Summary 2019 — Missouri
Created 1 new 16"x20" poster, Celebrate with Agriculture for classroom use. Updated and reprinted full color, 12-page tabloid, Agriculture is Everywhere, correlated with MO Learning Standards, Grades 3-5.
Major Program Impacts or Outcomes
81% of educators participating in workshops, in-service or pre-service education indicate the have utilized materials presented. Many have requested additional information and referred additional teachers to the program for information and resources. 95% of the teachers receiving the Agriculture is Everywhere 12-page tabloid have utilized it's content with students. The feedback has been extremely positive regarding content, usability and alignment with state learning standards. 75% of the teachers in the pre-service workshops indicate they have visited the website and will plan to utilize the materials and develop teaching units for use in the classroom. Many are accessing the Curriculum Matrix. 78% of 4th grade teachers utilized agricultural concepts in their study of Missouri. 6100 urban students participated in school tours at the American Royal and learned about agriculture. Educators indicated that over 85% of their students were enlightened by learning where their food and fiber originates. 90% of the teachers participating in the Farm Day Programs in their respective counties indicated they utilized the agricultural message pre/post within their classroom. 75% indicate they gained a better understanding of agriculture and can better utilize agricultural materials as a result. 90% of students participating in pre-service programs indicate it is helpful to them as they continue to plan for their career in teaching about agriculture. 200 teachers participating in the training conducted in conjunction with the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference indicated they would immediately include the resources shared in upcoming units of study. Two hands-on sessions for students were conducted allowing them to experience a broader understanding of agriculture. 89% of the Agriculture Educators who participated in a Professional Development workshop at their state meeting indicated they utilized the materials. Many have ordered additional items.
B.S. in Agricultural Education Missouri State University, Springfield, MO M.S. in Educational Leadership Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 12/23/19-Present-Director of Promotion and Education for Missouri Farm Bureau Federation which includes state contact for Agriculture in the Classroom 3 years as a classroom Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor