Sabrina Shaver

Monday Morning Monitor-- 11/25/2019

Blog Post created by Sabrina Shaver on Dec 2, 2019

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

November 25, 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

Past Issues

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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.


2019 NAAE Convention App
Stay up-to-date on workshops and sessions at the 2019 NAAE Convention! Search "naae conv" on the Apple App Store or Google Play today!

2020 Teach Ag Kit Host 
Teachers and teacher educators interested in being one of the many Teach Ag Day kit host sites for the 2020 National Teach Ag Day celebration are encouraged to submit their interest at this link no later than April 5, 2020. Selected sites will receive a celebration kit, valued at $100, to use on September 17 to engage directly with the National Teach Ag Day live webcast. Go to the interest link for more details. We are looking for at least 100 secondary and post-secondary sites, preferably one in every state.

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.

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. Dan Wilson as he visits egg-laying chicken farms in the U.S. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
Girls' Tomato and Canning Clubs
“But what are we doing for the farm girls?” That was the question posed by Miss Marie Cromer, a country schoolteacher from Aiken county, at the South Carolina School Improvement Association Conference in…Read more here


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

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

Get Ready for the 2020 Washington Leadership Conference
General registration for the 2020 season is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. EST on March 3, 2020. Visit for more information, including the conference schedule and registration fees. Contact with questions.

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 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.

Apply Now: Living to Serve Day of Service Mini-Grants
Is your chapter planning a service event during National FFA Week? Apply now for the Living to Serve Day of Service Grant for up to $400 to support your service efforts. Visit to apply and review resources. Email questions to

Watch These FFA Blue Room Speakers
Videos of the speakers in the 2019 FFA Blue Room are now available on An activity sheet also accompanies these videos for use in the classroom. From growing plants in space to facial recognition technology used for dairy cows, hear industry leaders discuss the future of agriculture. Direct questions to

SAE Video of the Week
FFA Alumna Maisie Jane Hurtado is the founder and owner of Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine products. See how she transformed her supervised agricultural experience into a successful almond business.

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. 

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!

Holiday Shop With the Forever Blue Benefits
FFA Alumni can take advantage of additional savings for holiday shopping through the Forever Blue Benefits program. Access your discounts via the My Deals mobile app or go to and begin saving today. To set up your account, enter 201057 – your FFA ID.


In a season when many turkeys become “dinner guests,” one bird persistently tries to become a postal worker.

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019:  Check out stories about antibiotic use, university student research, toddler eating habits, and a turkey that wants to be a postal worker while millions of others become “dinner guests”--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