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Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

 

January 27, 2020

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

2020

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 Olivia Thomas, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

 

NAAE

Deposits for the NAAE Tour of Scotland and Northern England are Due February 15th
Travel Internationally with NAAE, June 18-27, 2020, and earn professional development credit while networking with other ag educators from across the nation and globe.

To find out more and to plan your trip click this link!

The deadline is coming up for our Scotland and northern England tour. Deposits must be submitted by February 15, 2020.

  • February 15, 2020- $750 Non-Refundable deposit due
  • April 15, 2020- $2,000 remaining balance due

If you have any questions please contact Alex Thor at info@explorationsbythor.com or by calling 859.459.0500.

External Communications Contractor
The contractor will be responsible for developing high quality and innovative communications that contribute to the NAAE brand and NAAE programs. The contractor will be responsible for providing whatever office space, equipment and software is needed to render the required services.

Click here to apply!

NATAA Applications
Apply to be a 2020 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador.  Applications due February 3rd.  To find out more go to the NAAE website https://www.naae.org/profdevelopment/nataa.cfm. Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™

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 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

Many CASE Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Digital Learning/Certification Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

Apply to be a Teach Ag Ambassador
The National Teach Ag Campaign is seeking the nation’s most outstanding agricultural education majors to represent the profession as National Teach Ag Ambassadors at the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo, October 25-30 in Indianapolis, IN, and throughout the year at the state level. Follow this link to apply by April 10th!

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, wine veterinarian Dr. Farruggio vaccinates calves against brucellosis which can cause a serious disease in humans called undulant fever. Watch the video here

Principles of Floral Design
Principles of Floral Design is a heavily-illustrated textbook that introduces the hands-on skills and theory required to begin a career as a floral designer. It begins by covering the floriculture industry and careers, the history of floriculture, and design principles and elements. The textbook then presents the various types of products used in floral designs, before progressing into common floral applications and events. Learn more here.

Friday Footnotes
The Failed Revisions of the FFA Creed
Typically, in the Friday Footnote, we describe events and activities that have occurred in the past. This week, we are going to look at something that did not happen – a major revision of the FFA Creed. In 1989-90 there was an attempt to replace the FFA Creed with a new Creed, but that effort failed. Why was there an effort to change the creed,… Read more here

FFA

How to Use SAE for All in the Classroom
In need of resources to incorporate SAE for All in your curriculum?  Check out this link for teacher and student guides/activities.

Listen to FFA Today on Sirius
National FFA has a national radio show called "FFA Today," which airs Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. ET, and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET. You can listen to the show on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM, SiriusXM Canada and the SiriusXM app. You can also catch individual segments on
 FFA.org.

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.

$1,200 Living to Serve Grant Now Open
FFA chapters can apply for up to $1,200 to support semester-long service-learning projects that address community needs in one of four focus areas: community safety; hunger, health and nutrition; environmental responsibility; and community engagement. Apply at FFA.org/livingtoserve/grants by Feb. 3, 2020. Email the Living to Serve team, lts@ffa.org, with questions.

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.

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

Will coffeeholics take to the new “sustainable, tasty, molecular coffee”?

*** Friday, Jan. 24, 2020:  Scientific studies lead to contentious debates and several USDA rulings go into effect. University happenings, “molecular” coffee, and frozen iguanas falling out of trees--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

 

January 13, 2020

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
  • Providinga forum for thought and direction
  • Focusingon academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2019

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 Olivia Thomas, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

 

NAAE

2020 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

Many CASE Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Digital Learning/Certification Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

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.

Apply to be a 2020 Teach Ag Ambassador

The National Teach Ag Campaign is seeking the nation’s most outstanding agricultural education majors to represent the profession as National Teach Ag Ambassadors at the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo, October 25-30 in Indianapolis, IN, and throughout the year at the state level. Follow this link to apply by April 10th!

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, wine veterinarian Dr. Farruggio vaccinates calves against brucellosis which can cause a serious disease in humans called undulant fever. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
A Bad New Year
What better way to start a new year than with a visit from our friend Joe Scatterscrew? If you remember from some past Friday Footnotes, Joe is a fictitious agriculture teacher invented by E. V. Walton, a faculty member at Texas A & M. These stories were used in preparing agriculture teachers back in the 1950s.   With the advent of a new year,… Read more here

FFA

Deadline: 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.

$1,200 Living to Serve Grant Now Open
FFA chapters can apply for up to $1,200 to support semester-long service-learning projects that address community needs in one of four focus areas: community safety; hunger, health and nutrition; environmental responsibility; and community engagement. Apply at FFA.org/livingtoserve/grants by Feb. 3, 2020. Email the Living to Serve team, lts@ffa.org, with questions.

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.

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

You could leave the 2020 CES tech fair with a futuristic tractor, a companion robot, and a communicative refrigerator.

*** Friday, Jan. 10, 2020:  The new year begins with tech and innovation; Australian bush fires affect humans, animals, and the environment; and we “drive thru” the top fast food stories of 2019--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

January 6, 2020

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

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

2020 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

Many CASE Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Digital Learning/Certification Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

2020 National MANRRS Conference FAST Symposium Application Now Available 
The National Teach Ag Campaign pleased to announce it is offering 12 scholarships in 2020 for preservice agricultural education majors to attend our Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) symposium, which is held in conjunction with the National MANRRS Conference, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1-4, 2020. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on Monday, January 6, 2020 at this link.  

