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Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

January 14, 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

February 2
AAAE Southern Region Conference
Birmingham, AL

March 25-27
ACTE National Policy Seminar with Ag Ed Track
Arlington, VA

May 21
AAAE National Conference
Des Moines, IA

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

NAAE 

2019 National Teach Ag Ambassador Program Application NOW AVAILABLE
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 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo, October 27 to November 1 in Indianapolis, IN, and throughout the year at the state level. Click here for more information and to apply.

2019 ACTE National Policy Seminar with Ag Ed Track
March 25-27
NAAE will pay the registration fee for one NAAE member per state to attend the NPS. Click here for more information and to register. 

Online Professional Development: Global Learning (#GLAG19)
The Global Teach Ag! Initiative is conducting the 5th annual global learning in agriculture conference! #GLAG19: Cultivating Empathy in a Global World will provide “on-demand” and “live” opportunities to advance your capacity as a global agricultural educator, helping to prepare your students for the interconnected world of food, fiber, and natural resources. During the week of January 26th, with only a digital pass ($25), you have access to resources and best practices to help advance global learning in your program. While supplies last, there are also 100 “All-Access” Passes ($50) that include the Conference-in-A-Box. Fun fact: In 2018, we had an impression on 1,121,917 twitter accounts with the conversation about #GLAG18 – over 1 million accounts seeing school-based agricultural education talk about global issues. Here is a link to check out the conference program from last year. The keynote is Mr. Roger Thurow, Pulitzer Prize Finalist who is the author of Enough; The Last Hunger Season; and The First 1,000 days. GLAG can only occur with the support of our Global Learning Partners including: Penn State Extension; Penn State Center for Professional Personal Learning; Hawkeye Global Agriculture Learning Center; Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University; Iowa State University, Michigan State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue, CELA-Belize, Explorations by Thor, Murphy-Carpenter Design, The National FFA Organization, Nutrients for Life Foundation, and The World Food Prize.

Ag Ed For All Webinar Series
Whether it’s during your prep hour or after school, for 15 minutes or the entire webinar -- join Penn State and the University of Minnesota to learn more about creating an inclusive environment for agricultural education students.

During the time of the webinar, visit z.umn.edu/AgEdForAll to take you to the Zoom video link. The webinar will occur on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. CST / 4 p.m. EST and will last 60-90 minutes.

Topics include:

  • February 13 -- Race, Racism and Privilege
  • March 13 -- Gender Equity
  • April 10 -- Challenging Classism
    *Titles adopted from University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity.

We are seeking to include the voices of these identities in the planning process. If you would like to share your voice or any feedback, we invite you to fill out a Google Form at z.umn.edu/AgEdForAllVoices
The webinar is open to anyone who wants to participate and would benefit from these conversations. For questions, please contact Brandon Roiger at broiger@umn.edu or Jonathan Seaman at jts250@psu.edu.

FREE Webinars from Realityworks
Looking for new ways to engage your ag students and help them discover careers they’re passionate about? Realityworks, Inc. is kicking off 2019 with a host of free webinar presentations that feature new and expanded offerings for agricultural education. Hosted by the very individuals who’ve spent years in the field getting feedback from instructors like you, these presentations are great opportunities to learn how our tools and resources can help you give your students hands-on experience and training. See the full schedule here: https://www.realityworks.com/webinars

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. This week, Dr. Groves works with family farmers in central Missouri to vaccinate their calves and cows, demonstrating how they herd their animals gently with low stress. Click here to watch the video.

Friday Footnotes
The Massachusetts Situation: A Profile in Courage
Last week we looked at the “public” material (FFA Convention Proceedings and FFA Board Minutes) about the controversy regarding the inclusion of girls in the FFA during the 1930s. My plan was to next reveal the “private” material (primarily letters) to see what was going on behind the scenes. Click here to read more.

FFA

Grants for Growing Application Now Open
FFA chapters can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 through the Grants for Growing (G4G) program, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company (TSC). The application closes Feb. 11. FFA advisors can log in to FFA.org and apply for a competitive grant. The G4G program provides funding to support local FFA projects that have the potential to be sustainable and benefit future FFA members. Applications must outline a new or existing school agricultural project. 

Funding is provided through consumer donations made by purchasing $1 paper emblems at TSC locations during checkout. The fundraising period will take place Feb. 13 – 24, during National FFA week. Chapters are encouraged to work with their local TSC retailers to schedule times and activities at the store to engage customers and increase donations during the fundraising period.

2019 New Century Farmer Moving to Indy; Application Now Live
Know an FFA member who has experience in the field of production agriculture and plans to return to a career in production agriculture through work experience, training or other activities? Are they a former FFA member who is currently attending a two- or four-year college or university and between the ages of 18-24? Look into New Century Farmer! To be held July 7-13, 2019, in Indianapolis, Ind., this all-expenses-paid conference will be packed full of interactive workshops, field tours, visioning design, networking opportunities, and financial planning. The application closes Friday, Feb. 15. Head here for more information.

Earn Money for Your FFA Week Projects
Is your FFA chapter planning a service project for National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23? Chapters can receive up to $400 with a Living to Serve Day of Service Mini Grant to help fund projects. Apply today at FFA.org/livingtoserve/grants.

Alumni and Supporters Travel Program News
You have less than a month to register and make a deposit for the inaugural FFA Alumni and Supporters Travel Program to Germany and the Netherlands July 1-10, 2019. Contact Agrotours, 888-2AGTOUR or info@agrotours.com, for more information.

FFA Alumni

Inaugural FFA Alumni and Supporters Travel Program 
February 1 is the deadline to register and make a deposit for the inaugural FFA Alumni and Supporters Travel Program to Germany and the Netherlands July 1-10, 2019! For more information, visit www.ffa.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours at 888-2AGTOUR or info@agrotours.com.

 

CASE

2019 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the 2019 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 Professional Development Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

CAST

As breeding techniques make bucking bulls fiercer, cowboys face a rough ride. 

Friday, Jan. 11, 2019:  Technology down on the farm, the shutdown affects agriculture, and diverse university programs benefit many. A mighty elephant, bucking bulls, and a totally chilled out dog—these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

January 7, 2018

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 2
AAAE Southern Region Conference
Birmingham, AL

May 21
AAAE National Conference
Des Moines, IA

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

NAAE 

2019 National Teach Ag Ambassador Program Application NOW AVAILABLE
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 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo, October 27 to November 1 in Indianapolis, IN, and throughout the year at the state level. Click here for more information and to apply.

Online Professional Development: Global Learning (#GLAG19)
The Global Teach Ag! Initiative is conducting the 5th annual global learning in agriculture conference! #GLAG19: Cultivating Empathy in a Global World will provide “on-demand” and “live” opportunities to advance your capacity as a global agricultural educator, helping to prepare your students for the interconnected world of food, fiber, and natural resources. During the week of January 26th, with only a digital pass ($25), you have access to resources and best practices to help advance global learning in your program. While supplies last, there are also 100 “All-Access” Passes ($50) that include the Conference-in-A-Box. Fun fact: In 2018, we had an impression on 1,121,917 twitter accounts with the conversation about #GLAG18 – over 1 million accounts seeing school-based agricultural education talk about global issues. Here is a link to check out the conference program from last year. The keynote is Mr. Roger Thurow, Pulitzer Prize Finalist who is the author of Enough; The Last Hunger Season; and The First 1,000 days. GLAG can only occur with the support of our Global Learning Partners including: Penn State Extension; Penn State Center for Professional Personal Learning; Hawkeye Global Agriculture Learning Center; Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University; Iowa State University, Michigan State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue, CELA-Belize, Explorations by Thor, Murphy-Carpenter Design, The National FFA Organization, Nutrients for Life Foundation, and The World Food Prize.

Ag Ed For All Webinar Series
Whether it’s during your prep hour or after school, for 15 minutes or the entire webinar -- join Penn State and the University of Minnesota to learn more about creating an inclusive environment for agricultural education students.

During the time of the webinar, visit z.umn.edu/AgEdForAll to take you to the Zoom video link. The webinar will occur on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. CST / 4 p.m. EST and will last 60-90 minutes.

Topics include:

  • January 9 -- Ableism and Disability Justice
  • February 13 -- Race, Racism and Privilege
  • March 13 -- Gender Equity
  • April 10 -- Challenging Classism
    *Titles adopted from University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity.

We are seeking to include the voices of these identities in the planning process. If you would like to share your voice or any feedback, we invite you to fill out a Google Form at z.umn.edu/AgEdForAllVoices
The webinar is open to anyone who wants to participate and would benefit from these conversations. For questions, please contact Brandon Roiger at broiger@umn.edu or Jonathan Seaman at jts250@psu.edu.

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. This week, Susan brings her seven-year-old dog to see vet Dr. Brittney Barton, whose exam reveals injuries to both hind legs. Click here to watch the video.

Friday Footnotes
The Massachusetts Situation: The Fight to Allow Girls in the FFA Begins
Happy New Year! This year, 2019, is a momentous year in the history of the FFA – it marks the 50th anniversary of the decision to allow girls to be members of the FFA. But it also marks the 89th anniversary of the decision to EXCLUDE girls from becoming members of the FFA. Click here to read more.

