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Ag in the Classroom to Hold Summer Education Days
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/15/2010

Wisconsin Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom and University of Wisconsin-River Falls are offering a variety of teacher training options this summer. The variety reflects the needs of teachers, home school parents, 4-H and extension staff, and pre-service students. The summer teacher and volunteer training offers opportunities for participants to choose from graduate credits, undergraduate credits, or in-service options.

Organizers say the summer teacher and volunteer training offers opportunities also offers participants to choose from graduate credits, undergraduate credits, or in-service options.

Participants who want to attend one of the educational days to gain the information can register for the $25 in-service option through the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Website at www.wisagclassroom.org.

The sessions are being offered at the following locations:

** July 8: River Falls area tour visiting the University of Wisconsin-River Falls lab farms, food science lab and one other location (to be determined).

** July 12: Madison area tour visiting West Madison Agricultural Research Station, O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research and Education Facility, Stoner Prairie Dairy Farm and AgSource Cooperative.

** July 20: Farm Technology Days, River Falls visiting the exhibits, farm tour, and hands on demonstrations and displays.

** July 21-22: Farm Technology Days, River Falls visiting the exhibits, farm tour and hands on demonstrations and displays.

** August 4: Manitowoc area tour visiting Point Beach Energy Center, Wilfert Farms, Lakeside Foods, and London Dairy Alpacas.

** August 6, 10, 11 and 13: Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis visiting the exhibits, Discovery Barnyard, DNR Park, milking demonstrations, Wisconsin Products Pavilion and other fair activities.

** August 11: Madison classroom day. (This and other the Aug. 18-19 classroom days focus on sharing ideas, lesson plans, hands-on activities, Soybean Science Kits, A Farmer Grows a Rainbow, agricultural careers and other presentations.

** August 18: Marshfield classroom day.

** August 19: River Falls classroom day.

For more information or to register for one of the sessions, call 608-828-5719.


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