Meetings will be held in August for those interested in learning more about Ag in the Classroom activities and educational resources such as Soybean Science Kits. All of these items can be used to teach others about agriculture. The training is open to Ag in the Classroom volunteers, 4-H club leaders and Extension staff, FFA Food for America committee chairs, FFA Alumni, commodity groups, teachers, home school parents and Farm Bureau members.
Meetings in Stevens Point and DeForest will have Soybean Science Kit training. Fred Henderson, who developed the kits, will lead the training. An abbreviated AITC resource update will also be held. The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Program sponsors the promotion and training of the kits.
The Appleton and Eau Claire meetings will offer a variety of hands-on agricultural literacy training for all grade levels. Topics include: agricultural education resources, AITC matching grant and teacher mini-grant information, essay contest topic and lessons, Soybean Science Kits and Book of the Year program.
Dates, times and locations for the meetings include:
Wednesday, Aug. 21, Comfort Suites, 3809 W. Wisconsin Ave, Appleton.
Thursday, Aug. 22, Comfort Suites, 300 Division St. N., Stevens Point.
Friday, Aug. 23, Comfort Inn and Suites, 5025 CTH V, DeForest.
Tuesday, Aug. 27, The Plaza, 1202 West Clairmont Ave., Eau Claire.
There is a $10 charge per participant. Registrations with payments are due Aug. 10. Forms can be downloaded at www.wisagclassroom.org. For more information, contact Darlene Arneson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.828.5719.
Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom program provides teachers and K-12 students with an understanding of how their food is produced. The program seeks to work within existing curricula to provide basic information on our nation's largest industry: agriculture. Wisconsin's Ag in the Classroom program is carried out by a network of local educators, volunteers and representatives from agricultural organizations and businesses. The goal of the program is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies.
Source: Wisconsin Farm Bureau