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17 Posts authored by: Sabrina Shaver

October 7, 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

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (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, 2019.

This is the seventh 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.

Alltech Education Outreach Survey
The purpose of the attached survey from Alltech Education Outreach is to gain an understanding of what teaching subjects and resources Agriculture Educators across the nation would like assistance with. Alltech Education Outreach is developing new classroom resources and needs to see where the most demand is so that we can focus our attention in the areas where we can have the most impact. We would like to hear from teachers and preservice teachers directly on this matter. If you would like more information or to be included in a follow-up email, be sure to include your email address in the survey. Otherwise, we still value your input and wish for you to take the time to fill out our survey. Take the survey here.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Amber Hazel of Worthington, Minnesota, as she drives to visit three farm clients and examine baby calf and piglet patients and discusses how farm animals survive harsh Midwest weather. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
The Founders of the New Farmers of America
In recent Footnotes, we have focused on Henry Groseclose who is considered by many as the key player in the establishment of the Future Farmers of America. It would be appropriate to give the same attention to the two primary co-founders of the New Farmers of America. Can you name them? They are George Washington Owens and Dr. H. O. Sargent. In…Read more here.

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

Fund Your SAE
Help your FFA members apply for a $1,000 SAE Grant to start or expand a supervised agricultural experience. There are 176 grants available this year.  The online-only application is available through the SAE Grants webpage on FFA.org.  The deadline to apply is Nov 15 at 8 p.m. EST.  Encourage your members to apply early. Read an overview of the program requirements

SAE Video of the Week
Jordan Butler and Amari Manago from Clarke Central FFA in Athens, Ga., want to reduce solid waste and help others learn to compost. Their research-based SAE is putting them on the right path. Watch to learn more. 

Help Out at Convention
Go behind the scenes at the National FFA Convention & Expo by volunteering for the Courtesy Corps. Spots are still available assisting with CDE/LDE events, Shop FFA Mega Store, Agriscience Fair, American FFA Degree and even the rodeo.

FFA Alumni

Last Regional Development Conference of the Year
Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The last Regional Development Conference for 2019 will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on November 15-16. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Nov. 3! 

CAST

Piglet the puppy can’t see or hear—but he inspires others to deal with challenges.

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019:  Gene pools and livestock diversity, the red meat issue gets even more confusing, and a pink puppy named Piglet inspires humans and dogs alike--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

September 30, 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

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (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, 2019.

This is the seventh 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.

Alltech Education Outreach Survey
The purpose of the attached survey from Alltech Education Outreach is to gain an understanding of what teaching subjects and resources Agriculture Educators across the nation would like assistance with. Alltech Education Outreach is developing new classroom resources and needs to see where the most demand is so that we can focus our attention in the areas where we can have the most impact. We would like to hear from teachers and preservice teachers directly on this matter. If you would like more information or to be included in a follow-up email, be sure to include your email address in the survey. Otherwise, we still value your input and wish for you to take the time to fill out our survey. Take the survey here.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

 

Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Lynn Loccatelli as she helps re-design a ranch facility where calves are herded to be vaccinated and cows are checked for pregnancy and other health procedures. Watch more here

Friday Footnotes
Thomas Monroe Campbell and the Tuskegee Movable School
Most of us are familiar with the names of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. However, there is another name that belongs with these two and that is Thomas Monroe Campbell. He was the first African-American extension agent in the United States and was responsible for implementing the Tuskegee Movable School. In this Footnote, we…Read more here.  

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

Concert and Rodeo Ticket Sales Update
The new date and time for National FFA Convention & Expo concert and rodeo ticket sales is Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. EDT. You’ll still need to use Ticketmaster-approved payment methods, and quantity limits will remain at 50 tickets per transaction. Refunds from the original canceled sales are processing now and should be complete in the next week. We’re posting all information about these ticket sales at the top of the Entertainment page.

SAE Video of the Week
Watch how FFA member Ethan Shelden from Clarke Central FFA in Georgia uses his creepy, crawly SAE to vermicompost rich soil for growing plants.

2019 IAC Youth Essay Contest
The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) is accepting submissions for its 2019 High School Essay Contest. The contest is open to Native American youth (either enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or tribal descendants living on Indian-owned land) in grades 9-12 during the 2019-20 school year. The finalists will be keynote speakers at the IAC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas and awarded travel scholarships to attend the 2019 IAC Youth Conference in Las Vegas Dec. 9-12, 2019. The deadline to submit essays is Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m. PST. To learn more and to enter, visit here. Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to FFA and learn life-long career skills — while working in D.C.? Consider being a National FFA conference facilitator, director or education coordinator. The applications for these 2020 Washington Leadership Conference positions close Nov. 15. If hired, you will be ineligible to run for national office. Email questions to wlc@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Leadership Scholarship Reports
$72,622 in 2018 leadership scholarships from the National FFA Alumni Life Member investment account were distributed to chapters and states across the country. Any chapter or state that received leadership scholarship funding is required to complete the Leadership Scholarship Report Form by Oct. 1 to be eligible for future scholarships. Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

Last Regional Development Conference of the Year
Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The last Regional Development Conference for 2019 will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on November 15-16. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Nov. 3!  $72,622 in 2018 leadership scholarships from the National FFA Alumni Life Member investment account were distributed to chapters and states across the country. Any chapter or state that received leadership scholarship funding is required to complete the Leadership Scholarship Report Form by Oct. 1 to be eligible for future scholarships. Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

CAST

The agriculture community uses innovation and cooperation to confront climate change and other looming issues.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019:  Ag solutions for global issues, a new UN climate report, progress on trade agreements, and a robot tries out Olympic gymnastics moves--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

September 23, 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

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Last Day for NAPTP Applications! 
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (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 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  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.Applications can be found online and are due Monday, September 23rd.

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (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, 2019.

This is the seventh 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.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

Instructional Materials Now Available from Growth Energy
Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, is providing teachers with 15 days of instruction focused on ethanol and renewable fuels. To access these free instructional materials, including the lesson plan, six activities, PowerPoint, and assessment visit NAAE’s Communities of Practice website at this link. 

 

Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow veterinarian Dr. Lynn Loccatelli as she helps re-design a ranch facility where calves are herded to be vaccinated and cows are checked for pregnancy and other health procedures. Watch more here

Friday Footnotes
The Henry Groseclose FFA Museum
Last week we looked at Henry C. Groseclose, the man. This week we will learn about the museum dedicated to him and the FFA. The Groseclose FFA Museum is located in Ceres, Virginia. This small community had an elementary and high school until 1962 at which time the high school was moved to the town of Bland. In 1991 the elementary school was closed…Read more here

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

Concert and Rodeo Ticket Sales Update
The new date and time for National FFA Convention & Expo concert and rodeo ticket sales is Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. EDT. You’ll still need to use Ticketmaster-approved payment methods, and quantity limits will remain at 50 tickets per transaction. Refunds from the original canceled sales are processing now and should be complete in the next week. We’re posting all information about these ticket sales at the top of the Entertainment page.

