Between the Rows
Between the Rows is a monthly newsletter for participating teachers, volunteers, and friends of Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom. 
February 2021
Celebrate President's Day on February 15!
Check out these accurate agriculture books to help you celebrate President's Day in your classroom!

The accompanying Literature Guides provide discussion guides and writing activities that support learning about presidents and agriculture.
Ag Pen Pal Reminder
Classrooms: It’s time to write a second letter! Please send your second letter to your farm or ranch pen pal by February 28, 2021

Thank you for giving your time and energy to the Ag Pen Pal Program. This program would not be a success without you! 

Have questions? Contact Ashley at or (402) 421-4747. 
Apply for a Scholarship to Attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference!
Deadline quickly approaching!
Thanks to the generosity of Lancaster County Farm Bureau, eight $1,000 scholarships are available for teachers to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom conference. Applications are due February 12, and the conference will be held June 28 – July 1 in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Eligibility: Certified Nebraska kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers currently teaching at a public or private school in Nebraska are encouraged to apply.

For five scholarships, preference will be given to applicants teaching in Lancaster county. For three scholarships, no preference for teaching location.

The application includes three questions - a small time commitment to apply for this professional development opportunity that promises to be valuable and fun!
PD in Your PJ's!
Join Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) for a quick dose of professional development the first Saturday of the month. These casual, cameras-off workshops provide you an opportunity to obtain FREE resources and develop strategies for embedding authentic agriculture examples into standard-aligned curriculum in an interactive way. This opportunity is open to any teacher – you can join one or join all! Reserve your spot to participate today!

  • February 6, 2021 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. (CT) - Lesson Plan Activities 
  • March 6, 2021, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. (CT) Resource Preview: Literature Guides 
Connecting Chapters Reminders
FFA Chapters: Please remember the deadline to reach out to your County Farm Bureau leader was January 31, 2021. If you have been unable to make a connection, please contact Courtney Shreve, director of outreach education, at (402) 421-4461 or
  • Celebrate National FFA Week by completing Task 3: Plan and Lead an AITC activity! Once your activity is complete, submit your photo here.  
  • Tip: Wear your FFA jacket when leading the activity!

County Farm Bureau Leaders: If you have not heard from your FFA chapter, please contact Courtney Shreve, director of outreach education, at (402) 421-4461 or
FFA Advisor of the Year
Do you know an FFA advisor who creates a positive learning community, positive relationships, and goes above and beyond? The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is awarding two FFA advisors who teach in Nebraska with $1,000 awards for their chapters! The winners will be recognized during the Virtual State FFA Convention April 7-9, 2021. Nominations are due March 1. 
County Farm Bureau Resources
To help County Farm Bureau leaders celebrate National Agriculture Week staff from the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation and Nebraska Farm Bureau have compiled a resource kit to make planning, promotion, and celebration easy. 
Race Across Nebraska!
Classrooms are invited to participate in virtual, customized lessons and hands-on activities to get their school on the map!
Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom has reimagined learning for classrooms to participate in grade-specific virtual lessons to learn more about agriculture and bring enhanced learning activities to the classroom. Classroom visit participants are entered into a race with a chance to win a prize!  

Race Details
  • Goal: Earn 10 classroom visits in your county to be entered to win a prize!
  • The race ends April 30, 2021 – your visit must be completed by this date to earn a point. 
  • Each virtual classroom visit in a county is worth one 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, 2021
  • Twelve classrooms will win an accurate agriculture book!
  • One classroom will win a grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Teachers and Volunteers: can you get your school on the map?
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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