Harnessing the Nation's agricultural abundance to end hunger and improve health in the United States remains the central focus of education.

Education efforts developed and provided by North Platte Valley and South Goshen Conservation Districts to local 4th grade classrooms include:

  • Indoor portable garden wagons with lights and timers that allow students in each classroom to plant, nuture, and consume multiple types of specialty crops like microgreens, garden vegetables, mushrooms, etc.
  • Portable Kitchen unit for recipe development 
  • Soil and water studies
  • Seedling development observation studies
  • Erosion and deposition water and soil studies
  • Energy studies
  • Point and non-point pollution studies
  • Ag Expo - one day event providing students an real life, hands on agriculture experience  - See example part one and part two      

 

Additional education criteria can be found at  Wyoming Ag in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom programs are implemented by state-operated programs. National Agriculture in the Classroom supports state programs by providing a network that seeks to improve agricultural literacy — awareness, knowledge, and appreciation — among PreK-12 teachers and their students.
The program is carried out in each state, according to state needs and interests, by individuals representing farm organizations, agribusiness, education, and government.  The USDA supports the state organizations by:

  • helping to develop Agriculture in the Classroom programs
  • acting as a central clearinghouse for educational materials and information
  • encouraging USDA agencies to assist in the state programs, and
  • coordinating with national organizations to promote the goal of an increased awareness of agriculture among the nation's students

Check out Wyoming Business Council Ag Leadership and Education at:
www.wyomingbusiness.org/program/ag-leadeship-and-education/5016