Know & Grow with Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom!
Join us for the Summer Teacher and Volunteer Bus Tour
How often do you get the chance to walk in a cranberry bog? Or see how machinery gets from design to dealer?
Teachers and volunteers should plan to attend the Summer Teacher and Volunteer Bus Tour held by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Ag in the Classroom program. Attendees will learn how to incorporate agricultural concepts into their K-12 curricula, network with fellow educators and obtain free resources available to students and classrooms.
Teachers and volunteers can ‘Board the Bus’ on July 14-15 to Wisconsin farms, processors and agricultural businesses in the Marshfield area. This year’s visits include: Seehafer Farm, Schalow’s Nursery, H & S Manufacturing, Dubay Cranberry Company, Marshfield Ag Research Station, AgSource Laboratories, Mead Wildlife Area and Lonely Oak Farm. A $50 registration fee includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, Tuesday night dinner, bus costs, entry fees and snacks. Participants are responsible for their own hotel expenses and additional purchases at venues.
All participants will be required to pay the registration fees. Other expenses of the training opportunities are covered by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation-Jeanette Poulson Fund.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls offers undergraduate and graduate credits for attending the tour. Please contact Dr. James Graham at 715.425.3555 or James.Graham@uwrf.edu for more information. Those taking the training for credits will register and pay tuition fees directly to UW-River Falls.
For more information contact Wendy Kannel, Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Coordinator at 608.828.5719.
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.