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Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

April 29, 2019

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

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

2019

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 

Ag Teachers Manual Taskforce
NAAE is seeking individuals who would like to serve on the Ag Teachers Manual Taskforce. The taskforce will revise the Ag Teachers Manual copyright 1998 to provide an more up-to-date and user-friendly resource for current and future ag teachers. There is a quick turn around on applications as the first meeting will be May 30-31st.  Please check out the online application for more information https://bit.ly/2VwY5HX

Applications are due May 8th. 

Position Announcement:  Communications/Marketing Specialist
The NAAE communications/marketing specialist will be expected to have appropriate credentials and experience in communications and marketing, including a working knowledge of writing for the media, preparing computer generated presentations, developing and maintaining websites, marketing membership and merchandise, and using computer software typical in office environments (word processing, desktop publishing, web design and maintenance, database, and spreadsheet). Follow this link for more information and to apply today.

Instructional Materials Now Available from Growth Energy
Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, is providing teachers with 15 days of instruction focused on ethanol and renewable fuels. To access these free instructional materials, including the lesson plan, six activities, PowerPoint, and assessment visit NAAE’s Communities of Practice website at this link

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! 

Volunteers Needed to Judge 2019 NAAE Awards
The following awards will be judge virtually: Outstanding Early Career Teacher, Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher, Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program, Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program, and Teacher Mentor. Each committee volunteer must be a NAAE member and will judge up to 10 award applications using the required NAAE Award Judging Rubric that will be provided to you. NAAE Judging Committee members must submit their scores to the NAAE office by June 15th. Click here for more information and to volunteer 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. 

Present a Workshop at the 2019 NAAE Convention
Each year, agricultural educators from across the country gather at the NAAE Convention for networking, business sessions, and most importantly the opportunity to engage in high quality professional development related to ag education. A great way to share with the profession is to present a workshop. The call for proposals is now open and the deadline to apply to present is June 3, 2019. Click here to apply online.

Seats Available for Principles of Agricultural Science-Animal CASE Institutes!
Whether you are passionate about animal science or looking to learn more as you teach content to your students, be sure to check out the CASE Principles of Agricultural Science – Animal (ASA) course. Seats are still available at CASE Institutes in Arkansas, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Check out the complete CASE Institute schedule or register for a CASE Institute today!

Celebrate Scoops of Thanks Day at Culver's!
Thursday, May 2, 2019, is Scoops of Thanks Day — a day when Culver’s restaurants come together to give back to their local agricultural communities. Click here for more information.

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. Larry Bramlage, examines a racehorse suffering from lameness, and finds bone fragments in a joint. He admits the horse and performs arthroscopic surgery. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The 1890 & 1994 Land-Grant Colleges
Last week we learned about the Morrill Act of 1862 and the resulting land-grant colleges. This Friday Footnote will focus on the Second Morrill Act of 1890. What did the 1890 Morrill Act accomplish and why was it needed? We will also look at 1994 land-grant colleges. Click here to read more. 

FFA

Housing Opens for 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo 
You won’t want to miss the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, in Indianapolis! Housing for chapters, states and alumni opens May 1 at 6 p.m. EDT. Housing for exhibitors, sponsors and donors opens June 5 (by invitation). For important dates, pricing, FAQs and planning information, visit the convention and expo webpage.

 

Living to Serve Yearlong Grant Now Open
The Yearlong Living to Serve Grant application is open and available in English and Spanish. Middle and high school FFA chapters may apply for up to $3,000 to support yearlong service-learning projects. The application is due June 15.  Need ideas for yearlong service-learning projects? Check out the interactive map at FFA.org/livingtoserve.

 

ILSSO Headed to Spain and Portugal in 2020
After six great years in South Africa, the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO) will head to Spain and Portugal in 2020. Seventy-five current and past state officers can participate in this experience in January. For more information, visit FFA.org/ILSSO.

