March 2, 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.
March 30 - April 1
ACTE National Policy Seminar
To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Olivia Thomas, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.
Apply Now: National Teacher Ambassador for FFA
Want to become an expert on FFA educational resources and experiences? Now is the time to apply to be a National Teacher Ambassador for FFA! The deadline to apply is March 3.
WLC Registration Opens March 3rd
Visit FFA.org/wlc to make plans to attend the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) this summer. Registration opens March 3 at 6 p.m. EST. To learn more about WLC, check out this recent online FFA New Horizon’s article and video.
Get Free Chapter Medals
The Free Chapter Medals Program officially ended in 2018-19, but free chapter medals and certificates are still available while supplies last. Visit here to learn more.
Join the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge
During National FFA Week, chapters across the country engaged in service activities. Share how your chapter "lived to serve" by logging your service hours and help move your state up in the leader board. Nevada, Michigan and Alabama are leading the way. Find out more at FFA.org/ChallengeAccepted.
Earn a Day of Service Mini-Grant
The wonderful thing about service is that you can do it anytime! To help your chapter in their service efforts, the Living to Serve Day of Service grant is open all year. Visit FFA.org/LivingToServe/Grants to apply and review resources to assist you. If you have questions, email LTS@FFA.org.
Three Circle Summit Materials Available
Video recordings and PowerPoints from the Three Circle Summit in Indianapolis are now being published for all to view. Uploads of the content are ongoing and will be complete early next week
Regional Development Conferences
Ten free Regional Development Conferences will be held across the country in 2020 for teachers, alumni members or anyone interested in starting or developing an FFA Alumni and Supporters chapter. Registration is open now through March 15 for an RDC to be held in Wallingford, Connecticut March 27-28. To register, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.
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.
State and University-level Teach Ag Ambassador Resources NOW AVAILABLE!
Looking to start your own Teach Ag Ambassador Program at the state or university level? The National Teach Ag Campaign has compiled a number of resources to help you get started, just click here. Contact Andrea Fristoe, Program Manager, for more information and to schedule a training for your program!
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: many people assume chicken products in US supermarkets come from chickens raised in crowded cages on “factory farms." But that’s not true, says Dr. Chuck Hofacre of the University of Georgia, one of the nation’s top poultry veterinarians. Watch the video here.
The Farm Boy Cavaliers of America
How would you like to conduct an FFA or 4-H meeting with all the members on horseback? The Farm Boy Cavaliers of America (FBCA) did just that. One early youth organization for agriculture students that has been largely forgotten in the annals of agricultural education history is the Farm Boy Cavaliers of America. In this Friday Footnote, we will… Read more here.