Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 3/18/2019

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Mar 18, 2019


Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

March 18, 2019


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


March 25-27
ACTE National Policy Seminar with Ag Ed Track
Arlington, VA

May 21
AAAE National Conference
Des Moines, IA

June 23-26
NEAT Summer Conference
Stockbridge, MA.

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.


NAAE 2017-2018 Annual Report Now Available
Take a look back at the past year in agricultural education. Hear from our Executive Director, see our award winners, and get a snapshot of the impact our current programs and initiatives have made. Click here to view the annual report.

NAAE Awards
The official submission links for the 2019 NAAE Awards are NOW AVAILABLE. Click here to begin your award application process and make sure to submit your application by May 15th! 

NAAE Virtual Book Club
Are you looking for a new kind of professional development? Check out this summer's NAAE Virtual Book Club! Make sure to register by May 31st! Follow this link for more information. 

Jr. MANRRS Grant Opportunity
The National Teach Ag Campaign, managed by the National Association of Agricultural Educators, is offering eight grants worth $1500 each to preservice agricultural education clubs or groups to develop and execute a collaborative and mentoring relationship with a Jr. MANRRS chapter in the area. If a Jr. MANRRS chapter does not exist, the preservice cohort may use the funds to start a Jr. MANRRS chapter in the area. These grants are part of a pilot program that aims to:

  • Establish positive relationships among preservice agricultural education majors and the Jr. MANRRS chapter members. 
  • Plan, create, and deliver agriculture-based content to Jr. MANRRS members through innovative and engaging formats. 
  • Practice teaching and lesson execution. 

Grant applications are due March 24. The grant application and more details may be found at:

2019 National Teach Ag Ambassador Program Application NOW AVAILABLE
The National Teach Ag Campaign is seeking the nation’s most outstanding agricultural education majors to represent the profession as National Teach Ag Ambassadors at the 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo, October 27 to November 1 in Indianapolis, IN, and throughout the year at the state level. Click here for more information and to apply.

2019 ACTE National Policy Seminar with Ag Ed Track
March 25-27
NAAE will pay the registration fee for one NAAE member per state to attend the NPS. Click here for more information and to register. 

Ag Ed For All Webinar Series
Join other agriculture teachers and professionals to learn more about creating an inclusive classroom environment for students on this webinar series. The webinar will occur on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. CST / 4 p.m. EST and last 60-90 minutes.

Topics include:

  • April 10 -- Challenging Classism

*Titles adopted from University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity.


The webinar is open to anyone who wants to participate and would benefit from these conversations. For more information, please visit or contact Brandon Roiger at or Jonathan Seaman at

Landscape Design, Installation, and Management, 1st Edition
Landscape Design, Installation, and Management engages students with practical information and a highly visual approach. Written by trusted educators who have hands-on experience in the field, the text methodically develops an understanding of Green Industry practices, safety, design principles, design processes, producing and selecting plants, the business side of landscaping, and landscape installation and maintenance. To help guide students toward satisfying career choices, diverse Green Industry jobs are highlighted in Career Connections. The text and its support package provide hands-on activities and worksheets to help students learn by doing. Special attention is given to the requirements of state and national landscape competitions and events. Learn more here.

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. Lindsey Peck gives us a tour of her calf barn and explains how she cares for all the baby cows. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The Future Indian Farmers of America
Soon after the FFA was established there was a desire to establish FFA chapters in schools located on Indian reservations. Agriculture was taught in Indian reservations schools but there was no student organization. Follow this link to read more. 


Resource Spotlight: Pet Store Management SAE
Watch as FFA member Denisha Washington from Seneca FFA in Louisville, Ky., shows us her supervised agricultural experience working at a local pet store. She gives us a tour of the pet store, shows us the types of animals she works with, and explains her daily tasks. You can also catch other SAE videos and check out links to related lesson plans and student activity sheets.

WLC Registration Now Live
Registration for the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) is now live. Visit the WLC webpage and use your FFA login to see availability by week. For advisors and members only able to attend a week that is currently sold out, we do maintain a waitlist. To be added to the waitlist, email and provide your contact information, as well as the number of registrations desired. To learn more about WLC, watch this video.

Newest FFA New Horizons Teaching Guide Now Online
Teachers: Check out the latest FFA New HorizonsTeaching Guide. The spring edition is now available and includes ready-to-print, standards-aligned activities, discussion questions as well as supervised agricultural experience (SAE) and FFA tips. You can also access past teaching guides. Be sure to visit our news webpage on to flip through the spring issue of FFA New Horizons and catch up on the latest FFA stories.


Join Us at NPS!
Whether you’re a seasoned advocate or a first-timer to Capitol Hill, now more than ever is an essential time to engage! With several new Members of Congress, there are significant opportunities to build on the momentum of recent CTE policy advancements at National Policy Seminar this March 25–27 in Arlington, Virginia, with focused, free pre-conference sessions on March 24

Learn more and register today!


Ag Day just passed, but we celebrate farmers and food production all year long.

Friday, March 15, 2019:  Ag Day celebrations continue all year long, data sharing enhances ag research, and gene-edited salmon hits the market. Drunk mosquitoes, territorial owls, and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST).