Making your life in the classroom a little more Ag friendly
Below are categories of resources you're welcome to download for free and use in your classroom. From hands on activities, to facts and maps, to information used across the nation, we've got you covered. Looking for something in particular? Send us a message!
Here are fun, hands-on activities used to reinforce educational concepts. All of these activities incorporate an agricultural product.
Educational materials for teachers exploring agriculture in the classroom. All lesson plans are Louisiana Department of Education Grade Level Expectation Correlated.
Supporting educational materials for teachers exploring agriculture in the classroom, sorted by commodity. Looking for some that covers the whole state? Our commodity map has you covered.
Missed a workshop? No worries! Here you can find all workshop materials used in years past to use in your classroom this year.
The annual Excellence of Agriculture Education Award recognizes a Louisiana teacher for his/her achievements and efforts in teaching students the importance of agriculture.
The Matrix contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards.
Reach out to your community
This is a Literacy program where 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. For 2018, the Louisiana Ag Literacy book is 'First Peas to the Table', by Susan Grigsby.
Louisiana Ag in the Classroom is seeking readers for its annual Louisiana Ag Literacy Project in 2018.
Learn how to use Agriculture in the Classroom
Regularly scheduled fall workshops will resume September 2018. Until then, upon request, Ag in the Classroom will travel across the state to provide educators with resources and materials that integrate agriculture into existing curriculum. Lessons and activities aligned to Louisiana State Standards, hands-on activities, new resources and ideas are provided at these comprehensive workshops.
Schools and school districts may request a workshop customized to meet their needs. Workshops are provided free of charge. A minimum of 15 teachers per workshop is preferred. Contact AITC to discuss details and schedule a workshop at email@example.com.
Meet 2017 Ag in the Classroom Teachers of the Year
Karen Parrino of North Live Oak Elementary &
Lisa Owens of Homer High School
Karen Parrino of Livingston Parish and Lisa Owens of Claiborne were named the 2017 Louisiana Ag in the Classroom Teachers of the year. Learn more about these amazing teachers bring agriculture in their classrooms in their own unique ways.
Learn More about Past Winners
Find out what our current and previous winners were doing in their classrooms, to earn the privilege to be named the Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year.
Do you want to be the next Teacher of the Year?
Download the 2018 application below. Applications must be submitted by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to put “Teacher Application” in the subject line. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on March 1, 2018. A confirmation email will be sent within 24 hours of your submission. The winner will be announced by April 1, 2018.