Sabrina Shaver

Monday Morning Monitor-- 10/21/2019

Blog Post created by Sabrina Shaver on Oct 28, 2019

October 21, 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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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.

Visit the Teach Ag Booth at the National FFA Convention

Do you have a senior or college transfer planning to Teach Ag who will be attending National FFA Convention? Sign them up for one of four declaration events held at the Teach Ag booth #1471 in the Expo.  
10am and 2pm on Thursday, October 31  
11am and 1pm on Friday, November 1 

Attend one of our engaging Teach Ag workshop sessions led by Teach Ag intern and University of Florida agricultural education major, Johanna Rey. 
3:30-4:30pm Wednesday, October 30 (Room 231-232) 
12:00-1:00pm Thursday, October 31 (Room 235-236) 
12:30-1:30pm Friday, November 1 (Room 233-234) 

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Workshops at the National FFA Convention
As part of the ongoing commitment and collaboration between NAAE and National FFA, attend one of the teacher or student workshops aimed at building cultural competency and creating inclusive spaces put on by Millennium Learning Concepts. Millennium Learning Concepts is a consulting and training firm headed by Dr. Roger Cleveland. Dr. Roger Cleveland has been at the forefront of equity and inclusion for over a decade. He has facilitated the activities of high school diversity clubs, served as a diversity adviser, and as a moderator and presenter at over 85 various conferences promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Cleveland is currently a full professor in the School of Education at Kentucky State University and serves as the Director, Center for Research on the Eradication of Educational Disparities (CREED). Learn more about the workshops here

NAAE FAST Session Registration
As in previous years, preservice majors attending NAAE Convention are welcome and encouraged to attend the Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium that takes place in conjunction with NAAE. There is no additional cost to attend FAST for preservice students. The programming starts with a kick-off dinner on Monday, December 2 at 5:00pm. Registration, by November 2, is required for all those planning to attend who did not receive a scholarship. Register here

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. Don Goodman as he utilizes a hydraulic chute to care for a limping cow. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
The Farm Bureau Federation- Part 2- The Divorce
Last week’s Friday Footnote looked at how the “Farm Bureau” got started. If you remember, the Chamber of Commerce in Binghampton, NY created a division called a “farm bureau” within the structure of the Chamber to promote agriculture in 1911. This “farm bureau” hired an agricultural expert to work with the farmers of the area.   This idea caught… 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.


American FFA Degree News
The American FFA Degree seating chart for the seventh general session of the National FFA Convention & Expo has been posted. Visit the American FFA Degree webpage and click on Convention Candidate Orientation Materials to view the chart and other important 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. 


SAE Video of the Week
Pressed for success! FFA members Giovanni Garcia and Luke Anderson from Hamilton City FFA in California have a school-based supervised agricultural experience producing olive oil on their school’s farm.

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. 

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.  Pressed for success! FFA members Giovanni Garcia and Luke Anderson from Hamilton City FFA in California have a school-based supervised agricultural experience producing olive oil on their school’s farm.

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! 


Award-winner Frank Mitloehner spoke about livestock, the environment, food production, and science communication. 

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019:  Mitloehner wins CAST’s prestigious science communication award, college students train with media experts, and a dog plays mommy to a lost koala baby--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

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