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

Purple Plow Challenge
Are you looking for a unique way to engage your 7th-12th grade students in a real life STEM opportunity? American Farm Bureau's Purple Plow Challenge is your opportunity! This FREE program challenges your students to research a real life issue and work together to create a solution. This year's challenge focuses on pollinators. Register your class HERE. Projects are due May 1, 2019. Teacher and Student Guides, Lessons, and the Grading Rubric can all be found HERE. Winners will receive a 3D Printer!

AITC Opportunities 2018-2019
CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS
Registration is now open for our FREE classroom presentations. To view the complete list click HERE. Contact Tori Summey at torisummey@azfb.org to get on our calendar!

AG LITERACY SERIES for grades K-2
PUMPKINS    October 15th - November 3rd FULL
DR SEUSS      February 11th - March 8th FULL
SPRING          April 1st - April 30th FULL

Although we are fully booked for Ag Literacy Presentations this school year, we have plenty of other resources and presentations available for classrooms. Contact torisummey@azfb.org to sign up!

FARM FRIDAY FUN WITH ARIZONA AGRICULTURE
Learn about where your food comes first hand! Each month classrooms will learn about one of Arizona's agricultural commodities. Through this digital curriculum package, teachers will receive a profile on an Arizona farm family, facts about the commodity of the month, a short video about the month's crop, and a lesson plan. NEW to the program this year, classrooms will receive a Farm Friday Fun Poster and Farmer Stickers to track Arizona Agriculture. Students will each receive a Fruit and Veggie Ag Mag and Arizona Specialty Crop Ag Mag, Be sure to sign-up for this FREE program by completing this FORM.



From Farm to Football Coin Drive Winner 2018:

Ms. Page's 5th grade class at Zuni Hills Elementary School will receive a visit from Arizona Cardinals player, Budda Baker! Together, their class raised $777.94 to fight hunger in their community!

Farm to Football Video Contest Winners:

September: ASU STEM Academy

                       Ms Fraher (5th Grade)

                       See the Video HERE

October: Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary

                       Mrs Belvado and Mrs Peterson (Kindergarten)

                  See the Video HERE

November: Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary

                       Mrs Belvado and Mrs Peterson (Kindergarten)

                  See the Video HERE