State Reports

State Summary 2016 — Arkansas

State Contact

Mr. Andy Guffey
Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation
P.O. Box 31
Little Rock, AR 72203-0031
P: 501.228.1219
E: andrew.guffey@arfb.com
Website

Classroom Resources

Eatology EPD's & Genomics Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle

Major Program Accomplishments or Outputs

Conducted second STEM only workshop for 7-12 grade teachers in conjunction with a university STEM Development Center.

Added another staff person delivering direct to student programs.

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

4500 4-12 science students received direct ag science and research instruction because of summer workshop program.

100% of teachers that attended science summer workshop conducted research and utilized ag science materials in their classroom.

Rice Ag Reader incorporated into school district elementary science curriculum. 2100 students were impacted.

Biosketch

Andy Guffey is the Director of Education & Outreach for the Arkansas Farm Bureau, and he has served as the state contact in Arkansas for the last 12 years. In addition to Ag-in-the-Classroom, Andy also works with FFA and 4-H groups across the state in numerous projects. Andy is a board member for Economics Arkansas, Arkansas FFA Foundation and the Arkansas Foundation for Agriculture. He also serves as an industry advisor for programs and curriclum for the Arkansas FFA. Before taking over education and Ag-in-the-Classroom, he previously directed the safety education programs for the Arkansas Farm Bureau and worked for Tyson Foods. He holds a B.S. in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University.