Texas Farm Bureau is hosting a virtual professional development event for Texas teachers to learn more about agriculture.
“This is a great opportunity for our teachers of all grade levels and subject areas,” Perry Winegeart, Gonzales County Farm Bureau president, said. “This virtual event could help teachers find ways to incorporate agriculture in their classrooms, which would help students better understand how agriculture plays a role in our everyday lives.”
The Teacher Ag Academy is set for Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon and this free event will include three presentations, a virtual farm tour and a live Q&A session with farmers.
The presentations will include resource information and tips about how to incorporate agriculture in the classroom from a K-4 science teacher and a U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist who specializes in connecting agriculture and education.
“Agriculture is essential to our county and our state,” Winegeart said. “Giving teachers a chance to see how a farm operates can help them better understand agriculture, which allows them to better incorporate those concepts in their classroom.”
The event is open to current Texas K-12 teachers from all subject areas and includes public and private school teachers.
Registration is free and closes at noon on Oct. 2. To register, visit https://txfb.us/teacheragacademy.
Teachers who register and attend will be entered to win one of three giveaways: a digital microscope, a $200 gift card to the National Ag in the Classroom store and a Cotton’s Journey “Field Trip in a Box” kit.
Each participant will also receive a special giveaway and continuing professional education credits will be available.
Additional information regarding the Teacher Ag Academy may found by emailing email@example.com or calling 254-751-2569. For additional Ag in the Classroom resources and lesson plans available from TFB, visit https://texasfarmbureau.org/aitc.
If you would like to become a member of GCFB or learn more about community activities, please ask any board member, call 830-672-7518 or visit our website at www.gonzalescountyfarmbureau.org/.