SAE Video of the Week
Watch how FFA member Ethan Shelden from Clarke Central FFA in Georgia uses his creepy, crawly SAE to vermicompost rich soil for growing plants.

2019 IAC Youth Essay Contest
The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) is accepting submissions for its 2019 High School Essay Contest. The contest is open to Native American youth (either enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or tribal descendants living on Indian-owned land) in grades 9-12 during the 2019-20 school year. The finalists will be keynote speakers at the IAC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas and awarded travel scholarships to attend the 2019 IAC Youth Conference in Las Vegas Dec. 9-12, 2019. The deadline to submit essays is Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m. PST. To learn more and to enter, visit here. Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to FFA and learn life-long career skills — while working in D.C.? Consider being a National FFA conference facilitator, director or education coordinator. The applications for these 2020 Washington Leadership Conference positions close Nov. 15. If hired, you will be ineligible to run for national office. Email questions to wlc@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Leadership Scholarship Reports
$72,622 in 2018 leadership scholarships from the National FFA Alumni Life Member investment account were distributed to chapters and states across the country. Any chapter or state that received leadership scholarship funding is required to complete the Leadership Scholarship Report Form by Oct. 1 to be eligible for future scholarships. Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

CAST

Campus food coming by robot—this and many more university stories this week.

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019:  Trade issues, a look at ag video games, food label issues, and a warning to stop kissing your chickens--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

September 16, 2019

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:

  • Identifying opportunities and resources

  • Providing a forum for thought and direction

  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2019

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Ninth Annual Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Join the live webcast from across the nation, and hear from five ag teachers about why teaching agriculture is the best career ever from 2-2:45. 

Teach Ag Day Commercial Contest
Watch this years Teach Ag Day Commercial Contest videos on why teaching agriculture is so important. The video with the most views on YouTube by Thursday, September 19 will win! Watch the videos here

Applications Open! 
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (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 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  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.Applications can be found online and are due Monday, September 23rd.

Corteva Agriscience™Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (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, 2019.

This is the seventh 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.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

Instructional Materials Now Available from Midwest Row Crop
The National FFA Foundation has partnered with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) to provide teachers with a week-long lesson focused on agriculture conservation practices with support from Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC) members. These agricultural education instructional materials and programmatic deployment comes after a larger marketing campaign in grocery stores focused on connecting consumer purchases to the support of farmers and agricultural education. Click here to access the free instructional materials.  

Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. In this episode of Vets On Call, follow a veterinarian as they find blood-feeding fleas and ticks on pets. Watch how vets can advise on how to keep these blood-feeders off your pet and out of your home. Watch more here.

Friday Footnotes
Who is Henry C. Groseclose?
After I wrote the Friday Footnote a month or so ago about the passing of Mrs. Henry C. Groseclose I realized that the profession now probably knew more about Marie Groseclose than they did about Henry Groseclose, the Father of the FFA. Basically, we teach our…Read more here.

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

FFA

We're Looking for Member-Made Products
Know an FFA member who makes small products as part of their supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project? National FFA would like to give these products as gifts at our events. From pens, cutting boards and backpacks to T-shirts, mugs and lanyards—we’re open to unique ideas (nonperishable, nonfood products only). Email Stephanie Kappus, skappus@ffa.org, to learn more.

Now Available: Convention Educators' Guide
Gearing up for convention? Check out the National FFA Convention & Expo Educators’ Guide. This guide is a great resource for advisors who bring students to the national convention and/or have students remain at school during convention. It even includes a follow-up component for use after convention.

2020 WLC Positions Now Open
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to FFA and learn life-long career skills — while working in D.C.? Consider being a National FFA conference facilitator, director or education coordinator. The applications for these 2020 Washington Leadership Conference positions close Nov. 15. If hired, you will be ineligible to run for national office. Email questions to wlc@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Leadership Scholarship Reports
$72,622 in 2018 leadership scholarships from the National FFA Alumni Life Member investment account were distributed to chapters and states across the country. Any chapter or state that received leadership scholarship funding is required to complete the Leadership Scholarship Report Form by Oct. 1 to be eligible for future scholarships. Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

CAST

What’s in a name? Food labels and ads can lead to consumer confusion.Top groceries in each region of the country- did your favorite store make the list?

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019:  Food label confusion, USDA crop reports, university veterinarian programs, and a sandwich-making dog--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

 

September 9, 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Applications Open! 
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (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 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  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.Applications can be found online and are due Monday, September 23rd.

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, 2019.

This is the seventh 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.

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

Instructional Materials Now Available from Midwest Row Crop
The National FFA Foundation has partnered with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) to provide teachers with a week-long lesson focused on agriculture conservation practices with support from Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC) members. These agricultural education instructional materials and programmatic deployment comes after a larger marketing campaign in grocery stores focused on connecting consumer purchases to the support of farmers and agricultural education. Click here to access the free instructional materials.  

 Ninth Annual Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Join the live webcast from across the nation, and hear from five ag teachers about why teaching agriculture is the best career ever from 2-2:45. 

Are you or someone you know planning to become an agriculture teacher? Check out the Teach Ag kits now available to purchase. Kits are $25.00.Email Andrea Fristoe at afristoe.naae@uky.edu for more information and to order your kit TODAY!

Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. In this episode of Vets On Call, Dr. Pete Ostrum pregnancy-checks on a large dairy farm. Watch the video here.  

Friday Footnotes
Alfred C. True
The Director of the USDA Office of Experiment Stations, A. C. True, was able to use the Hatch Act of 1887 to established agricultural education in public schools. Our guest columnist for this week, Dr. Jim Connors from the University of Idaho, will tell us more about this unsung hero of agricultural education.   Alfred C. True Agricultural…Read more here.

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2020 class of Fellows!  Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge and leadership development!  The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from January December 2020.  More information is available  at www.acteonline.org/fellowship Applications are due September 15.

FFA

We're Looking for Member-Made Products
Know an FFA member who makes small products as part of their supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project? National FFA would like to give these products as gifts at our events. From pens, cutting boards and backpacks to T-shirts, mugs and lanyards—we’re open to unique ideas (nonperishable, nonfood products only). Email Stephanie Kappus, skappus@ffa.org, to learn more.