FFA

Join Us for the January Teacher Town Hall 
You won’t want to miss our Teacher Town Hall next week. FFA CEO Mark Poeschl will update you on FFA Blue 365, the charter, ILSSO, the Merchandise Center move, and our January planning sessions. You’ll also hear from Senior Team Leader Michele Sullivan on our scholarship program and Education Specialist Matt Nance, who has details on the New Century Farmer conference. Click here to join the Webex meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. Use password cU48wCy$ to connect. To join by phone, call 240-454-0879 and use access code 739 076 458.

SAE Video: Turning Pallets Into Planters
Sound School-New Haven FFA member Giancarlo Lomanto knows a thing or two about wooden pallets and agriculture, enough to turn his piqued interest during a summer job into a profitable supervised agricultural experience (SAE). Watch how he did it and other SAE videos now. You can also check out links to related lesson plans and student activity sheets.

Earn Money for Your FFA Week Projects
Is your FFA chapter planning a service project for National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23? Chapters can receive up to $400 with a Living to Serve Day of Service Mini Grant to help fund projects. Apply today at FFA.org/livingtoserve/grants.

Alumni and Supporters Travel Program News
You have less than a month to register and make a deposit for the inaugural FFA Alumni and Supporters Travel Program to Germany and the Netherlands July 1-10, 2019. Contact Agrotours, 888-2AGTOUR or info@agrotours.com, for more information.

$1,200 Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant
Want to engage your students in project-based learning to meet a community need? The 2018 Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve grant application is now open. Apply for up to $1,200 to support a semester-long service-learning project that addresses a community need in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. Need ideas for semester-long service-learning projects? Check out the interactive map at FFA.org/livingtoserve to review projects funded last school year. Additional information on the grant can also be found on the website. Applications are due February 1, 2019. Email questions to LTS@ffa.org .

DEADLINE EXTENDED for FFA WEEK Day of Service Mini-Grants
National FFA Week is right around the corner (Feb. 16-23), so now is the time to plan for your chapter’s service event. Chapters can receive a reimbursable grant of up to $400 with a Living to Serve Day of Service Mini-Grant to support their FFA Week service activities. To access the application and see ideas on our interactive project map, visit FFA.org/livingtoserve.  Email questions to LTS@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Inaugural FFA Alumni and Supporters Travel Program 
February 1 is the deadline to register and make a deposit for the inaugural FFA Alumni and Supporters Travel Program to Germany and the Netherlands July 1-10, 2019! For more information, visit www.ffa.org/alumnibenefits or contact Agrotours at 888-2AGTOUR or info@agrotours.com.

 

CASE

2019 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the 2019 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 Professional Development Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

CAST

University veterinarians help “Lil’ Bill,” the tiny calf.

Friday, Jan. 4, 2019:  The government partial shutdown affects agriculture, experts predict ag trends for 2019, and university researchers promote food production, environmental programs, and the health of a calf born prematurely—these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

December 17, 2018

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 2
AAAE Southern Region Conference
Birmingham, AL

May 21
AAAE National Conference
Des Moines, IA

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

Ag Ed Summit Report
The National Council for Agricultural Education is a partnership that convenes representatives from each of the AERO groups (Agricultural Education Related Organizations) to identify opportunities and resources, provide a forum for thought and direction, and focus on academic and career success for all students. Click hereto read more.

NAAE 

NAAE Internships
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 NAAE interns. We have positions available in advocacy, communications, and professional development. Follow this link for more information and to apply by December 21st. 

Online Professional Development: Global Learning (#GLAG19)
The Global Teach Ag! Initiative is conducting the 5th annual global learning in agriculture conference! #GLAG19: Cultivating Empathy in a Global World will provide “on-demand” and “live” opportunities to advance your capacity as a global agricultural educator, helping to prepare your students for the interconnected world of food, fiber, and natural resources. During the week of January 26th, with only a digital pass ($25), you have access to resources and best practices to help advance global learning in your program. While supplies last, there are also 100 “All-Access” Passes ($50) that include the Conference-in-A-Box. Fun fact: In 2018, we had an impression on 1,121,917 twitter accounts with the conversation about #GLAG18 – over 1 million accounts seeing school-based agricultural education talk about global issues. Here is a link to check out the conference program from last year. The keynote is Mr. Roger Thurow, Pulitzer Prize Finalist who is the author of Enough; The Last Hunger Season; and The First 1,000 days. GLAG can only occur with the support of our Global Learning Partners including: Penn State Extension; Penn State Center for Professional Personal Learning; Hawkeye Global Agriculture Learning Center; Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University; Iowa State University, Michigan State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue, CELA-Belize, Explorations by Thor, Murphy-Carpenter Design, The National FFA Organization, Nutrients for Life Foundation, and The World Food Prize.

Ag Ed For All Webinar Series
Whether it’s during your prep hour or after school, for 15 minutes or the entire webinar -- join Penn State and the University of Minnesota to learn more about creating an inclusive environment for agricultural education students.

During the time of the webinar, visit z.umn.edu/AgEdForAll to take you to the Zoom video link. The webinar will occur on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. CST / 4 p.m. EST and will last 60-90 minutes.

Topics include:

  • January 9 -- Ableism and Disability Justice
  • February 13 -- Race, Racism and Privilege
  • March 13 -- Gender Equity
  • April 10 -- Challenging Classism
    *Titles adopted from University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity.

We are seeking to include the voices of these identities in the planning process. If you would like to share your voice or any feedback, we invite you to fill out a Google Form at z.umn.edu/AgEdForAllVoices
The webinar is open to anyone who wants to participate and would benefit from these conversations. For questions, please contact Brandon Roiger at broiger@umn.edu or Jonathan Seaman at jts250@psu.edu.

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. This week, Dr. Heather Weir mentors vet student Willy Brock through a complex surgery at Colorado State University Teaching Hospital. Follow this link to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
Joe Writes Santa
Joe Scatterscrew is a fictitious agriculture teacher. He was a created in the 1950s by the Head of Agricultural Education at Texas A&M University,  E. V. Walton. Professor Walton wrote the stories to use in preparing future teachers. Click here to read more.

FFA

Earn Money for Your FFA Week Projects
Is your FFA chapter planning a service project for National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23? Chapters can receive up to $400 with a Living to Serve Day of Service Mini Grant to help fund projects. Apply today at FFA.org/livingtoserve/grants.

2019 New Century Farmer Moving to Indy; Application Now Live
Know an FFA member who has experience in the field of production agriculture and plans to return to a career in production agriculture through work experience, training or other activities? Are they a former FFA member who is currently attending a two- or four-year college or university and between the ages of 18-24? Look into New Century Farmer! To be held July 7-13, 2019, in Indianapolis, Ind., this all-expenses-paid conference will be packed full of interactive workshops, field tours, visioning design, networking opportunities and financial planning. The application is now live and closes Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Head here for more information.

NOW OPEN!  $1,200 Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant 
Want to engage your students in project-based learning to meet a community need? The 2018 Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve grant application is now open. Apply for up to $1,200 to support a semester-long service-learning project that addresses a community need in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. 

Need ideas for semester-long service-learning projects? Check out the interactive map at FFA.org/livingtoserve to review projects funded last school year. Additional information on the grant can also be found on the website. Applications are due February 1, 2019. Email questions to LTS@FFA.org.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
National FFA Week is right around the corner (Feb. 16-23), so now is the time to plan for your chapter’s service event. Chapters can receive a grant of up to $400 with a Living to Serve Day of Service Mini-Grant to support their FFA Week service activities. To access the application and see ideas on our interactive project map, visit FFA.org/livingtoserve.  Applications should be submitted by Tuesday, Jan. 1, to be considered for support during FFA Week. Email questions to LTS@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

FFA Alumni Membership Benefits
Check out the growing list of benefits that every National FFA Alumni and Supporter receives as part of their membership, just in time for the holiday season. And, don’t forget that the registration and deposit for the first agricultural travel program are due Friday, Feb. 1. The group will be traveling to Germany and The Netherlands July 1-10, 2019! Click Here to see the tentative itinerary and registration form.

 

CASE

2019 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 Professional Development Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

CAST

The 2018 Farm Bill Nears Completion.

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018:  The massive 2018 Farm Bill needs only a presidential signature, the EPA reworks some clean water rulings, a bacon vending machine enters college, and a chocolate spill in Germany would have Willy Wonka drooling—these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

December 10, 2018

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 2
AAAE Southern Region Conference
Birmingham, AL

May 21
AAAE National Conference
Des Moines, IA

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

Ag Ed Summit Report
The National Council for Agricultural Education is a partnership that convenes representatives from each of the AERO groups (Agricultural Education Related Organizations) to identify opportunities and resources, provide a forum for thought and direction, and focus on academic and career success for all students. Click hereto read more.

NAAE 

2018 NAAE Convention
We want to say thank you and congratulations to all of our 2018 award winners and members who made our national convention such a success. Award winner press releases and convention photos are now available on the website. Click here to learn more about all of our award winners! 

