Broome County’s Agriculture in the Classroom would like to welcome you to our program. Ag in the Classroom educators will work with participating school districts to develop an individualized curriculum and implementation plan to bring agriculture concepts into the classrooms in connection with the educational goals and standards of the district.
The Ag in the Classroom curriculum covers a range of educational topics including: exploring food and nutrition, natural resources, conservation, farming, consumer choices, stewardship, human populations and land use issues. Lessons can be selected and adapted based on grade level and the district’s own curriculum needs. Curriculum lessons and activities will also address concepts in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies to align with New York State and National Common Core Learning Standards.
This program is brought to you by Senator Fred Akshar, Broome- Tioga BOCES and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County. Ag in the Classroom is currently offering lessons for 14 school districts throughout Broome, Chenango, and Tioga County. The school districts are as follows; Maine-Endwell, Union Endicott, Harpursville, Windsor, Owego-Apalachin School District, Chenango Valley, Chenango Forks, Bainbridge-Guilford, Newark Valley, Susquahanna Valley, Vestal, Deposit, Whitney Point, and Johnson City.
We currently have three educators as part of the elementary Ag in the Classroom Sarah Atwood, Megan Truesdail and Nichole Walker. We also are running a pilot program in the middle school with Ag in the Classroom Educator Sonja Wixom.
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Last updated October 15, 2020