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Summary 2020 — Alabama

State Contact

Ms Kim Earwood
Alabama Agriculture in the Classroom
P.O. Box 11000
Montgomery, AL 36191-0001
P: 334.612.5370
E: kearwood@alfafarmers.org
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Innovative Programming Conducted and Educational Resources Developed

Report from 2019

Yes, New commodity Ag Mags were developed with activities, information and ideas. This resource is designed for use in classrooms by educators during workshops and events. Our summer intern gathered content and worked with our in house graphic artist to design layout.

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

Report from 2019

Thirty Agricultural Field/Education Days were held across our state as a result of Ag in the Classroom In-services and workshops.

300 teachers were provided AITC materials and curriculum through statewide trade show events.

Pre-K through sixth grade students received agricultural classroom instruction through hands-on activities during the school year.

80% of teachers who attended the AITC summer institute located the applications through the AITC web-site and plan to visit the web-site on a regular basis for additional curriculum and updates.

Seventeen teachers applied for AITC mini-grants during the Fall and Spring to fund their hands on learning experiences in their classroom.

The American Farm Bureau Book of the YearRight this Very Minute" was shared with 1,000 elementary libraries across Alabama as part of an Ag Literacy project for elementary students and as well as County and State Farm Bureau Board members.

Program Leader Biosketch

Report from 2019

I serve as the Alabama Ag in the Classroom Steering Committee Chairman. I received B.S. and Masters Degrees in Home Economics and have worked in the Agricultural sector the past 28 years with the Cooperative Extension System as a 4-H Agent and the Alabama Farmers Federation as the Women's Leadership Division Director. I have served on the Alabama Ag in the Classroom Steering Committee for 15 years.