SAE Video of the Week
For his SAE, Ja’Kolbie Jones from Clarke Central FFA in Athens, Ga., raises chickens in his backyard. See how his modified chicken coop has set him up for success. 

Last Call for Volunteers to Help at the National FFA Convention & Expo
The National FFA Educational Development and Evaluation Team is looking for collegiate volunteers to help at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo. Access the application to learn more. The deadline to apply is midnight EDT on Sept. 15. 

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences
Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! The next Regional Development Conference will be held in Martin, Tennessee on September 27-28. Registration is open at www.ffa.org/gotordc through Sept. 15! 

CAST

Top groceries in each region of the country- did your favorite store make the list?

 Friday, August 30, 2019:  Farmers hope innovation will help with climate change, trade issues still dominate the headlines, and university programs help students with ag careers. Animal cafés, a snakebuster, and a rhino with an attitude--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

August 26, 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Applications Open!
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (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 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  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.Applications can be found online and are due Monday, September 23rd.

Looking to reinvigorate your career?
Apply for the 2019 NAAE XLR8 national cohort.  Applications are due Monday, September 2nd.  The NAAE XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. The overall goals of this program are to develop experienced teacher leaders who will mentor other teachers in the profession, provide mid-career level specific professional development to participants as well as increase overall longevity and satisfaction of participants with their chosen career of teaching agriculture. To learn more and to apply, visit this link

Register for the Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

Instructional Materials Now Available from Midwest Row Crop
The National FFA Foundation has partnered with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) to provide teachers with a week-long lesson focused on agriculture conservation practices with support from Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC) members. These agricultural education instructional materials and programmatic deployment comes after a larger marketing campaign in grocery stores focused on connecting consumer purchases to the support of farmers and agricultural education. Click here to access the free instructional materials.  

 Ninth Annual Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day.  

Communities of Practice Highlights

 

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. In this episode of Vets On Call, swine veterinarian 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. Farmer Ness agrees, "Health is paramount, you need healthy pigs to be successful in business." Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
School-Community Canneries 
What happened to all the vegetables that came from the Victory Gardens that we discussed last week? Some of the produce was eaten, sold, or canned at home. However, some of it was processed at a school-community cannery operated by the school’s agricultural department. It is hard to believe, but near the end of World War II there were 3,142…Read more here

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2020 class of Fellows!  Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge and leadership development!  The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from January December 2020.  More information is available  at www.acteonline.org/fellowship Applications are due September 15.

FFA

CDE/LDE News
The CDE/LDE certification deadline is approaching. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline has been extended to Sept. 3. This deadline applies to: 

  • CDE/LDE certifications for all teams with qualifying dates before Sept.1. All team members should be listed. After this date, a team member must be deleted before a new member can be added.
  • The upload for agricultural communications, agricultural issues forum, marketing plan and prepared public speaking. The resume, cover letter and job description uploads for employment skills.

We're also in need of judges. The LDE speaking judges nomination form is linked below. Keep in mind we do not allow coaches or advisors of students to judge in the same event. Speaking Judges Nomination Form.

Get the New FFA Blue 365 Lesson
Check out the latest lesson in the FFA Blue 365 series: Improving Lives – Part 1. These lessons bring innovative technology, science, research and entrepreneurship into the classroom and highlight the innovations and technologies transforming agriculture. 

New 2020 Next Generation Positions Now Open
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn life-long career skills – all while working for a new FFA conference? Consider working as an FFA Next Generation Conference Facilitator. #FFANextGen Conferences are the first of their kind and focus on specific career pathways, and this year will focus on animal systems. Applications close Sept. 3. If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. Note: If you are hired for this position, you will be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference itself. Should you have questions, contact czufelt@ffa.org

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences
Don't miss a free,hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in Oregon and Tennessee are now open at www.ffa.org/gotordc

Grant Application Deadline Approaching 
The last round of National FFA Alumni and Supporters 2019 grant applications are due Sept. 3! Grant applications are available at www.ffa.org/alumnigrants. Legacy grants, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, give groups up to $500 to start or improve FFA Alumni and Supporters chapters and up to $1,000 to work with students on a partnering project. Give Back to Your Roots grants, sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, give chapters up to $5,000 to help fund student affiliation fees, plant science based projects and other classroom materials.

Be a Part of the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee
The National FFA Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee is seeking applications for representatives from the Central and Western FFA regions. These volunteer positions are three-year terms with paid travel for a training meeting in February, National FFA Convention & Expo and state visits as requested. Advisory committee members have the opportunity to represent more than 500,000 FFA Alumni members as they discuss how to best support students, teachers and the National FFA mission and vision. Applications are due Sept. 3.  Email alumni@ffa.org with any questions. 

CAST

 

Blobology sounds absurd but it has a promising science angle to it.Dogs—and maybe humans also—are at increasing risk from toxic blue-green algae in ponds and lakes. Two global reports focus on water, climate change and agriculture

Friday, August 23, 2019:  Students are ready to “hit the books,” food safety goes high tech, blobology is scientific, and lettuce warn you about the wurst food-pun article yet. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

 

August 19, 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Looking to reinvigorate your career?
The National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (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 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  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.Applications can be found online and are due Monday, September 23rd.

Looking to reinvigorate your career?
Apply for the 2019 NAAE XLR8 national cohort.  Applications are due Monday, September 2nd.  The NAAE XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. The overall goals of this program are to develop experienced teacher leaders who will mentor other teachers in the profession, provide mid-career level specific professional development to participants as well as increase overall longevity and satisfaction of participants with their chosen career of teaching agriculture. To learn more and to apply, visit this link

Register for the Agricultural Business FoundationsBriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

Position Announcement:  Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant 
The NAAE Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant will be expected to have strong oral and written communications, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills; ability to work with diverse people and in teams; self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision; meticulous attention to detail, organization, and punctuality; strong desire to complete work thoroughly and on time; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge and skill using personal computers, standard computer software, database software, and office machines. Follow this link for more information and to apply today. 

Instructional Materials Now Available from Midwest Row Crop
The National FFA Foundation has partnered with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) to provide teachers with a week-long lesson focused on agriculture conservation practices with support from Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC) members. These agricultural education instructional materials and programmatic deployment comes after a larger marketing campaign in grocery stores focused on connecting consumer purchases to the support of farmers and agricultural education. Click here to access the free instructional materials.  

 Ninth Annual Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day.  

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. At Merry Water Farms in Wisconsin, the milk from their 1,300 cows is delivered to Grande Cheese, combined with milk from other local farms and made into mozzarella cheese for pizza stores all over the country. Vets On Call follows Dr. Tom Strause on his weekly appointment at the farm, checking the health of animals in the herd and ultrasounding cows to check for pregnancies. Watch the video here.

