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Help teachers by donating ag education supplies

Help teachers by donating ag education supplies
Anyone with an interest in education can donate agriculture-related resources to a nearby teacher through Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom Adopt-a-Teacher program.



Va. Agriculture in the Classroom receives national grant

Va. Agriculture in the Classroom receives national grant
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom is one of six programs that recently received a grant from the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization.



Newport News educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year

Newport News educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year
Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy, has been named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2018 Teacher of the Year.



Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons

Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons
Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, is one of eight 2018 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award recipients.



Your membership helps school gardens grow!

Your membership helps school gardens grow!
School gardens can provide a treasure trove of learning experiences for children, and there are several ways your membership is making them possible.



Teachers, organizations can apply for AITC grants

Teachers, organizations can apply for AITC grants
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program is offering more than $30,000 to help educators and related groups integrate agriculture into classroom curriculums.



Virginia AITC picks pollinator book as its 2018 Book of the Year

Virginia AITC picks pollinator book as its 2018 Book of the Year
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week will take place March 5-9; and Virginia AITC has selected These Bees Count, a children’s book by Alison Formento, as its 2018 Book of the Year.



Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of These Bees Count!

Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of These Bees Count!
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week will take place March 5-9, and Virginia AITC has selected These Bees Count!, a children’s book by Alison Formento, as its 2018 Book of the Year.



Educational program receives $35k from Farm Bureau women

Educational program receives $35k from Farm Bureau women
Officials announced March 18 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference that VFBF Women’s Program participants had raised more than $35,000 for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom.



Thousands of Virginia children learned about agriculture during literacy week

Thousands of Virginia children learned about agriculture during literacy week
Armed with books, beekeeper suits and real honey and honeycomb, volunteers read to thousands of students during the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom program’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 5-9.



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