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National Agriculture in the Classroom

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Summary 2021 — Kentucky

State Contact

Mr. Scott Christmas
Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation
P.O. Box 20700
Louisville, KY 40250-0700
P: 502.495.5000
E: Scott.Christmas@kyfb.com
Website

Innovative Programming Conducted and Educational Resources Developed

  • Connecting Science and the Horse - https://www.teachkyag.org/horsescience
  • There's a Pig in My Classroom - Virtual Field Trips and Curriculum - https://www.teachkyag.org/news-blog/theres-a-pig-in-my-classroom-virtual-field-trips-and-curriculum
  • Build-a-Calf Workshop - https://www.teachkyag.org/lessons/build-a-calf
  • Beef Basics - https://www.teachkyag.org/lessons/beef-basics
  • Beef Cattle Structures, Needs and Habitats - https://www.teachkyag.org/lessons/beef-cattle-structures-needs-and-habitats
  • Updated - The Kentucky Farm as an Ecosystem - https://www.teachkyag.org/farmecosystem

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

More than 60,000 students from 120 Kentucky counties participated in the 2021 Conservation Tabloid Poster & Essay Contest. Farm Bureau provided the primary sponsorship, planning and tabloid design. Through these contest children are better able to understand the value of agriculture. Nearly, 500 additional essays and posters were submitted for the Kentucky Agriculture Poster and Essay Contest. The essays and posters in both contest showcase the students newfound appreciation and knowledge.

Our Kentucky Farms Feed Me: Virtual Field Trip video series is continuing to be embraced by several television outlets including KET, RFDTV, and WKU PBS stations. Additionally, the videos were viewed over 160,000 times online. This project alone has expanded our outreach to educators and local communities exponentially.

Program Leader Biosketch

Scott Christmas holds a B.S. degree in food and resource economics from the University of Florida. He currently serves as the Kentucky Farm Bureau Women, Ag Education & Member Benefits Director. Mr. Christmas is responsible for coordinating education and leadership development for Kentucky Farm Bureau women. These activities include the implementation of Farm Bureau policy goals and objectives with a major emphasis on all agricultural literacy efforts. In this role, he serves as an ongoing Board Member of Kentucky's Ag and Environment in the Classroom, Inc. Mr. Christmas involvement with Ag in the Classroom and other agricultural literacy programs stretches over the past twenty-nine years. He previously worked for thirteen years with the Florida Farm Bureau and is currently in his sixteenth year with the Kentucky Farm Bureau.