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Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons

Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons
Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, is one of eight 2018 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award recipients.



Newport News educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year

Newport News educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year
Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy, has been named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2018 Teacher of the Year.



Virginia AITC picks pollinator book as its 2018 Book of the Year

Virginia AITC picks pollinator book as its 2018 Book of the Year
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week will take place March 5-9; and Virginia AITC has selected These Bees Count, a children’s book by Alison Formento, as its 2018 Book of the Year.



Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of These Bees Count!

Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of These Bees Count!
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week will take place March 5-9, and Virginia AITC has selected These Bees Count!, a children’s book by Alison Formento, as its 2018 Book of the Year.



Educational program receives $35k from Farm Bureau women

Educational program receives $35k from Farm Bureau women
Officials announced March 18 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference that VFBF Women’s Program participants had raised more than $35,000 for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom.



Thousands of Virginia children learned about agriculture during literacy week

Thousands of Virginia children learned about agriculture during literacy week
Armed with books, beekeeper suits and real honey and honeycomb, volunteers read to thousands of students during the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom program’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 5-9.



AITC marks 25 years of connecting Virginia children to agriculture

AITC marks 25 years of connecting Virginia children to agriculture
The Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. 



Adopt a teacher, and give them teaching supplies

Adopt a teacher, and give them teaching supplies
Parents, grandparents and others with an interest in education have the opportunity to donate agriculture-related resources to a nearby teacher through Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom Adopt-a-Teacher program.



Farm Bureau foundation, Agriculture in the Classroom strengthen collaboration

Farm Bureau foundation, Agriculture in the Classroom strengthen collaboration
Leaders of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization announced in August a newly established partnership to strengthen collaboration between the two groups.



Agriculture in the Classroom accepting Teacher of Year applications

Agriculture in the Classroom accepting Teacher of Year applications
The Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom program plans to recognize Virginia teachers who successfully incorporate agriculture into their core lessons.



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