 

Present a Workshop at the Convention and Expo
We are looking for presenters to deliver workshops the week of the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Workshop presenters can present to students and teachers and must deliver at least one workshop but can present the same workshop up to three times. The presenter should create the curriculum of the workshop. Workshops are available Wednesday, Oct. 30, Thursday, Oct. 31 and Friday, Nov. 1. 

Submitted workshop applications are selected based on the quality of content. We’re open to unique workshop topics. At the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo, students said they’d like to see workshops on animal care, addressing problems in agriculture, agribusiness, bullying issues, community service, supervised agricultural experience (SAE) projects, diversity, time management and becoming a leader. Teachers said they would like to see workshops on using the FFA website, alumni tools, environmental science, animal science, strategies for motivating students, career development events, and classroom management. The application deadline is June 1. Apply now.

SAE Video of the Week
Watch Seneca FFA member Cheyenne Young turn her love of animals into an SAE at the VCA Fairleigh Animal Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

 

2018 Annual Report Now Available
The National FFA Foundation just released its annual report for the fiscal year 2018. The report features financial information, impact stories, highlights from the year and a listing of our sponsors and donors.

Got Talent? Show Off Your Musical Skills at Convention
Know of a member in your FFA chapter who loves to perform? The National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent may be their ticket to stardom. Applications are now available. Read more about the programs and application process here. Email questions to bct@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conference
Registration is now open for the next National FFA Alumni and Supporters Regional Development Conference which will be held in Dover, New Hampshire May 17-18, 2019. This is a free, hands-on training for FFA Alumni members, advisors, or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter. For more information about this and other RDC’s, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.

CAST

Must be spring—the hooded grebes are performing their amazing courtship dance.

Friday, April 26, 2019:  Students, farmers, and many others are working to sustain the environment; trade issues, prices, and extreme weather are affecting the ag economy; and the hooded grebes dance while a dog named Odin found out that porcupines should not be on the menu. 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).

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

April 22, 2019

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

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

2019

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 

April News & Views
NAAE Regional Conferences are just around the corner. Make sure to register to attend these great networking and professional development opportunities. All this and more in the April 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! 

Volunteers Needed to Judge 2019 NAAE Awards
The following awards will be judge virtually: Outstanding Early Career Teacher, Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher, Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program, Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program, and Teacher Mentor. Each committee volunteer must be a NAAE member and will judge up to 10 award applications using the required NAAE Award Judging Rubric that will be provided to you. NAAE Judging Committee members must submit their scores to the NAAE office by June 15th. Click here for more information and to volunteer 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. 

Present a Workshop at the 2019 NAAE Convention
Each year, agricultural educators from across the country gather at the NAAE Convention for networking, business sessions, and most importantly the opportunity to engage in high quality professional development related to ag education. A great way to share with the profession is to present a workshop. The call for proposals is now open and the deadline to apply to present is June 3, 2019. Click here to apply online.

Seats Available for Principles of Agricultural Science-Plant CASE Institutes!
Whether you are passionate about plant science or looking to learn more as you teach content to your students, be sure to check out the CASE Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant (ASP) course. Seats are still available at CASE Institutes in Indiana and West Virginia. Check out the complete CASE Institute schedule or register for a CASE Institute today!

Celebrate Scoops of Thanks Day at Culver's!
Thursday, May 2, 2019, is Scoops of Thanks Day — a day when Culver’s restaurants come together to give back to their local agricultural communities. Click here for more information.

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. Travis Henry and Dr. Molly Rice transport their ambulatory equine dental trailer from their clinic in Wisconsin to CJ's ranch in Illinois. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The 1862 Land-Grant Colleges
Most of us have heard or used the term “land-grant college” but do we really know what that means? Some people point to the Morrill Act of 1862, which established land-grant colleges, as the starting point for the Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Education. Follow this link to read more. 

