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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

February 28, 2017

Ag in the Classroom Summer Conference Scheduled for June 1

Submitted by Natalie Anderson

Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) is hosting its second summer conference for Kansas educators on June 1, 2017 at the Salina Bicentennial Center in Salina. The conference is open to all K-12 educators, county farm bureau, conservation district and Extension personnel as well as volunteers or those with an interest in agriculture in the classroom.

This year's conference theme is "Education: Rooted in Agriculture," and will feature children's book author Peggy Thomas. Thomas has penned several books about US Presidents in agriculture including "Farmer George Plants a Nation" and "Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation."

KFAC is also excited to welcome Council Grove native and presidential expert Macey Hensley as the lunch session speaker.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops led by KFAC master teachers who are currently using agriculture as a tool to teach science, math, social studies and language arts. Topics include water conservation, school gardens, wheat genetics, ag careers and using agriculture in creative writing, among others.

Registration is now open at this site. The $65 registration fee includes snacks, meals and resources. Five continuing education units are also available for an additional $25 through K-State Global Campus (completed at registration). Registration cost will increase to $75 on April 20, 2017.

More information about the conference can be found on the KFAC website at www.ksagclassroom.org.

For more information about the conference or KFAC, please contact ksfac@ksu.edu or call 785-320-4350.