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Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

May 20, 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

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

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 

Position Announcement:  Communications/Marketing Specialists
The NAAE communications/marketing specialists 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). We are looking to hire two specialists. Follow this link for more information and to apply today.

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. 

Welcome Johanna Rey, 2019 National Teach Ag Intern
Johanna is a senior in agricultural education at the University of Florida. She will begin her internship in June in Lexington, KY. 

State and University-Level Teach Ag Ambassador Resources NOW AVAILABLE!
Looking to start your own Teach Ag Ambassador Program at the state or university level? The National Teach Ag Campaign has compiled a number of resources to help you get started, just click here. Contact Andrea Fristoe, Program Manager, for more information and to schedule a training for your program!

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. Pohl and Dr. Chuck Hofacre of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine visit a chicken farm to examine the flock’s response to a vaccine. They also test the flock to confirm the absence of salmonella bacteria that could cause illness in humans. Follow this link to view the video.

Friday Footnotes
The Successful Leader of Tomorow...
Last week we looked at the FFA Slogan “The Successful Farmer of Tomorrow is the Future Farmer of Today.” What would happen if we tweaked the slogan a little to say “The Successful Leader of Tomorrow is the FFA Member of Today?" Click here to read more. 

FFA

Work Behind-the-Scenes at National FFA Convention & Expo
Spread the news—we’re looking for interns to work at the national convention and expo this October:

CDE/LDE Convention Schedules Now Available
To help you plan for the national convention and expo, we posted the tentative schedules for each of the 25 career and leadership development events on FFA.org (click on the specific CDE or LDE to access its schedule). Orientation information will be posted online in early August, along with other awards and recognition program details.

Call for Delegate Coordinators
National FFA is looking for adult consultants to help with the National FFA Delegate Experience. These appointed positions begin in July 2019. Nominations for delegate coordinators will be accepted from all interested parties; however, no state may be represented more than once—current coordinators are from Louisiana, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington. The delegate handbook outlines the criteria for selecting delegate coordinators and the structure in which the coordinators operate. Those who are interested in serving the organization in this capacity may nominate themselves by completing this application. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 13. Contact delegates@ffa.orgfor questions.

 

Nominate an FFA Member for National Officer Nominating Committee
Nominations are now open for students interested in serving on the National Officer Nominating Committee. Nominations close July 15. Anyone can nominate a current FFA member for this position, and FFA members can nominate themselves as well through this nomination form.

 

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. The deadline is June 1. Apply now.

FFA Alumni

FFA Alumni and Supporters Grant Deadline Approaching 
The next round of National FFA Alumni and Supporters grant applications are due June 1! Grant applications are available at www.ffa.org/alumnigrants. Legacy grants, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, give groups up to $500 to start or improve FFA Alumni and Supporters chapters and up to $1,000 to work with students on a partnering project. Give Back to Your Roots grants, sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, give chapters up to $5,000 to help fund student affiliation fees, plant science based projects and other classroom materials.

CAST

Dragons, White Walkers--and farming? This article points out the heavy dose of agriculture in Game of Thrones.

Friday, May 17, 2019:  Biotech agriculture is tied in with trade negotiations, the fight is on against the African swine flu, Norman Borlaug is honored in World Food Prize blogs, and Game of Thrones involves a distinct dose of farming--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
 

May 13, 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 DUE MAY 15TH!
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! 

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.

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.

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

State and University-Level Teach Ag Ambassador Resources NOW AVAILABLE!
Looking to start your own Teach Ag Ambassador Program at the state or university level? The National Teach Ag Campaign has compiled a number of resources to help you get started, just click here. Contact Andrea Fristoe, Program Manager, for more information and to schedule a training for your program!

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. Farruggio vaccinates calves against brucellosis which can cause a serious disease in humans called undulant fever. Click here to watch the video.

Friday Footnotes
The FFA Slogan???
Does the FFA have an official slogan? We know there is an official pledge and an official motto but is there an official slogan? This Friday Footnote will attempt to answer that question. Follow this link to read more. 

FFA

Work Behind-the-Scenes at National FFA Convention & Expo
Spread the news—we’re looking for interns to work at the national convention and expo this October:

CDE/LDE Convention Schedules Now Available
To help you plan for the national convention and expo, we posted the tentative schedules for each of the 25 career and leadership development events on FFA.org (click on the specific CDE or LDE to access its schedule). Orientation information will be posted online in early August, along with other awards and recognition program details.

SAE Video of the Week: Pet Grooming
Watch as FFA member Katelynn Merrifield turns her job at Hounds Tooth & Cats Meow in Louisville, Ky., into the purr-fect supervised agricultural experience.

