Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 3/25/2019

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Mar 25, 2019


Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

March 25, 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.


March News & Views
NAAE award applications are now available. Make sure to submit yours by May 15th! Check out the new Recrutiment, Retention & Recognition webpage, learn about BriefCASE opportunities, and so much more in the March edition of News & Views!

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. 

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

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 oversees vaccinations of birds raised by the second largest egg producer in the United States. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
Down on the Farm
“Down on the Farm” could refer to the 1994 Tim McGraw hit song. It could also refer to the 200,000 boys during World War I who volunteered to serve in the U.S. Boys Working Reserve and go to work “Down on the Farm.” 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.

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.

FFA Alumni

National FFA Alumni and Supporter March Grant Recipients
Twenty-seven local FFA Alumni and Supporters chapters are receiving a total $42,550 in grant funding this month through Give Back to Your Roots grants sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions and Legacy grants sponsored by Tractor Supply Company. For a complete list of March 2019 grant recipients and to apply for the next round of grants due June 1, visit


USDA Announces 1890 National Scholars Program Funding Opportunity
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the opening of the 2019 scholarship application cycle for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program. The program aims to increase the number of minority students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and other agriculture-related disciplines. The program is available through the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE). Click here to read more. 


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!


Devastating floods are affecting lives, homes, and agriculture nationally and internationally.

Friday, March 22, 2019:  Floods affect lives, homes, and agriculture; tariffs and trade issues concern farmers; and naked mole rats are cute, cuddly, and aggressive. These 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).