Soybean Science Kit Training 2014
The Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom and Wisconsin Soybean Program welcome Fred Henderson, Education Consultant and developer of the Soybean Science Kits, back to Wisconsin to conduct Soybean Science Kit training for teachers and volunteers. The trainings will be held in conjunction with FFA Farm Forum at Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. Trainings will be on Friday, February 21, from 9:30-5:00 and on Saturday, February 22, from 8:00 – 3:30. Room size is limited – only 24 will be able to attend each session so sign up now! No charge for the training due to the support of the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board. Lunch is included. This hands-on training workshop will enable teachers, Ag in the Classroom volunteers, 4-H agents and club leaders and others to become more familiar with the lessons and the opportunities for learning that the Soybean Science Kit offers. There are 74 sponsored kits in the state that are available for teachers, extension, volunteers and home school parents to use in educating students about science and agriculture. Learn more about the kits at www.soybeansciencekit.com.
Summer Ag in the Classroom Training 2013- See what you missed!
Fifteen educators and volunteers joined Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom for an educational experience on June 19-20 in the northeastern part of Wisconsin. Teachers and volunteers toured a variety of agricultural and natural resource spots including 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.
Thirty-one teachers and volunteers attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom workshop on Monday, July 22 in Portage. The event featured a full day of commodity resource sharing, Ag in the Classroom lesson plans and hands-on activities and Soybean Science Kit training. Ag in the Classroom (AITC) is coordinated by Attendees received educational resources, ideas and activities to share with students. Presenters included Angie Horkan, Wisconsin Beef Council; Angie Edge- Wisconsin Dairy Council; Nancy Kavazanjian- Wisconsin Corn Growers Alexandra Klapoetke- Wisconsin FFA; Todd Maahs- Discover Mediaworks; Cheryl Nicholson- Wisconsin Christmas Tree Growers; Tammy Vaassen- Wisconsin Pork Association; and Darlene Arneson- Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom.
Dr. James Graham, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, offered undergraduate and graduate credits for attending the workshop and bus tour.
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.