Sabrina Shaver

Monday Morning Monitor-- 7/17/2019

Blog Post created by Sabrina Shaver on Jul 17, 2019

July 15, 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


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.



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. 


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: If hired, staff will be ineligible to run for national office. Check out this link for more. Email questions to

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


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