Connecting classrooms to Kansas agriculture
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The second annual KFAC Summer Conference, Education: Rooted in Agriculture, will take place on June 1 at the Salina Bicentennial Center. Registration will open the week of January 16 (check back for actual date) and will be available here.
This year's keynote speaker is Peggy Thomas. A children's book author who has penned several books about presidents and agriculture, Thomas has keynoted several conferences in her career including the National Ag in the Classroom conference in June 2015.
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Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) are announcing the 2017 Excellence in Teaching regional award winners. These honorees include Angie Baker and Barb McCaffree, a fourth grade teaching team at Bluestem Elementary School in Leon; Janet Holden, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Northern Heights High School in Allen; Margret Meier, a sixth grade math and science teacher at Hays Middle School in Hays; and Andrea Birzer, a first grade teacher at Ellinwood Grade School in Ellinwood. Read More
We are excited to announce Denise Scribner, biology, ecology and forensic crime science teacher at Eishenhower High School in Goddard, Kan., has been selected as the 2017 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year. Scribner will have the opportunity to travel to the 2017 National Agriculture in the Classroom converence in Kansas City, Mo. Read More
Turn your classroom into a virtual pig farm through a one-of-a-kind learning experience as you connect with a real Kansas pig farm for a live video tour and chat with a farmer. Your class will get a peek inside their barns and learn what it takes to raise pigs, and have a live Q&A session with a farmer.
A total of 28 schools can participate in this experience. These tours will be offerend on Wednesdays: October 19th & 26th and November 2nd & 9th. Tours begin at 1 p.m. Sign-up online here.
As of August 1, 2016 the fee associated with agri-tags increased to $35. With 2017 being KFAC's 35th anniversary, it seemed like the ideal time to increase the agri-tag fee. We greatly appreciate your support for Kansas Agriculture LIteracy through your purchase of our speciality tag.
Throughout the year of 2016, our goal has been to double the number of agri-tags on Kansas roads and highways and we still need your help! If you already have an agri-tag - thank you for your support! If you or someone you know are interested in getting one, please visit your county treasurer's office. Read more>
We are excited to offer THREE NEW resources all about livestock! Our new Kids Connection magazines - Beyond the Beef Barn, More than Milk and Pig Tales make great readers for morning work, homework assignments or reading center pieces! Download them all free!
The winners of the 2016 Bookmark Art contest, "Pollinators Put Food on the Table," have been chosen! These students will be honored at the Bookmark Art and Teacher of the Year celebration in Topeka on March 8th. Read more>
Ray Huff, 2016 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year, was recently named one of the recipients of the National Agriculture in the Classroom Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture awards. Read more>
2016 has been full of great events including a brand new one-day summer conference, engaging with new people and learning all about agriculture. Take a look at our Annual Report for more information! Thank you to our generous donors for funding all of the projects, trainings and resources that we are able to provide each year to Kansas teachers.
KFAC has recently updated the Corn Calculations, Growing a Beanie Baby (previously called Beanie Baby) and the Kernel Kids lesson plans. These lesson plans now provide more photos, clearer instructions and are in a user-friendly format!
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Jan. 16 - Conference registration opens
Feb. 1: Bookmark Art deadline
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To kick off the new year, we are excited to recognize Margaret Meier as the January Teacher Feature. Meier is a 2017 recipient of the KFB Foundation for Agriculture Excellence in Teaching award.
Order your copies of the KFAC Educator's Guides and learn about our free downloadable Kids Connection magazines.
As of August 16, 2016, this is a list of the Ag Advocate Donors. We greatly appreciate your support of KFAC and agricultural education in Kansas. If you're interested in becoming a donor, please download Ag Advocate Donor form.
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