Friday Footnotes
School-Community Canneries 
What happened to all the vegetables that came from the Victory Gardens that we discussed last week? Some of the produce was eaten, sold, or canned at home. However, some of it was processed at a school-community cannery operated by the school’s agricultural department. It is hard to believe, but near the end of World War II there were 3,142…Read more here

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2020 class of Fellows!  Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge and leadership development!  The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from January December 2020.  More information is available  at www.acteonline.org/fellowship Applications are due September 15.

FFA

Concerts, Speakers Revealed for National Convention
The 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo is just over two months away! We just announced who will play the exclusive convention concerts and speak on the convention stage. Read all about it on FFA.org

Proficiency Award Finalists Orientation Packets Emailed
Agriculturalists Proficiency Award finalists and their FFA advisors should have received their orientation packets via email. You can also download the packet from the Agricultural Proficiency Awards webpage.

American FFA Degree Candidates Announced 
Congratulations to the 4,353 American FFA Degree recipients. The list of approved 2019 candidates by state is available on the American FFA Degree webpage. A congratulatory email has been sent to all candidates and their FFA advisor(s). You can also download the orientation packet from the American FFA Degree webpage

SAE Video of the Week 
Carlos Garcia, a member of the Clarke Central FFA in Athens, Ga., works with the local community group Young Urban Farmer’s Program for his supervised agricultural experience. Watch this video to see how he puts his new skills—from harvesting produce to marketing—into action.

New 2020 Next Generation Student Application Now Open 
Do you know of an FFA member interested in exploring the Animal Systems Career Pathway in a new and unique way? Look no further! Say hello to the FFA Next Generation Conferences- coming February 20202!

#FFANextGen Conferences are the first of their kind and focus on specific career pathways. These events are designed for high school juniors and seniors who want a hands-on, industry-relevant experiences. Apply and if selected, gain access to new ideas, trends and opportunities and connect directly with industry leaders in the animal systems sector. At the end of the week, leave equipped with a career readiness-plan. 

The application for students is now open and closes Oct. 1, 2019. Questions? Be sure to check out the FAQ on the website. 

Donor Continues to Makes a Difference in FFA Members' Lives
The The Washington Conference Endowment was recently established to provide funds to support and sustain the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) in perpetuity. Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch made this donation in loving memory of both her husband Leroy "Red" Braasch and their daughter Sara Braasch Schmidt. Read the press release.

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences
Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in Alabama, Oregon and Tennessee are now open at www.ffa.org/gotordc

Grant Application Deadline Approaching 
The last round of National FFA Alumni and Supporters 2019 grant applications are due Sept. 3! Grant applications are available at www.ffa.org/alumnigrants. Legacy grants, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, give groups up to $500 to start or improve FFA Alumni and Supporters chapters and up to $1,000 to work with students on a partnering project. Give Back to Your Roots grants, sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, give chapters up to $5,000 to help fund student affiliation fees, plant science based projects and other classroom materials.

Be a Part of the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee 
The last round of National FFA Alumni and Supporters 2019 grant applications are due Sept. 3! Grant applications are available at www.ffa.org/alumnigrants. Legacy grants, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, give groups up to $500 to start or improve FFA Alumni and Supporters chapters and up to $1,000 to work with students on a partnering project. Give Back to Your Roots grants, sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, give chapters up to $5,000 to help fund student affiliation fees, plant science based projects and other classroom materials.

CAST

Dogs—and maybe humans also—are at increasing risk from toxic blue-green algae in ponds and lakes. Two global reports focus on water, climate change and agriculture

Friday, August 16, 2019:  Crop reports, climate change research, student projects, and the therapeutic value of cuddling your cow. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

 

August 12, 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Looking to reinvigorate your career?
Apply for the 2019 NAAE XLR8 national cohort.  Applications are due Monday, September 2nd.  The NAAE XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. The overall goals of this program are to develop experienced teacher leaders who will mentor other teachers in the profession, provide mid-career level specific professional development to participants as well as increase overall longevity and satisfaction of participants with their chosen career of teaching agriculture. To learn more and to apply, visit this link

Register for the Agricultural Business FoundationsBriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

Position Announcement:  Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant 
The NAAE Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant will be expected to have strong oral and written communications, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills; ability to work with diverse people and in teams; self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision; meticulous attention to detail, organization, and punctuality; strong desire to complete work thoroughly and on time; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge and skill using personal computers, standard computer software, database software, and office machines. Follow this link for more information and to apply today. 

Instructional Materials Now Available from Midwest Row Crop
The National FFA Foundation has partnered with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) to provide teachers with a week-long lesson focused on agriculture conservation practices with support from Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC) members. These agricultural education instructional materials and programmatic deployment comes after a larger marketing campaign in grocery stores focused on connecting consumer purchases to the support of farmers and agricultural education. Click here to access the free instructional materials.  

 Ninth Annual Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day.  

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. Learn how to give your dog a monthly check-up at home by following along as veterinarian Dr. Deanna Fuller shows student Camille how to do a basic exam. Weight check, teeth cleaning, checking for strange lumps and bumps plus fleas, ticks and more in this fun, helpful video. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
Victory Gardens 
During World War II FFA and 4-H members grew Victory Gardens. In this Friday Footnote, we will learn more about Victory Gardens. We have a team of North Carolina State students and faculty as guest authors for this Footnote. Emma Cannon (grad student), Victoria Brewer (Chatham County 4-H agent), Dr. Barbara Kirby (Professor) and Dr. Joy Morgan…Read more here

Golden Owl Award Ag Educator of the Year Nominations Now Open
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, sponsor of the Golden Owl Award honoring agriculture educators in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio, is pleased to announce that nominations for the award are now open. Only educators in those four states can be nominated, 26 finalists will be selected to receive $500 in support of their programs. An Ag Educator of the Year will be selected from each of those states, receiving the Golden Owl Award trophy and $3000 to help fund future educational efforts. For more information, check out the Golden Owl Award website.

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2020 class of Fellows!  Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge and leadership development!  The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from January December 2020.  More information is available  at www.acteonline.org/fellowship Applications are due September 15.

FFA

New Middle School Curriculum Resource Now Available 
Needlessons on feeding the world? The Combating Food Insecurity Curriculum, sponsored by the National Turkey Federation, is an engaging middle school-level curriculum that educates students on world hunger and agriculture’s role in finding solutions. 

