The Kansas Dairy Commission will once again participate in helping fund the educational programs provided by the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom through the Ag Advocate Challenge.
Funds provided by organizations to the Ag Advocate Challenge are pooled to allow Ag in the Classroom to reach thousands of Kansas elementary school students and their teachers. They pay for the printing of teacher resources, tuition for the summer graduate course and in-service training as well as for research and development activities for new delivery methods for ag literacy lesson plans.
"We are extremely happy and pleased to partner with KFAC with the task of educating teachers and the public on the importance of dairy and agricultural in general," Mike Bodenhausen, director of Kansas Dairy Commission said. "We feel our dollars spent are returning us great dividends."
The KFAC mission is to "Connect Classrooms to Kansas Agriculture."
"We teach about the importance of food production and delivery systems and use agriculture as a tool to reach core curriculum goals in math, reading, science, history, and social studies," said Cathy Musick, executive director of KFAC. "Currently, we reach about five percent of Kansas elementary students. Our goal is to double that in the next three years. Ag Advocate funding is critical in allowing us to increase our reach while maintaining excellent programming and developing new delivery methods that are efficient and effective for Kansas teachers."
Musick noted that KFAC is grateful to the donors and look forward to continued support as they continue to grow the program.
More information is available at the KFAC website.
The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to involve Kansans of all ages in understanding the fundamental impact of agriculture on their everyday lives. By providing resources to Kansas teachers, KFAC hopes to connect classrooms to Kansas agriculture
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