Summary 2019 — New Mexico
New Mexico Ag in the Classroom Energy Reader updated through Colorado AITC and Tri-State NM Ag Literacy Project- project lessons for volunteers and FFA Chapters with the bookFirst Peas to the Table". Project materials were put together by Brenda Logan and can be found at: https://newmexico.agclassroom.org/resources/literacy.cfm
Major Program Impacts or Outcomes
NMAITC reached, 16,409 students and 967 educators through face-to-face educational presentations in 2019 while maintaining only 1 full time staff position for 5 months of the year. NMAITC increased the number of teacher trainings/professional development opportunities by 15% from the previous year. NMAITC increased the number of volunteers (outside of FFA) being trained in Ag in the Classroom resources by 226% from the previous year.
Traci Curry graduated with a degree in education from Eastern New Mexico University. She spent eleven years in the classroom as an elementary teacher before coming to New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau and the New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom (NMAITC) program. She has been the NMAITC state contact since 2011.