Become an AgCultures Ambassador
The LT Media Lab at the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with the CHS Foundation, is seeking one passionate educator from each of the 50 states to serve as AgCultures ambassadors in spring 2019. Applications are due December 15th. Click here for more information and to apply!

NAAE Internships
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 NAAE interns. We have positions available in advocacy, communications, and professional development. Follow this link for more information and to apply by December 21st. 

Online Professional Development: Global Learning (#GLAG19)
The Global Teach Ag! Initiative is conducting the 5th annual global learning in agriculture conference! #GLAG19: Cultivating Empathy in a Global World will provide “on-demand” and “live” opportunities to advance your capacity as a global agricultural educator, helping to prepare your students for the interconnected world of food, fiber, and natural resources. During the week of January 26th, with only a digital pass ($25), you have access to resources and best practices to help advance global learning in your program. While supplies last, there are also 100 “All-Access” Passes ($50) that include the Conference-in-A-Box. Fun fact: In 2018, we had an impression on 1,121,917 twitter accounts with the conversation about #GLAG18 – over 1 million accounts seeing school-based agricultural education talk about global issues. Here is a link to check out the conference program from last year. The keynote is Mr. Roger Thurow, Pulitzer Prize Finalist who is the author of Enough; The Last Hunger Season; and The First 1,000 days. GLAG can only occur with the support of our Global Learning Partners including: Penn State Extension; Penn State Center for Professional Personal Learning; Hawkeye Global Agriculture Learning Center; Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University; Iowa State University, Michigan State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue, CELA-Belize, Explorations by Thor, Murphy-Carpenter Design, The National FFA Organization, Nutrients for Life Foundation, and The World Food Prize.

Ag Ed For All Webinar Series
Whether it’s during your prep hour or after school, for 15 minutes or the entire webinar -- join Penn State and the University of Minnesota to learn more about creating an inclusive environment for agricultural education students.

During the time of the webinar, visit z.umn.edu/AgEdForAll to take you to the Zoom video link. The webinar will occur on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. CST / 4 p.m. EST and will last 60-90 minutes.

Topics include:

  • January 9 -- Ableism and Disability Justice
  • February 13 -- Race, Racism and Privilege
  • March 13 -- Gender Equity
  • April 10 -- Challenging Classism
    *Titles adopted from University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity.

We are seeking to include the voices of these identities in the planning process. If you would like to share your voice or any feedback, we invite you to fill out a Google Form at z.umn.edu/AgEdForAllVoices
The webinar is open to anyone who wants to participate and would benefit from these conversations. For questions, please contact Brandon Roiger at broiger@umn.edu or Jonathan Seaman at jts250@psu.edu.

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. This week, Dr. Noel Garbes of Illinois checks the herd at Ness Farms. "Today, animal welfare is huge," says Dr. Garbes, who grew up on his family hog farm in Iowa and has always loved working with animals. Click here to watch the video.

Friday Footnotes
The Answer is NOT Amazon
Assume it is December 7, 1946. You are planning for next year and need to order some FFA supplies. You have developed the following list of items to order. For each item, see if you can identify the supplier! Follow this link to read more. 

FFA

2019 New Century Farmer Moving to Indy; Application Goes Live Saturday
Know an FFA member who has experience in the field of production agriculture and plans to return to a career in production agriculture through work experience, training or other activities? Are they a former FFA member who is currently attending a two- or four-year college or university and between the ages of 18-24? Look into New Century Farmer! To be held July 7-13, 2019, in Indianapolis, Ind., this all-expenses-paid conference will be packed full of interactive workshops, field tours, visioning design, networking opportunities and financial planning. The application goes live Saturday, Dec. 15 and closes Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Head here for more information.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
National FFA Week is right around the corner (Feb. 16-23), so now is the time to plan for your chapter’s service event. Chapters can receive a grant of up to $400 with a Living to Serve Day of Service Mini-Grant to support their FFA Week service activities. To access the application and see ideas on our interactive project map, visit FFA.org/livingtoserve.  Applications should be submitted by Tuesday, Jan. 1, to be considered for support during FFA Week. Email questions to lts@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

FFA Alumni Membership Benefits
Check out the growing list of benefits that every National FFA Alumni and Supporter receives as part of their membership, just in time for the holiday season. And, don’t forget that the registration and deposit for the first agricultural travel program are due Friday, Feb. 1. The group will be traveling to Germany and The Netherlands July 1-10, 2019! Click Here to see the tentative itinerary and registration form.

 

CASE

2019 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 Professional Development Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

CAST

Top agriculture universities produce science-based research and exciting student programs.

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018:  The country’s best universities promote ag and science, the Farm Bill takes shape, and food recalls show the need for new solutions. Zombie cockroaches, a desperate lion, and backlash to a French fry study gets supersized—these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

December 3, 2018

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 2
AAAE Southern Region Conference
Birmingham, AL

May 21
AAAE National Conference
Des Moines, IA

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

Ag Ed Summit Report
The National Council for Agricultural Education is a partnership that convenes representatives from each of the AERO groups (Agricultural Education Related Organizations) to identify opportunities and resources, provide a forum for thought and direction, and focus on academic and career success for all students. Click hereto read more.

NAAE 

2018 NAAE Convention
We want to say thank you and congratulations to all of our 2018 award winners and members who made our national convention such a success. Award winner press releases and convention photos will be available on the website soon. Thanks again & see you next year in Anaheim, CA!

NAAE Internships
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 NAAE interns. We have positions available in advocacy, communications, and professional development. Follow this link for more information and to apply by December 21st. 

Online Professional Development: Global Learning (#GLAG19)
The Global Teach Ag! Initiative is conducting the 5th annual global learning in agriculture conference! #GLAG19: Cultivating Empathy in a Global World will provide “on-demand” and “live” opportunities to advance your capacity as a global agricultural educator, helping to prepare your students for the interconnected world of food, fiber, and natural resources. During the week of January 26th, with only a digital pass ($25), you have access to resources and best practices to help advance global learning in your program. While supplies last, there are also 100 “All-Access” Passes ($50) that include the Conference-in-A-Box. Fun fact: In 2018, we had an impression on 1,121,917 twitter accounts with the conversation about #GLAG18 – over 1 million accounts seeing school-based agricultural education talk about global issues. Here is a link to check out the conference program from last year. The keynote is Mr. Roger Thurow, Pulitzer Prize Finalist who is the author of Enough; The Last Hunger Season; and The First 1,000 days. GLAG can only occur with the support of our Global Learning Partners including: Penn State Extension; Penn State Center for Professional Personal Learning; Hawkeye Global Agriculture Learning Center; Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University; Iowa State University, Michigan State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue, CELA-Belize, Explorations by Thor, Murphy-Carpenter Design, The National FFA Organization, Nutrients for Life Foundation, and The World Food Prize.

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. This week, Dr. Krantz and Dr. Fleming demonstrate the company’s commitment to the well-being of their animals. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
Tom of Peace Valley
In the song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” there is a line that says “He’s making a list and checking it twice.” At this time of year, many folks are making Christmas lists. I often put books on my Christmas list. If I did not already own a signed copy of Tom of Peace Valley, it would be at the top of my list. This is an exciting juvenile novel about vocational agriculture written in 1925 during the early days of agricultural education. Click here to read more.

FFA

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Host a service event during National FFA Week to show your community that FFA members live to serve! Apply for a $400 Day of Service Mini-Grant to help offset costs. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis on the first of each month. To learn more about the Day of Service Mini-Grant, visit the Living to Serve Grants website at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants. Want to see what other chapters have done? Check out the interactive map at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve to review funded projects.

FFA Alumni

FFA Alumni Membership Benefits
Check out the growing list of benefits that every National FFA Alumni and Supporter receives as part of their membership, just in time for the holiday season. And, don’t forget that the registration and deposit for the first agricultural travel program are due Friday, Feb. 1. The group will be traveling to Germany and The Netherlands July 1-10, 2019! Click Here to see the tentative itinerary and registration form.

 

CASE

2019 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 Professional Development Coordinator, Sara Cobb, regarding any additional questions.

CAST

Knickers, the big Aussie steer, escaped the market, went viral, and raised some controversy.

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018:  A government climate report gets attention, genetic editing on humans raises concerns, university students promote communication, and a giant steer avoids becoming a big beef whopper—these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

November 26, 2018

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

2018

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: CASE Project Director
The CASE Project Director will partner with all NAAE staff toward the success of CASE and other NAAE initiatives. Qualified applicants should have experience in the delivery of high-quality agricultural education programming and demonstrated experience with CASE. Click here for more information and to apply. 

2019 National Teach Ag Campaign Intern Position Announcement
The intern position will start in May 2019 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until May 2020. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the 2019 summer. The remainder of the internship will be done remotely at a site mutually agreed upon by the intern and the NTAC. Click here for more information and to apply by December 2nd. 

NAAE Internships
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 NAAE interns. We have positions available in advocacy, communications, and professional development. Follow this link for more information and to apply by December 21st. 

2018 NAAE Convention App
Personalize your schedule, stay up-to-date on workshop changes while at convention, meet other attendees, and create your own profile with our online convention app. Search “NAAE Conv” and download it in the App Store or Google Play for your convenience. Thanks Merck for sponsoring our convention app!

