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September 30, 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

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

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM)  is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2019.

This is the seventh year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

Alltech Education Outreach Survey
The purpose of the attached survey from Alltech Education Outreach is to gain an understanding of what teaching subjects and resources Agriculture Educators across the nation would like assistance with. Alltech Education Outreach is developing new classroom resources and needs to see where the most demand is so that we can focus our attention in the areas where we can have the most impact. We would like to hear from teachers and preservice teachers directly on this matter. If you would like more information or to be included in a follow-up email, be sure to include your email address in the survey. Otherwise, we still value your input and wish for you to take the time to fill out our survey. Take the survey here.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now 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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Lynn Loccatelli as she helps re-design a ranch facility where calves are herded to be vaccinated and cows are checked for pregnancy and other health procedures. Watch more here

Friday Footnotes
Thomas Monroe Campbell and the Tuskegee Movable School
Most of us are familiar with the names of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. However, there is another name that belongs with these two and that is Thomas Monroe Campbell. He was the first African-American extension agent in the United States and was responsible for implementing the Tuskegee Movable School. In this Footnote, we…Read more here.  

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

Concert and Rodeo Ticket Sales Update
The new date and time for National FFA Convention & Expo concert and rodeo ticket sales is Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. EDT. You’ll still need to use Ticketmaster-approved payment methods, and quantity limits will remain at 50 tickets per transaction. Refunds from the original canceled sales are processing now and should be complete in the next week. We’re posting all information about these ticket sales at the top of the Entertainment page.

SAE Video of the Week
Watch how FFA member Ethan Shelden from Clarke Central FFA in Georgia uses his creepy, crawly SAE to vermicompost rich soil for growing plants.

2019 IAC Youth Essay Contest
The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) is accepting submissions for its 2019 High School Essay Contest. The contest is open to Native American youth (either enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or tribal descendants living on Indian-owned land) in grades 9-12 during the 2019-20 school year. The finalists will be keynote speakers at the IAC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas and awarded travel scholarships to attend the 2019 IAC Youth Conference in Las Vegas Dec. 9-12, 2019. The deadline to submit essays is Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m. PST. To learn more and to enter, visit here. Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to FFA and learn life-long career skills — while working in D.C.? Consider being a National FFA conference facilitator, director or education coordinator. The applications for these 2020 Washington Leadership Conference positions close Nov. 15. If hired, you will be ineligible to run for national office. Email questions to wlc@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Leadership Scholarship Reports
$72,622 in 2018 leadership scholarships from the National FFA Alumni Life Member investment account were distributed to chapters and states across the country. Any chapter or state that received leadership scholarship funding is required to complete the Leadership Scholarship Report Form by Oct. 1 to be eligible for future scholarships. Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. 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! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

Last Regional Development Conference of the Year
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! The last Regional Development Conference for 2019 will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on November 15-16. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Nov. 3!  $72,622 in 2018 leadership scholarships from the National FFA Alumni Life Member investment account were distributed to chapters and states across the country. Any chapter or state that received leadership scholarship funding is required to complete the Leadership Scholarship Report Form by Oct. 1 to be eligible for future scholarships. Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. 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! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

CAST

The agriculture community uses innovation and cooperation to confront climate change and other looming issues.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019:  Ag solutions for global issues, a new UN climate report, progress on trade agreements, and a robot tries out Olympic gymnastics moves--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

September 23, 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

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

Last Day for NAPTP Applications! 
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (NAPTP) is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation.  This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive hands-on agriscience training program at the 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student teaching experience as well as when they enter the teaching profession.Applications can be found online and are due Monday, September 23rd.

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM)  is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2019.

This is the seventh year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

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. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Lynn Loccatelli as she helps re-design a ranch facility where calves are herded to be vaccinated and cows are checked for pregnancy and other health procedures. Watch more here

Friday Footnotes
The Henry Groseclose FFA Museum
Last week we looked at Henry C. Groseclose, the man. This week we will learn about the museum dedicated to him and the FFA. The Groseclose FFA Museum is located in Ceres, Virginia. This small community had an elementary and high school until 1962 at which time the high school was moved to the town of Bland. In 1991 the elementary school was closed…Read more here

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

Concert and Rodeo Ticket Sales Update
The new date and time for National FFA Convention & Expo concert and rodeo ticket sales is Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. EDT. You’ll still need to use Ticketmaster-approved payment methods, and quantity limits will remain at 50 tickets per transaction. Refunds from the original canceled sales are processing now and should be complete in the next week. We’re posting all information about these ticket sales at the top of the Entertainment page.

SAE Video of the Week
Watch how FFA member Ethan Shelden from Clarke Central FFA in Georgia uses his creepy, crawly SAE to vermicompost rich soil for growing plants.

