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Ag in the Classroom

Mississippi Ag in the Classroom is a school-based program helping students in grades K-12 acquire broader knowledge about agriculture and how it affects their world. The program's objective is to encourage educators to teach more about our food and fiber system and the critical role of agriculture in our economy and society.

Teachers have the experience and abilities to help our children learn. The classroom is a logical place for them to teach the basic concepts that will improve students' understanding of agriculture and its role in their lives. The Mississippi Ag in the Classroom program can aid those teachers who are looking for new methods, materials and activities to improve their classroom instruction or make existing courses more interesting. This program provides an exciting new set of experiences for students.

Agriculture is the most important industry in Mississippi. One out of every four jobs in our state depend on agriculture and, of course, everybody eats food and wears clothes. What better method could there be to inform students that agriculture is more than just farming? It is a vast network of people stretching from the supermarket to a scientist's laboratory.

 

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Coloring Sheet Contest


One way that MSFB supports Ag in the Classroom is by sponsoring the annual Coloring Sheet Contest. Each county Farm Bureau sponsors its own contest choosing one winner to advance to the district contest. The eight district winners then move on to the state contest where the overall winner is chosen.


Contest Rules


Contest is limited to 2nd grade students

Coloring page must remain in the classroom - they may not be taken home

All work must be done by students - no help from parents or teachers

Students will color the entire 11-inch by 17-inch farm scene page. Use crayons or colored pencils only. NO coloring pens or gel pens will be accepted.

Neatness counts


Information on the back of the page must include:
Student's name
School name
Grade
Teacher's name
County


Prizes
Region winner - $25
State winner - $50
To download a brochure about the contest click here.

For additional information:
Clara Bilbo, Coordinator
AITC Programs
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
P. O. Box 1972
Jackson, MS 39215-1972
1-800-227-8244 ext. 4245
Teacher Resources


- Lesson plans

- Fun activities

- Order forms

2014
Ag in the Classroom
Teacher Workshops

June 10, 2014
Desoto County School Admin. Building
Hernando, MS

June 11, 2014
Bolivar County Extension Service
Cleveland, MS

June 12, 2014
James Lynn Cartlidge Multipurpose Bldg.
Hattiesburg, MS

Registration 8:00 - 8:30
Workshop 8:30 - 4:00
Lunch is included

$20 deposit for all participants
(to be refunded at Workshop if CEU credits are not requested. If teacher receives CEU, cost remains $20)

Teachers may receive .7 CEU

 

 

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