Education & Resources
Tennessee Farm Bureau provides teachers with resources to help them educate their students about agriculture. Ag Literacy enrichment materials are provided through the Tennessee Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. This program offers a variety of classroom supplemental curriculum materials for grades K-12. Also included is an application for our Outdoor Classroom Garden Grant. We have dowloadable activities available that go along with our new Agricultural Literacy Library.
All lesson plans are interdisciplinary in nature as they teach math, science, language, social studies, etc., while using real life examples about agriculture. Details of "hands on" classroom activities and field trip opportunities are given in most of the resources. Download our Teacher Resource Guide for a comprehensive list of materials.
Learn about our summer workshops and informal workshops. And for those of you who participate in Farm Tours, we have grants available for you to utilize to offset some of your costs. Download a Farm Grant Application or a Farm Tour Order Form.
It will be helpful to get your reaction to our resources. We look forward to hearing your comments either through your Ag in the Classroom Teacher Ambassador, farmer volunteer or your school system supervisor.
Thanks again for your interest in Agricultural Literacy.
Education & Resources
Agriculture in the Classroom & Education Resources
We want to introduce you to Tennessee agriculture and show you how easy it is to incorporate the information into your existing classroom curriculum, even if you know nothing about it. By using hands-on activities, you will have an opportunity to share, learn, and gain new ideas from other teachers.
The Tennessee Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom program offers a variety of education opportunities. These opportunities include farm tours, provided by participating members, and financial support through grant programs to help promote agriculture curriculum in the classroom.
Teachers are invited to download lesson plans to teach students about agriculture and the important role this industry plays in the economy and culture of Tennessee. We offer lesson plans in math, science, social studies, language arts, health and more to grades first through middle school.
Additional resources: Teacher Resource Guide, Preschool songs, etc.
The Tennessee Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom will be hosting the East Tennessee Farmers Open Golf Classic on May 7th at Patriot Hills Golf Club, in Jefferson City, Tennessee. View complete brochure or Registration forms can be downloaded here for players and sponsors. The form can be completed using Adobe Acrobat Reader, printed and mailed to the Foundation at P.O. Box 313, Columbia, TN 38401-0313 or or faxed to (931) 388-5818. The form can also be submitted by email. Please email completed form or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Tennessee Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom awards numerous outdoor classroom grants to schools. AITC also performs agricultural workshops with hundreds of attendees across the state of Tennessee. In order to do this, we must rely upon donations and fundraisers such as the Farmers Open Classic. For the Farmers Open to be a success, we need the support of friends like you. Any contributions (cash or gifts) will be recognized at the tournament.