Between the Rows
Between the Rows is a monthly newsletter emailed to educators and volunteers that participate in the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom program.
September 2019
AgTivity Videos!
Watch our newest AgTivity Video to incorporate active learning in your classroom. Learn how to lead the activity Farming in a Glove with students. In this activity, students will identify what plants need to survive, grow their own plants, and use a scientific journal to track the growth of their farm in a glove. 
Ag Reading Hour - Sign Up Today!
Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture Industry Leaders: Read and donate a book to a school in your community through our Agriculture Reading Hour Program

Each book is provided by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation at no cost. You can arrange a time to read Right This Very Minute to a classroom of your choice to share about the importance of agriculture.  
AgMag - Coming Soon!
Fourth grade teachers: Watch your inbox for the fifth issue of AgMag ! Thirty copies will be delivered to every elementary school's Head Fourth Grade Teacher by September 30. 

In the fifth issue, students can learn about the Nebraska Food Connection 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.  
Agriculturak Literacy Classroom Grant
Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation offers two, $500 competitive Agricultural Literacy Classroom Grants to PreK-8 teachers who have classroom projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and more. Sample projects include classroom and schoolyard gardens and aquaculture projects. Applications are due October 15.
Ag Pen Pal Program
Classrooms and Farm & Ranch Volunteers: Matches were mailed August 28. Please notify us if you do not receive a packet by September 13. 

The farmer/rancher sends the first letter to the classroom by September 30. 

We encourage volunteers and classrooms to drop a note to your pen pal after receiving your packet to make a connection!
"...This course gave me a lot of great resources to work into the curriculum. I plan to use the lesson plans, interactive maps, and AgMag..."
-Kristyn Collins, 4th grade teacher, Bayard Public Schools
"The opportunity to reach kids and consumers in a fun and interactive environment made the Kearney Area Children's Museum event a perfect way for us to show how agriculture is in our lives every day."
-Julie Wilke, 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.

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