To educate and increase understanding of agriculture and instill an appreciation for our renewable food, fiber and fuel systems.
— Louisiana Ag in the Classroom Mission

 

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!

 

Make & Takes

Here are fun, hands-on activities used to reinforce educational concepts. All of these activities incorporate an agricultural product.

Lesson Plans

Educational materials for teachers exploring agriculture in the classroom. All lesson plans are Louisiana Department of Education Grade Level Expectation Correlated.  

Commodity Fact Sheets & Map

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.

Past Workshop Materials

Missed a workshop? No worries! Here you can find all workshop materials used in years past to use in your classroom this year.

Teacher of the Year APplication

The annual Excellence of Agriculture Education Award recognizes a Louisiana teacher for his/her achievements and efforts in teaching students the importance of agriculture.

National Agricultural Literacy Matrix

 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 2019, the Louisiana Ag Literacy book is “John Deere, That’s Who”, by Tracy Nelson Maurer, Illustrated by Tim Zeltner. 

 

Louisiana Ag in the Classroom is seeking readers for its annual Louisiana Ag Literacy Project in 2019.

Meet the 2018 Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year
Paula Guidry of L. Leo Judice Elementary School

 

Paula Guidry of Lafayette Parish was named the 2018 Louisiana Ag in the Classroom Teachers of the year. Learn more about this amazing teacher bringing the classroom outside to agriculture.

 
 

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.

View YouTube playlist here.


Do you want to be the next Teacher of the Year?

The 2019 AITC Teacher of the Year Application is now available! All Applications must be submitted by electronic mail to lyndad@lfbf.org. Please be sure to put “Teacher Application” in the subject line. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on March 1, 2019. A confirmation email will be sent within 24 hours of your submission.  Winner will be announced by April 1, 2019.