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Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

July 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

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

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

 

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Welcome to the 2019 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors

This past week, 18 individuals from across the country traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma to participate in the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy. The participants will be facilitating workshops at the National FFA Convention as well as the NAAE Convention. Now a lifelong agriscience ambassador, these individuals completed 45 hours in professional development over the course of the week while learning new ways to integrate and develop inquiry-based learning in their teaching.

Looking to reinvigorate your career?
Apply for the 2019 NAAE XLR8 national cohort.  Applications are due Monday, September 2nd.  The NAAE XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. The overall goals of this program are to develop experienced teacher leaders who will mentor other teachers in the profession, provide mid-career level specific professional development to participants as well as increase overall longevity and satisfaction of participants with their chosen career of teaching agriculture. To learn more and to apply, visit this link

Position Announcement:  Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant 
The NAAE Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant will be expected to have strong oral and written communications, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills; ability to work with diverse people and in teams; self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision; meticulous attention to detail, organization, and punctuality; strong desire to complete work thoroughly and on time; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge and skill using personal computers, standard computer software, database software, and office machines. 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. 

National Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day.

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. Buyers of young thoroughbreds want to know if the horse they're eyeing can compete as a stakes racehorse and contend for the Kentucky Derby and other world-class races. Watch as Dr. Deb Spike-Pierce of Rood & Riddle in Lexington, Kentucky, makes a living advising buyers of valuable thoroughbreds. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
 A Corn Crib in Illinois 
For the past month or so the Friday Footnote has focused on FFA and World War II. We have at least three more Footnotes on that topic to publish, but I have decided to deviate from the publishing schedule and “Rise to a Point of Personal Privilege” and share a recent personal story that you might find to be of interest. It is about the FFA Officer… Click here to read more. 

FFA

A Conversation with Secretary Sonny Perdue
On Thursday morning, July 25, at 8:30 a.m. ET, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will address state FFA officers in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. FFA members can join the event, which will be live streamed, and include a Q&A session with the secretary. Join the conversation

Calling all WLC Alumni
This year, we celebrate 50 years of the Washington Leadership Conference (or, as some alumni know it, the Washington Conference Program)! You can join the celebration when you"Check In" and tell your Washington Conference story. Spread the word on social media by using #FFAWLC50. In the coming weeks, we will share some exciting news about the future of WLC and how you can connect with your WLC friends. In the meantime, check out this amazing story about one of last year’s WLC participants. 

New Curriculum Available: National Turkey Federation 
The Combating Food Insecurity Curriculum, sponsored by the National Turkey Federation, is an engaging middle school-level curriculum on world hunger and agriculture’s role in finding solutions. 

Help Coach the Next Generation of Agriculturists 
Looking  for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn life-long career skills — all while working for a new FFA conference? Be an FFA Next Generation Conference facilitator. #FFANextGen Conferences are the first of their kind and focus on specific career pathways; this year will feature animal systems. Applications for staff are open now and close Sept. 3. Apply now:FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. If hired, staff will be ineligible to run for national office. Check out this link for more. Email questions toczufelt@ffa.org. Combating Food Insecurity Curriculum, sponsored by the National Turkey Federation, is an engaging middle school-level curriculum on world hunger and agriculture’s role in finding solutions.  for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn life-long career skills — all while working for a new FFA conference? Be an FFA Next Generation Conference facilitator. #FFANextGen Conferences are the first of their kind and focus on specific career pathways; this year will feature animal systems. Applications for staff are open now and close Sept. 3. Apply now:FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. If hired, staff will be ineligible to run for national office. Check out this link for more. Email questions toczufelt@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences

Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in Wyoming, New Jersey and Alabama is now open! For more information and to register, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc

CAST

Giant leaps for mankind” in space have affected agricultural innovations on Earth. birds in the news with a French rooster in court and a dancing cockatoo busting moves.

Friday, July 12, 2019:  Meat, plant-based protein, and cell-based burgers still in the headlines. Government programs, university research, agricultural robots, and flamboyant birds--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 TechnologyFriday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

July 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

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

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

 

NAAE 

Position Announcement:  Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant 
The NAAE Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant will be expected to have strong oral and written communications, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills; ability to work with diverse people and in teams; self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision; meticulous attention to detail, organization, and punctuality; strong desire to complete work thoroughly and on time; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge and skill using personal computers, standard computer software, database software, and office machines. 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. 

National Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day. 

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. At Merry Water Farms in Wisconsin, the milk from their 1,300 cows is delivered to Grande Cheese, combined with milk from other local farms and made into mozzarella cheese for pizza stores all over the country. Vets On Call follows Dr. Tom Strause on his weekly appointment at the farm. Watch this episode here

Friday Footnotes
 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Even though the song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" is a Civil War song, it could equally apply to World War II. The return of the veterans who served during World War II had a MAJOR impact on school-based agricultural education and university teacher training programs in agriculture. When people study the history of school-based agricultural... Click here to read more. 

