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Be Ag-Wise workshops: Registration & KCCRS activities available

The 2015 Be Ag-Wise workshops will be held Feb. 21 in Manhattan and March 14 in Hays. This year's theme is water conservation. Our friends at Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education will be facilitating much of the event. Participants will earn their Project WET certificate and will have the opportunity to earn Professional Development hours. Teachers are encouraged to attend to learn how to incorporate Project WET activities into their curriculum to support the new Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards. Every drop counts! How do you measure up?

 

A+STEM Teacher Workshop Opportunities

KFAC is excited to offer Agriculture + Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (A+STEM) half-day, customizable teacher workshops. Learn how to use agriculture as a teaching tool for STEM curriculum and get your students excited about education with project-based learning! For more information or to schedule an A+STEM workshop for your school district, email us at ksfac@ksu.edu or call (785) 320-4350.

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New Grain Sorghum Lesson Plans Available!

Poptastic and Packing Peanuts Go Green are two new lesson plans available to teachers! These lesson plans meet both math and science standards and are excellent tools for educating students on one of the top crops grown in Kansas.

KFAC Held Successful Annual Meeting

KFAC held their annual meeting on Wed., Nov. 19, at the Kansas Dept. of Agriculture. The meeting began around 10:00 a.m. Board members and friends of KFAC attended, enjoyed a delicious lunch, and learned about how teachers are incorporating Kansas agriculture into their classrooms.


KFAC's Annual Meeting was also highlighted in Grass & Grain, a rural weekly newspaper that is published in Manhattan. Thanks to editor Donna Sullivan for writing the story!

 

KFAC welcomes new Communications Coordinator

We are delighted to announce that Natalie Anderson is the new Communications Coordinator for KFAC! Natalie comes to us from Ohio where she was previously employed with Certified Angus Beef LLC as a Brand Manager. In her role she was responsible for executing marketing and sales initiatives, as well as leading educational trainings. Natalie completed her B.S. at Ohio State in Animal Science and her Master's of Science at K-State in Cattle Reproduction. We are excited to have her on board here at KFAC!

KFAC announces 2015 Teacher of the Year award

Dianna Deniston

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Dianna Deniston, an Instructional Coach at Victor Ornelas Elementary School in Garden City, Kan., was recently named the 2015 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year by the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC).

Get creative with the 2015 Bookmark Art Contest

Grab your crayons and colored pencils and enter the 2015 Bookmark Art Contest! The theme is "Colors of Agriculture" and the deadline to enter is Feb. 3, 2015.

 

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Ag Advocate Update

As of Oct. 31, 2014, this is a list of the Ag Advocate Donors. We greatly appreciate their support of KFAC and agricultural education in Kansas. If you're interested in becoming a donor, please download Ag Advocate Donor form.

Annual Report 2014

Take a look at our 2014 Annual Report to learn about KFAC and our wonderful 2014 year!
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