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences
Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in Alabama, Oregon and Tennessee are now open at www.ffa.org/gotordc

Grant Application Deadline Approaching 
The last round of National FFA Alumni and Supporters 2019 grant applications are due Sept. 3! Grant applications are available at www.ffa.org/alumnigrants. Legacy grants, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, give groups up to $500 to start or improve FFA Alumni and Supporters chapters and up to $1,000 to work with students on a partnering project. Give Back to Your Roots grants, sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, give chapters up to $5,000 to help fund student affiliation fees, plant science based projects and other classroom materials.

Be a Part of the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee 
The last round of National FFA Alumni and Supporters 2019 grant applications are due Sept. 3! Grant applications are available at www.ffa.org/alumnigrants. Legacy grants, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, give groups up to $500 to start or improve FFA Alumni and Supporters chapters and up to $1,000 to work with students on a partnering project. Give Back to Your Roots grants, sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, give chapters up to $5,000 to help fund student affiliation fees, plant science based projects and other classroom materials.

CAST

Two global reports focus on water, climate change and agriculture

Friday, August 9, 2019: Reports about global water and the effects of climate change focus on agricultural practices. Trade, biotech, agvocacy, invasive species, and state fair food--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

August 5, 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Welcome to the 2019 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors
This past week, 18 individuals from across the country traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma to participate in the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy. The participants will be facilitating workshops at the National FFA Convention as well as the NAAE Convention. Now a lifelong agriscience ambassador, these individuals completed 45 hours in professional development over the course of the week while learning new ways to integrate and develop inquiry-based learning in their teaching.

Looking to reinvigorate your career?
Apply for the 2019 NAAE XLR8 national cohort.  Applications are due Monday, September 2nd.  The NAAE XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. The overall goals of this program are to develop experienced teacher leaders who will mentor other teachers in the profession, provide mid-career level specific professional development to participants as well as increase overall longevity and satisfaction of participants with their chosen career of teaching agriculture. To learn more and to apply, visit this link

Position Announcement:  Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant 
The NAAE Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant will be expected to have strong oral and written communications, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills; ability to work with diverse people and in teams; self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision; meticulous attention to detail, organization, and punctuality; strong desire to complete work thoroughly and on time; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge and skill using personal computers, standard computer software, database software, and office machines. Follow this link for more information and to apply today. 

Instructional Materials Now Available from Growth Energy
Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, is providing teachers with 15 days of instruction focused on ethanol and renewable fuels. To access these free instructional materials, including the lesson plan, six activities, PowerPoint, and assessment visit NAAE’s Communities of Practice website at this link. 

National Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day. 

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. Wisconsin is one of the top dairy producing states in the U.S., and Dr. Rob Farruggio is proud to be a part of it, helping to produce fresh milk, ice cream, and cheese. Watch as a veterinarian works to prevent a dairy disease that can infect people. Watch the video here 

Friday Footnotes
When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Verse 2
A few weeks ago the Friday Footnote (7/12/2019) focused on how the GI Bill (officially the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act) enabled World War II veterans to enroll in the Institutional On-Farm Training Program. This was a program where returning veterans took vocational agriculture classes at their local high schools, typically at night. Nearly 700,000 veterans availed themselves of this educational opportunity…Read more 

CASE

Register for the Agricultural Business FoundationsBriefCASE during NAAE Convention
Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE will be offered at NAAE Convention on Tuesday, December 3rd as a pre-conference professional development opportunity. Agricultural Business Foundations is a semester long course that introduces students to business management in agriculture. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve business and employability skills. Additionally, students investigate and develop viable business plans in order to solve local problems. Completing the professional development allows teachers to implement this CASE course. The registration fee is $250 and limited seats are available. Register now at this link.

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2020 class of Fellows!  Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge and leadership development!  The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from January December 2020.  More information is available  at www.acteonline.org/fellowship Applications are due September 15.

FFA

National FFA Convention & Expo Housing Reminder
If you have booked housing within the block for the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo, you have until Monday, Aug. 5, to cancel the reserved room(s) with no penalty. After Aug. 5, any canceled reserved room(s) will incur a one night + tax fee per canceled room. Visit our convention housing webpage for more.  

Calling all WLC Alumni
This year, we celebrate 50 years of the Washington Leadership Conference (or, as some alumni know it, the Washington Conference Program)! You can join the celebration when you"Check In" and tell your Washington Conference story. Spread the word on social media by using #FFAWLC50. In the coming weeks, we will share some exciting news about the future of WLC and how you can connect with your WLC friends. In the meantime, check out this amazing story about one of last year’s WLC participants. 

SAE Video of the Week
Check out Clarke Central FFA sisters Amanda and Elise Ochieng who are working together to create a green space for growing produce at their high school in Athens, Ga. 

2019 Award Finalists Announced
Congratulations to our American StarNational Chapter, agriscience fair and proficiency finalists who will compete at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo this fall. Be sure to visit the news section of FFA.org often to learn more about the finalists and the stories that lead to the arena stage.

A Note from Mark Poeschl
Social media has become a significant part of our lives. Most, if not all of us engage with social media regularly, whether to stay connected to family and friends, keep up on the news, seek assistance for a problem or issue, or to simply be entertained. Some of us are really good at tapping out our thoughts and creating insightful posts as well as responses to posts.  And sometimes, be it in haste, in excitement over the subject matter, or in agitation, we hit “post” on a message that can be misinterpreted or even offensive to some.

I was reminded of that this week when an FFA team member posted a response that a group of teacher educators found to be troubling.  I appreciate the calls and messages that called this out.  I regret when something like this happens and sincerely apologize on behalf of National FFA. I hope it’s clear that the personal opinions of a single employee don’t represent the views and positions of FFA as a whole.  I also believe that our employee meant no offense nor any harm.  Let me just say that I firmly believe that agricultural education is at the very heart of our profession. FFA doesn’t exist without classroom agricultural education, and I trust that my friends at AAAE and NAAE are firmly aware of my commitment to our profession. And we don’t have engaging classroom instruction unless teacher educators are preparing the next generation of classroom teachers.  Teacher educators and classroom instructors, you are our friends and our partners, and we commend you for your efforts on behalf of the entire profession.  We know that you are committed to the success of students, including those that are preparing to teach agriculture, and I, on behalf of everyone at FFA, thank you for your efforts!

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences
Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in New Jersey, Alabama and Oregon are now open and registration for the RDC in Tennessee will open tonight at 6 p.m.! For more information and to register, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.  

 

Grant Application Deadline Approaching 
The last round of National FFA Alumni and Supporters 2019 grant applications are due Sept. 3! Grant applications are available at www.ffa.org/alumnigrants. Legacy grants, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, give groups up to $500 to start or improve FFA Alumni and Supporters chapters and up to $1,000 to work with students on a partnering project. Give Back to Your Roots grants, sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, give chapters up to $5,000 to help fund student affiliation fees, plant science based projects and other classroom materials.

