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

FARM FRIDAY FUN WITH ARIZONA AGRICULTURE

Learn about where your food comes from first hand! Each month students can learn about one of Arizona's agricultural commodities.

Through this digital curriculum package, teachers will receive a monthly email that includes a profile on an Arizona Farm Family, facts about the commodity of the month, a short video about the month's crop, and an accompanying lesson plan. Participating teachers will also receive a classroom set of Fruit and Veggie Ag Mags, Arizona Specialty Crops Ag Mags, What's in Season Posters, Farm Family Profile Stickers, and a poster outline of Arizona's counties to track where each Farm Family is located. To sign up, click HERE.

Growing Garden Grants

Looking to start or continue a garden program at your school? This year, Arizona Farm Bureau's Ag In the Classroom is here to help! Schools can apply for one of two grants depending on their eligibility:

1. School Garden Starter Grants ($2,500) for schools planning to establish a school garden.

2. School Garden Continuation Grants ($1,000) for schools continuing an already existing school garden.

For more information and to apply, please email aitc@azfb.org


2020-2021 Presentation Sign-Ups

Arizona teachers can sign-up for virtual and in-person presentations, curriculum kit deliveries, and other resources for the 2020- 2021 school year by emailing:

Tori Summey at scheduleaitc@azfb.org- Scheduling for Pre-K through middle school.               

Katie Aikins at aitc@azfb.org- Scheduling for high school and adult groups.

Ag Literacy Presentations

Pumpkin Life Cycle- October 26th to October 30th

Arizona Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom's Pumpkin Ag Literacy Event is being being offered to K- 2nd grade classes through an online ONLY platform for the 2020-2021 school year!

We will deliver presentation materials to each school prior to the scheduled meetings in order to ensure students can follow along with us during the interactive activity of building a life cycle bracelet. And YES, teachers will still receive the book for their classroom library!

To be sure that each teacher receives emails regarding the event and materials for their class, we ask that EACH teacher fills out the form HERE individually.  We look forward to working with you and your students again this year!

Dr. Seuss- February 15th to March 5th & Spring (Food Sources)- April 1st to April 30th

Currently, both the Dr. Seuss and Spring Ag Literacy events will run as in-person presentations. However, we are happy to accomodate any classes that are unable to accept visitors in the Spring. Please contact scheduleaitc@azfb.org with questions.

Online Story Time & At Home Activities

Follow along as we read popular agriculture books and complete fun and educational activities from the comfort of your home. Ag In the Classroom has come out with a variety of lessons directly geared towards stories we have available through our Youtube page. Everything is free for families and available with the touch of a button HERE!