Fun and informative materials correlated to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards
Awards and Scholarships
AITC Outstanding Teacher
Do you use Agriculture in your classroom? Checkout this award that honors your efforts. Click here to learn more.
The American Farm Bureau’s Ag Foundation sponsors the White-Reinhardt Teacher Scholarships through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education in cooperation with the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee.
The National Ag in the Classroom Conference Educator Scholarship program is to provide travel expense funds to educators employed by a school system to attend the national conference and then use the information gained to expand their outreach to students regarding food, fiber and fuel. Educators employed by a school system and working in grades K-12 who have demonstrated involvement in agricultural literacy program are eligible to apply.
Farm to Table STEM Workshop
The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board partners with Arkansas Ag in the Classroom to present this STEM focused workshop using agriculture. Learn how the science concepts you teach are used every day in agriculture.
Information coming soon!
Ag in the Classroom at Arkansas Tech, Grades 3-6, June 11-12
Come join us for a day and a half of fun lessons, activities and learning on the Arkansas Tech University campus and school farm, and see how the concepts you teach are used every day in Arkansas’ number one industry: Agriculture!
Every lesson has a fun learning activity that you can take back to the classroom. We will cover topics in social studies, ELA, math/economics and science. All curriculum is tied to the Arkansas State Standards, and you will take home a tool kit with lessons, activities and supplemental resources to help you take everything you learn back to the classroom, and a $100 travel stipend.
This workshop is for teachers of all subjects in grades 3-6 and is limited to the first 40 who register. To register, please send an email to email@example.com
Farm to Table STEM Workshop at Arkansas Tech, Grades 7-12 Science, June 13-15
If you teach science in grades 7-12 you will want to join us for two and a half days of fun, interactive learning on the Arkansas Tech University campus and school farm! You will learn how STEM is used every day in Arkansas agriculture through real world examples in the lab and on the farm.
Every lesson uses an activity, and we will cover soils, genetics, the nitrogen cycle, genetic modification, engineering, chemistry and plant science. If you attend this workshop you will receive: a toolkit with lessons, activities, supplemental resources, and supplies; a $200 travel stipend; free housing at Arkansas Tech for two nights and good food.
This workshop involves dirt, animals, plants and fun, and is limited to the first 25 science teachers grades 7-12 who register!
To register for Farm to Table STEM, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Future Scientist Workshops
The Arkansas Ag in the Classroom Program is excited to announce three new workshop opportunities for this summer!
Each year we get limited opportunities to have Dr. Craig Wilson visit our state and lead these workshops. Dr. Wilson has worked and conducted scientific research on multiple continents, and he brings those experiences with him to workshops and your classroom with fun, dynamic and interactive examples. These workshops are conducted in partnership with the USDA/ARS research centers and their scientists that are located in Arkansas. These scientists can be valuable resources for your classroom. If you teach science in grades 4-12, you won’t want to miss this!
Workshops are limited to the first 25 teachers that register.
- Instruction, examples and potential classroom projects with Dr. Craig Wilson that will help you implement NGSS using practices, cross-curricular concepts and core ideas
- Get hands-on instruction and exposure to on-going real world research projects by USDA/ARS scientists utilizing technology in agriculture, animal science, plant science and soil science
- 6 hours of CE credit from Texas A&M College of Science
- A digital microscope for your classroom
- A one-day visit during the coming school year from Dr. Craig Wilson (You and your students will love him!)
June 5th at the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center in Stuttgart, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
June 6th at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center in Little Rock, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
June 18th in Texarkana at Trinity Baptist Church (Joint Workshop with Texas Farm Bureau)
For Texarkana workshop only: please email Andy Guffey at email@example.com for registration information.