Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 11/5/2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Nov 5, 2018


Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

November 5, 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


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.


Position Announcement: CASE Project Director
The CASE Project Director will partner with all NAAE staff toward the success of CASE and other NAAE initiatives. Qualified applicants should have experience in the delivery of high-quality agricultural education programming and demonstrated experience with CASE. Click here for more information and to apply. 

2019 National Teach Ag Campaign Intern Position Announcement
The intern position will start in May 2019 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until May 2020. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the 2019 summer. The remainder of the internship will be done remotely at a site mutually agreed upon by the intern and the NTAC. Click here for more information and to apply by December 2nd. 

NAAE Internships
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 NAAE interns. We have positions available in advocacy, communications, and professional development. Follow this link for more information and to apply by December 21st. 

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
San Antonio, TX
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. Wilson, veterinarian at Rose Acre Farms in Indiana, examines the flocks in his care by handling some of the birds. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The Poor Scholar's Soliloquy
When I was in graduate school, I discovered a short essay titled "The Poor Scholar's Soliloquy." As I read the essay, I thought this could be describing an agriculture student. The essay caused me to do some thinking about the teaching-learning process. Read more. 


That’s a Wrap: 91st National FFA Convention & Expo
Need to catch up on last week’s convention and expo action? We’ve got you covered on Read stories; watch videos, including national officer retiring addresses; listen to podcasts; see award results; and more. Mark your calendars now: The 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo is Oct. 30 - Nov. 2.

For those who participated in award programs or competitive events, information—including participant photos and feedback reports—will be posted within the next two weeks. All participating advisors and state staff will be notified via email of these postings and their locations. All convention results are posted on

Join Us This Wednesday for Another Teacher Town Hall
Our second Teacher Town Hall is set for Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. EST.

These town hall meetings are designed to keep teachers and advisors up-to-date on important issues at National FFA, and to provide a forum to ask questions of and provide feedback to national staff.  

November Agenda

  • Opening Remarks — Mark Poeschl
  • Blue 365 Information and Timing — Blaze Currie
  • Quick Tips on the New — Larry Downes
  • Online Classroom/Teacher Resources — Ambra Tennery

Q&A available after each topic is presented.


Web Conference Information 
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, 6- 7 p.m. EST. 

Webex Link:

Join by Phone: 240-454-0879
Meeting Number (access code): 735 574 994
Meeting Password: ZmBPkN2*


We hope you can attend!

SAE Video of the Week: Dairy Heifers
Watch how Jonathan Jones from Los Lunas FFA in New Mexico uses his SAE in the area of dairy heifers to move outside of his comfort zone and into a life-changing career with animals. You can see more videos in our SAE Video Library.

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.



The 2019 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here for the 2019 CASE Institute Schedule.

Registration for 2019 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site can accommodate approximately 20 participants. This year’s offerings once again include several fast track institutes. Fast track institutes are for teachers with at least one prior CASE certification. Pre-Institute homework is required for fast track participation.

Many CASE Institutes' registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they secure the appropriate funding.

Advance CTE

2019 Excellence in Action Awards
Do you think you have one of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in the nation? Advance CTE is on the search for programs of study that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters®, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success. Apply for the 2019 Excellence in Action award to showcase the amazing work of your learners, instructors and faculty at the national level.

Not only will your program be featured in the media and an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in the spring, you’ll also be contributing to a positive image of CTE programs.  In its sixth year, this award showcases innovative programs of study to policymakers, employers and education leaders and lets them know that CTE is for all learners and prepares them for a lifetime of college and career success. Applications are open to secondary and postsecondary schools/institutions. Apply today!


We’d say that this Halloween costume is udderly too cute, but we’ve milked that cliché too often.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018: Various stories cover opportunities, awards, and special programs for ag/science students. Government rulings, market trends, and biotech affect food production. And we made it through another Halloween frenzy. 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.