Join Ag in the Classroom for Summer Training!
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.
For an educational experience on July 8-9, teachers and volunteers can Board the Bus and head to agricultural and natural resource spots. Participants will be visiting various Wisconsin agricultural businesses, farms, processors and industry venues. The tour includes Majestic View Dairy, Ihm Organic Farms, Woolwich Dairy Plant, Vesperman Farms, Wolf Farms, Potosi Brewery, Pleasant View Beef Farms, Gleason Cattle Company, Frontier Servco FS, Ritchie Implement and Cushman’s Greenhouse. A $50 registration fee includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, Tuesday night supper, bus costs, entry fees and snacks. Participants are responsible for their own hotel expenses and additional purchases at venues.
Bus Tour Schedule
A one day classroom training will be held on Wednesday, July 23. Join others for a full day of commodity resource sharing, Ag in the Classroom lesson plans and activities, Soybean Science Kit training, sharing lessons with other teachers, hands-on activities and exploring the UW-River Falls campus. You will leave with many educational resources, ideas and activities to share with students. The cost is $20 which includes lunch, refreshments and materials.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls offers undergraduate and graduate credits for attending the workshops or tours. Please contact Dr. James Graham at 715.425.3555 or James.Graham@uwrf.edu for more information.
All participants will be required to pay the registration fees. Those taking the training for credits will then register and pay tuition fees directly to UW-River Falls. Thank you to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation- Jeanette Poulson Fund for providing sponsorship to help off-set expenses of the training opportunities.
For more information, contact Wendy Kannel, Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, at 608.828.5719 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 AITC Summer Teacher-Volunteer Bus Tour Training Registration Flyer – PDF
2014 AITC Summer Teacher-Volunteer Bus Tour Training Registration Flyer – Word
2014 AITC Summer Teacher-Volunteer Bus Tour Training Registration – Credit Card Payment Form
UW River Falls- Summer Credits AITC 2014
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.