Sabrina Shaver

Monday Morning Monitor-- 6/17/2019

Blog Post created by Sabrina Shaver on Jun 19, 2019


June 17, 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


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


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To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Jay Jackman, NAAE Executive Director.



2019 NAAE and FFA Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Request for Proposals -- Proposals Due June 17, 2019

The National Association of Agricultural Educators and the National FFA Organization are seeking individuals, teams or companies to provide training experiences to students (middle, high school and collegiate) and educators (middle, high and post-secondary) around the topic of inclusion. Within that we are specifically seeking sessions around Unconscious/Implicit Bias, Micromessaging, Inclusive Language, Cultural Competency, creating an inclusive environment, and how to constructively address inequity and exclusion instances. The training sessions will be held at various times, dates and locations with anywhere from 10-300 participants. Proposals may be submitted for one, multiple, or all the training sessions. The trainings will take place between August 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 and would include one-time special events and/or progressive, reoccurring staff training. Follow this link for exact dates and locations. Additional training opportunities may be available and offered in 2020.


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. 


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. Kiehne explains the design of the farrowing barn where mom sows live for about three weeks while delivering and nursing their piglets, protected from the elements and from territorial barn-mates. Follow this link to watch the video.


Friday Footnotes
  The FFA Flyboys of World War II
Three weeks ago, in honor of Memorial Day, we featured former FFA members who gave their lives in service to their country. Last week we remembered former FFA members who had been involved with D-Day. This week we recognize FFA ... Click here to read more.



SAE Video of Week: Sports Turf Management
Like baseball? We’ve got an SAE for that! Watch Seneca FFA member Michael Netherton as he talks his love of the game and the turf as a member of the grounds crew for the Louisville Bats in Kentucky.


See Chapter Success in Action
Looking for inspiration when planning your Program of Activities and ultimately your National Chapter Award application? The redesigned 2018 National FFA Chapter Awards Guide (formerly known as the Chapter Success Guide) is now available online. The guide features the 45 National Chapter Award finalists honored during the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo last October. Read these unique stories of community engagement and chapter accomplishments to inspire your members to better their schools and communities. Teachers and advisors can also use the guide’s planning checklist to get organized; information on project funding opportunities is also included.


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:  

·         Convention Newsroom Crew
·         Convention Arena Stage Crew
·         Convention Arena Graphics Crew

FFA Alumni

FFA Alumni and Supporters Awards Application Deadline Approaching 
Share your successes by applying for a National FFA Alumni and Supporters Outstanding Achievement, Chapter or State Award! Collegiate chapters will also be recognized through the Outstanding Chapter Award application. All applications are due July 1 and can be found at




 Confused in the grocery store? Labeling issues still sit on the shelf, but changes may be coming.
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Friday, June 14, 2019:  Misleading food labels are a problem, but changes may be coming. The World Food Prize winner, animal welfare issues, and a meat-eating plant in the “Little Bog of Horrors”--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