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The deadline to submit an application for the Harold Mertz Memorial Scholarship has been extended to May 1st. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. to be considered. Click here for application.
Agriculture pizza? A live curriculum?! Chemistry and agriculture? All of this and MORE at the KFAC summer conference! Read descriptions>
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>
KFAC is accepting applications for the Harold Mertz memorial scholarship for the upcoming summer conference. This scholarship covers the cost of the registration for the conference ($65 value), which includes, snacks, lunch and classroom resources. Completed applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2016. Winners will be announced by April 11.
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Registration is now being accepted for the Wichita and Garden City summer institutes. To register, please email Natalie Anderson at email@example.com.
We are excited to announce our very first one-day summer conference happening on June 2, 2016 at the Salina Bicentennial Center. This conference is open to Kansas teachers, volunteers and supporters of agriculture in the classroom. Keynote speakers this year include Dr. Monte Selby and the Peterson Farm Brothers! Registration will open January 19th. Visit the conference website for more information.
2015 has been full of great events, 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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A long-time friend and supporter of KFAC, Mr. Harold Mertz, recently passed away. Harold's family has set-up a memorial fund in his honor to the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. If you're interested in making a contribution in Harold's honor, please be sure to indicate on the memo line of the check.
Read Harold's Obituary
Donate to Harold's Memorial
KFAC is excited to share the newest version of the Pumpkin Exploration lesson plan! Fall is the perfect time of year for students to learn about pumpkins. This lesson plan is designed for grades three through five and contains three activities, all achieving Kansas educational standards for math, science and english language arts.
We are excited to announce Ray Huff, principal and teacher at Service Valley Charter Academy in Oswego, Kan., has been selected as the 2016 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year. Huff will have the opportunity to travel to the 2016 National Agriculture in the Classroom conference in Phoenix, Ariz. His trip is sponsored by High Plains Journal and AG am in Kansas. Read More
Three teachers were honored with the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Excellence in Teaching award. Read More
We are excited to offer TWO NEW resources all about pollinators! Our new Kids Connection magazine - A Pollinator Party: Partners in Agriculture, makes a great reader for morning work, homework assignment or reading center piece! Download it free!
Our newest lesson plan, Pollinators, offers two hands-on activities for students to understand the importance of pollinators in food production. This lesson plan follows state education standards for science and language arts. Download it free.
May 1: Deadline for Mertz Memorial Scholarship
May 5: Riley County EARTH Day event
May 19: Deadline to register for KFAC Summer Conference
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The May Teacher Feature is Theresa Farris, former Teacher of the Year recipient and National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture award winner.
"Hands-on learning always presents the opportunity for a teachable moment, which gets me excited because those are the lessons that are student centered." READ MORE»
Order your copies of the KFAC Educator's Guides and learn about our free downloadable Kids Connection magazines.
As of February 17, 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.
Take a look at our 2014 Annual Report to learn about KFAC and our wonderful 2014 year!
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