Extend your school gardening season by attending the High Tunnels in Schools Conference!

Summer 2016
Extending Your School Gardening Season:
High Tunnels in Schools Conference 
The school calendar and the growing season in New York do not necessarily overlap. School gardens are excellent tools learning but students often miss prime growing conditions and experiences because of how late the outdoor school garden has to be planted in our state - and summer vacation does not allow interaction with growth, blossoms, tending, and even harvesting.

Whether you have a strong school gardening program and are looking to increase your garden's impact, or are just beginning your garden connections, this conference will give you insight into best practices, challenges, and curriculum integration. As a  culmination  of the High Tunnels in Schools grant program, learn from teachers who have been using this tool to extend the gardening season and student learning.

All participants will receive 16 hours of professional development credit, curriculum, books, and classroom resources.

Date: August 9-10, 2016
Location: Edmeston Central School, Edmeston, NY
Fee: $30 registration fee, includes meals

Click here to learn more and register by August 1, 2016!

Proudly showing their high tunnel heirloom tomato harvest at Edmeston Central School.
Calling All Graphic Designers! 
Ag Tag Re-Design

New York Agriculture in the Classroom is looking for a talented graphic designer to work collaboratively with the Advisory Committee in the creation of a new look for the Ag Tag - our speciality license plate. 

This speciality license plate helps support teacher trainings, classroom grants, books, resources, and the Agricultural Literacy Week program. Your purchase of an Ag Tag ensures that teachers and students have the opportunity to learn through agriculture and by helping them develop an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of New York's food and fiber systems. 

All proposals are due June 27, 2016. 

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Food and Farm Experience 2016 (FFX)
Career Exploration in Agriculture for Guidance Counselors

Sponsored by the New York Foundation for Agricultural Education, t he FFX is scheduled for October 19-21, 2016, in Batavia, NY, during which participants will have the opportunity to learn from individuals representing agriculture.  Participants will visit and tour a variety of stops along the journey from farm to fork, and get a feel for the multitude of career opportunities available in the agricultural industry.  Guidance Counselors will receive high-quality materials and resources that will provide easy access to the core of New York agriculture, as well as being exposed to panels representing agricultural expertise, jobs, and education.

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