Barrett Zimmerman has worked for Vanguard-Sentinel Vocational School his entire career.Read More
Youth in Agriculture
County Farm Bureaus around Ohio provide ag literacy programs to enhance students’ knowledge about agriculture. Ohio Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureaus sponsor and partner with Ohio FFA and Ohio 4-H programs.
Ag in the Classroom and Ag Literacy
The goal of Agriculture in the Classroom is to “increase agricultural literacy through K-12 education”. AITC is unique within the agricultural education community as the lead organization to serve the full spectrum of K-12 formal education.
The National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is an online, searchable, and standards-based curriculum map for K-12 teachers. The Matrix contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards.
Presented by Nationwide, Ohio FFA, Ohio Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Mid-America and AgCredit, the Golden Owl Award recognizes agricultural educators across Ohio for their tremendous contributions to helping the next generation of agricultural leaders and crowns the Ohio Agricultural Educator of the Year. Students, fellow teachers and other supporters can nominate their favorite agricultural teacher who is currently teaching agricultural education courses at the secondary (middle/high school) level.
Barrett Zimmerman is the winner of the 2022 Golden Owl Award. The winner of the 2023 award will be announced at the Ohio FFA Convention May 4-5.
Nominations for 2023 are closed.
This one-day event offered teachers new learning opportunities to share with their classrooms while experiencing new opportunities in agriculture.Read More
Carlie Cluxton, Jake Zajkowski and Raegan Feldner share what they learned on their trip and how they hope to incorporate it into this year’s state fair exhibit.Read More
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its 15th “Book of the Year” award to author Kiki Thorpe for “How to Grow a Monster.”Read More