Summer 2019 Trainings
Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom will offer three summer training opportunities for teachers and volunteers. Attendees will learn to incorporate agricultural concepts into their curricula, network with fellow educators and obtain free resources for students and classrooms. Teachers of all grade levels and subject areas, home school parents, pre-service students and volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Bus Tour- July 15-16
This year’s annual Summer Bus Tour is in Taylor County, July 15-16. The cost is $75 per person and opportunities for credit will be offered. Stops include: Crass Sawmill, Inc.; Medford High School agriculture department and barn; Hemlock Hills Trophy Ranch, LLC (elk); Stone Acres Farm (CSA and pizza); Heil Ginseng Enterprises, Inc.; Riesterer & Schnell John Deere dealership; Peissig’s JTP Robotic Dairy; and Meyer Manufacturing Corp. This tour is perfect for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas, Ag in the Classroom volunteers, UW-Extension and 4-H staff and leaders and others who want to learn about Wisconsin agriculture. The tour is limited to 50 participants. The registration deadline is June 14.
One-day Session- Madison- July 9
This one-day session is on Tuesday, July 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Madison Research Station and O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research & Education Facility on the west side of Madison. The training will begin at the West Madison Research Station and presenters from Wisconsin Beef Council, Wisconsin Pork Association, Discover Mediaworks, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and selection of the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom’s Book of the Year will occur. In the afternoon, the group will travel to the O.J. Noer facility for a tour, observing various types of grasses, hands-on activity, grass identification and soil textural classification, and learning about the new two-year Farm & Industry Short Course turf management program at UW-Madison. The registration deadline is June 30.
One-day Session- Green Bay- July 31
This one-day training is held on Wednesday, July 31, from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay. This training will feature presentations by the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Brown County Dairy Promotions. A tour of the Neville Public Museum and their resources will be part of the afternoon program. There also will be an overview of the resources available through Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom, National Ag in the Classroom and American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The registration deadline is July 15.
Contact Darlene Arneson at [email protected] or 608.828.5644 with questions.