 

CAST

A British farmer uses “madness” and cute animals to go viral on TikTok.

Friday, August 2, 2019: Trade, USDA payments, and ag/science innovation in the news—along with a TikTok farmer, a tweeting tree, and a disturbing survey about your food deliveries. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

July 29, 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

 

NAAE

Welcome to the 2019 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors
This past week, 18 individuals from across the country traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma to participate in the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy. The participants will be facilitating workshops at the National FFA Convention as well as the NAAE Convention. Now a lifelong agriscience ambassador, these individuals completed 45 hours in professional development over the course of the week while learning new ways to integrate and develop inquiry-based learning in their teaching.

Looking to reinvigorate your career?
Apply for the 2019 NAAE XLR8 national cohort.  Applications are due Monday, September 2nd.  The NAAE XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. The overall goals of this program are to develop experienced teacher leaders who will mentor other teachers in the profession, provide mid-career level specific professional development to participants as well as increase overall longevity and satisfaction of participants with their chosen career of teaching agriculture. To learn more and to apply, visit this link

Position Announcement:  Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant 
The NAAE Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant will be expected to have strong oral and written communications, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills; ability to work with diverse people and in teams; self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision; meticulous attention to detail, organization, and punctuality; strong desire to complete work thoroughly and on time; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge and skill using personal computers, standard computer software, database software, and office machines. Follow this link for more information and to apply today. 

Instructional Materials Now Available from Growth Energy
Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, is providing teachers with 15 days of instruction focused on ethanol and renewable fuels. To access these free instructional materials, including the lesson plan, six activities, PowerPoint, and assessment visit NAAE’s Communities of Practice website at this link. 

National Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day. 

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. Dr. Peck oversees a calf delivery on her family farm in Northern New York state. You've seen vets care for your dog or cat, have you seen them care for piglets, calves, pigs and cows? Watch the video here 

Friday Footnotes
The Death of Mrs. Henry Groseclose
Would you be surprised to learn that the wife of Henry Groseclose, the Father of the FFA, passed away three months ago? I certainly was. When you realize that the FFA started in 1928 it is somewhat incongruous that his wife died in 2019, some 91 years after the establishment of the FFA. I wanted to publish this Footnote as soon as I learned of the…Read more 

ACTE

Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2020 class of Fellows!  Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge and leadership development!  The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from January December 2020.  More information is available  at www.acteonline.org/fellowship Applications are due September 15.

FFA

National FFA Convention & Expo Housing Reminder
If you have booked housing within the block for the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo, you have until Monday, Aug. 5, to cancel the reserved room(s) with no penalty. After Aug. 5, any canceled reserved room(s) will incur a one night + tax fee per canceled room. Visit our convention housing webpage for more.  

Calling all WLC Alumni
This year, we celebrate 50 years of the Washington Leadership Conference (or, as some alumni know it, the Washington Conference Program)! You can join the celebration when you"Check In" and tell your Washington Conference story. Spread the word on social media by using #FFAWLC50. In the coming weeks, we will share some exciting news about the future of WLC and how you can connect with your WLC friends. In the meantime, check out this amazing story about one of last year’s WLC participants. 

SAE Video of the Week
Nothing gets wasted on Raymond Pan’s watch. See how this Clarke Central FFA member from Athens, Ga., turned picking up trash at his state convention into a recycling win for his school

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences
Don't miss a free,  hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in New Jersey and Alabama are now open and registration for the RDC in Oregon will open tonight at 6 p.m.! For more information and to register, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.

CAST

Gene editing seems to be everywhere—but is the public ready?

Friday, July 26, 2019:  CRISPR and gene editing techniques affect agriculture and medicine; university programs help farmers and the public; and the viral news includes a hypnotized chicken, a charging bison bull, and an astronaut’s floating peanut butter--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

July 22, 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

 

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

NAAE

Welcome to the 2019 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors

This past week, 18 individuals from across the country traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma to participate in the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy. The participants will be facilitating workshops at the National FFA Convention as well as the NAAE Convention. Now a lifelong agriscience ambassador, these individuals completed 45 hours in professional development over the course of the week while learning new ways to integrate and develop inquiry-based learning in their teaching.

Looking to reinvigorate your career?
Apply for the 2019 NAAE XLR8 national cohort.  Applications are due Monday, September 2nd.  The NAAE XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. The overall goals of this program are to develop experienced teacher leaders who will mentor other teachers in the profession, provide mid-career level specific professional development to participants as well as increase overall longevity and satisfaction of participants with their chosen career of teaching agriculture. To learn more and to apply, visit this link

Position Announcement:  Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant 
The NAAE Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant will be expected to have strong oral and written communications, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills; ability to work with diverse people and in teams; self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision; meticulous attention to detail, organization, and punctuality; strong desire to complete work thoroughly and on time; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge and skill using personal computers, standard computer software, database software, and office machines. Follow this link for more information and to apply today. 

 

Instructional Materials Now Available from Growth Energy
Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, is providing teachers with 15 days of instruction focused on ethanol and renewable fuels. To access these free instructional materials, including the lesson plan, six activities, PowerPoint, and assessment visit NAAE’s Communities of Practice website at this link. 

National Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day.

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. Buyers of young thoroughbreds want to know if the horse they're eyeing can compete as a stakes racehorse and contend for the Kentucky Derby and other world-class races. Watch as Dr. Deb Spike-Pierce of Rood & Riddle in Lexington, Kentucky, makes a living advising buyers of valuable thoroughbreds. Watch the video here

Friday Footnotes
 A Corn Crib in Illinois 
For the past month or so the Friday Footnote has focused on FFA and World War II. We have at least three more Footnotes on that topic to publish, but I have decided to deviate from the publishing schedule and “Rise to a Point of Personal Privilege” and share a recent personal story that you might find to be of interest. It is about the FFA Officer… Click here to read more. 

FFA

A Conversation with Secretary Sonny Perdue
On Thursday morning, July 25, at 8:30 a.m. ET, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will address state FFA officers in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. FFA members can join the event, which will be live streamed, and include a Q&A session with the secretary. Join the conversation

Calling all WLC Alumni
This year, we celebrate 50 years of the Washington Leadership Conference (or, as some alumni know it, the Washington Conference Program)! You can join the celebration when you"Check In" and tell your Washington Conference story. Spread the word on social media by using #FFAWLC50. In the coming weeks, we will share some exciting news about the future of WLC and how you can connect with your WLC friends. In the meantime, check out this amazing story about one of last year’s WLC participants. 

