Throughout the nation, The Farm Bureau Federation implements the Ag in the Classroom program. This program provides teachers and K-12 students’ materials and curriculum in an effort to gain understanding of how their food is produced. The program seeks to work within existing curricula to provide basic information on our nation’s largest industry: agriculture. Wisconsin’s Ag in the Classroom program is carried out by a network of local educators, volunteers and representatives from agricultural organizations and businesses.
During the month of November those who are interested in learning more about the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom initiative can do so at a local informational meeting. Ag in the Classroom information meetings offer an opportunity to learn about the program, contests, resources and activities participants can use to teach about agriculture.
The upcoming information meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom program. There is no charge and no need to register.
2017 meeting dates and locations:
- November 6 – Rochester, Rochester Public Library, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
- November 7 – Prairie du Sac, Ruth Culver Public Library, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
- November 8 – Manitowoc, Manitowoc Public Library, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
- November 9 – Oshkosh, Winnebago County Extension Office, 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
- November 9 – Beaver Dam, Beaver Dam Community Library, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
- November 13 – Eau Claire, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
- November 13 – Cumberland, Thomas St. Angelo Public Library, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
- November 14 – River Falls, River Falls Public Library, 12:00 – 2 p.m.
- November 15 – Merrill, T.B. Scott Free Library, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
- November 15 – Oconto Falls, Oconto Falls Public Library, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
- November 17 – Janesville, Hedberg Public Library, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
- November 20 – Platteville, Platteville Public Library, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
- November 21 – Mauston, Hatch Public Library, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
For more information on the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom program or the informational meeting, contact Darlene Arneson at [email protected], 608.828.5644 or visit bit.ly/Fall_AITC_InfoMeetings2017.