Online Professional Development: Global Learning (#GLAG19)
The Global Teach Ag! Initiative is conducting the 5th annual global learning in agriculture conference! #GLAG19: Cultivating Empathy in a Global World will provide “on-demand” and “live” opportunities to advance your capacity as a global agricultural educator, helping to prepare your students for the interconnected world of food, fiber, and natural resources. During the week of January 26th, with only a digital pass ($25), you have access to resources and best practices to help advance global learning in your program. While supplies last, there are also 100 “All-Access” Passes ($50) that include the Conference-in-A-Box. Fun fact: In 2018, we had an impression on 1,121,917 twitter accounts with the conversation about #GLAG18 – over 1 million accounts seeing school-based agricultural education talk about global issues. Here is a link to check out the conference program from last year. The keynote is Mr. Roger Thurow, Pulitzer Prize Finalist who is the author of Enough; The Last Hunger Season; and The First 1,000 days. GLAG can only occur with the support of our Global Learning Partners including: Penn State Extension; Penn State Center for Professional Personal Learning; Hawkeye Global Agriculture Learning Center; Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University; Iowa State University, Michigan State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue, CELA-Belize, Explorations by Thor, Murphy-Carpenter Design, The National FFA Organization, Nutrients for Life Foundation and The World Food Prize.

PEDIGREE -- The Animal Breeding Board Game
PEDIGREE blends management decisions with the luck of genetic selection. The opportunity for backers to pledge expires November 30th with the end of the Kickstarter campaign. Click here for more information. 

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. This week, Susan thinks her dog Mabel may be injured. Mabel has been weary lately, less "crazy and hyper" than normal. So Susan brings her seven-year-old dog to see vet Dr. Brittney Barton, whose exam reveals injuries to both hind legs. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
When an Old Man Gets to Thinking
Research shows agriculture teachers work 55+ hours a week. We really do need to spend more time with our loved ones. Children only grow up once. We never know how much time we have with our loved ones. Click hereto read more.

FFA

Apply Now for a National FFA Scholarship 
Do you have students who could use some money for college? Tell them about the National FFA Scholarship online application, which opened on Thursday, Nov. 15. 

Students can:

  • Create, edit and submit an application using any web platform, including a smartphone.
  • Check the status of their application from their personalized homepage.
  • Save/edit an in-progress application at any time before the application deadline.
  • Upload any required materials directly to their application.
  • Opt-in for text notifications, in addition to email notifications and reminders. 
  • Take advantage of a longer application period, Nov. 15 - Feb. 6.
  • Use the easy one-click advisor validation.
  • Learn of your scholarship acceptance online—NO MORE MAIL.

Check out the extensive FAQ and other resources found at FFA.org/scholarships.

Join in the Blue 365 Challenge
Blue 365 is the latest catalyst to the National FFA Organization’s commitment to the future of agriculture. Bringing innovative technology, science, research and entrepreneurship to the classrooms of nearly 670,000 FFA members nationwide, Blue 365 provides videos, podcasts, lesson plans, and countless resources to FFA advisors and student members.

To help launch Blue 365 and highlight the innovations and technologies that are transforming agriculture, we are excited to announce the Blue 365 Challenge! In partnership with Microsoft, the National FFA Organization will award 50 FFA chapters with two Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kits designed to help students learn about precision agriculture and Internet of Things technologies. Each kit includes preconfigured Microsoft Azure cloud services and a Raspberry Pi with soil moisture, light, ambient temperature, and humidity sensors to collect data, which can help students understand how to help improve productivity, increase yield, and save resources. Microsoft will provide additional resources to showcase how FFA advisors can put these kits to use in the classroom. Submit your application before the Jan. 2 deadline!

Grow Ag Leaders Scholarships
Every year, Grow Ag Leaders awards more than $500,000 in scholarships to students studying in ag-related fields. Grow Ag Leaders asks farmers to endorse high school seniors or college students for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship to support their higher education studies in ag-related fields.

Applications for 2019 Grow Ag Leaders are open now. To apply for this scholarship, students must meet the below criteria:

  • Must be a high school senior to college junior enrolled full time.
  • Must be planning to attend a vocational, two-year or four-year qualifying agriculture-related study program after high school.
  • Must meet a minimum 2.5 GPA requirement.
  • Must obtain two electronic endorsements from qualifying farmers.

For more information, visit FFA.org/scholarships.

FFA Alumni

Alumni Educational Enrichment Program
Do you or your students want a way to earn online college credits at a discounted price? Check out the Alumni Educational Enrichment program at Pearson.com/FFAwhich includes a FREE personalized college plan valued at $300.  

Raise Money for Your Chapter 
Looking for a simple and effective chapter fundraiser? We Fund Them is a quick and easy online donation platform that provides a thank-you gift to supporters of the largest discount network in the nation. This gift encourages donations and the sharing of your fundraiser with other possible donors. You simply customize the site with your picture, video and messaging and share it through email, text and social media. We Fund Them will support FFA and provide detailed tracking of participant and group participation and fundraising results. Click here to see an example of an active donation site for a college baseball team. Click here to get your We Fund Them page started.

 

CASE

The 2019 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here for the 2019 CASE Institute Schedule.

Registration for 2019 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site can accommodate approximately 20 participants. This year’s offerings once again include several fast track institutes. Fast track institutes are for teachers with at least one prior CASE certification. Pre-Institute homework is required for fast track participation.

Many CASE Institutes' registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they secure the appropriate funding.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

November 19, 2018

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

2018

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: CASE Project Director
The CASE Project Director will partner with all NAAE staff toward the success of CASE and other NAAE initiatives. Qualified applicants should have experience in the delivery of high-quality agricultural education programming and demonstrated experience with CASE. Click here for more information and to apply. 

2019 National Teach Ag Campaign Intern Position Announcement
The intern position will start in May 2019 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until May 2020. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the 2019 summer. The remainder of the internship will be done remotely at a site mutually agreed upon by the intern and the NTAC. Click here for more information and to apply by December 2nd. 

NAAE Internships
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 NAAE interns. We have positions available in advocacy, communications, and professional development. Follow this link for more information and to apply by December 21st. 

2018 NAAE Convention App
Personalize your schedule, stay up-to-date on workshop changes while at convention, meet other attendees, and create your own profile with our online convention app. Search “NAAE Conv” and download it in the App Store or Google Play for your convenience. Thanks Merck for sponsoring our convention app!

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. This week, Dr. Krantz examines piglets at Petrie Farm suffering from a case of diarrhea, which can be life threatening. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The FFA Sweetheart
Prior to 1969, about the only way a female could be involved with the FFA was to be a chapter sweetheart. In the early days of the FFA, it was common for a chapter to have an FFA Sweetheart. The Sweetheart was typically voted on by the members and the selection of the sweetheart more often than not was a popularity/beauty contest. Follow this link to read more. 

FFA

Apply Now for a National FFA Scholarship 
Do you have students who could use some money for college? Tell them about the National FFA Scholarship online application, which opened on Thursday, Nov. 15. 

Students can:

  • Create, edit and submit an application using any web platform, including a smartphone.
  • Check the status of their application from their personalized homepage.
  • Save/edit an in-progress application at any time before the application deadline.
  • Upload any required materials directly to their application.
  • Opt-in for text notifications, in addition to email notifications and reminders. 
  • Take advantage of a longer application period, Nov. 15 - Feb. 6.
  • Use the easy one-click advisor validation.
  • Learn of your scholarship acceptance online—NO MORE MAIL.

Check out the extensive FAQ and other resources found at FFA.org/scholarships.

Join in the Blue 365 Challenge
Blue 365 is the latest catalyst to the National FFA Organization’s commitment to the future of agriculture. Bringing innovative technology, science, research and entrepreneurship to the classrooms of nearly 670,000 FFA members nationwide, Blue 365 provides videos, podcasts, lesson plans, and countless resources to FFA advisors and student members.

To help launch Blue 365 and highlight the innovations and technologies that are transforming agriculture, we are excited to announce the Blue 365 Challenge! In partnership with Microsoft, the National FFA Organization will award 50 FFA chapters with two Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kits designed to help students learn about precision agriculture and Internet of Things technologies. Each kit includes preconfigured Microsoft Azure cloud services and a Raspberry Pi with soil moisture, light, ambient temperature, and humidity sensors to collect data, which can help students understand how to help improve productivity, increase yield, and save resources. Microsoft will provide additional resources to showcase how FFA advisors can put these kits to use in the classroom. Submit your application before the Jan. 2 deadline!

SAE Video of the Week: Hydroponics
Go behind the scenes at Connecticut’s Sound School with Giovanni Roman, who uses a variety of hydroponics systems to grow plants in the school’s greenhouse. Watch more videos in our SAE Video Library, which now includes links to related lesson plans and student activity sheets.

Grow Ag Leaders Scholarships
Every year, Grow Ag Leaders awards more than $500,000 in scholarships to students studying in ag-related fields. Grow Ag Leaders asks farmers to endorse high school seniors or college students for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship to support their higher education studies in ag-related fields.

