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County Farm Bureaus teach young people about agriculture
by Callie Wells
Farm Bureau members across the state are passionate about bringing awareness of agriculture to students who do not live on a farm. Some ways they do this includes in-class demonstrations, using technology for distance learning or hosting field trips for students. Here are two examples of recent agricultural awareness programs with schools.
Seneca County Farm Bureau: Our Ohio... Your Backyard
Seneca County Farm Bureau’s "Our Ohio...Your Backyard" program brought 400 students from throughout the county to the Seneca County fairgrounds March 19. Students moved from station to station learning about different areas of agriculture. Teachers also were provided with a resource kit that included items such as the Farm Bureau children’s literature book of the year.
Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau: Farmtastic AGventures!
In February, Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau volunteers who work with the Farmtastic AGventures! program were invited to attend the Ohio Educational Technology Conference. At the conference they set up a booth and spoke to attendees about their video conference programs. Learn more about the program and their experience at the conference in the audio clip below.
Learn about more agriculture education programs
Ohio Farm Bureau created this document as a useful resource to help members and county Farm Bureaus connect with the information and materials they need to conduct a variety of ag education activities.
Callie Wells is an Ohio Farm Bureau communications specialist.