QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER FOR FARM & RANCH VOLUNTEERS
JANUARY 2018
Ag Pen Pal Schedule!

If you're an Ag Pen Pal, your second letter is due by January 31!

Your classrooms will send their second letter by February 28!
Years in the program: Seven
Hometown: Dodge, NE
Type of Farmer: Feedlot and row crops
Ag Pen Pal Feature:
Steve & Joan Ruskamp
Why do you host field trips at your farm?
“The farm visit goes beyond the communication through letters and pictures that started the friendship. Student senses are engaged in the learning process of what we do on our farms. We believe the field trips build positive experiences the students will take into adulthood about how food is raised and the friendship they have with a farm family.” 

Steve and Joan shared their Top 8 Tips for Hosting a Field Trip.
Connecting Chapters - FFA Volunteers
Please complete your Ag Literacy activities prior to May 30, 2018.

Once you have completed your activity, complete this form. Be prepared to answer questions about the classroom you visited, the activity you led, and student knowledge of agriculture. You will also be able to share a photo!
Coming Soon!
Ag Week
National Agriculture Week is March 18 – 24, 2018. Now is the time to think about what you can share with your classroom during that time to promote agriculture. 

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation will be sharing these materials on our website:
  • Bookmarks
  • Placemats
  • Activity Ideas
  • Coloring Pages

Engage with your classroom to celebrate Nebraska Agriculture! More details coming soon…
Agriculture Matters Race!
Are you a runner?

Come run with Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation and the Promotion & Education Committee on February 10 in North Platte!
Farm Fact Friday - Follow Us!
Check out our Facebook page for agricultural facts and events. Search " Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation " and Like us! You'll get updated information about resources available to you.
Becky Koester
Program Associate
(4025) 421-4747
Courtney Schaardt
Director of Outreach Education
(402) 421-4461
5225 S. 16th Street
Lincoln, NE 68512