Sabrina Shaver

Monday Morning Monitor-- 10/7/2019

Blog Post created by Sabrina Shaver on Oct 7, 2019

October 7, 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


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

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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. Amber Hazel of Worthington, Minnesota, as she drives to visit three farm clients and examine baby calf and piglet patients and discusses how farm animals survive harsh Midwest weather. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
The Founders of the New Farmers of America
In recent Footnotes, we have focused on Henry Groseclose who is considered by many as the key player in the establishment of the Future Farmers of America. It would be appropriate to give the same attention to the two primary co-founders of the New Farmers of America. Can you name them? They are George Washington Owens and Dr. H. O. Sargent. In…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.


Fund Your SAE
Help your FFA members apply for a $1,000 SAE Grant to start or expand a supervised agricultural experience. There are 176 grants available this year.  The online-only application is available through the SAE Grants webpage on  The deadline to apply is Nov 15 at 8 p.m. EST.  Encourage your members to apply early. Read an overview of the program requirements

SAE Video of the Week
Jordan Butler and Amari Manago from Clarke Central FFA in Athens, Ga., want to reduce solid waste and help others learn to compost. Their research-based SAE is putting them on the right path. Watch to learn more. 

Help Out at Convention
Go behind the scenes at the National FFA Convention & Expo by volunteering for the Courtesy Corps. Spots are still available assisting with CDE/LDE events, Shop FFA Mega Store, Agriscience Fair, American FFA Degree and even the rodeo.

FFA Alumni

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 through Nov. 3! 


Piglet the puppy can’t see or hear—but he inspires others to deal with challenges.

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019:  Gene pools and livestock diversity, the red meat issue gets even more confusing, and a pink puppy named Piglet inspires humans and dogs alike--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

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