Applications for 2019 Grow Ag Leaders are open now. To apply for this scholarship, students must meet the below criteria:

  • Must be a high school senior to college junior enrolled full time.
  • Must be planning to attend a vocational, two-year or four-year qualifying agriculture-related study program after high school.
  • Must meet a minimum 2.5 GPA requirement.
  • Must obtain two electronic endorsements from qualifying farmers.

For more information, visit FFA.org/scholarships.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Planning a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event in January? Or is your chapter hosting a service event during National FFA Week in February? Now is the time to apply for a $400 Day of Service Mini-Grant! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis on the first of each month. To learn more about the Day of Service Mini-Grant, visit the Living to Serve Grants website at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants. Want to see what other chapters have done? Check out the interactive map at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve to review funded projects.

FFA State Day of Service Grant
A reminder that the application for the FFA State Day of Service Grant is now available at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants. This is a competitive funding opportunity for all FFA state associations or foundations to help infuse service activities at the state level. A state association or foundation may apply for up to $8,000. Want to know what states did in 2018 with the grant? Check out the interactive map at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve. If you have any questions, please email LTS@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Alumni Educational Enrichment Program
Do you or your students want a way to earn online college credits at a discounted price? Check out the Alumni Educational Enrichment program at Pearson.com/FFAwhich includes a FREE personalized college plan valued at $300.  

Raise Money for Your Chapter 
Looking for a simple and effective chapter fundraiser? We Fund Them is a quick and easy online donation platform that provides a thank-you gift to supporters of the largest discount network in the nation. This gift encourages donations and the sharing of your fundraiser with other possible donors. You simply customize the site with your picture, video and messaging and share it through email, text and social media. We Fund Them will support FFA and provide detailed tracking of participant and group participation and fundraising results. Click here to see an example of an active donation site for a college baseball team. Click here to get your We Fund Them page started.

 

CASE

The 2019 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here for the 2019 CASE Institute Schedule.

Registration for 2019 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site can accommodate approximately 20 participants. This year’s offerings once again include several fast track institutes. Fast track institutes are for teachers with at least one prior CASE certification. Pre-Institute homework is required for fast track participation.

Many CASE Institutes' registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they secure the appropriate funding.

Advance CTE

2019 Excellence in Action Awards
Do you think you have one of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in the nation? Advance CTE is on the search for programs of study that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters®, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success. Apply for the 2019 Excellence in Action award to showcase the amazing work of your learners, instructors and faculty at the national level.

Not only will your program be featured in the media and an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in the spring, you’ll also be contributing to a positive image of CTE programs. In its sixth year, this award showcases innovative programs of study to policymakers, employers, and education leaders and lets them know that CTE is for all learners and prepares them for a lifetime of college and career success. Applications are open to secondary and postsecondary schools/institutions. Apply today!

CAST

Move over Luke Skywalker—hoverbikes are lifting off.

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018:  The cost of a basic Thanksgiving meal is down, the tragic toll from wildfires is up, and hoverbikes are trying to lift off safely. University research programs, student videos, and rodents eating ghost peppers—these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

November 12, 2018

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

2018

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: CASE Project Director
The CASE Project Director will partner with all NAAE staff toward the success of CASE and other NAAE initiatives. Qualified applicants should have experience in the delivery of high-quality agricultural education programming and demonstrated experience with CASE. Click here for more information and to apply. 

2019 National Teach Ag Campaign Intern Position Announcement
The intern position will start in May 2019 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until May 2020. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the 2019 summer. The remainder of the internship will be done remotely at a site mutually agreed upon by the intern and the NTAC. Click here for more information and to apply by December 2nd. 

NAAE Internships
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 NAAE interns. We have positions available in advocacy, communications, and professional development. Follow this link for more information and to apply by December 21st. 

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
San Antonio, TX
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

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. This week, Dr. Tara Donovan inspects a barn of pigs in Iowa, observing that pigs are raised in better conditions today than when she grew up in her Midwest farm community. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The Yellow Dogs
Last week’s Friday Footnote mentioned two organizations, the Masons and the Grange, who have “secret” ceremonies. Are you aware of the existence of a “secret” agricultural education society? Read more.

FFA

National FFA Scholarships: Application Opens Nov. 15
The National FFA Scholarship application will open on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. This year’s application will be online, eliminating the current paper process and facilitating a more timely and effective delivery and acceptance process. Be sure to promote this opportunity to your high school seniors, collegiate members, and all students interested in pursuing a postsecondary education. There are many scholarship opportunities, and only one application needs to be completed per student. To find out more about scholarships, visit FFA.org/scholarships.

WLC Positions Close Soon
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn lifelong career skills — all while working in Washington, D.C.? Consider working as a National FFA conference facilitator. Applications for positions on the 2019 Washington Leadership Conference staff are open and will close Nov. 16, 2018. We are hiring conference facilitators, a conference director, and an adult program coordinator. If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. Please note that if hired for this position, staff will be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference. Should you have questions, contact wlc@ffa.org.

SAE Video of the Week: Agritourism
Watch how Peyton Moore from Bullard FFA in Texas combines her love of agriculture with her passion for teaching others about ag and pumpkins on her family’s 100-year farm. Peyton’s video and more can be seen in our SAE Video Library.

Teacher Town Hall Recording
Thank you to those who called in for the National FFA Teacher Town Hall last week. If you missed it and would like to learn more about Blue 365, the newly redesigned FFA.org, online classroom and teacher resources, and more, listen to the recording here.

FFA Alumni

Alumni Educational Enrichment Program
Do you or your students want a way to earn online college credits at a discounted price? Check out the Alumni Educational Enrichment program at Pearson.com/FFAwhich includes a FREE personalized college plan valued at $300.  

 

CASE

The 2019 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here for the 2019 CASE Institute Schedule.

Registration for 2019 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site can accommodate approximately 20 participants. This year’s offerings once again include several fast track institutes. Fast track institutes are for teachers with at least one prior CASE certification. Pre-Institute homework is required for fast track participation.

Many CASE Institutes' registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they secure the appropriate funding.

Advance CTE

2019 Excellence in Action Awards
Do you think you have one of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in the nation? Advance CTE is on the search for programs of study that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters®, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success. Apply for the 2019 Excellence in Action award to showcase the amazing work of your learners, instructors and faculty at the national level.

Not only will your program be featured in the media and an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in the spring, you’ll also be contributing to a positive image of CTE programs.  In its sixth year, this award showcases innovative programs of study to policymakers, employers and education leaders and lets them know that CTE is for all learners and prepares them for a lifetime of college and career success. Applications are open to secondary and postsecondary schools/institutions. Apply today!

CAST

This dating game involves food, labels, and consumer decisions.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018: Animal genome editing raises questions, California votes for cage-free poultry, and the “dating game” involves food waste and labels. A lucky duck wins acting award, and farmers use underwear to test soil quality. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

November 5, 2018

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

2018

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: CASE Project Director
The CASE Project Director will partner with all NAAE staff toward the success of CASE and other NAAE initiatives. Qualified applicants should have experience in the delivery of high-quality agricultural education programming and demonstrated experience with CASE. Click here for more information and to apply. 

2019 National Teach Ag Campaign Intern Position Announcement
The intern position will start in May 2019 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until May 2020. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the 2019 summer. The remainder of the internship will be done remotely at a site mutually agreed upon by the intern and the NTAC. Click here for more information and to apply by December 2nd. 

NAAE Internships
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 NAAE interns. We have positions available in advocacy, communications, and professional development. Follow this link for more information and to apply by December 21st. 

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
San Antonio, TX
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

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. This week, Dr. Wilson, veterinarian at Rose Acre Farms in Indiana, examines the flocks in his care by handling some of the birds. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The Poor Scholar's Soliloquy
When I was in graduate school, I discovered a short essay titled "The Poor Scholar's Soliloquy." As I read the essay, I thought this could be describing an agriculture student. The essay caused me to do some thinking about the teaching-learning process. Read more. 

FFA

That’s a Wrap: 91st National FFA Convention & Expo
Need to catch up on last week’s convention and expo action? We’ve got you covered on FFA.org. Read stories; watch videos, including national officer retiring addresses; listen to podcasts; see award results; and more. Mark your calendars now: The 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo is Oct. 30 - Nov. 2.

For those who participated in award programs or competitive events, information—including participant photos and feedback reports—will be posted within the next two weeks. All participating advisors and state staff will be notified via email of these postings and their locations. All convention results are posted on FFA.org/event-results/.

Join Us This Wednesday for Another Teacher Town Hall
Our second Teacher Town Hall is set for Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. EST.

These town hall meetings are designed to keep teachers and advisors up-to-date on important issues at National FFA, and to provide a forum to ask questions of and provide feedback to national staff.  

November Agenda

  • Opening Remarks — Mark Poeschl
  • Blue 365 Information and Timing — Blaze Currie
  • Quick Tips on the New FFA.org — Larry Downes
  • Online Classroom/Teacher Resources — Ambra Tennery

Q&A available after each topic is presented.

 

Web Conference Information 
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, 6- 7 p.m. EST. 

