Ag Education On The Move 2016 Annual Report
The Ag Education on the Move™ program experienced continued momentum and interest in 2016. FFA and Agri-Ready partnerships, along with the Career-Ready Series, provided new audiences and outlets for agriculture education and dialogue. Continued expansion in both urban and rural areas, reached over 180 classrooms and over 4,000 students with STEM activities, agriculture science and education. The hands-on component provides fun and interactive learning. Teachers and administration equally benefit from the program content, and show interest in learning about agriculture.
Agriculture Education on the Move is a ten-week hands-on education program identifying key classroom objectives and state standards primarily in the areas of science, math, reading and writing. Students gain an understanding of today’s agriculture and farm families, through diverse learning experiences.
Participating classrooms have the opportunity to learn about crops, livestock, soil and water conservation, nutrition and agricultural careers. Students engage in agriculture in a fun and exciting way by planting seeds, experimenting with yeast and bread making, creating corn plastic, rock ‘n’ roll ice cream and more. Watch the video below to understand more about what we do, and about how YOU can Get Involved!
Listen to Susan Nossaman, a third grade teacher from Mexico MO. “From a teacher’s perspective, the nice thing about this program is that you have somebody coming into the classroom that’s an expert, in a way that I am not.”