New Curriculum Available: National Turkey Federation 
The Combating Food Insecurity Curriculum, sponsored by the National Turkey Federation, is an engaging middle school-level curriculum on world hunger and agriculture’s role in finding solutions. 

Help Coach the Next Generation of Agriculturists 
Looking  for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn life-long career skills — all while working for a new FFA conference? Be an FFA Next Generation Conference facilitator. #FFANextGen Conferences are the first of their kind and focus on specific career pathways; this year will feature animal systems. Applications for staff are open now and close Sept. 3. Apply now:FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. If hired, staff will be ineligible to run for national office. Check out this link for more. Email questions toczufelt@ffa.org. Combating Food Insecurity Curriculum, sponsored by the National Turkey Federation, is an engaging middle school-level curriculum on world hunger and agriculture’s role in finding solutions.  for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn life-long career skills — all while working for a new FFA conference? Be an FFA Next Generation Conference facilitator. #FFANextGen Conferences are the first of their kind and focus on specific career pathways; this year will feature animal systems. Applications for staff are open now and close Sept. 3. Apply now:FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. If hired, staff will be ineligible to run for national office. Check out this link for more. Email questions toczufelt@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences

Don't miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in Wyoming, New Jersey and Alabama is now open! For more information and to register, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc

CAST

Giant leaps for mankind” in space have affected agricultural innovations on Earth. birds in the news with a French rooster in court and a dancing cockatoo busting moves.

Friday, July 12, 2019:  Meat, plant-based protein, and cell-based burgers still in the headlines. Government programs, university research, agricultural robots, and flamboyant birds--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and TechnologyFriday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

July 15, 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

 

NAAE 

Position Announcement:  Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant 
The NAAE Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant will be expected to have strong oral and written communications, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills; ability to work with diverse people and in teams; self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision; meticulous attention to detail, organization, and punctuality; strong desire to complete work thoroughly and on time; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge and skill using personal computers, standard computer software, database software, and office machines. Follow this link for more information and to apply today. 

Instructional Materials Now Available from Growth Energy
Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, is providing teachers with 15 days of instruction focused on ethanol and renewable fuels. To access these free instructional materials, including the lesson plan, six activities, PowerPoint, and assessment visit NAAE’s Communities of Practice website at this link. 

National Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day. 

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. At Merry Water Farms in Wisconsin, the milk from their 1,300 cows is delivered to Grande Cheese, combined with milk from other local farms and made into mozzarella cheese for pizza stores all over the country. Vets On Call follows Dr. Tom Strause on his weekly appointment at the farm. Watch this episode here

Friday Footnotes
 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Even though the song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" is a Civil War song, it could equally apply to World War II. The return of the veterans who served during World War II had a MAJOR impact on school-based agricultural education and university teacher training programs in agriculture. When people study the history of school-based agricultural... Click here to read more. 

FFA

Last Chance to Apply: Convention Opportunities
Showcase your talent for spreading the news or performing on the stage at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo! The following applications close Monday, July 15:

 

New Educator Resource Now Available 
The FFA and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association lesson plan series provides educators with a comprehensive curriculum resource to teach students about the commercial poultry and egg industries. Lessons are infused with FFA and supervised agricultural experience activities to integrate easily into any agricultural education program. The series also includes a companion guide that students can use to teach elementary students in their communities.

 

Help Coach the Next Generation of Agriculturists
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn life-long career skills — all while working for a new FFA conference? Be an FFA Next Generation Conference facilitator. #FFANextGen Conferences are the first of their kind and focus on specific career pathways; this year will feature animal systems. Applications for staff are open now and close Sept. 3. Apply now: FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. If hired, staff will be ineligible to run for national office. Check out this link for more. Email questions to czufelt@ffa.org.

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences

Don’t miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in Wyoming and New Jersey are now open and the Alabama RDC registration will open tonight at 6 p.m.! For more information and to register, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.

CAST

Flamboyant birds in the news with a French rooster in court and a dancing cockatoo busting moves.

 

Friday, July 12, 2019:  Meat, plant-based protein, and cell-based burgers still in the headlines. Government programs, university research, agricultural robots, and flamboyant birds--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

 

July 8, 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

 

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

 

NAAE 

Position Announcement:  Communications/Marketing Specialist
The NAAE communications/marketing specialist will be expected to have appropriate credentials and experience in communications and marketing, including a working knowledge of writing for the media, preparing computer generated presentations, developing and maintaining websites, marketing membership and merchandise, and using computer software typical in office environments (word processing, desktop publishing, web design and maintenance, database, and spreadsheet). Follow this link for more information and to apply today. 

Position Announcement:  Membership Coordinator/ Program Assistant

The NAAE Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant will be expected to have strong oral and written communications, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills; ability to work with diverse people and in teams; self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision; meticulous attention to detail, organization, and punctuality; strong desire to complete work thoroughly and on time; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge and skill using personal computers, standard computer software, database software, and office machines. Follow this link for more information and to apply today. 

Instructional Materials Now Available from Growth Energy
Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, is providing teachers with 15 days of instruction focused on ethanol and renewable fuels. To access these free instructional materials, including the lesson plan, six activities, PowerPoint, and assessment visit NAAE’s Communities of Practice website at this link. 

National Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day. 

Exchange Opportunity for Students Interested in Agriculture

The Global Youth Village is looking for a 15-18 year old female student, interested in agriculture. The Youth Leadership Program Turkey-US is a great way for students to develop global citizenship skills. With your peers from Turkey, you will look at food production, climate change and careers in agriculture. As a U.S. Youth Ambassador, students become a part of a U.S. Department of State initiative designed to inspire young people in Turkey to seek out and prepare for careers in agriculture in their communities and deepen connections between U.S. and Turkish youth. For more information, follow this link

 

Communities of Practice Highlights

 

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. In this episode, cattle veterinarian Dr. Don Goodman of Texas shows the use of artificial insemination to improve cattle herds for customers who don't own a bull, and teaches a vet student how to perform the procedure. Click here to watch the video.

 

Friday Footnotes
 The FFA Service Flag
Today, July 4, many people are flying their American flags to celebrate American independence. During World War II (and World War I) people often displayed a different type of patriotic flag. It was (and still is) known as a Military Service Flag.   At the 1944 FFA Convention and again at the 1946 FFA Convention there was an unveiling of a... Click here to read more.

FFA

Show Us Your Talent at the Convention and Expo 
Calling all FFA members who want to showcase their talent! Time is running out to apply for this year’s National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent programs. Apply by July 15 at 8 p.m. EDT. Read more about the programs and application process and a former member who went from the convention stage to CMT. Email questions to bct@ffa.org.

