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National Agriculture in the Classroom

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Summary 2019 — Virginia

State Contact

Ms Tammy Maxey
Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
P.O. Box 27552
Richmond, VA 23261
P: 804.290.1143
E: tammy.maxey@vafb.com
Website

Classroom Resources

Who Grew My Food Poster Series Farm Life 360 Harvest of the Month Map and Curriculum Sprouting Success Curriculum Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Facebook page What is Growing on in Virginia Spring 2019 Strawberries Newsletter What is Growing on in Virginia Fall 2019 Apples and Pumpkins Newsletter Giddy Up and Go With AITC Horse Resources Unit

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

92% of educators participating in professional development state that they will use materials and activities with current students. 90% of past AITC mini grant recipients repeat the funded project during 2 more school years. 94% of program participants plan to share AITC resources with another educator. 89% of program participants report a positive change in their perception of agriculture and importance in their daily life Over 400,000 children were impacted through our program learning about how agriculture is integral to their daily lives. 3000 educators and volunteers learned methods to connect children to agriculture

Biosketch

Tammy Maxey is the Sr. Education Manager for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom. She oversees the education and outreach initiatives of the non-profit. Her achievements in Virginia include authoring two agriculture literacy books for the program. Tammy is a master educator serving as an elementary and middle school teacher and as a middle school principal prior to joining Virginia Farm Bureau and Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom. She holds a Post-Master’s Certificate in Principalship from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.S. degree in Special Education. In addition she holds a M.S. degree from Virginia Tech in Vocational Technical Education. Tammy has been active on the national level with NAITCO and currently serves as NAITCO President Elect and is a past board member for the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Tammy and her husband Greg operate a beef cattle farm in Amelia, Virginia.