QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER FOR NEBRASKA FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS
MARCH 2019
Celebrate Agriculture!
National Agriculture Week is March 10 – 16, 2019. Encourage your Ag Pen Pal or local school to designate a day during National Agriculture Week to distribute bookmarks, placemats, or coloring pages with school lunches. 

Use a local printer to print Ag Week Materials with these free, downloadable files!
Volunteer at a School
Visit your Ag Pen Pal classroom or your local school and plan a classroom activity to teach students about the importance of agriculture. Some of our favorite activities are Farming in a Glove, Cornhusker Necklace, and Our World
Ag Pen Pal Reminder
Farm & Ranch Volunteers, please send your final letter by March 31!

Your classrooms will send their final letter by April 30.
Connecting Chapters
High school FFA members, please complete Task Two: Plan and Lead an Ag in the Classroom activity prior to May 30, 2019. Once you have completed your activity, let us know by completing the activity form.
County Farm Bureau Leaders and FFA Advisors – have you had your first planning meeting? We ask that this activity is completed by August 1, 2019

If you have not heard from the FFA Advisor or County Farm Bureau leader, please contact Courtney Schaardt, courtneys@nefb.org or (402) 937-2466 to help facilitate the connection. 
2018 Annual Report:
The Next Step
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Thanks to the generosity of donors and hard work by volunteers and the foundation team, we’ve moved forward towards the vision of a Nebraska where agriculture is valued by all. We look forward to partnerships as we take the next step in 2019 and beyond.” 

~Megahn Schafer, Executive Director, Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation
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Jenna Sutterfield
Program Associate
(402) 421-4747
Courtney Schaardt
Director of Outreach Education
(402) 421-4461
5225 S. 16th Street
Lincoln, NE 68512