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2017 Teacher of the Year applications now being accepted

Are you a K-12 Kansas teacher who loves to use agriculture in your classroom curriculum? Would you like to win a trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom conference in 2017? Apply for the Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year award. Learn more> 
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Workshop descriptions now available for Summer Conference!

Agriculture pizza? A live curriculum?! Chemistry and agriculture? All of this and MORE at the KFAC summer conference! Read descriptions>

2016 Bookmark Art winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Bookmark Art contest, "Pollinators Put Food on the Table," have been chosen! These students will be honored at the Bookmark Art and Teacher of the Year celebration in Topeka on March 8th. Read more>

2016 Teacher of the Year wins National Award

Ray Huff, 2016 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year, was recently named one of the recipients of the National Agriculture in the Classroom Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture awards. Read more>

Scholarships offered for Summer Conference

KFAC is accepting applications for the Harold Mertz memorial scholarship for the upcoming summer conference. This scholarship covers the cost of the registration for the conference ($65 value), which includes, snacks, lunch and classroom resources. Completed applications should be submitted to nataliem@ksu.edu by April 1, 2016. Winners will be announced by April 11.
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KFAC now accepting registration for Summer Institutes

Registration is now being accepted for the Wichita and Garden City summer institutes. To register, please email Natalie Anderson at nataliem@ksu.edu.

Conference Registration is now Live!

Click here to register (this will take you to K-State Conference Services Registration site)

Announcing KFAC's "Creating the Best Day Ever" Summer Conference!

We are excited to announce our very first one-day summer conference happening on June 2, 2016 at the Salina Bicentennial Center. This conference is open to Kansas teachers, volunteers and supporters of agriculture in the classroom. Keynote speakers this year include Dr. Monte Selby and the Peterson Farm Brothers! Registration will open January 19th. Visit the conference website for more information.

2015 Annual Report now available

2015 has been full of great events, people and learning all about agriculture. Take a look at our Annual Report for more information! Thank you to our generous donors for funding all of the projects, trainings and resources that we are able to provide each year to Kansas teachers.


New Corn, Soybean and Wheat Lesson Plans available

KFAC has recently updated the Corn Calculations, Growing a Beanie Baby (previously called Beanie Baby) and the Kernel Kids lesson plans. These lesson plans now provide more photos, clearer instructions and are in a user-friendly format!
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Pumpkin Exploration Lesson Plan

KFAC is excited to share the newest version of the Pumpkin Exploration lesson plan! Fall is the perfect time of year for students to learn about pumpkins. This lesson plan is designed for grades three through five and contains three activities, all achieving Kansas educational standards for math, science and english language arts.


KFAC names Kansas principal 2016 Teacher of the Year

We are excited to announce Ray Huff, principal and teacher at Service Valley Charter Academy in Oswego, Kan., has been selected as the 2016 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year. Huff will have the opportunity to travel to the 2016 National Agriculture in the Classroom conference in Phoenix, Ariz. His trip is sponsored by High Plains Journal and AG am in Kansas. Read More

Three teachers were honored with the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Excellence in Teaching award. Read More

New Pollinator resources available

We are excited to offer TWO NEW resources all about pollinators! Our new Kids Connection magazine - A Pollinator Party: Partners in Agriculture, makes a great reader for morning work, homework assignment or reading center piece! Download it free!

Our newest lesson plan, Pollinators, offers two hands-on activities for students to understand the importance of pollinators in food production. This lesson plan follows state education standards for science and language arts. Download it free.








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Important Dates:

May 19: Deadline to register for KFAC Summer Conference

June 2: Creating the Best Day Ever! Summer Conference (click to register) 

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Teacher Feature

The May Teacher Feature is Theresa Farris, former Teacher of the Year recipient and National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture award winner.

"Hands-on learning always presents the opportunity for a teachable moment, which gets me excited because those are the lessons that are student centered." READ MOREĀ»

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Ag Advocate Update

As of May 23, 2016, this is a list of the Ag Advocate Donors. We greatly appreciate your support of KFAC and agricultural education in Kansas. If you're interested in becoming a donor, please download Ag Advocate Donor form.

Annual Report 2015

Take a look at our 2015 Annual Report to learn about KFAC and our wonderful 2015 year!
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