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