Sabrina Shaver

Monday Morning Monitor-- 10/14/2019

Blog Post created by Sabrina Shaver on Oct 18, 2019

October 14, 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 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

February 4-5                                                                                                                                                                     Three Circle Summit                                                                                                                                                    Indianapolis, IN

February 26-28                                                                                                                                                                 ACTE Teach CTE                                                                                                                                                                 Fort Lauderdale, FL

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


Visit the NAAE Booth at the National FFA Convention
Visit the NAAE booth at the National FFA Convention to receive information on your membership and to learn about CASE and My Local Cooperative. The NAAE booth is located at booth space 615 in Teachers' World.

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. Tom Noffsinger as he joins a cattle herd that hasn't been eating. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
Celebrating 100 Years of the American Farm Bureau Federation- Part 1
This year, 2019, marks the 100th Anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation. The history of the Farm Bureau and the Cooperative Extension Service is closely intertwined. In this Friday Footnote, we will explore how the Farm Bureau came to be and its relationship with Extension. Image Source: American Farm Bureau While the American Farm… 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.


Agriscience Fair Interview Schedules Available
The final interview schedules for the 2019 National FFA Agriscience Fair have been updated. Advisors: Be sure to confirm your students’ or chapters’ interview times.

A Note for American FFA Degree Recipients
Remember to complete your national convention and expo registration if you are planning to attend. For more information, read the orientation packet

Competing at Convention?
If you are participating in awards and competitive events at convention, remember to download and review all orientation information

FFA Member Videos Needed for National FFA
Each year during the National FFA Convention & Expo, there are several thousand visitors that tour the National FFA Center. This year, the National FFA Foundation is looking for students to participate in a video to be shown to these visitors. If you know FFA members or an FFA chapter that would like to participate, contact by Monday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. EDT. 

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. 


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.  

Resource Spotlight: SAE For All Website
Looking for resources and ways to ensure ALL students have a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) that fits their talents and interests? Check out the new SAE for All website that will provide information on SAE opportunities based on exploring passions and career interests. Students start with a Foundational SAE and then expand to include one or more Immersion SAEs. Find out more now and also access guides, activities, and resources that will lead to success. 

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! 


Biotechnology includes exciting, controversial livestock gene-editing projects.

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019:  Biotechnology regulations and gene-editing projects affect agriculture; women continue to become more involved with farming; and a dog named Miracle is pulled from hurricane rubble in the Bahamas--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