In July, Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is hosting its annual bus tour and two, one-day trainings for teachers and volunteers. Attendees will learn to incorporate agricultural concepts into their curricula, network with fellow educators and obtain free resources for students and classrooms. Teachers of all grade levels and subject areas including home school parents and volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Jump on the bus as it takes you on agricultural stops in Taylor County. The cost is $75 per person and opportunities for credit will be offered.
This year’s stops include: Crass Sawmill, Inc., Medford High School Agriculture Department and barn, Hemlock Hills Trophy Ranch, LLC, Stone Acres Farm, Heil Ginseng, Inc., Riesterer & Schnell John Deere dealership, Peissig’s JTP Robotic Dairy and Meyer Manufacturing Corporation.
The tour is limited to 50 participants. The registration deadline is June 14. To learn more, visit wisagclassroom.org.
One-Day Training Sessions
Tuesday, July 9 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
West Madison Research Station, Madison
The training will begin at the West Madison Research Station with presentations from the Wisconsin Beef Council, Wisconsin Pork Association, Discover Mediaworks and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom’s Book of the Year will be selected during this event. In the afternoon, attendees will travel the O.J. Noer facility and be able to participate in a hands-on activity using hand-held reflectance meters and soil moisture probes. The registration deadline is June 30.
Wednesday, July 31 – 9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay
This one-day training will feature presentations by the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Brown County Dairy Promotions. A tour of the Neville Public Museum and their resources will be part of the afternoon program. There will also be an overview of the resources available through Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom, National Ag in the Classroom and the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The registration deadline is July 15.
For more information any of these training opportunities, contact the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Coordinator at 608.828.5644 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for any of these events, visit wisagclassroom.org and click on the ‘What’s New’ icon.