Between the Rows
Between the Rows is a monthly newsletter for participating teachers, volunteers, and friends of Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom. 
March 2021
Right This Very Minute with Governor Pete Ricketts
In recognition of National Agriculture Week March 21-27, Governor Pete Ricketts will read an agriculture-themed book to elementary students in a LIVE experience on Monday, March 22 @ 1:00 p.m. (CT). This experience will take place via Zoom, will last approximately 30 minutes, and is LIMITED to the first 100 sign ups.

Sign up to participate in this experience that highlights how agriculture brings food to the table!
Celebrate National Agriculture Week!
Download bookmarks, coloring pages, placemats, and social media posts to celebrate National Agriculture Week March 21-27, 2021!
Ag Pen Pal Reminder
Farmers and Ranchers: It’s time to write a third letter! Please send your third letter to your classroom by March 31, 2021

On behalf of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, thank you for dedicating your time and energy to the Ag Pen Pal Program. This program would not be a success without your dedication and hard work.

Have questions? Contact Ashley at agpenpal@nefb.org or (402) 421-4747. 
PD in Your PJ's!
Join Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom for a quick dose of professional development this Saturday to learn more about AITC Literature Guides! This casual, cameras-off workshop will provide you an opportunity to obtain FREE resources and develop strategies for embedding authentic agriculture examples into language arts standard-aligned curriculum in an interactive way. This opportunity is open to any teacher. Reserve your spot to participate today! 

  • 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 courtneys@nefb.org.

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 courtneys@nefb.org.
White-Reinhardt Community Grants
Plan ahead! Applications for Fall 2021 White-Reinhardt community grants are now open! Grants are offered to county Farm Bureaus in amounts up to $1,000 for agricultural literacy programs for grades K-12. Application deadline is April 15th. 

Idea: Work with your local FFA chapter to submit an idea to bring agricultural literacy to your community!
Calling 2nd Grade Teachers!
Celebrate National Agriculture Week with a Virtual Classroom Visit! Students will learn about one of Nebraska’s top grown commodities and grow their very own corn seed. Experience real-life Nebraska agriculture concepts as the vehicle to teach a science-aligned lesson. Each classroom that participates will receive an engaging virtual visit from a certified Nebraska teacher and an activity kit full of supplies to complete a hands-on activity. 
FREE Family Night in Kearney
“On the Farm” Free Family Fun Night will be hosted March 18, 2021! Enjoy free admission from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Kearney Area Children’s Museum. 

On-going activities from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. include:
  • Make Your Own Ice Cream
  • Plant a Cornhusker Necklace
  • Play Farm Animal Match
  • Be a Seed Explorer
  • Build a Barn
  • Create Farm Art
  • Spin the Farm and Ranch Trivia Wheel

Join us for Specialty Activities at:
  • 6:00 p.m. Farmer Story Time
  • 6:30 p.m. Farm Animal Yoga
  • 7:05 p.m. Prize Drawings (must be present to win!)
Hatching Chicks?
If you’re hatching chicks in the classroom this spring, use the lesson plan, Eggology! In this lesson students will identify how the basic needs of a growing chick are met during egg incubation. Activities include identifying and diagramming the parts of an egg and hatching eggs in class. 
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.

(402) 421-4747 | 5225 South 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68512

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