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-6 classrooms and beyond.

Latest AITC News

A special Thank You to all the volunteers reading these next two weeks in the 500 classrooms across the State that signed-up for Dr Seuss Ag Literacy. If you happened to get a picture, please share it with us on our Facebook Page! 

Farm Bureau Insurance Agent, Matthew Schmidbauer, read to 14 classes at his local elementary school. Thank you Matthew!

Winners of the From Farm to Football Coin Drive celebrate with Penny!
Thanks to the hard work of 15 kindergarten students, Trinity Lutheran School was awarded a day with Hickman's Family Farms, The Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom Program. 100 students participated in football drills and honed their skills with Arizona Cardinals Running Back Elijhaa Penny. Ms Haddad's kindergarten class raised $565.01 to fight hunger in their community to help secure the win for their school.

Be sure to participate in the From Farm to Football Coin Drive next year for your school's chance to win this exciting event!

Farm Friday Fun with AITC is Back!
This year-long program is once again being offered to K-6th 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 can also receive the What's in Season Classroom Poster Series (4 posters) when they sign up! Contact Katie Aikins at to sign your class up today!

Earth Day Ag Literacy
It is time to schedule your spot for AITC's Earth Day Ag Literacy Event. The first 500 K-2nd Grade Teachers to sign up for this event get to keep the book for their classroom library! The 30-minute presentation includes a story and a hands-on activity to reinforce concepts learned in the story. The program runs April 17-May 12th. Reserve your spot today by contacting Katie Aikins at Schedule soon, we only have 20 spots remaining!

Sign-up for "From Farm to Football" for the 2017-2018 School Year Today!

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 an Arizona Cardinals Player 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!