2024 Western Ohio Ag in the Classroom Conference

Mercer County Farm Bureau, Cooper Farms, and MVP Dairy are excited to host the Western Ohio Ag in the Classroom Conference on June 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the MVP Dairy Learning Center, located at 7124 US Rt. 33, Celina.

The conference is an opportunity for any K-4 teacher to learn more about integrating agriculture content into their classrooms and hear from Ohio’s agricultural experts, explore interactive activities, and take home resources to incorporate agriculture into the curriculum. We are happy to provide CEUs to participants, and the conference is free to the first 50 who apply, made possible by our generous supporters.

Below is the agenda, and a link to register. If you have additional question, please contact the Farm Bureau office at 877-775-7642 or email [email protected].
2024 Western Ohio Ag in the Classroom Conference


8:30 a.m. Welcome & Registration 
9 a.m. Intro to Ohio Agriculture 
9:15 a.m. Tour of MVP Dairy or Virtual Pig Barn Tour
10:45 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout 1 – Discovery Careers in Agriculture and the Industry
  • Breakout 2 – Growing a Classroom Garden
  • Breakout 3 – Animal Care & Husbandry
  • Breakout 4 – Renewable Energy

11:35 a.m. Activity

Noon Lunch Provided by Sponsors 

1 p.m. Keynote
1:35 p.m. Breakout Sessions Continued
3:15 p.m. Wrap Up & Adjourn

Click here and reserve your spot today!

To view the full agenda, click here>> Agenda

To register, click here>> Register


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