Between the Rows
Between the Rows is a monthly newsletter for participating teachers, volunteers, and friends of Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom. 
February 2020
How much does a pig weigh when it's fully grown?
Kids from across Nebraska are getting the opportunity to ask farmers and ranchers a question they have about agriculture. Check out our newest Kids Ask video!
Teacher of the Year Awarded
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation has selected Arlys Cupp for the 2020 Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year honor. The Teacher of the Year is awarded to outstanding teachers that incorporate agriculture into their classroom through innovative ideas and lessons.
Ashley McClinton
(402) 421-4747
Meet Ashley!
Ashley McClinton joined the foundation team as Administrative Coordinator after relocating to Lincoln in November! Ashley was born and raised in the great state of Louisiana but spent the past 10 years in Pittsburgh, PA. She loves spending time with her husband John and two German Shorthaired pups, cooking, watching college football (Geaux Tigers!), and embroidering monograms on everything she owns.

Ashley will facilitate the Ag Pen Pal program, manage logistics for foundation scholarships and awards, and keep the office running smoothly. If you have a question and are not sure who to contact, get in touch with Ashley, and she will point you in the right direction.
Field Trip Grants
Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation provides up to $700 per classroom in grants for classrooms to travel to a working farm or ranch to view modern-day agriculture in person. 

Applications are now open, and awards will be made on a rolling basis until 2019-2020 funding is exhausted. Apply today!
Ag Pen Pal Reminder
Classrooms : Please reply to your pen pal's second letter by February 28. If you did not receive your letter, please get in touch with your farmer or rancher or contact the foundation at agpenpal@nefb.org .

Farm & Ranch volunteers : The deadline for your second letter was January 31. If you haven't sent your letter, please email your teacher to let them know it will be coming. If you have not heard from your classroom, please notify the foundation at agpenpal@nefb.org .
Download Now!
National Agriculture Week is March 22-28, 2020. Now is the time to think about what you can share!

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to provide materials to support your efforts:

Invite your community to join you in celebrating Nebraska agriculture with these free, downloadable files .
Nebraska Department of Agriculture Poster Contest
The annual poster contest is a great way for Nebraska students in grades 1-6 to show what they know about Nebraska agriculture. This year’s theme is “Nebraska Agriculture Brings People Together.” Students can showcase what they think and feel about Nebraska agriculture. Entries must be postmarked by March 2, 2020. 
National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference Scholarships Available
The CHS Foundation is providing scholarships to Pre-K through 12th grade teachers to attend the 2020 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference June 24-26 in Salt Lake City, UT. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2020.
TEACHER FEATURE
Congratulations Matthew!
Matthew Koth, a third grade teacher at Highland Elementary in Omaha and 2017 Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year recipient, has been awarded the White-Reinhardt scholarship from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture . The scholarship is awarded to teachers who show outstanding agricultural literacy efforts. With the scholarship, Matt will be attending the 2020 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Salt Lake City, UT.
CONNECT WITH US!
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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