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National Agriculture in the Classroom


Summary 2021 — New York

State Contact

Ms. Katie Carpenter
New York Agriculture in the Classroom
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
P: 607.255.9253, Option 6

Innovative Programming Conducted and Educational Resources Developed

  • Empire Agriculture Map & Commodity Information -
  • Virtual Field Trips: Maple, Wool, Dairy Calves, Dairy Nutrition and Health, Dairy Milking, Ice Cream Making, Beef, Pollination & Honey, Vineyard, Grape Harvest, Apple Harvest, Christmas Tree Farm -
  • Virtual Professional Development Recorded: Maple, Compost, Aeroponics, Pollinator Habitats -
  • Agricultural Literacy Week videos for virtual programming: 3 videos of Chuck's Ice Cream Wish being read, 1 video of Chuck's Ice Cream Wish being read in Spanish, Bret and Brynley Take Care of Calves, A Day in the Life Growing Up on a Dairy Farm, How Ice Cream is Made, Franklin Feeds Cows, Phoebe Feeds Dairy Calves -
  • Top Cut Beef Marketing Contest Virtual Instruction and Tours -
  • Next Generation Beef Toolkits -

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

Program Leader Biosketch

Katie Carpenter joined Cornell University's Agriculture Outreach and Education team as Director of the New York Agriculture in the Classroom program in 2012. In her role she works to increase the agricultural literacy of teachers and students across the state by providing teachers the tools and training to use agriculture as a lens for learning to meet their curricular goals. Katie grew up in Northern New York and attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill receiving a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Agricultural Business Management, and her Master of Agricultural and Extension Education at the University of Arkansas. She is the Secretary of the New York State Agricultural Society, actively serves as the President-Elect for the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization, and is a Class 17 graduate of the Cornell University Empire State Food and Agriculture Leadership Institute (LEAD NY).