bringing agriculture to a classroom near your child
Louisiana Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom
Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a distinctly focused, uniquely structured grassroots program coordinated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Our goal is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies. AITC is carried out in each state, according to state needs and interests, by individuals representing farm organizations, agribusiness, education and government. Our state program is coordinated by the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation.
Louisiana Ag in the Classroom provides resources and training for teachers to integrate agriculture across the curriculum. We do not ask teachers to take time out of their very busy instructional day and teach a lesson on agriculture. Instead, we provide lessons designed to support core subjects by integrating agriculture into lesson plans and upholding the Louisiana Department of Education Grade-Level Expectations.
Agriculture Literacy Project
Volunteers are asked to share the story of agriculture by visiting elementary school classrooms around the state and reading a specially selected book with an agriculture theme. The committee will send each registered reader a book and educational material for their class.