Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom

AITC Mission

The Arizona Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom Program develops and implements curriculum and programs, aligned to the state learning standards to help students and teachers be successful, while increasing agricultural awareness in K-12 classrooms and beyond.

Latest AITC News

Our Ag Literacy Series Is Back for 2017-2018!
AITC is excited to announce that we will once again be offering our Ag Literacy Series. Be sure to email katieaikins@azfb.org to sign-up your classroom. Remember, the first 550 Kinder - 2nd Grade classes to register for this FREE program get to keep the book for their classroom library!

Life Cycle of a PumpkinOctober 16th - November 3rd
Dr SeussFebruary 19th - March 9th 
Spring (Dairy)April 9th-April 30th
EggsMay 1st - May 18th 
Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Ag Literacy Event

This 30-minute presentation will bring an ag-accurate book to your classroom for students to learn about how a seed becomes a pumpkin. Students will also participate in a hands-on activity to reinforce the concepts learned from the story. The first 550 teachers to sign-up get to keep the book for their classroom library!

Farm Friday Fun with AITC is Back!
This year-long program is once again being offered to K-12th grade teachers across the state. Sign up your class today and learn about a new Arizona commodity each month. Participating classrooms will receive a digital curriculum, which includes facts about the crop of the month, an Arizona Farm profile and a lesson plan that incorporates that month's crop. Teachers will receive the What's in Season Classroom Poster Series (4 posters) and a classroom set of the Arizona Fruits and Veggies Ag Mag when they sign up! Contact Katie Aikins at katieaikins@azfb.org to sign your class up today!

Sign-up for "From Farm to Football" Today. Bring Arizona's $20 billion STEM Industry into your classroom!

In cooperation with Hickman’s Family Farms, and the Arizona Cardinals, we are excited to offer classrooms across the state “From Farm to Football.” Provide your students with an opportunity to hear from #44 Markus Golden and learn about the role agriculture plays in his life on and off the field! Students will also pen pal with Arizona farmers and ranchers each month October – December. Sign-up your classroom today!