Webex Link: https://ffaorg.webex.com/ffaorg/j.php?MTID=m2b943f41697d7e5e3ae2a39895043e05

Join by Phone: 240-454-0879
Meeting Number (access code): 735 574 994
Meeting Password: ZmBPkN2*

 

We hope you can attend!

SAE Video of the Week: Dairy Heifers
Watch how Jonathan Jones from Los Lunas FFA in New Mexico uses his SAE in the area of dairy heifers to move outside of his comfort zone and into a life-changing career with animals. You can see more videos in our SAE Video Library.

2018-19 SAE Grants
Thanks to great sponsors, the National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that 148 SAE Grants of $1,000 each are available this year to help current FFA members in grades 7-12 start or expand an SAE. Some grants provide an additional $1,000 to the FFA chapter of the recipient. The online application is available through the SAE Grants webpage or anywhere you can access the online Application Center. CLICK HERE for a complete step-by-step guide to accessing the SAE Grant application. CLICK HERE for the SAE Grants flyer. All applications must be submitted online before 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov 15, 2018.

 

CASE

The 2019 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here for the 2019 CASE Institute Schedule.

Registration for 2019 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site can accommodate approximately 20 participants. This year’s offerings once again include several fast track institutes. Fast track institutes are for teachers with at least one prior CASE certification. Pre-Institute homework is required for fast track participation.

Many CASE Institutes' registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they secure the appropriate funding.

Advance CTE

2019 Excellence in Action Awards
Do you think you have one of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in the nation? Advance CTE is on the search for programs of study that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters®, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success. Apply for the 2019 Excellence in Action award to showcase the amazing work of your learners, instructors and faculty at the national level.

Not only will your program be featured in the media and an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in the spring, you’ll also be contributing to a positive image of CTE programs.  In its sixth year, this award showcases innovative programs of study to policymakers, employers and education leaders and lets them know that CTE is for all learners and prepares them for a lifetime of college and career success. Applications are open to secondary and postsecondary schools/institutions. Apply today!

CAST

We’d say that this Halloween costume is udderly too cute, but we’ve milked that cliché too often.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018: Various stories cover opportunities, awards, and special programs for ag/science students. Government rulings, market trends, and biotech affect food production. And we made it through another Halloween frenzy. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

October 29, 2018

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

2018

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: CASE Project Director
The CASE Project Director will partner with all NAAE staff toward the success of CASE and other NAAE initiatives. Qualified applicants should have experience in the delivery of high-quality agricultural education programming and demonstrated experience with CASE. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Position Announcement: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, organizing, and delivering initiatives primarily related to cooperative education content and agricultural educators. The position is funded as part of a three-year commitment by the CHS Foundation, to increase youth and teacher awareness of cooperatives. Click here for more information and to apply. 

2019 National Teach Ag Campaign Intern Position Announcement
The intern position will start in May 2019 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until May 2020. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the 2019 summer. The remainder of the internship will be done remotely at a site mutually agreed upon by the intern and the NTAC. Click here for more information and to apply by December 2nd. 

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
San Antonio, TX
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

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. This week, Dr. Deb Spike-Pierce travels to an appointment to modify the cast of a thoroughbred racehorse recovering from surgery after a bone fracture. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The American Farm Youth Magazine
Before video games, computers and television, there was something known as reading. However, it was a challenge to find good reading materials for rural young people during the early days of agricultural education. Ninety-two percent of rural residents had limited access to libraries (Streeter, 1940). Rural electrification was yet to come in many areas. After the sun went down in rural areas reading or going to bed were the primary options. Read more.

FFA

2018-19 SAE Grants
Thanks to great sponsors, the National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that 148 SAE Grants of $1,000 each are available this year to help current FFA members in grades 7-12 start or expand an SAE. Some grants provide an additional $1,000 to the FFA chapter of the recipient. The online application is available through the SAE Grants webpage or anywhere you can access the online Application Center. CLICK HERE for a complete step-by-step guide to accessing the SAE Grant application. CLICK HERE for the SAE Grants flyer. All applications must be submitted online before 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov 15, 2018.

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

The 2019 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here  for the 2019 CASE Institute Schedule.

Registration for 2019 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site can accommodate approximately 20 participants. This year’s offerings once again include several fast track institutes. Fast track institutes are for teachers with at least one prior CASE certification. Pre-Institute homework is required for fast track participation.

Many CASE Institutes' registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they secure the appropriate funding.

Advance CTE

2019 Excellence in Action Awards
Do you think you have one of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in the nation? Advance CTE is on the search for programs of study that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters®, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success. Apply for the 2019 Excellence in Action award to showcase the amazing work of your learners, instructors and faculty at the national level.

Not only will your program be featured in the media and an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in the spring, you’ll also be contributing to a positive image of CTE programs.  In its sixth year, this award showcases innovative programs of study to policymakers, employers and education leaders and lets them know that CTE is for all learners and prepares them for a lifetime of college and career success. Applications are open to secondary and postsecondary schools/institutions. Apply today!

CAST

Will Uber be flying pizza to your doorstep?

Friday, October 26, 2018: Groups work together to help with global nutrition, CAST members go California Dreamin’, and university ag programs stay active. Drones deliver, an octopus escapes, and Halloween food arrives. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

October 22, 2018

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

2018

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, organizing, and delivering initiatives primarily related to cooperative education content and agricultural educators. The position is funded as part of a three-year commitment by the CHS Foundation, to increase youth and teacher awareness of cooperatives. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Tagged to Teach Ag! Declaration Signing Event at National FFA Convention
Calling all seniors and transfer agricultural education majors. Are you committed to becoming an agriculture teacher? Sign-up for our Tagged to Teach Ag declaration event at National FFA Convention. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot!

2019 National Teach Ag Campaign Intern Position Announcement
The intern position will start in May 2019 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until May 2020. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the 2019 summer.  The remainder of the internship will be done remotely at a site mutually agreed upon by the intern and the NTAC. Click here for more information and to apply by December 2nd. 

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
San Antonio, TX
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

Free webinar: Meet a Hands-On Learning Aid that Simulates AI
Agriculture instructors have told us how difficult it can be to teach key concepts about reproduction and large animal breeding in the classroom. Realityworks, Inc. created a unique learning aid to give them a realistic, engaging way to teach proper AI techniques without leaving the classroom: the Bovine Breeder TM artificial insemination simulator. Learn how it works and get curriculum details in a 15-minute online event on Monday, October 22nd at 11am CST/12pm EST. Reserve your spot: https://www.realityworks.com/webinars

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. This week, Dr. Rick Leone of Colorado introduces us to many animals in his care, and shows how he uses technology to track treatment of beef cattle under his care to ensure food integrity and safety. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The Mystery of the FFA Emblem“
To Tell The Truth” was a popular television show back in the 1960s. Three people were introduced, all using the same name, and the show host would tell what was noteworthy about the “real” contestant; the other two were impostors. The celebrity panel asked questions to determine who was telling the truth and who the impostors were. We might need to recreate that scenario to unravel the mystery of the origin of the FFA emblem. Read more.

FFA

2018-19 SAE Grants
Thanks to great sponsors, the National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that 148 SAE Grants of $1,000 each are available this year to help current FFA members in grades 7-12 start or expand an SAE. Some grants provide an additional $1,000 to the FFA chapter of the recipient. The online application is available through the SAE Grants webpage or anywhere you can access the online Application Center. CLICK HERE for a complete step-by-step guide to accessing the SAE Grant application. CLICK HERE for the SAE Grants flyer. All applications must be submitted online before 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov 15, 2018.

FFA Alumni

Alumni Day at the National FFA Convention & Expo
Friday is Alumni Day at the National FFA Convention & Expo! Check out special events happening throughout the day on FFA.org or in the Convention app. Use #FFAalumni for all of your social media posts! 

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

Visit the CASE Booth at National FFA Convention!
CASE will be located at booth #4627 in Teacher’s World. You can check out the most up-to-date listing of 2019 CASE Institute dates and locations while at the booth. Visit the CASE booth to learn about current and upcoming courses, CASE Online, Lead Teacher opportunities for 2019, and much more! 

CASE certified teachers who visit the booth will receive a CASE window cling and 2019 CASE Institute pocket schedule, while supplies last! Teachers can participate in a soil exchange by trading gallon size bags of soil with other teachers across the country. Be sure to connect with CASE affiliate institutions, sponsors, and partners who will be recognized across the FFA Expo with special banners.

Advance CTE

2019 Excellence in Action Awards
Do you think you have one of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in the nation? Advance CTE is on the search for programs of study that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters®, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success. Apply for the 2019 Excellence in Action award to showcase the amazing work of your learners, instructors and faculty at the national level.

Not only will your program be featured in the media and an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in the spring, you’ll also be contributing to a positive image of CTE programs.  In its sixth year, this award showcases innovative programs of study to policymakers, employers and education leaders and lets them know that CTE is for all learners and prepares them for a lifetime of college and career success. Applications are open to secondary and postsecondary schools/institutions. Apply today!

 

CAST

Marty Matlock receives the Borlaug CAST Communication Award.