FFA

Got Talent? Show Off Your Musical Skills at Convention
Know of a member in your FFA chapter who loves to perform? The National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent may be their ticket to stardom. Applications are now available. Read more about the programs and application process here. Email questions to bct@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conference
Registration is now open for the next National FFA Alumni and Supporters Regional Development Conference which will be held in Dover, New Hampshire May 17-18, 2019. This is a free, hands-on training for FFA Alumni members, advisors, or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter. For more information about this and other RDC’s, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.

CAST

Pets may enjoy being pampered, but acupuncture could be a stretch for this dog.

Friday, April 19, 2019:  Big week for agriculture in the nation’s capital, Earth Day on April 22, trade issues continue, and pampered pets are a global trend. 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).

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

April 15, 2019

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

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

2019

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 

Volunteers Needed to Judge 2019 NAAE Awards
The following awards will be judge virtually: Outstanding Early Career Teacher, Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher, Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program, Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program, and Teacher Mentor. Each committee volunteer must be a NAAE member and will judge up to 10 award applications using the required NAAE Award Judging Rubric that will be provided to you. NAAE Judging Committee members must submit their scores to the NAAE office by June 15th. Click here for more information and to volunteer!

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. 

Seats Available for Natural Resources and Ecology CASE Institutes!
Looking to add diversity to the courses offered in your agriculture program? Check out the Natural Resources and Ecology (NRE) course offered by CASE. Seats are still available at CASE Institutes in Indiana, Minnesota, and Oregon. Check out the complete CASE Institute schedule or register for a CASE Institute today!

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 of Marks Farms says she wants to make sure her son is exposed to farming because that's how she and her brother were raised. She gives us a tour of her calf barn and explains how she cares for all the baby cows. Follow this link to view the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The FFA Pilgrimage to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Last week we celebrated the birthday of Booker T. Washington by featuring him in the Friday Footnote. This week we are celebrating the birthday of another prominent American with strong ties to agriculture. That person is Thomas Jefferson; his birthday is tomorrow, April 13. And we are welcoming back a guest columnist, Dr. Jim Connors from the Univesity of Idaho. Click here to read more.

FFA

Got Talent? Show Off Your Musical Skills at Convention
Know of a member in your FFA chapter who loves to perform? The National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent may be their ticket to stardom. Applications are now available. Read more about the programs and application process here. Email questions to bct@ffa.org.

FFA Blue 365 Video: Using Cutting-edge Technology on Farms
In this video, Jorge Heraud, CEO and co-founder of Blue River Technology, explains how machine learning and robotics can make farmers more profitable while reducing environmental impact. An activity sheet for this video and additional videos about agricultural technology and innovations can be found at FFA.org/blue365.

Life’s a Zoo for This FFA Member 
If you love animals and visiting zoos, then check out FFA member Nicole Ford’s supervised agricultural experienceworking at the Louisville Zoo. A member of Seneca FFA in Kentucky, Nicole works in the MetaZoo, an educational center, and performs a variety of duties—from cleaning cages and caring for the animals to educating visitors about the zoo’s different species of wildlife. To see even more SAE ideas, visit our SAE Video Library, which also features accompanying lesson plans and activity sheets.

FFA.org Is Your Stories Headquarters
Visit FFA.org every week to catch up on all the great FFA stories happening across the country. Don’t forget that we’re always looking for stories to include on the website, our social accounts, in FFA New Horizons Magazine and on FFA Today on RFD-TV.  Make sure your chapter gets its share of the national FFA spotlight! Share your ideas at FFA.org/submit-your-story-idea/.

Committee Members Needed
National FFA is seeking applicants to serve on various committees that work under the direction of a National FFA staff member and the committee superintendent to assist in the development and implementation of competitive events and award programs. Reference the appropriate link for more information:

Now Open! Yearlong Living to Serve Grants 
The 2019-2020 Yearlong Living to Serve grant application is available now for FFA chapters to apply for up to $3,000 to support yearlong service-learning projects that address community needs in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. Need ideas for yearlong service-learning projects? Check out the interactive map at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve to review funded projects. Additional information on the grant can also be found on the website. Applications are due June 17th, 2019.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
How is your FFA chapter making a difference in your community? Day of Service Mini-Grants are available to middle school, high school, and alumni chapters to make a difference in your community in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. Applications are accepted 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 www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conference
Registration is now open for the next National FFA Alumni and Supporters Regional Development Conference which will be held in Dover, New Hampshire May 17-18, 2019. This is a free, hands-on training for FFA Alumni members, advisors, or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter. For more information about this and other RDC’s, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.

