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Virtual Dairy Tour available for classrooms everywhere

During state Ag Month, several agriculture groups across the state put together a virtual dairy tour for four 5th grade classes from Williamsburg, Leon and Norton. Students "travelled" virtually to Steve Strickler's dairy farm in Iola, Kan. to learn the ins and outs of a dairy farm. Be sure to check out the dairy lesson plans to accompany this tour!

Bookmark Art Celebration video

Learn the inspiration behind the winner's bookmarks, what agriculture means to them and why it's important.


Cotton's Incredible Journey lesson plan posted

A brand new comprehensive cotton lesson plan is now available as a pdf. Teach your students how cotton is grown and ultimately becomes the clothes they wear everyday! Click to go to lesson>>

3 New Dairy Lesson Plans available

With help from Wisconsin and California Ag in the Classroom programs, as well as the Midwest Dairy Association, we are excited to offer 3 new Dairy lesson plans. Great for grades 3-5, these lessons provide information on milk's journey from the farm to the glass, as well as how to make several dairy products including butter and ice cream! Go to lessons>>

2015 Bookmark Art Contest winners announced!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the "Colors of Agriculture" bookmark art contest! Over 500 entries were submitted students across the state from 16 different counties. The winners will be recognized at the Bookmark Art and Teacher of the Year Celebration in Topeka. Read more>>

New! Water Edition of Kids Connection magazine available!

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Manhattan Summer Institute Dates Announced

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NEW! What to Know About H2O Posters available for download

We are pleased to share 4 informational posters about water! These make great pieces to hang in your classrooms or teacher workshops.

Be Ag-Wise workshops: Registration & KCCRS activities available

The 2015 Be Ag-Wise workshop will be held on March 14 in Hays. This year's theme is water conservation. Our friends at Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education will be facilitating much of the event. Participants will earn their Project WET certificate and will have the opportunity to earn Professional Development hours. Teachers are encouraged to attend to learn how to incorporate Project WET activities into their curriculum to support the new Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards. Every drop counts! How do you measure up?


A+STEM Teacher Workshop Opportunities

KFAC is excited to offer Agriculture + Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (A+STEM) half-day, customizable teacher workshops. Learn how to use agriculture as a teaching tool for STEM curriculum and get your students excited about education with project-based learning! For more information or to schedule an A+STEM workshop for your school district, email us at ksfac@ksu.edu or call (785) 320-4350.

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New Grain Sorghum Lesson Plans Available!

Poptastic and Packing Peanuts Go Green are two new lesson plans available to teachers! These lesson plans meet both math and science standards and are excellent tools for educating students on one of the top crops grown in Kansas.

KFAC announces 2015 Teacher of the Year award

Dianna Deniston

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Dianna Deniston, an Instructional Coach at Victor Ornelas Elementary School in Garden City, Kan., was recently named the 2015 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year by the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC).


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Important Dates:

March 6: KSU Cattlemen's Day

March 9: Bookmark Art and Teacher of the Year Celebration, Topeka

March 14: Be Ag-Wise workshop in Hays

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Teacher Feature

This month's teacher feature is Teresa Schulze, a fifth and sixth grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary in Norton, Kan. READ MORE»

Lesson Plan of the Month:

Prairie Food Chains and Webs & The Prairie Is.. Spring is in the air in Kansas! Our prairie lesson plans are the perfect fit to teach your students about the importance of the Kansas prairie. More Detail>>

Ag Advocate Update

As of February 24, 2015, 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.

Annual Report 2014

Take a look at our 2014 Annual Report to learn about KFAC and our wonderful 2014 year!
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