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National Agriculture in the Classroom


Summary 2019 — South Dakota

State Contact

Ms Marsha Kucker
Ground Works/SD Ag in the Classroom
102 N Krohns Pl STE 115
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
P: 605.275.9159

Classroom Resources

An web-based, interactive 4th grade pilot curriculum, called SD Road Trip pilot was developed for release January, 2018. Fifty 4th grade classrooms in 11 school districts participated in the pilot. The program was opened for statewide enrollment in August 2018. Currently there are 8046 students participating representing almost 70% of the school districts in South Dakota. The program is offered free of charge to public and private schools as well as youth organizations in the state.

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

100 out of 150 school districts participate in the SD Road Trip program in this initial year of program implementation.


Program Director with many years experience working in the education management industry - at the state level and also in post-secondary education. Experienced in program and organization management, budgeting, career development, program development and implementation, curriculum development and training. Served as Tech Prep and Career Guidance Coordinator for the State of South Dakota. A Master's Degree in Business Education.