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.


Golden Owl

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.

Jeffrey Stimmell of Big Walnut High School in Delaware County is the winner of the 2023 award. Nominations for the 2024 Teacher of the Year will open this fall and close Dec. 31.