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KFAC's newest farm animal magazines are now online! Check out the Birds of a Feather, Sheep and Goats editions now! These are available for online viewing and to download for printing.
Thank you so much to all individuals and businesses that supported KFAC on GROW GREEN Match Day on April 21st. Through your generosity, over $2,600 was raised for the KFAC endowment through the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation and an additional $1,300 will be given to KFAC as match dollars. We sincerely appreciate your support of our organization and hleping us ensure its success for many years to come.
The 2017 themed contest, "Farm Animals and Me!" concluded on March 14 with a celebration at the Capitol in Topeka. View winning bookmarks
Applications for the 2018 Teacher of the Year and KFB Foundation for Agriculture Excellence in Teaching awards are now available. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2017. Winners will be announced in September. Application available here.
The 2017 KFAC summer institute is being held in Parsons, Kan. June 6-8. The three-day hands-on learning workshop, "Plants and Animals Have a Place in the Classroom" will provide teachers with ideas, resources and continuing education units, all for only $95. Registration can be completed at: https://2017summerinstitute.eventbrite.com
Registration for the second annual KFAC Summer Conference, Education: Rooted in Agriculture is now open! The conference will take place June 1, 2017 at the Salina Bicentennial Center.
The registration link will take you to the K-State Conference Services website. Register now>>
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.
Learn more about the conference: 2017 conference
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
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>
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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May 7: Registration deadline for Summer Institute
June 1: Education:Rooted in Agriculture summer conference, Salina
June 6-8: Summer Institute, Parsons
June 20-23: National Ag in the Classroom conference, Kansas City
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This month's teacher feature comes to us from West Franklin Elementary School in Williamsburg, Kan. Elise Woodbury is a first grade teacher with deep roots in agriculture and is passionate about helping her students appreciate their food source.
Order your copies of the KFAC Educator's Guides and learn about our free downloadable Kids Connection magazines.
Thank you to our generous donors for joining the mission of KFAC and supporting us financially. A complete list of 2016 donors is available here. 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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