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Discover resources for teachers related to agricultural education, including lesson plans, summer workshops, garden grant applications and more, as well as how to donate to Ag in the Classroom or support the program by purchasing the Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Country Classics cookbook.

In 1981, Agriculture in the Classroom was initiated by the current U.S. Secretary of Agriculture John Block to improve “agricultural literacy” among students. Since then, we’ve come a long way, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Today we utilize online resources, county farm days, school garden grants, teacher recognition, professional development and much more to promote agricultural literacy.

Virtual Farm Day Resources

Most counties are unfortunately having to cancel farm days across the state as a result of COVID-19. However, most also still want to share farm and agriculture knowledge with students. These videos are shareable to classrooms so, despite the circumstances, students can still receive a farm day experience.

National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

The National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is an online, searchable and standards-based curriculum map for K-12. The Matrix contextualizes national standards in science, social studies and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards.

 

eLearning Resources

Delivering content online? These free student-ready eLearning content resources are what you need to contextualize science, social studies, and nutrition content with active learning strategies.

 

 

Ag in the Classroom Links

2021 Workshop Schedule

Here are the "tentative" dates for the 2021 workshops: Thursday, June 3 - Johnson City or Tusculum Friday, June 4 - Knoxville Monday, June 7 - Clifton Tuesday,...

Sign Up For Our Teacher Workshop

This workshop is a one-day, informal training seminar. You can select to attend a site that is close to where you live. Some school systems even give up to six hours of in-service credit for participating. The deadline is May 15.

2020 STEM Workshops for Middle School Teachers

The Tennessee Foundation for AITC is hosting a 1-day Science Inservice for middle school teachers this May.

Garden Grant Program

The Tennessee Farm Bureau wants to help teachers present agriculture curriculum to our state's students. We invite you to apply for the grants and...

Ag in the Classroom Golf Tournament

The 2021 Tennessee Farmers Open has been cancelled out of precaution for the health and well-being of our players and supporters. The tournament will...