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National Agriculture in the Classroom


Summary 2021 — Oregon

State Contact

Ms. Jessica Jansen
Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation
200 Strand Agriculture Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
P: 541.737.8629

Innovative Programming Conducted and Educational Resources Developed

  • Agricultural Literacy Subscription Boxes-
  • Grafting the Red Delicious Video-
  • Honey Bee Video-
  • Willamette Egg Farm Virtual Field Trip-
  • Christmas Tree Virtual Field Trip-
  • Cranberry Harvest Virtual Field Trip-
  • Hazelnut Virtual Field Trip-
  • Honey Bees Virtual Field Trip-
  • Commercial Fishing Virtual Field Trip-
  • Blooming Nursery Virtual Field Trip-
  • Aquaponics Virtual Field Trip-

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

  • 95% of teachers trained this year planned to incorporate AITC resources in their classroom.
  • 89% of surveyed pre-service teachers plan to use AITC resources when they begin their career.
  • 96% of students in the Subscription Box program reported an increased understanding of agriculture as a result of participating in the program.

Program Leader Biosketch

Jessica Jansen is the Executive Director for Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation. She holds a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences and Speech Communication from Oregon State University. In addition to her duties with Oregon AITC, Jessica serves on the Summer Agriculture Institute Committee and the board of directors for the Oregon Ag Fest, Oregon Dairy Women and Oregon Women for Agriculture. She and her husband, Matt, enjoy being involved in Oregon's dairy industry, hiking, playing disc golf and learning about all things agriculture!

This is her eighth year as Executive Director of Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom.