The main goal of any Ag-in-the-Classroom program is to increase agricultural awareness among the students in school. One easy way to accomplish this is through a reading program that introduces agricultural themes using books at their grade level. These books are made available at cost to the county Farm Bureaus to purchase and use in their own local program.
Official application for the Ag Youth Leadership Seminar in July of 2020. Application deadline is Friday, May 22, 2020.
The Arkansas Ag in the Classroom Teacher Award recognizes an outstanding teacher in Arkansas that incorporates agricultural themes into non-agricultural curricula. If you know teachers who use Ag in the Classroom, please encourage them to apply for the award. Teachers can be self-nominated, nominated by fellow teachers, principals or superintendents, or nominated by a county Farm Bureau leader.
The Outdoor Classroom Garden Mini-Grant Program is designed to show that agriculture is an integral part of our everyday environment. Farms, wildlife, forestry, people and cities are all interrelated with agriculture. As most of Arkansas’ wildlife resides on and feeds off of private property, including farms and timberlands, the gardens can demonstrate the connection between agriculture, food, fiber, conservation, wildlife and the urban environment.