Education & Resources

Tennessee Ag in the Classroom

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 Garden Grant Application.

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

Tennesseed Talks FAIR

We have so much to be thankful for this year. The Foundation has concluded another year with growth in participation from teachers, students and donors. We were able to reach 1,178 teachers with AITC materials ... all at no charge to  the schools, teachers or districts! Read our newsletter to find out more!
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Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Workshops

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.

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Grants & Tours

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.

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Teacher Lesson Plans & Resources

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.

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Literacy Library

Your county Farm Bureau office may have an Agricultural Literacy Library. If you would like for a Farm Bureau volunteer to visit your classroom to read a book and/or present an agricultural activity, please contact your county Farm Bureau office.

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Excellence in Teaching

Each year the American Farm Bureau's Foundation for Agriculture offers a competitive scholarship program for teachers to attend the national AITC conference. Learn more about how the Farm Bureau recognizes and awards excellence in teaching.

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Golf Tournament

The Farmers Open Golf Classic is an important fundraiser for the Agriculture in the Classroom program of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation. Held each May and September, the event raises money to pay for grants, workshops, materials and other resources to help teachers provide accurate curriculum about agriculture.

The Tennessee Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom will be hosting the East Tennessee Farmers Open on May 3 at Rarity Bay Championship Golf Course in Vonore and the Tennessee Farmers Open Golf Classic on September 6 at the Windtree Golf Course in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. View complete brochure or register now using our new, convenient online registration.  

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