2019 IAC Youth Essay Contest
The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) is accepting submissions for its 2019 High School Essay Contest. The contest is open to Native American youth (either enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or tribal descendants living on Indian-owned land) in grades 9-12 during the 2019-20 school year. The finalists will be keynote speakers at the IAC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas and awarded travel scholarships to attend the 2019 IAC Youth Conference in Las Vegas Dec. 9-12, 2019. The deadline to submit essays is Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m. PST. To learn more and to enter, visit here. Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to FFA and learn life-long career skills — while working in D.C.? Consider being a National FFA conference facilitator, director or education coordinator. The applications for these 2020 Washington Leadership Conference positions close Nov. 15. If hired, you will be ineligible to run for national office. Email questions to wlc@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Leadership Scholarship Reports
$72,622 in 2018 leadership scholarships from the National FFA Alumni Life Member investment account were distributed to chapters and states across the country. Any chapter or state that received leadership scholarship funding is required to complete the Leadership Scholarship Report Form by Oct. 1 to be eligible for future scholarships. Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. 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! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

CAST

Campus food coming by robot—this and many more university stories this week.

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019:  Trade issues, a look at ag video games, food label issues, and a warning to stop kissing your chickens--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

September 16, 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

Ninth Annual Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Join the live webcast from across the nation, and hear from five ag teachers about why teaching agriculture is the best career ever from 2-2:45. 

Teach Ag Day Commercial Contest
Watch this years Teach Ag Day Commercial Contest videos on why teaching agriculture is so important. The video with the most views on YouTube by Thursday, September 19 will win! Watch the videos here

Applications Open! 
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (NAPTP) is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation.  This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive hands-on agriscience training program at the 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student teaching experience as well as when they enter the teaching profession.Applications can be found online and are due Monday, September 23rd.

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM)  is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2019.

This is the seventh year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

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.  

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 of Vets On Call, follow a veterinarian as they find blood-feeding fleas and ticks on pets. Watch how vets can advise on how to keep these blood-feeders off your pet and out of your home. Watch more here.

Friday Footnotes
Who is Henry C. Groseclose?
After I wrote the Friday Footnote a month or so ago about the passing of Mrs. Henry C. Groseclose I realized that the profession now probably knew more about Marie Groseclose than they did about Henry Groseclose, the Father of the FFA. Basically, we teach our…Read more here.

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

We're Looking for Member-Made Products
Know an FFA member who makes small products as part of their supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project? National FFA would like to give these products as gifts at our events. From pens, cutting boards and backpacks to T-shirts, mugs and lanyards—we’re open to unique ideas (nonperishable, nonfood products only). Email Stephanie Kappus, skappus@ffa.org, to learn more.

Now Available: Convention Educators' Guide
Gearing up for convention? Check out the National FFA Convention & Expo Educators’ Guide. This guide is a great resource for advisors who bring students to the national convention and/or have students remain at school during convention. It even includes a follow-up component for use after convention.

2020 WLC Positions Now Open
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to FFA and learn life-long career skills — while working in D.C.? Consider being a National FFA conference facilitator, director or education coordinator. The applications for these 2020 Washington Leadership Conference positions close Nov. 15. If hired, you will be ineligible to run for national office. Email questions to wlc@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Leadership Scholarship Reports
$72,622 in 2018 leadership scholarships from the National FFA Alumni Life Member investment account were distributed to chapters and states across the country. Any chapter or state that received leadership scholarship funding is required to complete the Leadership Scholarship Report Form by Oct. 1 to be eligible for future scholarships. Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. 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! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

CAST

What’s in a name? Food labels and ads can lead to consumer confusion.Top groceries in each region of the country- did your favorite store make the list?

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019:  Food label confusion, USDA crop reports, university veterinarian programs, and a sandwich-making dog--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

 

September 9, 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

Applications Open! 
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (NAPTP) is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation.  This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive hands-on agriscience training program at the 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student teaching experience as well as when they enter the teaching profession.Applications can be found online and are due Monday, September 23rd.

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2019.

This is the seventh year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

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.  

 Ninth Annual Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Join the live webcast from across the nation, and hear from five ag teachers about why teaching agriculture is the best career ever from 2-2:45. 

Are you or someone you know planning to become an agriculture teacher? Check out the Teach Ag kits now available to purchase. Kits are $25.00.Email Andrea Fristoe at afristoe.naae@uky.edu for more information and to order your kit 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. In this episode of Vets On Call, Dr. Pete Ostrum pregnancy-checks on a large dairy farm. Watch the video here.  

