Recently retired Ayersville High School ag teacher Don Hammersmith spent the last three and a half decades farming, both on his own small farm in Defiance County and in the classroom.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.
Nominations are being accepted through Dec. 31, 2021.
North Central State has announced classes for a Fundamentals of Animal Science certificate. May 25 to June 11. Act NOW!Read More
Ayersville High School’s Don Hammersmith has been selected as Ohio’s Golden Owl Award grand prize winner.Read More