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.

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, wine veterinarian Dr. Farruggio vaccinates calves against brucellosis which can cause a serious disease in humans called undulant fever. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
Follow-up to Last Post- Presidents and National FFA Conventions
The Friday Footnote last week looked at the relationship that Presidents of the United States had with the FFA organization.  As with any historical research, there is always more information that can be discovered.  Thanks to several agricultural education professionals we have some additional information to add to the topic.   President…Read more here

FFA

Now Open! Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant
FFA Is excited to announce that the Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve grant application is now open and available in both English and Spanish! Middle and high school chapters may apply for up to $1,200 to support a semester-long service-learning project that address community needs in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. 

To access the application visit FFA.org/livingtoserve/grants. Applications are due February 3, 2020. Please contact the Local Engagement Team at LTS@FFA.org with any questions.

FFA Living to Serve Chapter Challenge
Did your FFA chapter complete a service project over the holidays? Be sure to share your impacts as part of the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge to help FFA complete 930,000 volunteer hours by next year’s 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo!

Visit FFA.org/ChallengeAccepted to log service hours, impacts and upload a few photos.  The first Monday of each month National FFA will host a Facebook Live event and draw two (2) chapters to receive exclusive Living to Serve Chapter Challenge t-shirts as well as highlighting projects to inspire others to serve.

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 FFA.org/LivingToServe/Grants to apply and review resources. Email questions to LTS@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

Veterinarians do reindeer surgery to “keep them flying the friendly skies.”

Friday, Dec. 20, 2019:  Updates about the USMCA, the EPA’s biofuels plan, and government funding for ag/science research. Wakanda gets listed as a U.S. trading partner, and a woman from North Pole, Alaska, explains reindeer husbandry--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

December 16, 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

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 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

Many CASE Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Digital Learning/Certification Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

2020 National MANRRS Conference FAST Symposium Application Now Available 
The National Teach Ag Campaign pleased to announce it is offering 12 scholarships in 2020 for preservice agricultural education majors to attend our Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) symposium, which is held in conjunction with the National MANRRS Conference, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1-4, 2020. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on Monday, January 6, 2020 at this link.  

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

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, wine veterinarian Dr. Noel Garbes of Illinois checks the ice cream rinse-eating pigs at Ness Farms. Watch the video here.  

Friday Footnotes
Presidents and National FFA Conventions
Just about every time you turn on the television there is news about the President of the United States. Dr. Jim Connors at the University of Idaho has researched the…Read more here

FFA

FFA Scholarships Update
It is scholarship season, and you can now reach out to the FFA/ISTS Scholarships Program Support team via text message. If you have a question about your application, send a text to 615-777-3750 along with your name, the words "FFA Scholarship Program" and your question. A team member will get back to you in two business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT. Note: Standard text and data rates may apply. Visit the scholarships webpage for details.

Ready-Made Lessons for Your Classroom
The winter FFA New Horizons Teaching Guide is now available. Check it out for ready-to-go activities that accompany some of the articles found in the magazine

Free Chapter Certificates and Award Pins Available 
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Chapters can receive a packet of award certificates and chapter-level award pins to present to chapter winners at no charge thanks to the sponsorship of CNH Industrial Capital.  Read the instructions on how to order here or click on the Free Chapter Medals Program button on the Agricultural Proficiency Awards webpage on FFA.org. 

50 Years of Women in FFA Celebrations Moves Into Year Two
We’re excited to move into the second year of our two-year celebration of female membership in FFA! Be sure to visit FFA.org/50yearsofwomeninffa/ year-round for videos, stories and more in honor of the women who have shaped the organization, agricultural education, and agriculture. We’ve even added a new toolkit you can use to plan your celebration. Also new, you can now order a commemorative anniversary lapel pin in recognition of the date.

Now Open! Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant
FFA Is excited to announce that the Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve grant application is now open and available in both English and Spanish! Middle and high school chapters may apply for up to $1,200 to support a semester-long service-learning project that address community needs in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.

To access the application visit FFA.org/livingtoserve/grants. Applications are due February 3, 2020. Please contact the Local Engagement Team at LTS@FFA.org with any questions.

FFA Living to Serve Chapter Challenge
Did your FFA chapter complete a service project over Thanksgiving? Be sure to share your impacts as part of the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge to help FFA complete 930,000 volunteer hours by next year’s 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo! 

Visit FFA.org/ChallengeAccepted to log service hours, impacts and upload a few photos.  The first Monday of each month National FFA will host a Facebook Live event and draw two (2) chapters to receive exclusive Living to Serve Chapter Challenge t-shirts as well as highlighting projects to inspire others to serve.

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 FFA.org/LivingToServe/Grants to apply and review resources. Email questions to LTS@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!

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 https://nffabenefits.enjoymydeals.com and begin saving today. To set up your account, enter 201057 – your FFA ID.

CAST

The Peterson Brothers ride the crazy train with their latest farm parody.

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019: Trade negotiations, crop reports, and the implications of climate change on food production. The Peterson Brothers jump on the crazy train with their new farm parody, and a honey badger shows it doesn’t play well with others--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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