Making a Mark on the Future of Agricultural Education

As a sophomore in high school, I was more than hesitant to become an FFA member – after all, I didn’t have livestock, didn’t live on a farm, and I sure didn’t know the first thing about parliamentary procedure. After some constant hounding from a few older members, I reluctantly paid my dues and became an FFA member, having no idea of how the FFA would impact me for the rest of my life.

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A Chance to Shine

Thirteen students had a chance to shine as young artists for their agricultural-themed artwork at an Oregon State Fair reception Sunday, August 28, 2016. Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom’s annual Calendar Art Contest wrapped up another year with a formal reception where the students were introduced and asked to say a few words about their artwork. The well-attended reception took place at the Creative Living Stage in the Columbia Hall.

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Summer Ag Institute

Earn three graduate credits and learn how agriculture can be used as the application context (theme) for teaching math, science, social studies, and English to enhance achievement of Education Reform Standards.

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AITC’s Annual Calendar Contest

Enjoy some creative time while teaching your students about Oregon’s unique agricultural diversity and the impact of agriculture on our daily lives. The contest is open to all Oregon students in grades K-6.

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Literacy Project Kick-off Recap

This year’s featured book, The Beeman, a beautifully illustrated story that discusses beekeeping, pollination and the roles of bees in the hive.

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