Sabrina Shaver

Monday Morning Monitor-- 1/6/2020

Blog Post created by Sabrina Shaver on Jan 8, 2020

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

January 6, 2020


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


February 4-5
Three Circle Summit
Indianapolis, IN

February 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 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


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 Applications are due February 3, 2020. Please contact the Local Engagement Team at 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 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 to apply and review resources. Email questions to

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!


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