The Promotion and Education Program is a dynamic group of Farm Bureau leaders who develop, implement and promote projects and programs which build awareness and understanding of agriculture and provide leadership development for the agricultural community. The Promotion and Education Committee is a group of nine leaders who represent the nine Wisconsin Farm Bureau districts. The chair of the WFBF Committee sits on the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Board of Directors as the program’s representative.
Check out the new Promotion and Education Playbook!
Keeping our goal in mind the WFBF Promotion and Education Committee has created something very exciting for our local Farm Bureau leaders! It’s what we are calling the Wisconsin Farm Bureau ‘Playbook’. Click here to check it out!
There are two main avenues to which the WFBF Promotion and Education Program directs their focus:
Ag in the Classroom program provides teachers and students with an understanding of how their food is produced. The goal of the program is to help students acquire enough knowledge to function effectively as agriculturally literate citizens supportive of wise agricultural policies and programs. Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom materials include a set of lesson plans for grades 4-6, a resource guide to agricultural teaching materials, a set of children’s books on agriculture and a variety of other classroom resources. Additional information can be found at the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom website.
- The Promotion and Education Committee also hosts an essay contest for fourth and fifth grade students. Each year the topic has specific lesson plans, activities and other resources that teachers and home school parents can use to teach about Wisconsin agriculture.
- The Children’s Agriculture Book series is an ongoing effort by the Promotion and Education Committee to promote books for elementary-age children that accurately portray modern agriculture.
“Our Food Link” is a year-round program that the Wisconsin Farm Bureau uses to effectively reach consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture. This outreach is more important than ever because the average American is now at least three generations removed from the farm. In fact, farm and ranch families make up less than 2 percent of the U.S. population. Throughout the year, Farm Bureau members help people connect with sources of clothing, food, shelter and energy in their communities. Click here for more information.