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Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

November 18, 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

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Febraury 4-5
Three Circle Summit
Indianapolis, IN

Febraury 26-28
ACTE Teach CTE
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR)
2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Grant enrollment open until November 26 for returning states and new states. More information about the program and requirements may be found here

NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations Workshop
Please take a moment and provide your input for the NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations workshop. All are encouraged to respond, even if you aren’t going to NAAE or the Crucial Conversations workshop. Take the survey here

National FFA Announces National Advisor and Executive Secretary
The National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council) today named Dr. James Woodard the Director of Agricultural Education, FFA Board Chair and National FFA Advisor. Amendments to the National FFA Constitution and Bylaws adopted by the delegates at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo stipulated that it is now the responsibility of The Council to appoint this leadership position. Dr. Woodard replaces Dr. Steve Brown, who has served as board chair and national advisor for the past 11 years. Dr. Brown recently retired from his position at the U.S. Department of Education after 39 years of service to the agricultural education profession. Read more here.

Natural Resources Systems
Natural Resources Systems is a comprehensive new text that features up-to-date coverage of today’s natural resources management, including a focus on sustainability, global environmental issues, and the science behind the solutions to natural resources issues. It provides students with a basic introduction to many areas included in natural resources studies, including soil, air, water, endangered species, fisheries, game management, and cartography. Activities and review materials provide teachers with additional resources to support and extend learning. Career Connection features highlight diverse jobs, including people involved in many different fields of conservation and resource management. Learn more here.

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. Rob Farruggio of Wisconsin as heultrasounds cows and through his binoculars sees the fetus of a baby cow. As he tours the farm he explains that happy cows housed in comfortable barns produce more milk. Watch more here.

Friday Footnotes
Boys' Corn Clubs
W. B. Otwell was not happy! In 1898 he was the secretary for the Macoupin County (Illinois) Farmers’ Institute. The February meeting of the Institute had been advertised in 13 county newspapers but only the officers and the chaplain…Read more here

FFA

Accept the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge
Join National FFA in our challenge to complete 930,000 volunteer hours by the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo. It is as easy as 1,2,3: 

  1. See It- Empower yourself with knowledge
  2. Solve It- Lead your chapter into action
  3. Share It- Inspire others... share your story at FFA.org/ChallengeAccepted

Report impacts after each service event and be entered in a drawing to receive exclusive Living to Serve Chapter Challenge T-shirts.

Now Open: 2020 National FFA Scholarship Application
Could any of your students use money for college? The National FFA Scholarship Application is now available at FFA.org/Scholarships. Access the application, view the timeline and identify resources that fit your needs. Just one application for multiple opportunities. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2020.

Free FFA Week Resources Now Available
Looking for new ideas, resources and easy-to-implement templates for National FFA Week? Check out the new National FFA Week Implementation Guide as a Word doc or a PDF to help your chapter plan an exciting FFA Week in February 2020.

Visit Northern California with FFA
Join National FFA Alumni and Supporters for an Agriculture Travel Program in Northern California May 30-June 7, 2020. See San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Muir Woods, the Napa Valley, Blue Diamond Growers, Sun-Maid Raisins, Harris Ranch and more. Visit FFA.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours, 888-224-8687 or info@agrotours.com, for more information. Registration and a deposit are due March 1.

Help Raise Money for FFA on Instagram
You can now use time spent on social media to do a world of good for a cause we all love! Here are two new ways to donate to and also to encourage others to support National FFA while on Instagram on your mobile device:

  • When you get ready to post a story on Instagram, tap the donation sticker after you’ve taken the photo or video. Then, select National FFA as the nonprofit. Others will see it and be encouraged to give.

  • When you are checking out National FFA on Instagram, use the donate button on our profile to make a quick and secure gift.

And here’s more good news: National FFA will receive 100 percent of the proceeds without any transaction fees.

FFA Alumni

Northern California Agriculture Travel Program
Join FFA Alumni and Supporters for an Agriculture Travel Program in Northern California May 30- June 7, 2020! See Fisherman’s Wharf, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Blue Diamond Growers, Sun-Maid Raisins, Harris Ranch and more! Visit www.ffa.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours for more information at 888-224-8687 or info@agrotours.com. Registration and deposit are due March 1, 2020! Reserve your spot today!

CAST

 

A pre-winter “polar coaster” chills the country and affects the harvest.

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019:  An early “polar coaster” affects the harvest; see what’s hidden in your refrigerator; and pig behavior studies use an “instaham” type of social network analysis--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

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

November 11, 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

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Febraury 4-5
Three Circle Summit
Indianapolis, IN

Febraury 26-28
ACTE Teach CTE
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR)
2020 State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Grant enrollment open until November 26 for returning states and new states. More information about the program and requirements may be found here

NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations Workshop
Please take a moment and provide your input for the NAAE Convention Crucial Conversations workshop. All are encouraged to respond, even if you aren’t going to NAAE or the Crucial Conversations workshop. Take the survey here

Natural Resources Systems
Natural Resources Systems is a comprehensive new text that features up-to-date coverage of today’s natural resources management, including a focus on sustainability, global environmental issues, and the science behind the solutions to natural resources issues. It provides students with a basic introduction to many areas included in natural resources studies, including soil, air, water, endangered species, fisheries, game management, and cartography. Activities and review materials provide teachers with additional resources to support and extend learning. Career Connection features highlight diverse jobs, including people involved in many different fields of conservation and resource management. Learn more 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 veterinarians Dr. Travis Henry and Dr. Molly Rice as they transport their ambulatory equine dental trailer from their clinic in Wisconsin to CJ's ranch in Illinois. Watch the video here.

