Between the Rows
Between the Rows is a monthly newsletter for participating teachers, volunteers, and friends of Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom. 
October 2019
Growing Potential Ag Festival
More than 200 students in Northeast Nebraska gained firsthand knowledge on where their food, fiber, and fuel come from. Learn more about their experience!
Introducing Gus!
Teachers: We want to see how you’re using agriculture in the classroom! 

Meet Gus: We hope you will show him the interesting things you’re doing related to agriculture in your classroom and then share with us what he did while he was with you!

Complete these questions and submit a photo of Gus in your classroom to be entered to win a Book Bundle! Four winners will be drawn on Facebook Live November 1!  
Student Feature
“At the Connecting Chapters training, I learned how important agricultural literacy is. My favorite part of the training was practicing an activity with another FFA chapter.”

Dacota Falk, Johnson-Brock High School Senior 
AgMag - New Issue!
Fourth grade teachers: AgMag should have been delivered! Thirty copies were mailed to every elementary school to the Head Fourth Grade Teacher the week of September 23. 

In the fifth issue, students can learn about the Nebraska Food Connection - the link between their plate and the farm or ranch. Use the Teacher’s Guide to enhance learning with lessons linked to language arts, social studies, and science standards. 
In the News: In tough year for agriculture, Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation builds awareness, support
Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC), a program of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, headed back to school this fall with new, grade-specific lessons and activities for Nebraska teachers. AITC has a long history of creating resources tied to state education standards to assist teachers in connecting students to their source of food, fiber, and fuel – agriculture!
Deadlines Approaching Quickly!
Agricultural Literacy Classroom Grant

Two, $500 competitive grants to support projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and more.

Who Can Apply? PreK-8 teachers 

When is it due? Applications are due October 15.
White-Reinhardt Scholarship

Scholarship to offset travel expenses for attendance at the 2020 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. 

Who Can Apply? Full Time Educators and Volunteers 

When is it due? Applications are due October 15.

Grants that support projects that increase agricultural literacy for grades K-12. Projects that initiate new or expand existing agricultural literacy programs are eligible.

Who Can Apply? County Farm Bureaus

When is it due? Applications are due October 15. 
Ag Pen Pal Program
Classrooms and Farm & Ranch Volunteers: Matches were mailed August 27. Please notify us if you did not receive a packet. 

Farm & Ranch volunteers : The deadline for first letters sent to your classroom was September 30. If you haven’t sent your letter, please get in touch with your classroom soon!

Classrooms : Please send your first letter by October 31. Your farm or ranch volunteer looks forward to your reply!
“The students enjoyed learning about what is involved with getting the food they eat to their tables. They are still talking about the apples they got to put on our class apple tree!” 
-Katie Guenther, Kindergarten Teacher, North American Martyrs Elementary, Lincoln
“Volunteering on the P&E Committee opens doors and provides resources that allow me to share my passion for agricultural literacy and to advocate for agriculture.”
-Hilary Maricle, Promotion & Education Committee Member
Agriculture in the Classroom ® is a program coordinated 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. To learn more or access an electronic version of this publication, visit us at or contact the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation.

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

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