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2017 Summer Conference Registration NOW OPEN!

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.

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KFAC, KFB Regional Teacher Winners Announced

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

KFAC names Denise Scribner 2017 Teacher of the Year

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

Virtual Field Trip: Kansas Pig Farm

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.

Agri-Tag Update

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>

NEW Livestock Resources Unveiled at Summer Conference

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!

2016 Bookmark Art winners announced

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>

2016 Teacher of the Year wins National Award

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 Annual Report now available

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.

New Corn, Soybean and Wheat Lesson Plans available

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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Important Dates:

Feb. 1: Bookmark Art deadline

Feb. 17: KFAC Strategic Planning Meeting

Feb. 19: Early Bird conference registration ends ($50)

 

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The February Teacher Feature is Janet Holden. She is a 2017 recipient of the KFB Foundation for Agriculture Excellence in Teaching award. Holden teaches Family and Consumer Sciences at Northern Heights High School.

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Order your copies of the KFAC Educator's Guides and learn about our free downloadable Kids Connection magazines.

Ag Advocate Update

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.

Annual Report 2016

Take a look at our 2016 Annual Report to learn about KFAC and our wonderful 2016 year! To view the back of the annual report click here.

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