- Conifers are a group of evergreen trees or shrubs.
- "Evergreen" means the trees or shrubs keep their leaves year round.
- Conifers produce cones that contain the seeds.
- Conifers can be found in almost all parts of the world.
- The leaves of a conifer are actually thin, long needles.
- There are more than 550 types of conifers—including cedar, pine, fir, spruce, junipers, and yews.
- Conifers are used as Christmas trees.
With Christmas and the holidays upon us, let's take a look at a natural icon and decoration of the season, the conifer:
Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom, with funding from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board and Farm Credit Mid-America, hosted three successful pre-service teacher workshops this fall. Workshops were located at Murray State University, University of Kentucky, and Madisonville Community College with more than 50 students participating.
The Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom (KyAEC) has launched a new program, where companies, organizations, and individuals may sponsor agriculture education in classrooms across the commonwealth. Teachers and schools that are the recipients of the sponsorship receive a number of ready-to-use resources and curriculum that can be integrated into daily learning activities.