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National Agriculture in the Classroom

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Summary 2019 — Arkansas

State Contact

Mr Matt Jackson
Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation
P.O. Box 31
Little Rock, AR 72203-0031
P: 501.228.1237
E: matt.jackson@arfb.com
Website

Classroom Resources

Ag Tech Training Lab. Mobile Classroom with 4 Simulators for use in FFA programs across the state. https://youtu.be/2p-RvAhMW_g

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

3400 4-12 science students received direct ag science and research instruction because of summer workshop program.

Biosketch

Matt Jackson is the Sr. Education Coordinator for the Arkansas Farm Bureau, and he has worked in Ag in the Classroom for the past 8 years, and is in his first year as State Contact. In addition to Ag-in-the-Classroom, Matt also works with FFA groups across the state in numerous projects. He also serves as an industry advisor for programs and curriculum for the Arkansas FFA. He previously directed the safety education programs for the Arkansas Farm Bureau and was an agriculture instructor. He holds a B.S. in Education from Southern Arkansas University.