Friday Footnotes
Farmers' Institutes
In the 1962 musical “The Music Man” (which is set in River City, Iowa in 1912) Harold Hill tries to convince the citizens of River City they have trouble. The “trouble” he has identified is the presence of a pool table in the community. His solution to the “trouble” is to establish a boy’ band. Hill is a con man and plans to collect money for the…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

Catch Up on the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo
You can still relive the highlights of the national convention and expo on FFA.org. Watch videos, read stories, applaud award winners, listen to podcasts and more.

Free FFA Week Resources Now Available
Looking for new ideas, resources and easy-to-implement templates for National FFA Week? Check out the new National FFA Week Implementation Guide as a Word doc or a PDF to help your chapter plan an exciting FFA Week in February 2020.

2020 WLC Positions Now Available
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 in Washington, D.C.? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator! Applications for positions on the 2020 Washington Leadership Conference staff are open now and close Nov. 15, 2019. We are hiring conference facilitators, a conference director and an education coordinator (formally adult program coordinator). If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/Careers-at-FFA.

Note: If hired for this position, staff would be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference itself. Should you have questions, contact wlc@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Northern California Agriculture Travel Program
Join FFA Alumni and Supporters for an Agriculture Travel Program in Northern California May 30- June 7, 2020! See Fisherman’s Wharf, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Blue Diamond Growers, Sun-Maid Raisins, Harris Ranch and more! Visit www.ffa.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours for more information at 888-224-8687 or info@agrotours.com. Registration and deposit are due March 1, 2020! Reserve your spot today!

 

CAST

Science and agriculture promote learning and careers.

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019:  Agriculture education relies on science, trade-talk rumors abound, and pigs do fly if they bring “comfort”--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

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

November 4, 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

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

February 4-5                                                                                                                                                                                Three Circle Summit                                                                                                                                                            Indianapolis, IN

February 26-28                                                                                                                                                                            ACTE Teach CTE                                                                                                                                                                           Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Natural Resources Systems
Natural Resources Systems is a comprehensive new text that features up-to-date coverage of today’s natural resources management, including a focus on sustainability, global environmental issues, and the science behind the solutions to natural resources issues. It provides students with a basic introduction to many areas included in natural resources studies, including soil, air, water, endangered species, fisheries, game management, and cartography. Activities and review materials provide teachers with additional resources to support and extend learning. Career Connection features highlight diverse jobs, including people involved in many different fields of conservation and resource management. Learn more here.

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. Carole Richards as she recalls how she and her team responded when the dog arrived in critical condition. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
The White City
This is the time of the year that many states have state fairs. About 125 years ago it was common to also have world fairs. Agricultural exhibits were…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

Membership News
The 2019-20 membership year is in full swing. Our membership year runs from Aug. 1 – July 31. However, many states have established their own deadlines for submitting fall and spring memberships. Some state deadlines will occur next week, while we host the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo. We do not anticipate any disruptions with the roster system. Still, should a problem arise, national FFA membership staff will be unavailable for assistance until Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Get Ready: 2020-21 FFA Scholarships
The 2020-21 FFA Scholarship application will open Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. EST. Students can create, edit, submit and accept their scholarship application all online. Visit FFA.org/Scholarships to view the scholarship timeline, advisor resources and student/parent resources. There is even a link for our scholarship sponsors to access the resources they need. The scholarship application will close Jan. 15, 2020. Any supplemental forms must be uploaded by Jan. 22.

Celebrate Women in FFA With This FarmHer T-Shirt
Don’t miss out on getting your exclusive "Courage is Contagious" T-shirt in honor of the 50 Years of Women in FFA celebration. Buy the shirt at FarmHer.com

CAST

Wildfires bring destruction, heroism, and a search for solutions.

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019:  Wildfires rage in California, new hemp regulations from the USDA, and you might already be eating insects--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

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

October 28, 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 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

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

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 swine veterinarian Dr. Noel Garbes of Illinois as he checks the herd at Ness Farms. 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.

FFA

The FFA Events App is Here
Download the new FFA Events app! Add an indispensable tool to your 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo experience with this brand-new app. You can build a custom schedule, find exhibitors, play a scavenger hunt and get breaking news alerts. Download now on Apple or Android: FFA.org/app.

Watch Convention Live
Looking to bring the national convention to your classroom or home? Here are five ways you can catch the action, including watching the live RFD-TV broadcast or live stream on FFA.org

Now Available: Convention Educators' Guide
If you’re gearing up for convention, you’ll want to check out this convention implementation guide. This educators’ guide is a resource for advisors who bring students to national convention and/or have students remain at school and includes a follow-up component for use after convention.

Membership News
The 2019-20 membership year is in full swing. Our membership year runs from Aug. 1 – July 31. However, many states have established their own deadlines for submitting fall and spring memberships. Some state deadlines will occur next week, while we host the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo. We do not anticipate any disruptions with the roster system. Still, should a problem arise, national FFA membership staff will be unavailable for assistance until Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Get Ready: 2020-21 FFA Scholarships
The 2020-21 FFA Scholarship application will open Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. EST. Students can create, edit, submit and accept their scholarship application all online. Visit FFA.org/Scholarships to view the scholarship timeline, advisor resources and student/parent resources. There is even a link for our scholarship sponsors to access the resources they need. The scholarship application will close Jan. 15, 2020. Any supplemental forms must be uploaded by Jan. 22.

Celebrate Women in FFA With This FarmHer T-Shirt
Don’t miss out on getting your exclusive "Courage is Contagious" T-shirt in honor of the 50 Years of Women in FFA celebration. Buy the shirt at FarmHer.com

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 www.ffa.org/gotordc through Nov. 3! 

CAST

Pumpkin-mania is a certainty this time of year.

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019:  A harvest-time look at crop production, research about pesticide residues in food, and a nod to Halloween with haunted corn mazes and pumpkin hype--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

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