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There were no submissions for this week, which is okay. And, with this being Thanksgiving week, I won't ask for any until the following week. I know we are all looking forward to a few days off.
Spotlight - I have launched the give away on this page. Its for a $10 iTunes gift card. And, the entries are simple, too. Jump on over to this page and enter real quick. You have the opportunity to gain 15 entries!
Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving break.
You will notice across the top, tabs to pages on this website that contain a wealth of information. The contents of each page are detailed below:
Teacher Ideas – This is where the blog is located. You will see different categories listed to the right of the page. Click on the RSS Feed button and get notified each time a new blog or "idea" is posted.
Lesson Plans – You will find banners for companies that provide already made materials to be used in the classroom and several links that will direct you to a multitude of sites containing lesson plans, as well. Plus, you will find a large amount of teacher-contributed lesson plans that have been grouped according to the course they can be used in.
CDE Prep – This page is similar to the “Lesson Plans” page, in that it exhibits banners for companies that sell CDE materials, links to sites that have CDE practice modules and teacher-contributed powerpoints, documents and manuals to be used to train your CDE teams.
Useful Docs – This page has been devoted to Word and PDF documents that you can change and alter to fit your needs. You will find officer applications, student data forms, various agreements and more all on this page. Again, they are divided by categories for faster findings.
Video Clips – YouTube videos relating to agriculture education and FFA will be found here. Since a lot of you may not be able to show YouTube videos at school, I would suggest sending your students to this site to view the videos.
Need A Fundraiser? – This page houses banners and links to use for contacting fundraising companies that work with FFA chapters. Most ag teachers will have a company or two that they have a long-standing relationship with. But, new teachers may not know where to start the fundraising process. And, some teachers may be looking for a change. You will find companies that sell candles, citrus fruit, smokes meat sticks, gourmet food, candy, discount cards and more.
Ag Mags – You will find the listings for various magazine publications that relate to some aspect of the agriculture industry. If you are not already a subscriber to one or more of these, I encourage you to consider some of them for building adding to your classroom and/or chapter library. Some of the subscriptions are even FREE!
Additional Resources – This page features companies, organizations and associations that can offer something unique to your agriculture program. I encourage you to click on the banners and look around their website to see what they can provide. Each one has an educational offering.
Links of Interest – A long list of websites have been compiled that pertain to a variety of topics in the agriculture industry. They have been divided up into major categories to enable you to find what you are looking for faster. Again, if there is a website or two that you use or think might be relevant to this site, please send it to me and I'll post it under the respective heading.
Marketplace - I want you all to know that I strongly encourage you to support the National FFA Supply Center and want you to purchase your FFA-related products and merchandise from Shop FFA. But, I found some different items that might be of interest to a few of you - especially the cookbook and "Blue, Gold, & Ivory" book. To be honest, I hope a lot of you will purchase a few things from this page, as the profits will be used to support FFA-sponsored events in my state and nationally. I will keep the ag teaching community abreast of what I do with the money that is earned. I think that is as fair as I can be.
About Me – This page simply gives you a brief description about me and why I chose to create this website.
Contact Me - Please use this page for any submissions you would like to make to the website. You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to send in your submissions or to make comments. I encourage each of you to send in your ideas for blog-postings and links for websites that you use frequently when your time permits.