MONTHLY AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM
NEWSLETTER FOR EDUCATORS
FEBRUARY 2019
Classroom Visit Opportunity
Are you interested in hands-on activities that align to Nebraska State Standards? Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom staff provides customized lessons for preschool through sixth grade students to explore learning through the lens of agriculture. Lessons include topics within science, math, and social studies. This opportunity is provided at no cost to your classroom.

To participate, learn more, or view lessons, visit our website or contact Brooke Tempel, education specialist, brooket@nefb.org or (402) 421-4408.
Field Trip Grants
Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation provides grants for classrooms to travel to a working farm or ranch to experience modern-day agriculture in person. Teachers may apply for grants up to $700 to cover transportation and entry fees.
Ag Pen Pal Reminder
Your second letter should be sent by February 28.

Farmer/Rancher Ag Pen Pal volunteers sent their second letter by January 31!

If you have not received your second letter from your Pen Pal, please contact Jenna Sutterfield at foundationforag@nefb.org.
Agventure in the Natural State
National Agriculture in the Classroom will hold three days of workshops showing kindergarten through 12th grade teachers how to use agriculture to teach reading, writing, math, science, and social studies at its annual conference June 18 – 21 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Participation includes a certificate of training representing a maximum of 20 contact hours for continuing education purposes.  

Registration for the conference is now available online. Early registration is $435 until April 15th. 
Free Family Fun Night @ Kearney Children's Museum
Join us at the Kearney Area Children’s Museum on February 21, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. We’ll be exploring all things agriculture in games and activities. Free and open to the public! 
New Book Alert!
George Washington Carver for Kids: His Life and Discoveries by Peggy Thomas examines George Washington Carver’s agricultural scientific discoveries and includes easy-to-implement activities for students. 

The ISBN number is 978-091586403.

Purchase this book and use Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation as your AmazonSmile charity today! 
Journey 2050 Teaches Sustainability
Journey 2050 takes 7th – 12th grade students on a virtual farm simulation that explores world food sustainability. Using an inquiry-based approach, the program encourages students to make decisions as they see their impact on society, the environment, and the economy. 

Students hear from farmers across the globe, and as they interact with them, they learn the role of best management practices in growing food, reducing environmental impacts, and improving social performance through greater access to education, medical care, and community infrastructure. 

If nothing changes before the year 2050, farmers will need to grow 70% more food. How will we meet this challenge?
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Jenna Sutterfield
Program Associate
(402) 421-4747
Courtney Schaardt
Director of Outreach Education
(402) 421-4461
5225 S. 16th Street
Lincoln, NE 68512