Sabrina Shaver

Monday Morning Monitor-- 11/4/2019

Blog Post created by Sabrina Shaver on Nov 11, 2019

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

November 4, 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


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.


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.


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 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


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.

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