Friday Footnotes
Alfred C. True
The Director of the USDA Office of Experiment Stations, A. C. True, was able to use the Hatch Act of 1887 to established agricultural education in public schools. Our guest columnist for this week, Dr. Jim Connors from the University of Idaho, will tell us more about this unsung hero of agricultural education.   Alfred C. True Agricultural…Read more here.

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2020 class of Fellows!  Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge and leadership development!  The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from January December 2020.  More information is available  at www.acteonline.org/fellowship Applications are due September 15.

FFA

We're Looking for Member-Made Products
Know an FFA member who makes small products as part of their supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project? National FFA would like to give these products as gifts at our events. From pens, cutting boards and backpacks to T-shirts, mugs and lanyards—we’re open to unique ideas (nonperishable, nonfood products only). Email Stephanie Kappus, skappus@ffa.org, to learn more.

SAE Video of the Week
For his SAE, Ja’Kolbie Jones from Clarke Central FFA in Athens, Ga., raises chickens in his backyard. See how his modified chicken coop has set him up for success. 

Last Call for Volunteers to Help at the National FFA Convention & Expo
The National FFA Educational Development and Evaluation Team is looking for collegiate volunteers to help at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo. Access the application to learn more. The deadline to apply is midnight EDT on Sept. 15. 

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! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

CAST

Top groceries in each region of the country- did your favorite store make the list?

 Friday, August 30, 2019:  Farmers hope innovation will help with climate change, trade issues still dominate the headlines, and university programs help students with ag careers. Animal cafés, a snakebuster, and a rhino with an attitude--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

August 26, 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

Applications Open!
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (NAPTP) is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation.  This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive hands-on agriscience training program at the 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student teaching experience as well as when they enter the teaching profession.Applications can be found online and are due Monday, September 23rd.

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

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

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.  

 Ninth Annual 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 of Vets On Call, swine veterinarian Dr. Noel Garbes of Illinois checks the herd at Ness Farms. "Today, animal welfare is huge," says Dr. Garbes, who grew up on his family hog farm in Iowa and has always loved working with animals. Farmer Ness agrees, "Health is paramount, you need healthy pigs to be successful in business." Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
School-Community Canneries 
What happened to all the vegetables that came from the Victory Gardens that we discussed last week? Some of the produce was eaten, sold, or canned at home. However, some of it was processed at a school-community cannery operated by the school’s agricultural department. It is hard to believe, but near the end of World War II there were 3,142…Read more here

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2020 class of Fellows!  Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge and leadership development!  The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from January December 2020.  More information is available  at www.acteonline.org/fellowship Applications are due September 15.

FFA

CDE/LDE News
The CDE/LDE certification deadline is approaching. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline has been extended to Sept. 3. This deadline applies to: 

  • CDE/LDE certifications for all teams with qualifying dates before Sept.1. All team members should be listed. After this date, a team member must be deleted before a new member can be added.
  • The upload for agricultural communications, agricultural issues forum, marketing plan and prepared public speaking. The resume, cover letter and job description uploads for employment skills.

We're also in need of judges. The LDE speaking judges nomination form is linked below. Keep in mind we do not allow coaches or advisors of students to judge in the same event. Speaking Judges Nomination Form.

Get the New FFA Blue 365 Lesson
Check out the latest lesson in the FFA Blue 365 series: Improving Lives – Part 1. These lessons bring innovative technology, science, research and entrepreneurship into the classroom and highlight the innovations and technologies transforming agriculture. 

New 2020 Next Generation Positions Now Open
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? Consider working as an FFA Next Generation Conference Facilitator. #FFANextGen Conferences are the first of their kind and focus on specific career pathways, and this year will focus on animal systems. Applications close Sept. 3. If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. Note: If you are hired for this position, you will be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference itself. Should you have questions, contact 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 Oregon and Tennessee are now open at www.ffa.org/gotordc

Grant Application Deadline Approaching 
The last round of National FFA Alumni and Supporters 2019 grant applications are due Sept. 3! 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.

Be a Part of the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee
The National FFA Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee is seeking applications for representatives from the Central and Western FFA regions. These volunteer positions are three-year terms with paid travel for a training meeting in February, National FFA Convention & Expo and state visits as requested. Advisory committee members have the opportunity to represent more than 500,000 FFA Alumni members as they discuss how to best support students, teachers and the National FFA mission and vision. Applications are due Sept. 3.  Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. 

CAST

 

Blobology sounds absurd but it has a promising science angle to it.Dogs—and maybe humans also—are at increasing risk from toxic blue-green algae in ponds and lakes. Two global reports focus on water, climate change and agriculture

Friday, August 23, 2019:  Students are ready to “hit the books,” food safety goes high tech, blobology is scientific, and lettuce warn you about the wurst food-pun article yet. 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