Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 10/1/2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Oct 1, 2018
Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

October 1, 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


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

SAE Renewal Taskforce
The SAE Renewal taskforce of the National Council is pleased to announce the release of the final set of resources for the SAE for All program. Independent Learning Guides and an online course for delivery of these guides are now available on the SAE page of the National Council for Agricultural Education at    

Independent Learning Guides are now available for each level of Foundational SAE, as well as each type of Immersion SAE. These guides can be used in class to walk students through activities designed for each SAE component, or can be assigned for out of class work by students. The online course platform contains all eight of the guides along with introductory videos, which can be used for delivery of the content in a paperless format. Take a look at the latest tools for implementing SAE in your program.

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.


Position Announcement: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, organizing and delivering initiatives primarily related to cooperative education content and agricultural educators. The position is funded as part of a three-year commitment by the CHS Foundation, to increase youth and teacher awareness of cooperatives. Click here for more information and to apply. 

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! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at

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. Peck oversees a calf delivery on her family farm in northern New York state. Follow this link to view the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The Women's Land Army
The 50th anniversary of having females in the FFA is on the horizon (2019). The women in the FFA have proven they belong. The fight for female membership in the FFA, contrary to conventional wisdom, did not start in the 1960s, but actually started in the 1930s, with the delegates at the FFA Convention going behind closed doors to discuss the “Massachusetts Situation.” Click here to read more.  


2019 WLC Positions Now Open
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn lifelong career skills — all while working in Washington D.C.? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator! Applications for positions on the 2019 Washington Leadership Conference staff are open now and close Nov. 16, 2018. We are hiring conference facilitators, a conference director and an adult program coordinator. If you're interested, apply at Please note that if hired for this position, staff would be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference. Should you have questions, contact

Teacher Town Hall Is This Tuesday
National FFA CEO Mark Poeschl will host his first monthly Teacher Town Hall teleconference tomorrow, from 6 - 7 p.m. EDT. Topics will include the National FFA Charter, the National FFA Constitution and Bylaws, and an update on our strategic planning. This is a great time to ask about anything on these topics, so come prepared with questions. Call 1-240-454-0879 or use this Webex linkand enter the access code 735 291 641. YhRhf6b* is the password.

And, mark your calendars now for the next two town halls: Wed. Nov. 7, 2018, 6  - 7 p.m. and Wed. Jan. 9, 2019, 6  - 7 p.m.

2018-19 SAE Grants
Thanks to great sponsors, the National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that 148 SAE Grants of $1,000 each are available this year to help current FFA members in grades 7-12 start or expand an SAE. Some grants provide an additional $1,000 to the FFA chapter of the recipient. The online application is available through the SAE Grants webpage, or anywhere you can access the online Application Center. CLICK HERE for a complete step-by-step guide to accessing the SAE Grant application. CLICK HERE for the SAE Grants flyer. All applications must be submitted online before 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov 15, 2018.

FFA Alumni

Mentor Program Opportunity
Do you have students that are interested in the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Mentor Program? Click herefor more information or email  



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.


Using virtual reality to test perceptions of food.

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018: New research about food waste, international ag trade, food taste perceptions, and two articles from the world of bears--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.