FFA

Last Chance to Apply: Convention Opportunities
Showcase your talent for spreading the news or performing on the stage at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo! The following applications close Monday, July 15:

 

New Educator Resource Now Available 
The FFA and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association lesson plan series provides educators with a comprehensive curriculum resource to teach students about the commercial poultry and egg industries. Lessons are infused with FFA and supervised agricultural experience activities to integrate easily into any agricultural education program. The series also includes a companion guide that students can use to teach elementary students in their communities.

 

Help Coach the Next Generation of Agriculturists
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn life-long career skills — all while working for a new FFA conference? Be an FFA Next Generation Conference facilitator. #FFANextGen Conferences are the first of their kind and focus on specific career pathways; this year will feature animal systems. Applications for staff are open now and close Sept. 3. Apply now: FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. If hired, staff will be ineligible to run for national office. Check out this link for more. Email questions to czufelt@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences

Don’t miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in Wyoming and New Jersey are now open and the Alabama RDC registration will open tonight at 6 p.m.! For more information and to register, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.

CAST

Flamboyant birds in the news with a French rooster in court and a dancing cockatoo busting moves.

 

Friday, July 12, 2019:  Meat, plant-based protein, and cell-based burgers still in the headlines. Government programs, university research, agricultural robots, and flamboyant birds--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

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

 

July 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

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

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

 

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

 

NAAE 

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. 

Position Announcement:  Membership Coordinator/ Program Assistant

The NAAE Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant will be expected to have strong oral and written communications, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills; ability to work with diverse people and in teams; self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision; meticulous attention to detail, organization, and punctuality; strong desire to complete work thoroughly and on time; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge and skill using personal computers, standard computer software, database software, and office machines. 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. 

National Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day. 

Exchange Opportunity for Students Interested in Agriculture

The Global Youth Village is looking for a 15-18 year old female student, interested in agriculture. The Youth Leadership Program Turkey-US is a great way for students to develop global citizenship skills. With your peers from Turkey, you will look at food production, climate change and careers in agriculture. As a U.S. Youth Ambassador, students become a part of a U.S. Department of State initiative designed to inspire young people in Turkey to seek out and prepare for careers in agriculture in their communities and deepen connections between U.S. and Turkish youth. For more information, follow 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. In this episode, cattle veterinarian Dr. Don Goodman of Texas shows the use of artificial insemination to improve cattle herds for customers who don't own a bull, and teaches a vet student how to perform the procedure. Click here to watch the video.

 

Friday Footnotes
 The FFA Service Flag
Today, July 4, many people are flying their American flags to celebrate American independence. During World War II (and World War I) people often displayed a different type of patriotic flag. It was (and still is) known as a Military Service Flag.   At the 1944 FFA Convention and again at the 1946 FFA Convention there was an unveiling of a... Click here to read more.

FFA

Show Us Your Talent at the Convention and Expo 
Calling all FFA members who want to showcase their talent! Time is running out to apply for this year’s National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent programs. Apply by July 15 at 8 p.m. EDT. Read more about the programs and application process and a former member who went from the convention stage to CMT. Email questions to bct@ffa.org.

Work Behind-the-Scenes at National FFA Convention  & Expo

 

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences

Don’t miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in Minnesota, Wyoming and New Jersey are now open! For more information and to register, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.

CAST

Fireworks arrive early for agriculture with trade talks, tariffs, and policy decisions in the air

Friday, June 21, 2019:  Early fireworks for ag with trade talks, tariffs, and policy decisions. Part two of the food label series, animal welfare updates, and extreme efforts to save snakebite victims--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition .

July 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

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

 

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

 

NAAE 

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. 

 

Position Announcement:  Membership Coordinator/ Program Assistant
The NAAE Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant will be expected to have strong oral and written communications, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills; ability to work with diverse people and in teams; self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision; meticulous attention to detail, organization, and punctuality; strong desire to complete work thoroughly and on time; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge and skill using personal computers, standard computer software, database software, and office machines. 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. 

 

National Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities. Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day. 

 

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.  In this episode, Dr. Rick Leone of Colorado introduces us to many animals in his care, and shows how he uses technology to track treatment of beef cattle under his care to ensure food integrity and safety.

 

Friday Footnotes
 The Victory Convention
The FFA Convention of 1946 was a time to celebrate the end of World War II. It was called the Victory Convention. Attendance at the convention was not restricted as it had been during the war years. There were 12,500+ members in attendance (compare that to the 251 who attended the 1945 convention). Cots were set up in an empty warehouse and in... Click here to read more.

 

FFA

Show Us Your Talent at the Convention and Expo
Calling all FFA members who want to showcase their talent! Time is running out to apply for this year’s National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent programs. Apply by July 15 at 8 p.m. EDT. Read more about the programs and application process and a former member who went from the convention stage to CMT. Email questions to bct@ffa.org.

 

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.

 

SAE Video of the Week

Nicole Ford from Seneca FFA in Louisville, KY, has two unique supervised agricultural experiences: working at the Louisville Zoo and making dog treats and toys for the animals at the Humane Society

 

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences

Don’t miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in Minnesota, Wyoming and New Jersey are now open! For more information and to register, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.

CAST

Cutting consumer confusion with part three of our series about misleading food labels.

Friday, June 21, 2019:  Dealing with misleading food labels, coping with continuing weather woes, and wondering whether or not camel milk is a new superfood--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