Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- February 2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Feb 20, 2018






Totally Acceptable. . . .



  1. To use the Ag Education Discussion Lab on Facebook for tips, ideas, lesson planning and more,
  2. To already be thinking about who you want to send a Teach Ag Kit to as part of his or her graduation present,
  3. To treat yourself with something special in celebration of CTE month,
  4. To encourage your friends and family members to purchase a paper emblem at Tractor Supply Company, in support of the Grants for Growing program,
  5. To check out Owl Pellets: Tips for Ag Teachers for great resources and ideas to use in your classroom!






My Corner of the World


Ag teachers are always on the go, but occasionally get a brief moment to sit down and collect their thoughts. It is at times like these that Nathan McMullen, agriculture teacher at Sleepy Eye Public School in Minnesota, is thankful for a comfortable desk chair.Want Your Picture in NTN???
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Promising Practices





Ag Teacher Hack


This wall has square chain buckets (free from department stores) screwed into it to hold electrical components, peg board for rolls and hanging up our wiring boards. We can use the wall to wire on. The other side has shelves for whatever projects we are currently working on. It has a base and casters so that it can be moved around the shop.

-Trent Van Leuven, Mackay Junior-Senior High School, Idaho
From the Facebook Ag Education Discussion Lab page.

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NAAE Membership Benefits



Communities of Practice Professional Networking SiteWith well over 3,000 members, NAAE's Communities of Practice is a great place to make connections with other agricultural educators from all over the United States. Members post ideas, have discussions, and share tried-and-true techniques for creating a better ag program. Visit Communities of Practice >>





Before You Go. . . .




Apply for a CASE Institute ScholarshipGenerous contributions from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), in partnership with the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), and the CHS Foundation through the National FFA Foundation, are providing partial CASE Institute scholarships.Available partial scholarships include $2,000 to attend Agricultural Power and Technology (APT) or Mechanical Systems in Agriculture (MSA) CASE Institutes provided by the Association of Equipment Manufactures (AEM), in partnership with the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) or $1,500 to attend any CASE Institute provided by the CHS Foundation, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.The deadline to apply is February 28th. Scholarship winners will be contacted in April.To view or complete the 2018 CASE Institute Scholarship Application, visit our website.For the complete CASE Institute schedule, click this link.Please direct questions regarding this scholarship opportunity to Miranda Chaplin, CASE Operations/Outreach Director.




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The National Teach Ag Campaign is a project of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. For more information, visit the Teach Ag website. Funding for the National Teach Ag Campaign is provided by the CHS Foundation, DuPont Pioneer, Growth Energy, and BASF as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.