The following teacher resource materials are based on Arkansas’ learning standards as defined in the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks.
Ag-tivities are fun, hands-on activities that you can use to enhance your lessons on agriculture.
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The two-day institute will be hosted for participating teachers by the USDA/Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Poultry Production and Products Safety Research Center in Fayetteville on July 16th & 17th July, 2015 at The Whitaker Center.
20 Science Teachers are selected who are committed to introducing their students to the science of and employment opportunities available to them in Agriculture and who will make use of the USDA/ARS labs in Arkansas as educational resources (Booneville and Fayetteville). There are two foci:
1) The first is to spend about half of the time helping the teachers to learn about the life cycle of the corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) and corn (Zea mays) and sorghum through lecture and hands-on work in the lab and field before they are shown how to grow the insect in the classroom and how to conduct simple experiments.
2) The other half of each institute is devoted to exposing the teachers to the work of some of the research units at the USDA/ARS/Fayetteville Poultry Science labs and from visiting scientists from the USDA/ARS Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center in Booneville, AR.
Benefits to teachers
1) $200 travel stipend
2) Digital microscope
3) 20 hours of Prof. Development credit through TAMU recognized nationally
4) Free materials/links to USDA/ARS labs and scientists/technicians
5) Lunches during 2-day institute
These materials may be ordered from your county Farm Bureau for use in your classroom. Please contact your local county Farm Bureau to order these materials.
AITC Educational Materials
Recommended book list
Looking for accurate books about agriculture? Here is a list of books that offer more accurate information about agriculture. Each listing provides the book title, author, ISBN, age levels best served by the book and a description.
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Webquests take students on an internet journey to learn about different areas of agriculture. Webquests include activities for students to show what they learned on their journey. To see the list of webquests and start the journey, click here.
This bimonthly e-zine has been developed for the busy secondary educator and their students. Each issue features current events, classroom resources, activities, and grant opportunities that enhance standards based on science, applied technology and social studies curricula
To view the current AgroWorld click here.
Students can explore agriculture through virtual tours, test their ag knowledge and learn about agriculture in other states. Enter the zone here.
Ag-Discovery is an outreach program to help students learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness and plant pathology. This 2 week program allows participants ages 12-17 to live on a college campus and learn about agricultural science from university professors, practicing veterinarians and professional working for the U.S. Government. Students chosen to participate in Ag-Discovery will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other group and team building activities. For more information, click here.
2001 National AITC Conference
New York AITC
USA Rice Council
Kentucky Corn Growers
National 4-H Foundation
Janet Hawkins, PhD.
Renee Sager, IL Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts
Susan Miller, Williamson Ag Literacy Coordinator