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February 11, 2013   Email to Friend 

AG IN THE CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 15

Mary Johnson
(334) 612-5671
February 11, 2013

Applications are being accepted until April 15 for the annual Alabama Ag in the Classroom (AITC) Summer Institute. AITC is a grassroots program that arms teachers with materials and strategies needed to increase student knowledge of agriculture.

Scheduled for June 4-6 at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, the three-day workshop includes activities for kindergarten through sixth-grade teachers and field trips to area farms. Activities incorporate language arts, science, social studies and math skills.

Lodging, meals and workshop materials will be furnished.

The Institute is limited to 95 educators, media specialists, administrators, Extension agents and district conservationists. Applicants will be selected on the basis of an application form available online at AlabamaAITC.org. Preference will be given to first-time attendees.

Sponsors include the Alabama Farmers Federation, Alfa Insurance, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, Alabama Poultry and Egg Association, the Federation’s State Soybean Committee and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. Proceeds from the sale of ag tag license plates also fund the program.

Contact AITC Coordinator Kim Ramsey at (334) 612-5370 or kearwood@alfafarmers.org with questions.

Applications can be mailed to Kim Ramsey, Alabama Ag in the Classroom, P.O. Box 11000, Montgomery, AL 36191 or faxed to (334) 284-3957.


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