Sabrina Shaver

Monday Morning Monitor-- 11/11/2019

Blog Post created by Sabrina Shaver on Nov 14, 2019

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

November 11, 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

Febraury 4-5
Three Circle Summit
Indianapolis, IN

Febraury 26-28
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.


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.


Catch Up on the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo
You can still relive the highlights of the national convention and expo on 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

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

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 or contact Agrotours for more information at 888-224-8687 or Registration and deposit are due March 1, 2020! Reserve your spot today!



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