Friday, October 19, 2018: Agriculture was in the spotlight at World Food Prize and CAST events this week. Storms devastate harvest-time crops, university programs in high gear, and a motherly dog welcomes a lion cub into their “puppy den.” These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

October 15, 2018

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

2018

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, organizing, and delivering initiatives primarily related to cooperative education content and agricultural educators. The position is funded as part of a three-year commitment by the CHS Foundation, to increase youth and teacher awareness of cooperatives. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Tagged to Teach Ag! Declaration Signing Event at National FFA Convention
Calling all seniors and transfer agricultural education majors. Are you committed to becoming an agriculture teacher? Sign-up for our Tagged to Teach Ag declaration event at National FFA Convention. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot!

2019 National Teach Ag Campaign Intern Position Announcement
The intern position will start in May 2019 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until May 2020. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the 2019 summer.  The remainder of the internship will be done remotely at a site mutually agreed upon by the intern and the NTAC. Click here for more information and to apply by December 2nd. 

October News & Views
Get ready for National FFA Convention! Find out all the ways you can join us in Indy & check out some great resources and giveaways while you are there. All this & more in the October edition of News & Views.

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

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. This week, Dr. Lora attempts a procedure she has never practiced before, to clear a urinary tract, as the pet’s anxious owners count the hours in the clinic waiting room. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
What is a Saddle Stone?
I returned to the States (as we are known in England) yesterday, after spending eight days there. My trip to England was both personal and business related.  I visited my daughter and her family, but also spent time with faculty and students at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU), so I could learn more about English agriculture and education, and perhaps they might possibly learn something from me.  Read more.

FFA

Blue Room Update
We’re only nine days from the beginning of the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo and our inaugural Blue Room experience! Today, we will share presentation topics and booth descriptions for each Blue Room session. Take a look at the Blue Room webpage that evening to check out the latest updates. Top technology and agriculture companies have announced their partnerships with the National FFA to bring The Blue Room to life. Read more about the experience on FFA.org

Get Your Learn on at National Convention
Are you attending National FFA Convention & Expo? Be sure to check out the teacher professional development workshops in rooms 140-142 at the Indiana Convention Center!  Click here to access the schedule. Attend a teacher workshop and be entered into a drawing for a ShopFFA gift card, and receive professional development documentation.

Tour the National FFA Center 
While visiting our city during the National FFA Convention & Expo, be sure to stop by the National FFA Center—located at 6060 FFA Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46278—for a self-guided tour. Items of interest include the FFA Gardens, the Past National Officer Gallery and FFA memorabilia in the Hall of Achievement. Visit FFA.org for driving directions and additional tour information, or pick up a map at registration. No vehicle to get to the center? Take the IndyGo bus line Route 37 to the Traders Point Shopping Mall and walk over to the National FFA Center.

The center will be open for tours:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, Noon - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Convention Judges Still Needed
The National FFA Awards and Recognition team is searching for judges at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in the following areas:

  • National FFA Agriscience Fair – Indiana Convention Center, Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • National Chapter – Indiana Convention Center, Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Agricultural Proficiency Awards – Indiana Convention Center, Thursday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

If you have already registered to judge, email judges@ffa.org with your area(s) of interest, and we will add the info to your existing registration. If you have not registered, click here. Registration closes on Monday, Oct. 15, at 9 p.m. EDT.

SAE Video of the Week: Agricultural Communications
Do you have students interested in a career in agricultural communications? Watch this SAE video that features Corvallis FFA member Emily Seifert from Montana, whowrites posts for the ag-based blog, Raised in a Barn. Her blog posts are also hosted on her chapter’s website. Remember, you can watch more SAE videos in our SAE Video Library.

Forever Blue Member Benefits
As a clarification from last week, our Forever Blue Benefits program is for FFA Alumni members. You can 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. You can also use the code NFFA1928 in the travel section to receive a $50 travel credit. Contact alumni@ffa.org if you have questions.

2019-20 State Officer Programs Facilitator Posting Now Open
Do you enjoy facilitating and training new state officer teams? Consider applying to be a part of our facilitation staff for 2019-20 state FFA officers. Staff members will travel the country and facilitate Base Camp and Checkpoint experiences, helping to educate and prepare state officers throughout their year. To access information— including frequently asked questions, compensation and job requirements—or to apply, visit our job post. You must be 21 by March 15, 2019, to be eligible. Applications are due by Nov. 5, 2018. Email stateofficers@ffa.org if you have questions.

National FFA Convention & Expo Educators’ Guide
Teachers: Are you looking for an educational resource related to the national convention and expo? Our education team has just what you need. Check out the new National FFA Convention & Expo Educators' Guide. This free classroom resource is for advisors who bring students to the national convention and expo, or have students remain at school during the event. The guide also includes a follow-up component for use after convention.

2019 WLC Positions Now Open
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn lifelong career skills — all while working in Washington D.C.? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator! Applications for positions on the 2019 Washington Leadership Conference staff are open now and close Nov. 16, 2018. We are hiring conference facilitators, a conference director and an adult program coordinator. If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. Please note that if hired for this position, staff would be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference. Should you have questions, contact wlc@ffa.org.

2018-19 SAE Grants
Thanks to great sponsors, the National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that 148 SAE Grants of $1,000 each are available this year to help current FFA members in grades 7-12 start or expand an SAE. Some grants provide an additional $1,000 to the FFA chapter of the recipient. The online application is available through the SAE Grants webpage or anywhere you can access the online Application Center. CLICK HERE for a complete step-by-step guide to accessing the SAE Grant application. CLICK HERE for the SAE Grants flyer. All applications must be submitted online before 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov 15, 2018.

FFA Alumni

Join Nutrien Ag Solutions at Convention to Learn About the Giveback Program
People thought it would be crazy to give $100,000 away in grant money, but Nutrien Ag Solutions thought it’d be crazy not to. Through two grant cycles, they’ve awarded 14 FFA chapters, and they’re just getting started. See all of the good the Give Back to Your Roots program is doing while you’re at the National FFA Convention & Expo by visiting booth 2242 in the expo,  joining us Thursday morning starting at 7:30 a.m. in Alumni Central for coffee and rolls, and talking with us over snacks before the annual Alumni and Supporters meeting on Friday! Visit https://radiateroots.ag/ for more information.

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

Visit the CASE Booth at National FFA Convention!
CASE will be located at booth #4627 in Teacher’s World. You can check out the most up-to-date listing of 2019 CASE Institute dates and locations while at the booth. Visit the CASE booth to learn about current and upcoming courses, CASE Online, Lead Teacher opportunities for 2019, and much more! 

CASE certified teachers who visit the booth will receive a CASE window cling and 2019 CASE Institute pocket schedule, while supplies last! Teachers can participate in a soil exchange by trading gallon size bags of soil with other teachers across the country. Be sure to connect with CASE affiliate institutions, sponsors, and partners who will be recognized across the FFA Expo with special banners.

Advance CTE

2019 Excellence in Action Awards
Do you think you have one of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in the nation? Apply for the 2019 Excellence in Action award to showcase the amazing work of your learners, instructors, and faculty at the national level.

In its sixth year, this award honors programs of study across the 16 Career Clusters® that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success. Apply Today.

CAST

The gardener has a different look nowadays.

Friday, October 12, 2018: Ag events and awards take center stage this month, another hurricane affects agriculture, high-tech methods aid food production, and pigs can’t yet fly, but they can swim. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

October 8, 2018

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

2018

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, organizing, and delivering initiatives primarily related to cooperative education content and agricultural educators. The position is funded as part of a three-year commitment by the CHS Foundation, to increase youth and teacher awareness of cooperatives. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Tagged to Teach Ag! Declaration Signing Event at National FFA Convention
Calling all seniors and transfer agricultural education majors. Are you committed to becoming an agriculture teacher? Sign-up for our Tagged to Teach Ag declaration event at National FFA Convention. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot!

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

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. This week,  Dr. Travis Henry and Dr. Molly Rice transport their ambulatory equine dental trailer from their clinic in Wisconsin, to CJ's ranch in Illinois to check on Legacy, an elderly mare due for a six-month checkup. Click here to watch the video.

Friday Footnotes
The Green Hand
Many years ago I was observing a student teacher in a rural high school in Indiana. In between classes, I was perusing the books on the bookshelf when a book, The Green Hand, caught my attention. I had never seen or heard of this book, and that was after having studied at three different universities and receiving three degrees in agricultural education. Read more.

FFA

National FFA Convention & Expo Educators’ Guide
Teachers: Are you looking for an educational resource related to the national convention and expo? Our education team has just what you need. Check out the new National FFA Convention & Expo Educators' Guide. This free classroom resource is for advisors who bring students to the national convention and expo or have students remain at school during the event. The guide also includes a follow-up component for use after convention.

2019 WLC Positions Now Open
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn lifelong career skills — all while working in Washington D.C.? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator! Applications for positions on the 2019 Washington Leadership Conference staff are open now and close Nov. 16, 2018. We are hiring conference facilitators, a conference director, and an adult program coordinator. If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. Please note that if hired for this position, staff would be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference. Should you have questions, contact wlc@ffa.org.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Hosting a service event around the holidays? Planning a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event? Now is the time to apply for a Day of Service Mini-Grant! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis on the first of each month. To learn more about the Day of Service Mini-Grant, visit the Living to Serve Grants website at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.

