It’s also vital for Iowa’s youth to understand and appreciate the role agriculture plays in their lives. County Farm Bureaus take great pride in working with teachers to incorporate agriculture-themed curriculum into classrooms across the state, through various Ag In The Classroom (AITC) projects.
Teaching about agriculture in Iowa is an ideal way for students to learn about an industry and way of life that's critically important to their state and make real-life connections to science, math and social studies concepts.
Hundreds of volunteers, along with AITC staff, enter classrooms and reach thousands of students every year. Programs and resources are developed with teacher needs and academic standards in mind and are coupled with STEM-based (science, technology, engineering, math) learning activities.