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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>
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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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.
November 17: KFAC Annual Meeting, Kansas Wheat Innovation Center
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The September Teacher Feature is Megan Baker, first grade teacher at Service Valley Charter Academy.
"Teaching (Ag.) is totally different than living it," Baker said. "It's more fun, but you still get your hands dirty just like living it."
Baker finds her passion as an educator foucsing on agriclture. She enjoys telling her students the story or reasoning behind their agriculture projects, for example; why animals need to be kept in specific areas or why we need clean drinking water. READ MORE»
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.