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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.



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.



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.



Thousands learned about farming during Agriculture Literacy Week

Thousands learned about farming during Agriculture Literacy Week
More than 1,200 Virginia Farm Bureau volunteers and members of the state’s agricultural community marked Agriculture Literacy Week by reading to 50,000 preschool and elementary school students.



Video simulation allows students to become temporary farmers

Video simulation allows students to become temporary farmers
What challenges do farmers face to feed an anticipated 9 billion people worldwide by 2050? That’s the question middle and high school students who play Journey 2050, a video simulation promoted by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, will attempt to answer.



Your membership helps connect students, teachers to agriculture

Your membership helps connect students, teachers to agriculture
As a member of Virginia Farm Bureau, you help support Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program—which connects children to agriculture, inside the classroom and out.



Carroll, Craig Farm Bureaus receive grants for educational efforts

Carroll, Craig Farm Bureaus receive grants for educational efforts
Two county Farm Bureaus in Virginia are recent recipients of grants that will assist in educating youth about U.S. agriculture.



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