CAST

The image may look like a cyclopean happy face, but the black hole photo brought cheers from scientists and awe from the public.

Friday, April 12, 2019:  The Ag Census Report is out, CAST holds events in D.C. next week, and an amazing photo of a black hole captures the world’s attention. 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).

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

April 8, 2019

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

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

2019

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 

Instructional Materials Now Available from Midwest Row Crop
The National FFA Foundation has partnered with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) to provide teachers with a week-long lesson focused on agriculture conservation practices with support from Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC) members. These agricultural education instructional materials and programmatic deployment comes after a larger marketing campaign in grocery stores focused on connecting consumer purchases to the support of farmers and agricultural education. Click here to access the free instructional materials. 

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 Applications DUE FRIDAY!
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 by April 12th.

CASE APB  AND FSS Courses -- Seats Available!
Want to raise the rigor in your agricultural education program? Consider becoming CASE certified in the Animal and Plant Biotechnology (APB) or Food Science and Safety (FSS) courses. Seats are still available at CASE Institutes in Iowa, Nebraska, and Washington. Check out the complete CASE Institute schedule or register for a CASE Institute today!

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. CDT / 4 p.m. EDT 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 z.umn.edu/AgEdForAll or contact Brandon Roiger at broiger@umn.edu or Jonathan Seaman at jts250@psu.edu.

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, Lynda brings in one of her five dogs, ChiChi, a 13-year-old Papillon whom she adopted recently, and Dr. Vitulli conducts a full exam. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
Booker T. Washington and the NFA
April 5, is the birthday of Booker T. Washington. If the New Farmers of America (NFA) still existed, we would be celebrating National NFA week. Just as the FFA celebrated National FFA week during George Washington’s birthday, the NFA celebrated National NFA week during Booker T. Washington’s birthday. Follow this link to read more. 

FFA

Save the date! 
On Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m., National FFA and NAAE will host our quarterly Townhall for Agricultural Educators and FFA Advisors. We hope you will join us.

 

Townhall for Agricultural Educators and FFA Advisors
Hosted by FFA and NAAE

 

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019, 6 p.m. | 1 hour | (UTC-05:00) Indiana (East)
Meeting number: 736 308 020
Password: 2sQkjmD?
https://ffaorg.webex.com/ffaorg/j.php?MTID=ma0d40f9a7feaf62cccc9b19dbf163b4d

 

Join by phone
1-240-454-0879 USA Toll
Access code: 736 308 020

National FFA Officer Retiring Address Lesson
In need of a great leadership lesson plan with worksheets? Try this lesson that guides students through 2017-18 National FFA Eastern Region Vice President Gracie Furnish’s retiring address. In her address, Gracie discusses how valuable each person is and why we need to see ourselves as valuable too.

FFA Blue 365 Videos With Activity Sheet 
Why is Amazon involved in agriculture? How can milkweed help save Monarch butterflies? What is a digital farmer? How does a molecule become a farmer’s solution? The FFA Blue 365 video library features more than a dozen industry leaders and ag tech entrepreneurs sharing how innovations and cutting-edge technologies are transforming agriculture and creating new career opportunities. The video library also includes an activity sheet that students can use with these videos. Learn more at FFA.org/Blue365.