FFA Alumni

Forever Blue Member Benefits
National FFA is excited to share our new Forever Blue Member Benefits. We have partnered with Access to provide our Alumni members with North America’s largest discount network. Take advantage of savings on hotels, car rentals, condos and resorts. As a bonus, you can make the most of your benefits every day by using your Forever Blue Benefits for savings on thousands of restaurants, retailers, entertainment and more. 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. You can also use the code NFFA1928 in the travel section to receive a $50 travel credit. Contact alumni@ffa.org if you have questions.

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

Visit the CASE Booth at National FFA Convention!
CASE will be located at booth #4627 in Teacher’s World. You can check out the most up-to-date listing of 2019 CASE Institute dates and locations while at the booth. Visit the CASE booth to learn about current and upcoming courses, CASE Online, Lead Teacher opportunities for 2019, and much more! 

CASE certified teachers who visit the booth will receive a CASE window cling and 2019 CASE Institute pocket schedule, while supplies last! Teachers can participate in a soil exchange by trading gallon size bags of soil with other teachers across the country. Be sure to connect with CASE affiliate institutions, sponsors, and partners who will be recognized across the FFA Expo with special banners.

Advance CTE

2019 Excellence in Action Awards
Do you think you have one of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in the nation? Apply for the 2019 Excellence in Action award to showcase the amazing work of your learners, instructors, and faculty at the national level.

In its sixth year, this award honors programs of study across the 16 Career Clusters® that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success. Apply Today.

CAST

Why did the chicken cross the road—with boots on?

Friday, October 5, 2018: Food waste reduction comes in many forms, a new trade deal affects agriculture, and a dog becomes best friends with a koala--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 
Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

October 1, 2018

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

2018

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

SAE Renewal Taskforce
The SAE Renewal taskforce of the National Council is pleased to announce the release of the final set of resources for the SAE for All program. Independent Learning Guides and an online course for delivery of these guides are now available on the SAE page of the National Council for Agricultural Education at https://thecouncil.ffa.org/sae/.    

Independent Learning Guides are now available for each level of Foundational SAE, as well as each type of Immersion SAE. These guides can be used in class to walk students through activities designed for each SAE component, or can be assigned for out of class work by students. The online course platform contains all eight of the guides along with introductory videos, which can be used for delivery of the content in a paperless format. Take a look at the latest tools for implementing SAE in your program.

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, organizing and delivering initiatives primarily related to cooperative education content and agricultural educators. The position is funded as part of a three-year commitment by the CHS Foundation, to increase youth and teacher awareness of cooperatives. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

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. This week, Dr. Peck oversees a calf delivery on her family farm in northern New York state. Follow this link to view the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The Women's Land Army
The 50th anniversary of having females in the FFA is on the horizon (2019). The women in the FFA have proven they belong. The fight for female membership in the FFA, contrary to conventional wisdom, did not start in the 1960s, but actually started in the 1930s, with the delegates at the FFA Convention going behind closed doors to discuss the “Massachusetts Situation.” Click here to read more.  

FFA

2019 WLC Positions Now Open
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn lifelong career skills — all while working in Washington D.C.? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator! Applications for positions on the 2019 Washington Leadership Conference staff are open now and close Nov. 16, 2018. We are hiring conference facilitators, a conference director and an adult program coordinator. If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. Please note that if hired for this position, staff would be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference. Should you have questions, contact wlc@ffa.org.

Teacher Town Hall Is This Tuesday
National FFA CEO Mark Poeschl will host his first monthly Teacher Town Hall teleconference tomorrow, from 6 - 7 p.m. EDT. Topics will include the National FFA Charter, the National FFA Constitution and Bylaws, and an update on our strategic planning. This is a great time to ask about anything on these topics, so come prepared with questions. Call 1-240-454-0879 or use this Webex linkand enter the access code 735 291 641. YhRhf6b* is the password.

And, mark your calendars now for the next two town halls: Wed. Nov. 7, 2018, 6  - 7 p.m. and Wed. Jan. 9, 2019, 6  - 7 p.m.

2018-19 SAE Grants
Thanks to great sponsors, the National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that 148 SAE Grants of $1,000 each are available this year to help current FFA members in grades 7-12 start or expand an SAE. Some grants provide an additional $1,000 to the FFA chapter of the recipient. The online application is available through the SAE Grants webpage, or anywhere you can access the online Application Center. CLICK HERE for a complete step-by-step guide to accessing the SAE Grant application. CLICK HERE for the SAE Grants flyer. All applications must be submitted online before 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov 15, 2018.

FFA Alumni

Mentor Program Opportunity
Do you have students that are interested in the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Mentor Program? Click herefor more information or email alumni@ffa.org.  

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

CAST

Using virtual reality to test perceptions of food.

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018: New research about food waste, international ag trade, food taste perceptions, and two articles from the world of bears--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

September 24, 2018

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

2018

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

SAE Renewal Taskforce
The SAE Renewal taskforce of the National Council is pleased to announce the release of the final set of resources for the SAE for All program. Independent Learning Guides and an online course for delivery of these guides are now available on the SAE page of the National Council for Agricultural Education at https://thecouncil.ffa.org/sae/.    

Independent Learning Guides are now available for each level of Foundational SAE, as well as each type of Immersion SAE. These guides can be used in class to walk students through activities designed for each SAE component, or can be assigned for out of class work by students. The online course platform contains all eight of the guides along with introductory videos, which can be used for delivery of the content in a paperless format. Take a look at the latest tools for implementing SAE in your program.

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE

National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program Applications DUE TODAY!
NAPTP is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation. This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive, hands-on agriscience training program at the 2018 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student teaching experience, as well as when they enter the teaching profession. Click here for more information and to apply by today, September 24th!   

Position Announcement: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, organizing and delivering initiatives primarily related to cooperative education content and agricultural educators. The position is funded as part of a three-year commitment by the CHS Foundation to increase youth and teacher awareness of cooperatives. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level.
The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite,however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

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. This week, Dr. Noel Garbes, of Illinois, checks the herd at Ness Farms. "Today, animal welfare is huge," says Dr. Garbes, who grew up on his family hog farm in Iowa and has always loved working with animals. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The Wise Owl Club
For over a century, secondary agricultural education programs have offered hands-on instruction in agricultural mechanics. These courses often involved work in an agricultural mechanics laboratory, developing skills in welding, metal fabrication, woodworking, electricity, concrete, etc. Click here to read more.

5 Quick Facts about Agriculture 
Plus a free infographic
It’s more important than ever to promote agriculture programs to our youth. Here are 5 reasons why: https://www.realityworks.com/blog/5-interesting-facts-all-about-agriculture/

FFA

2019 WLC Positions Now Open
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization, and learn lifelong career skills — all while working in Washington D.C.? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator! Applications for positions on the 2019 Washington Leadership Conference staff are open now and close Nov. 16, 2018. We are hiring conference facilitators, a conference director, and an adult program coordinator. If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. Please note that if hired for this position, staff would be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference. Should you have questions, contact wlc@ffa.org.

AgExplorer’s Newest Virtual Field Trip
Mark your calendars now for the next AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip! The National FFA Organization and Discovery Education will broadcast live from Tractor Supply Company’s Merchandising Innovation Center in Nashville, Tenn. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. EDT and give your students an inside look into the world of agriculture and the careers that develop, market, distribute and provide the products you use every day. Students will see a variety of highly skilled careers involved in consumer product marketing and sales and also learn about key economic concepts—such as supply and demand and prices and profits—and observe how these function in a market economy. To register, visit AgExplorer.com. Teachers can download the free, standards-aligned companion educator guide to help engage students in the virtual field trip. Be sure to join our Twitter Chat during the virtual field trip by following @NationalFFA and @DiscoveryEd and using #AgExplorerVFT.

2018-19 SAE Grants
Thanks to great sponsors, the National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that 148 SAE Grants of $1,000 each are available this year to help current FFA members in grades 7-12 start or expand an SAE. Some grants provide an additional $1,000 to the FFA chapter of the recipient. The online application is available through the SAE Grants webpage, or anywhere you can access the online Application Center. CLICK HERE for a complete step-by-step guide to accessing the SAE Grant application. CLICK HERE for the SAE Grants flyer. All applications must be submitted online before 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov 15, 2018.

FFA Alumni

Don’t Forget to Submit Your Leadership Scholarship Report
National FFA Alumni and Supporters distributed $78,800 in leadership scholarships to the local and state levels last year. If your chapter or state received funds, be sure to get your 2017 leadership scholarship report submitted by Oct. 1 to be eligible for 2018 funds. The report form can be found in the Alumni Resources folder in your FFA.org toolbox.

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

CAST

Some heroic and timely animal rescues in the hurricane disaster.

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018: A thousand ways to feed the world, Hurricane Florence affects agriculture, and the Farm Bill stalls. Stories about university research, weird NFL food items, and inventive (irritating!) animals--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.