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Teacher of the Year attends National Ag in the Classroom conference

MANHATTAN, Kan. - July 15, 2015 - Dianna Deniston, a math coach at Victor Ornelas Elementary School in Garden City, Kan., and the 2015 Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year, recently attended the National Agriculture in the Classroom conference in Louisville, Ky. Deniston attended the "Unbridled Possibilities" conference June 17-19, sponsored by the High Plains Journal and AG am in Kansas.

Deniston and teachers around the country had the opportunity to attend exciting, engaging and interactive workshops and unique tours highlighting the equine industry in Kentucky. READ MORE

 

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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Virtual Dairy Tour available for classrooms everywhere

During state Ag Month, several agriculture groups across the state put together a virtual dairy tour for four 5th grade classes from Williamsburg, Leon and Norton. Students "traveled" virtually to Steve Strickler's dairy farm in Iola, Kan. to learn the ins and outs of a dairy farm. Be sure to check out the dairy lesson plans to accompany this tour!

Bookmark Art Celebration video

Learn the inspiration behind the winner's bookmarks, what agriculture means to them and why it's important.

 

3 New Dairy Lesson Plans available

With help from Wisconsin and California Ag in the Classroom programs, as well as the Midwest Dairy Association, we are excited to offer 3 new Dairy lesson plans. Great for grades 3-5, these lessons provide information on milk's journey from the farm to the glass, as well as how to make several dairy products including butter and ice cream! Go to lessons>>

New! Water Edition of Kids Connection magazine available!

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September 5: Donor Appreciation Tailgate

September 11-20: Kansas State Fair

November 17: KFAC Annual Meeting, Manhattan

 

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Angie Baker is a fourth grade teacher at Bluestem Elemenary in Leon, Kan.

"There are so many reasons to teach ag in a classroom," Baker said. "For me it is an opportunity to have my students learn in a hands-on way. The life skills and responsibilities they learn while taking care of animals or plans are invaluable." READ MOREĀ»

 

Ag Advocate Update

As of July 31, 2015, 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 2014

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