Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 12/3/2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Dec 3, 2018
Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

December 3, 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


February 2
AAAE Southern Region Conference
Birmingham, AL

May 21
AAAE National Conference
Des Moines, IA

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

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

Ag Ed Summit Report
The National Council for Agricultural Education is a partnership that convenes representatives from each of the AERO groups (Agricultural Education Related Organizations) to identify opportunities and resources, provide a forum for thought and direction, and focus on academic and career success for all students. Click hereto read more.


2018 NAAE Convention
We want to say thank you and congratulations to all of our 2018 award winners and members who made our national convention such a success. Award winner press releases and convention photos will be available on the website soon. Thanks again & see you next year in Anaheim, CA!

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. 

Online Professional Development: Global Learning (#GLAG19)
The Global Teach Ag! Initiative is conducting the 5th annual global learning in agriculture conference! #GLAG19: Cultivating Empathy in a Global World will provide “on-demand” and “live” opportunities to advance your capacity as a global agricultural educator, helping to prepare your students for the interconnected world of food, fiber, and natural resources. During the week of January 26th, with only a digital pass ($25), you have access to resources and best practices to help advance global learning in your program. While supplies last, there are also 100 “All-Access” Passes ($50) that include the Conference-in-A-Box. Fun fact: In 2018, we had an impression on 1,121,917 twitter accounts with the conversation about #GLAG18 – over 1 million accounts seeing school-based agricultural education talk about global issues. Here is a link to check out the conference program from last year. The keynote is Mr. Roger Thurow, Pulitzer Prize Finalist who is the author of Enough; The Last Hunger Season; and The First 1,000 days. GLAG can only occur with the support of our Global Learning Partners including: Penn State Extension; Penn State Center for Professional Personal Learning; Hawkeye Global Agriculture Learning Center; Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University; Iowa State University, Michigan State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue, CELA-Belize, Explorations by Thor, Murphy-Carpenter Design, The National FFA Organization, Nutrients for Life Foundation, and The World Food Prize.

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 and Dr. Fleming demonstrate the company’s commitment to the well-being of their animals. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
Tom of Peace Valley
In the song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” there is a line that says “He’s making a list and checking it twice.” At this time of year, many folks are making Christmas lists. I often put books on my Christmas list. If I did not already own a signed copy of Tom of Peace Valley, it would be at the top of my list. This is an exciting juvenile novel about vocational agriculture written in 1925 during the early days of agricultural education. Click here to read more.


$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Host a service event during National FFA Week to show your community that FFA members live to serve! Apply for a $400 Day of Service Mini-Grant to help offset costs. 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 Want to see what other chapters have done? Check out the interactive map at to review funded projects.

FFA Alumni

FFA Alumni Membership Benefits
Check out the growing list of benefits that every National FFA Alumni and Supporter receives as part of their membership, just in time for the holiday season. And, don’t forget that the registration and deposit for the first agricultural travel program are due Friday, Feb. 1. The group will be traveling to Germany and The Netherlands July 1-10, 2019! Click Here to see the tentative itinerary and registration form.



2019 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.


Many CASE Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Professional Development Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.


Knickers, the big Aussie steer, escaped the market, went viral, and raised some controversy.

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018:  A government climate report gets attention, genetic editing on humans raises concerns, university students promote communication, and a giant steer avoids becoming a big beef whopper—these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

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