McLean County Ag Festival
July 17-18, 2015
Kentucky State Fair
August 20-30, 2015
Tips for Teachers
The possibilities for including agriculture-based lessons in the classroom daily are endless. Kentucky teachers may sign up for our newsletter that provides curriculum, resources, and ideas from our agriculture in the classroom community.
Assistance for Farm Educators
Involved in agricultural education through school visits, extension, agriculture festivals, and on-farm tours? We want to equip you with the latest resources to make a lasting impact. Join our network of farmers and farm educators!
Organizations That Support Us
Kentucky Ag Poster & Essay Contest
KyAEC sponsors the annual Kentucky Agriculture Poster and Essay Contest. Entries are received through the end of January, and winners in each grade are honored in March.
Growing Agricultural Literacy in the Bluegrass
The Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom, Inc. is a non-profit coalition that combines the resources of our agricultural community to develop, promote, and integrate agricultural and environmental curriculum. Our programs, lessons, and resources are being used in the public and private school systems, on farms, by volunteer educators, and at special events.
The goal of the KyAEC and its members is to teach more students the significance and impact agriculture has on their daily lives. Improved agricultural literacy develops the next generation of informed consumers.
Programs We Support
Mobile Science Activity Centers
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has mobile classrooms for schools or events where students can investigate science concepts related to agriculture and the environment. KyAEC and its members purchased the classroom trailers, technology, and supplies. Learn more
Agriculture Adventures is a mobile program that provides an assembly and hands-on activities about agriculture through science, social studies, nutrition, and vocational studies.