Teachers and volunteers interested in incorporating agricultural lessons into their K-12 curricula should attend one of the upcoming events held by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program.
June 19-20, teachers and volunteers can Board the Bus on a traveling tour of agricultural and natural resource spots. Originating from the Quality Inn & Suites in Green Bay, participants will tour Seneca Foods, Maple Valley Orchards, Springside Cheese Factory, Hums of Faith Alpaca Farm, Green Bay Farmer’s Market, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy and Country View Farms- Maple Syrup.
The bus leaves from Green Bay.
The registration fee is $50 and includes lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, bus fees, entry fees and snacks. Hotel expenses are not included.
One day of workshops will be held on July 22 in Portage.
This will include a full day of commodity resource sharing, Ag in the Classroom lesson plans and activities, Soybean Science Kit training, hands-on activities and exploring a variety of online resources. You will leave with many educational resources, ideas and activities to share with students. We have confirmed presentations from Wisconsin Beef Council, Wisconsin Dairy Council, Wisconsin Corn Growers, Wisconsin FFA, Discover Mediaworks, Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers, Wisconsin Pork Association and Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom.
The event will be held at Portage’s Comfort Suites on Kinney Road. The registration fee of $20 which includes lunch, refreshments and materials. Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board, Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Jeanette Poulson Fund are all workshop sponsors.
The University of Wisconsin–River Falls offers graduate and undergraduate credits for attending the workshops or tours. Information about the credits can be obtained by contacting Dr. James Graham at 715.425.3555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Ag in the Classroom Conference is an opportunity for volunteers, teachers and staff involved in agricultural literacy to really learn about new resources, share ideas and experiences, and network with others involved in agricultural education. The conference location rotates between the four regions in the National Ag in the Classroom consortium. The 2013 National Conference is hosted by the Central Region and will be held June 25-28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference offers a variety of workshops, mini-workshops, tours and interest approaches for participants to attend. Click here (www.agclassroom.org) to learn more.