Alabama Educators Attend National Ag Conference
A delegation of six Alabama educators attended the National Ag in the Classroom Conference June 18-21 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Teachers soaked up information on how to incorporate agriculture into their curriculum, led presentations, handed out educational Ag Mags and received national awards.
Presenters included Lorilyn Owen of DeKalb County, Agriculture STEM Careers and Lessons to Engage Student Learning; Kathy DeFoor of Morgan County, A Taste of Geography; and retired educator Linda Hardee of Madison County, who conducted a workshop on water testing.
Rachel Chastain, a teacher at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind in Talladega County, received the National Excellence In Teaching About Agriculture Award.
Alabama Ag in the Classroom (AITC) Steering Committee Chair Kim Earwood said workshops at the conference help build on skills taught during the state’s AITC Summer Institute for teachers.
“Alabama has some of the best teachers in the nation, and we’re excited to help them teach students about agriculture and its exciting careers and opportunities,” Earwood said.