Work Behind-the-Scenes at National FFA Convention  & Expo

 

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences

Don’t miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in Minnesota, Wyoming and New Jersey are now open! For more information and to register, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.

CAST

Fireworks arrive early for agriculture with trade talks, tariffs, and policy decisions in the air

Friday, June 21, 2019:  Early fireworks for ag with trade talks, tariffs, and policy decisions. Part two of the food label series, animal welfare updates, and extreme efforts to save snakebite victims--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition .

July 1, 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

 

October 30- Nov. 2
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

December 3-7
NAAE Convention
Anaheim, CA

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

 

NAAE 

Position Announcement:  Communications/Marketing Specialist
The NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist will be expected to have appropriate credentials and experience in communications and marketing, including a working knowledge of writing for the media, preparing computer generated presentations, developing and maintaining websites, marketing membership and merchandise, and using computer software typical in office environments (word processing, desktop publishing, web design and maintenance, database, and spreadsheet). Follow this link for more information and to apply today. 

 

Position Announcement:  Membership Coordinator/ Program Assistant
The NAAE Membership Coordinator/Program Assistant will be expected to have strong oral and written communications, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills; ability to work with diverse people and in teams; self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision; meticulous attention to detail, organization, and punctuality; strong desire to complete work thoroughly and on time; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines; knowledge and skill using personal computers, standard computer software, database software, and office machines. Follow this link for more information and to apply today. 

 

Instructional Materials Now Available from Growth Energy
Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, is providing teachers with 15 days of instruction focused on ethanol and renewable fuels. To access these free instructional materials, including the lesson plan, six activities, PowerPoint, and assessment visit NAAE’s Communities of Practice website at this link. 

 

National Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities. Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day. 

 

Communities of Practice Highlights

 

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks.  In this episode, 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.

 

Friday Footnotes
 The Victory Convention
The FFA Convention of 1946 was a time to celebrate the end of World War II. It was called the Victory Convention. Attendance at the convention was not restricted as it had been during the war years. There were 12,500+ members in attendance (compare that to the 251 who attended the 1945 convention). Cots were set up in an empty warehouse and in... Click here to read more.

 

FFA

Show Us Your Talent at the Convention and Expo
Calling all FFA members who want to showcase their talent! Time is running out to apply for this year’s National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent programs. Apply by July 15 at 8 p.m. EDT. Read more about the programs and application process and a former member who went from the convention stage to CMT. Email questions to bct@ffa.org.

 

See Chapter Success in Action

Looking for inspiration when planning your Program of Activities and ultimately your National Chapter Award application? The redesigned 2018 National FFA Chapter Awards Guide (formerly known as the Chapter Success Guide) is now available online. The guide features the 45 National Chapter Award finalists honored during the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo last October. Read these unique stories of community engagement and chapter accomplishments to inspire your members to better their schools and communities. Teachers and advisors can also use the guide’s planning checklist to get organized; information on project funding opportunities is also included.

 

SAE Video of the Week

Nicole Ford from Seneca FFA in Louisville, KY, has two unique supervised agricultural experiences: working at the Louisville Zoo and making dog treats and toys for the animals at the Humane Society

 

FFA Alumni

Regional Development Conferences

Don’t miss a free, hands-on training opportunity for FFA Alumni members, state leaders, advisors or anyone interested in starting or developing an alumni and supporters chapter! Registration for RDCs in Minnesota, Wyoming and New Jersey are now open! For more information and to register, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc.

CAST

Cutting consumer confusion with part three of our series about misleading food labels.

Friday, June 21, 2019:  Dealing with misleading food labels, coping with continuing weather woes, and wondering whether or not camel milk is a new superfood--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

June 24, 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

September 17
AAAE Western 
Region Conference
Anchorage, AK

September 19
National Teach Ag Day

October 10-12
North Central AAAE Conference
East Lansing, MI

 

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Shaver, NAAE Communications/Marketing Specialist.

 

NAAE 

Position Announcement:  Communications/Marketing Specialist
The NAAE communications/marketing specialist will be expected to have appropriate credentials and experience in communications and marketing, including a working knowledge of writing for the media, preparing computer generated presentations, developing and maintaining websites, marketing membership and merchandise, and using computer software typical in office environments (word processing, desktop publishing, web design and maintenance, database, and spreadsheet). Follow this link for more information and to apply today. 

Instructional Materials Now Available from Growth Energy
Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, is providing teachers with 15 days of instruction focused on ethanol and renewable fuels. To access these free instructional materials, including the lesson plan, six activities, PowerPoint, and assessment visit NAAE’s Communities of Practice website at this link. 

National Teach Ag Day
The ninth annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast was hosted by BASF in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Follow this link to learn more about the 2019 National Teach Ag Day. 

 

Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. In this episode, a horse dentist extracts a fractured tooth. Follow this link to watch the video.

Friday Footnotes
 FFA Conventions During World War II
Many years ago, I was befuddled when I looked at a photo of the National FFA Convention held during 1945. The photo WAS NOT taken in the auditorium in the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium. The caption on the photo said Little Theater. I am familiar with most of the rooms in the KC Municipal Auditorium but could not place the room. I wondered where… ... Click here to read more.

FFA

Teachers: Try This Resource in Your Classroom 
Start class time with these Bell Ringers for the Agricultural Science Classroom. Each bell ringer, segmented by career focus area, now comes in PowerPoint with the answers included.

See Chapter Success in Action
Looking for inspiration when planning your Program of Activities and ultimately your National Chapter Award application? The redesigned 2018 National FFA Chapter Awards Guide (formerly known as the Chapter Success Guide) is now available online. The guide features the 45 National Chapter Award finalists honored during the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo last October. Read these unique stories of community engagement and chapter accomplishments to inspire your members to better their schools and communities. Teachers and advisors can also use the guide’s planning checklist to get organized; information on project funding opportunities is also included.

FFA Alumni

FFA Alumni and Supporters Awards Application Deadline Approaching 
Share your successes by applying for a National FFA Alumni and Supporters Outstanding Achievement, Chapter or State Award! Collegiate chapters will also be recognized through the Outstanding Chapter Award application. All applications are due July 1 and can be found at www.ffa.org/alumniawards.

 

CAST

Fireworks arrive early for agriculture with trade talks, tariffs, and policy decisions in the air

 

Friday, June 21, 2019:  Early fireworks for ag with trade talks, tariffs, and policy decisions. Part two of the food label series, animal welfare updates, and extreme efforts to save snakebite victims--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition .

Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology