- Author: Stacey Wills
Resources and Lesson Plans and Farm Tours…OH MY!
FARM SMART had the opportunity to participate in the 2017 California Ag in the Classroom conference in Visalia, CA in July. This was a wonderful opportunity for FARM SMART to share resources and ideas with California educators, as well as gain new ideas and resources to incorporate into FARM SMART programming. Over 200 educators from across California learned about the importance of educating our youth about food and fiber through all subject areas. Agriculture is everywhere and in everything we do! Activities included farm tours, workshops, a farmer panel, hands on activities and free resources centered around agriculture and education.
This conference is open to all educators interested in learning and sharing their knowledge of incorporating agriculture in the classroom. Grants to cover the conference are available to teachers at: https://learnaboutag.org/grants/index.cfm
To learn more about the CA Ag in the Classroom conference and get free lesson plans, visit: https://www.learnaboutag.org
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- Author: Sam Urie
Sep. 19 - FARM SMART hosted 125 beginning agriculture science and FFA students from all over the Imperial Valley as part of the Imperial Section FFA Greehand Conference, designed to foster an interest in agriculture, science, and leadership.
Students were addressed by Dr. Khaled Bali and Dr. Sam Wang who shared experiences and motivated students to choose agriculture and the sciences as a career.
Workshops and a research field tour followed. Students confronted the widespread fear of public speaking in a workshop presented by UCCE employee Shanna Abatti, and learned about regional agriculture through a "Crops of the Valley" workshop and the field tour.
Learn more about the National FFA Organization at www.ffa.org.