Call for Delegate Coordinators
National FFA is looking for adult consultants to help with the National FFA Delegate Experience. These appointed positions begin in July 2019. Nominations for delegate coordinators will be accepted from all interested parties; however, no state may be represented more than once—current coordinators are from Louisiana, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington. The delegate handbook outlines the criteria for selecting delegate coordinators and the structure in which the coordinators operate. Those who are interested in serving the organization in this capacity may nominate themselves by completing this application. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 13. Contact delegates@ffa.orgfor questions.

 

Nominate an FFA Member for National Officer Nominating Committee
Nominations are now open for students interested in serving on the National Officer Nominating Committee. Nominations close July 15. Anyone can nominate a current FFA member for this position, and FFA members can nominate themselves as well through this nomination form.

 

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. The deadline is June 1. Apply now.

FFA Alumni

FFA Alumni and Supporters Grant Deadline Approaching 
The next round of National FFA Alumni and Supporters grant applications are due June 1! Grant applications are available at www.ffa.org/alumnigrants. Legacy grants, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, give groups up to $500 to start or improve FFA Alumni and Supporters chapters and up to $1,000 to work with students on a partnering project. Give Back to Your Roots grants, sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, give chapters up to $5,000 to help fund student affiliation fees, plant science based projects and other classroom materials.

CAST

“Old Town Road” down on the farm. The Peterson brothers put out another clever farm parody.

Friday, May 10, 2019:  A UN report looks at “the degradation of our planet,” trade and tariff talks could affect agriculture, and the Peterson brothers stop farming long enough to sing about it--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
 

May 6, 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 

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!
The Teach Ag Team is on the road this week featuring five outstanding agriculture teachers in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

NAAE Awards DUE MAY 15TH!
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! 

Ag Teachers Manual Task Force
NAAE is seeking individuals who would like to serve on the Ag Teachers Manual Task Force. The task force 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 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.  

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.

State and University-Level Teach Ag Ambassador Resources NOW AVAILABLE!
Looking to start your own Teach Ag Ambassador Program at the state or university level? The National Teach Ag Campaign has compiled a number of resources to help you get started, just click here. Contact Andrea Fristoe, Program Manager, for more information and to schedule a training for your program!
 

2019 CASE Institute Registration – Register Now
Register soon to attend a CASE Institute before time runs out! CASE Institute registration for the upcoming summer will close in the coming months! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click 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. Travis Henry sedates Wellington, the horse, and takes x-rays, which show a fractured, decayed, infected tooth and abscess. Follow this link to watch the video.

Friday Footnotes
Livestock Chains
Many of the seasoned teachers in the profession will remember Dr. Jasper Lee, who was on the faculty at Mississippi State for years. In addition to being a master teacher, researcher, and prolific writer, I have learned he was also a livestock chain recipient. Click here to read more. 

FFA

Call for Delegate Coordinators
National FFA is looking for adult consultants to help with the National FFA Delegate Experience. These appointed positions begin in July 2019. Nominations for delegate coordinators will be accepted from all interested parties; however, no state may be represented more than once—current coordinators are from Louisiana, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington. The delegate handbook outlines the criteria for selecting delegate coordinators and the structure in which the coordinators operate. Those who are interested in serving the organization in this capacity may nominate themselves by completing this application. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 13. Contact delegates@ffa.orgfor questions.

 

Nominate an FFA Member for National Officer Nominating Committee
Nominations are now open for students interested in serving on the National Officer Nominating Committee. Nominations close July 15. Anyone can nominate a current FFA member for this position, and FFA members can nominate themselves as well through this nomination form.

 

Help Students Think Critically About Ag
Teachers: Check out the FFA Blue 365 Case Study. This case study series is designed to immerse students in a learning experience that allows them to see all sides of the global agriculture industry.

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 is now open. 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.

 

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.

FFA Alumni

Graduating Class of 2019
As FFA members graduate high school, they receive a free five-year alumni associate membership. 70,271 graduates received an email last week letting them know about this graduation gift and to ensure that they update their FFA.org profile with personal email addresses to continue receiving communications about opportunities and benefits that are included with this membership. These opportunities can be found at www.ffa.org/alumni. If you know any graduating seniors, please help share this message and welcome them to the National FFA Alumni and Supporters family!

CAST

A friendly, wandering beluga whale has Norwegian officials speculating it could be a Russian spy.

Friday, May 3, 2019:  A strong U.S. economy contains financial struggles for many farmers. EPA food safety proposals, university programs, school lunches, and a smiling beluga whale that could be a spy--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).

 

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