August 2020
Fall 2020 FAITC News & Updates
To say 2020 has been strange and difficult for everyone would probably be an understatement. The 2020-2021 school year is going to look different for everyone and FAITC is here to help in any way we can. This newsletter has all the programs and resources we are able to offer. If there is anything we can do to help please let us know.

Thank you for your continued support,
Becky Sponholtz and Jennifer Morgenthal
FAITC is Hiring: Grow With Us!
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom is excited to announce that we received a two-year Farm to School Grant which will allow us to hire a School Garden Specialist! This person will assist teachers, schools and school cafeteria staff with all things school gardens and fresh produce. The application needs to be submitted to Becky Sponholtz by September 4, 2020.

Due to COVID-19, FAITC grants have been postponed. School Garden Grant and Teacher Grant online applications will go live January 1, 2021. As the application date gets closer more information can be found on the following webpages:

FAITC has been hard at work creating new resources. The following will soon be available on
  • 10 agriculture industry highlight videos with background information and comprehension questions.
  • 1st & 2nd grade activity newspaper titled "All about Poultry"
  • PreK-K Coloring Book
  • 3rd Grade SC.3.L.14.1 Resource Kits
School Garden Webinar Series
UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program and Florida Agriculture in the Classroom are excited to announce a series of virtual School Garden Leadership Trainings for the 2020/2021 school year. Sessions will take place online via Zoom every other Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m starting September 8th. Registration details to come!

Agriculture Literacy Day
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services created this year’s Agriculture Literacy Day book titled Here We Grow Florida! We are excited to announce that this year’s book highlights the Florida ornamental horticulture industry.

This year's program is going to look different and FAITC is working on what a virtual Ag Literacy Day will look like. Check in September for more information.
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom always has their lessons online to download but we do not have any e-learning at this time. The good news is that other organizations that we partner with do, so check them out!

National Agriculture in the Classroom: