We’re so happy you’ve joined. The Ag Pen Pal Program was created 26 years ago, to provide a face in the agriculture community to Nebraska’s future consumers. Every year this program matches volunteers to help more than 5,000 students understand and appreciate the agriculture around them. Thank you for volunteering your time!
The farm or ranch volunteer sends the first letter in the Ag Pen Pal Program. Please send your first letter by September 30. Farm & ranch volunteers must send letters in September, January, and April.
How to Get Started - Guidebook
Use this guidebook for tips and ideas on how to begin writing to your farm or ranch pen pal. Remember, real world relationships take time to develop and this one will too. Send photos, create a photo book, or send videos to bring agriculture to life for your classroom match!
"When choosing to write to a class one needs to think about the age of the students, if they are from the inner city, or the possibility that they are from a farm or rural area. This makes a difference in how you write."
Click below for more advice from Bruce and Karen Grant.
Your local paper may enjoy the opportunity to report on your participation in the Ag Pen Pal
program. Please feel free to share the good news! Click on the download button to see the sample news release.
Our staff is available to provide further information. If you do receive media coverage, please share with us!