Committee Members Needed
National FFA is seeking applicants to serve on various committees that work under the direction of a National FFA staff member and the committee superintendent to assist in the development and implementation of competitive events and award programs. Reference the appropriate link for more information:

212°/360° Facilitators 
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn life-long career skills? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator. Applications for positions on the 2019-20 212°/360° Chapter Leadership Conference staff are open now and close May 5. More than 8,000 students attend 212°/360° conferences each year from all over the country. If you're interested, take a look at our job post.

 

Note: If hired for this position, you will be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Should you have questions, contact jdavis@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conference
Registration is now open for the next National FFA Alumni and Supporters Regional Development Conference which will be held in Dover, New Hampshire May 17-18, 2019. This is a free, hands-on training for FFA Alumni members, advisors, or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter. For more information about this and other RDC’s, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.

CAST

Tulip time in Holland brings tourists—and a fun parody video of scientists talking with flowers.

Friday, April 5, 2019:  Government agencies, organizations, and universities are trying to solve the food waste problem. Flood effects, women in rodeos, amorous frogs, and tulips that “communicate.” 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).

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

April 1, 2019

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

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

2019

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 

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.

CASE AFNR Courses -- Seats Available!
Interested in adding CASE to your agricultural education program? The Introduction of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) course is a great place to start! Seats are available in Alaska, Arkansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Check out the complete CASE Institute schedule or register for a CASE Institute today!

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. CDT / 4 p.m. EDT 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 z.umn.edu/AgEdForAll or contact Brandon Roiger at broiger@umn.edu or Jonathan Seaman at jts250@psu.edu.

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. Bents is keeping pigs free from disease, starting with requiring everyone who enters a barn to swap their clothes and boots at the door for clean ones, and shower in and out. Follow this link to view the video. 

Friday Footnotes
George Washington and the FFA
About a month ago, many FFA chapters were celebrating National FFA Week which is celebrated during the week of George Washington’s birthday. So, what is the relationship between George Washington and the FFA? Our guest columnist for this week, Dr. Jim Connors of the University of Idaho, explores that connection. Click hereto read more. 

FFA

212°/360° Facilitators 
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn life-long career skills? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator. Applications for positions on the 2019-20 212°/360° Chapter Leadership Conference staff are open now and close May 5. More than 8,000 students attend 212°/360° conferences each year from all over the country. If you're interested, take a look at our job post.

 

Note: If hired for this position, you will be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Should you have questions, contact jdavis@ffa.org.

Incorporating SAEs Into Your Program
Calling all teachers! Jillian Gordon, the agriculture teacher at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga., has the scoop on getting students started in an SAE—touching on topics from record keeping to finding non-traditional SAE opportunities. Watch how she incorporates SAEs into her program.

FFA Blue 365 Videos With Activity Sheet 
Why is Amazon involved in agriculture? How can milkweed help save Monarch butterflies? What is a digital farmer? How does a molecule become a farmer’s solution? The FFA Blue 365 video library features more than a dozen industry leaders and ag tech entrepreneurs sharing how innovations and cutting-edge technologies are transforming agriculture and creating new career opportunities. The video library also includes an activity sheet that students can use with these videos. Learn more at FFA.org/Blue365.

National FFA Seeking Committee Members
The National FFA is seeking applicants to serve on the Agriscience Fair, National Chapter, Supervised Agricultural Experience Award and Grant, and the various Career and Leadership Development Events committees. These committees work under the direction of the National FFA staff member and the committee superintendent to assist in the development and implementation of competitive events and award programs. Please reference the appropriate link for more information.

 

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conference
Registration is now open for the next National FFA Alumni and Supporters Regional Development Conference which will be held in Dover, New Hampshire May 17-18, 2019. This is a free, hands-on training for FFA Alumni members, advisors, or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter. For more information about this and other RDC’s, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.

CAST

Emotional porkers? Scientists work on facial recognition and mood analysis for pigs.

Friday, March 29, 2019:  Midwest floods will have lasting effects, North Carolina A&T joins the CAST Education Program, and scientists use facial recognition analysis on pigs. Pythons in Florida, snakes in carry-on luggage, 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).