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National Agriculture in the Classroom

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Summary 2019 — Oregon

State Contact

Ms Jessica Jansen
Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation
200 Strand Agriculture Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
P: 541.737.8629
E: jessica.jansen@oregonstate.edu
Website

Classroom Resources

Temple Grandin Literacy Project, lesson and activity- https://oregonaitc.org/programs/literacy-project/ Soil Nutrients-https://oregonaitc.org/lessonplan/hungry-plants/

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

AITC materials and lessons were delivered to more than 239,747 students across the state. Over 766 volunteers collaborated on the literacy project. Lending library items used by 39,270 Oregon students. 906 new teachers became partners with the program. 97% of teachers trained this year planned to incorporate AITC resources in their classroom. 98% of surveyed pre-service teachers plan to use AITC resources when they begin their career. Our website averaged 2,251 monthly unique users.

Biosketch

Jessica Jansen is the Executive Director for Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation. A third generation Oregonian, Jessica loves to share about the tremendous agricultural diversity in Oregon. She holds a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences and Speech Communication from Oregon State University. In addition to her duties with AITC, Jessica serves on the Summer Agriculture Institute Committee, the board of directors for the Oregon Ag Fest and is active with the Oregon Dairy Women and Oregon Women for Agriculture. She is married to her best friend, Matthew, and they love being involved in Oregon's dairy industry. This is her sixth year as Executive Director of Oregon AITC.