Ag In The Classroom
Agriculture In The Classroom is a nationwide program to help students in grades K-12 gain a broad-based knowledge of the food and fiber system. Agriculture is the number one industry in the state and over 400,000 Kentucky jobs are agriculture-related.
Regional Teacher Workshops - For nearly twenty years, Kentucky Farm Bureau has provided educators with a variety of teacher training and professional development opportunities designed to better enable participants to incorporate agriculture into their daily core curriculum. More specifically, teachers learn the value of using agricultural related material to teach Mathematics, Social Studies, English and Science through real life application.
Farm Bureau Volunteers - Assist in planning farm tours and school ag fairs, make classroom presentations and inform you about new ag education programs.
Lesson Plans - Packets of lesson plans (Preschool, K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12) developed around agriculture themes and the six KERA learner goals. Resource topics include food sourcing, consumerism, economics, animal welfare and the environment.
Ag Ambassadors - Be an ag contact for your school! Receive program updates and assist in the distribution of materials to fellow teachers.
Adopt A Classroom - Programs have farm families and other agriculturalists "adopt" classrooms through exchanges of letters, videos, photos, field trips and farmer classroom visits.
Youth Activities - Farm Bureau provides opportunities from county to state levels for young people to compete for scholarships, cash awards and other prizes such as a Congressional Tour through the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth and Variety Contests. Farm Bureau also supports 4-H, FFA, and IFAL (Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders).
Agriculture - Kentucky's Growth Machine
- Farming generates more than $17 billion in economic activity per year in our state.
- Our farmers pay more than $200 million a year in wages and over $50 million in property taxes.
- 65% of Kentucky's land is classified as cropland.
- 98% of our farms are owned by families.
- Kentucky agriculture is diverse: we have 8 farm commodities with annual sales of more than $100 million...tobacco, corn, soybeans, dairy, cattle, hogs, horses, poultry.
- Our farmers spend nearly $2 billion a year for production expenses.
- Over 400,000 Kentucky jobs are agriculture-related.
Education Resources - Check here for a list of agricultural education resources found on the web.
Excellence in Ag Literacy Award - Kentucky Farm Bureau is pleased to announce a new award designed to recognize and reward teachers who excel in their efforts to incorporate agricultural concepts throughout their core academic studies.
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