Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 11/12/2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Nov 12, 2018
Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

November 12, 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. Tara Donovan inspects a barn of pigs in Iowa, observing that pigs are raised in better conditions today than when she grew up in her Midwest farm community. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The Yellow Dogs
Last week’s Friday Footnote mentioned two organizations, the Masons and the Grange, who have “secret” ceremonies. Are you aware of the existence of a “secret” agricultural education society? Read more.


National FFA Scholarships: Application Opens Nov. 15
The National FFA Scholarship application will open on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. This year’s application will be online, eliminating the current paper process and facilitating a more timely and effective delivery and acceptance process. Be sure to promote this opportunity to your high school seniors, collegiate members, and all students interested in pursuing a postsecondary education. There are many scholarship opportunities, and only one application needs to be completed per student. To find out more about scholarships, visit

WLC Positions Close Soon
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 and will 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 will be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference. Should you have questions, contact

SAE Video of the Week: Agritourism
Watch how Peyton Moore from Bullard FFA in Texas combines her love of agriculture with her passion for teaching others about ag and pumpkins on her family’s 100-year farm. Peyton’s video and more can be seen in our SAE Video Library.

Teacher Town Hall Recording
Thank you to those who called in for the National FFA Teacher Town Hall last week. If you missed it and would like to learn more about Blue 365, the newly redesigned, online classroom and teacher resources, and more, listen to the recording here.

FFA Alumni

Alumni Educational Enrichment Program
Do you or your students want a way to earn online college credits at a discounted price? Check out the Alumni Educational Enrichment program at includes a FREE personalized college plan valued at $300.  



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!


This dating game involves food, labels, and consumer decisions.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018: Animal genome editing raises questions, California votes for cage-free poultry, and the “dating game” involves food waste and labels. A lucky duck wins acting award, and farmers use underwear to test soil quality. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

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