Between the Rows
Between the Rows is a monthly newsletter for participating teachers, volunteers, and friends of Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom. 
December 2020
Pig Habitats
Learn more about how barns protect pigs with an activity for in-classroom and at-home learners. Share this video and have students complete the accompanying activity. 
Virtual Grower's Gala
The 5th annual Grower’s Gala will be held online December 7 at 6:30 p.m. (CT). Join us for this free, public celebration of agriculture from the comfort of your home! Tune in for program highlights, testimonials, and a tribute to retiring President Steve Nelson. Visit a great online auction to support Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom. Share photos of your supper on our social media for entries into prize drawings.
Purple Plow Challenge: Spring 2021 H2 Grow Challenge
We need food to survive. But food security is a problem around the world, and at home. Students will explore problems of population growth, access to resources, limited space for growing food, and year-round food production. After thoughtful research, students will design, build, and utilize a growing structure that can be used in their location to help maximize food access. 
Get on the Map!
Participate in a race across Nebraska with Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom! From soybeans to pig habitats and beef technology to apple trees, Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom has reimagined classroom learning this school year. Sign up for a Virtual Classroom Visit to get your school on the map! 

Each classroom visit in a county is worth one point. 

The race ends April 30, 2021 – visits must be completed by this date to count as a point!

If your classroom has participated in a classroom visit, and your county has earned 10 points, your classroom will be entered in a prize drawing to be held May 3
  • Twelve classrooms will win an accurate agriculture book!
  • One classroom will win a grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Can you get your county on the map? Share with other teachers to improve your chances to win!
Teacher of the Year - Applications are due Dec. 6
The Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award recognizes a teacher for their interest and integrated efforts to teach students about the importance of agriculture.

The winner of the award receives:
  • A trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference to gain new ideas for their classroom.
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Book Bundle with twelve agriculture books with corresponding literature guides for their classroom.
  • $250 cash prize for use in their classroom.

To apply the teacher must:
  • Applicant must be a full-time teacher currently engaged in integrating agriculture concepts into non-vocational agriculture classroom settings at the kindergarten to 8th grade levels.
  • Past winners are not eligible.

Application deadline is December 6. Apply Today!
Connecting Chapters
FFA Chapters – We have asked you to complete Task Two: Read and Donate a Book by December 18! If you have completed the task, please submit your photo.
Happy Holidays!
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation office will be closed December 24-25 and December 30-January 1. Have a happy holiday season!
Join our Facebook Group!
Join our Facebook group to connect to a community navigating Agriculture in the Classroom resources and Virtual & At-Home Learning. 
Agriculture in the Classroom® is a program coordinated by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization and supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In Nebraska, the Agriculture in the Classroom program is managed by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, whose mission is to engage youth, educators, and the general public to promote an understanding of the vital importance of agriculture in the lives of all Nebraskans.

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