New High School Curriculum:
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® and Discovery Education have partnered on an exciting new initiative to engage youth with a first-hand glimpse into modern agriculture. Using the award-winning documentary, "FARMLAND, a film by James Moll," as a foundation, this new initiative will inspire students using an innovative, multi-modal curriculum that brings to life critical issues impacting the agriculture industry, such as sustainability, the new science behind farming, and entrepreneurship. Learn more
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Kentucky Farms Feed Me Virtual Field Trips and Passport Program
This virtual field trip series and curriculum brings the farms and farmers to your classrooms, learning centers, and homes. Students will learn more about local food and farmers so they can make informed decisions about food choices. Students will also learn about the daily work of farmers and get a glimpse of skills needed for farming, food processing, and business management.
Kentucky Agriculture Poster and Essay Contest
The 2016 theme is Our Farms, Our Food, Our Future. Entries are due May 20. Winners will be honored on July 15 in Lexington.
Kentucky Food & Farm Files: Your Guide to Agriculture Across the Bluegrass
Kentucky Food and Farm Files is a collaborative effort of Kentucky's farming community to grow knowledge about the impact agriculture has on the lives of our citizens. This educational web site provides food and farm facts, farmer stories, and hot topics surrounding Kentucky agriculture.
Programs We Support
Growing Agricultural Literacy in the Bluegrass
Agriculture Literacy Network: Tools and Training for 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! Our first workshop is February 5, 2016.
The Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit coalition of agriculture organizations, businesses and individuals working to teach more students the significance and impact agriculture has on their daily lives through program development, promotion, and classroom integration. Improved agricultural literacy develops the next generation of informed consumers and agriculture workforce.
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.
Agriculture Adventures is Available for Your School
Agriculture Adventures is a mobile program that provides an assembly and hands-on activities about agriculture through science, social studies, nutrition, and vocational studies.