June 2016
  Merrimack County School to Farm Day
Two hundred and thirty-six fourth grade students recently converged upon Carter Hill Orchard in Concord to learn about agriculture in New Hampshire. Classes spent fifteen minutes at each of twelve different stations as a variety of professionals presented information on their specialty.  Topics included dairy, pumpkins, maple, bees, forest pests, apples, gardening, soil and corn.  Teachers commented on how well the information fits in with their curriculum.
Celebrate June as National Dairy Month!

Discover Dairy  offers "an engaging, interactive, cross-curricular, multi-leveled educational series that meets Common CORE Standards for Math, Science and Reading, while incorporating social studies concepts to show upper elementary and middle school students where milk comes from and how dairy farmers contribute to our world."

MyPlate - Dairy Matters was developed by the USDA.  This short lesson explains the dairy icon in the MyPlate resource.

About Dairy Farms and Milking Cows teaches younger students "fun facts about a dairy, cows and dairy products through discussion, an art project and an activity of making butter".
August is NH Eat Local Month and we’ve got 31 days to celebrate! All month long, we can find new ways to support New Hampshire farmers and local agriculture. 

Click  here for a list of ways to celebrate!

  Captain Planet
Grants awarded to classrooms for project-based, student performed activities with environmental outcomes. 

Help students implement environmental improvement projects including school gardens and outdoor classrooms.

Grafton County Ag Awareness Days
         June 8th       Haverhill Cooperative Middle School
       June 10th     Warren Village School

Rockingham / Strafford County School to Farm 
June 7-9, 2016       University of NH

National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference 
June 21-24, 2016       Phoenix, AZ

Debbi Cox,  State Coordinator               nhaitc@nhfarmbureau.org         (603) 224-1934
      295 Sheep Daivis Road   Concord, NH  03301
Deb Robie, Grafton County Coordinator           wehunt4@myfairpoint.net