Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 8/27/2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Aug 27, 2018


Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

August 27, 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

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

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.


Fellowship Program Accepting Applications for an Agricultural Education Division Fellow!
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2019 class of fellows. Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge, and leadership development. The Fellowship Program requires a one-year commitment from January–December 2019. Applications are dueSeptember 15. Read more


National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program Application Now Available
NAPTP is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation. This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive hands-on agriscience training program at the 2018 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student teaching experience, as well as when they enter the teaching profession. Click here for more information and to apply by September 24th!   

Celebrate National Teach Ag Day
National Teach Ag Day is just around the corner! Join us for our LIVE celebration on Thursday, September 20th. There are numerous ways to engage and celebrate with us: 

National Officer Informational Webinar
September 11, 2018
5:15-6:00pm EDT

An informational session on the background of the National Teach Ag Campaign, causes of the agriculture teacher demand, current supply status, and what has been successful in addressing the talent needs of agricultural education, while identifying future strategies. Designed for those preparing for National FFA Office in October. Click here for more information and to register.

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. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. 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. Deanna Fuller from New York's Countryside Vet Clinic volunteers her time to care for abandoned cats. Follow this link to watch the video. 


Newly Revised to Go Live Soon
On Monday, Sept. 3, the current will be decommissioned, and the newly revised will be your place to get FFA-related content and resources. Our vision with the new website is to provide a modern digital experience, more content geared toward telling the FFA story, and a website that works better for all of our stakeholders. The first two weeks of our soft launch have gone well, and we have received a lot of feedback, all positive and constructive. If you have not had a chance to visit the new, check it out now.

Judges Needed for National Convention and Exp
National FFA will need several hundred volunteers during the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 24-27, in Indianapolis. If you, or anyone you know, has an interest in serving as a judge, click here to learn more and apply.

Volunteer to Help at the Convention and Expo
The Educational Development and Evaluation Team at National FFA is seeking collegiate and teacher (who are not bringing students) volunteers to assist with various expo booths and teacher workshops during the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo. Volunteers will help with setup, facilitation/discussion with students and teardown. Each volunteer will be assigned to one of the following areas: FFA educational resources booth, We Are FFA booth, AgExplorer booth or teacher workshops. Click here to access the application and to find out more information on the responsibilities and duties of a volunteer. The deadline to apply is midnight EDT on Sept. 1, 2018.

Still Time to Apply!  $1,200 Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant 
Want to engage your students in hands-on learning, while meeting a community need? The 2018 Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve grant is due soon. Apply for up to $1,200 to support a semester-long service-learning project that addresses a community need in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. 

Need ideas for semester-long service-learning projects? Check out the interactive map at review projects funded last school year. Additional information on the grant can also be found on the website. Applications are due September 1, 2018. Email questions to

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Hosting a service event around the holidays? Now is the time to apply for a Day of Service Mini-Grant! Applications are reviewed 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

FFA Alumni

National FFA Alumni & Supporters Deadlines Approaching
Two big deadlines are quickly approaching for alumni and supporters! The last round of grants for Give Back to Your Roots and Legacy Grants for 2018 and the applications to apply to be on the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee are all due on September 4. Whether you’re just starting a chapter or ready to get involved even more, both opportunities are great! Questions about either item? Email at any time!



Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.


The CAST Education Program includes the NAAE and many top-ranked universities.

Friday, August 24, 2018: A new school year and a growing CAST education program; lab meat might be on the menu soon; and a whale makes a big splash for tourists. 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.