Agriculture in the Classroom

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 5 school districts throughout Broome and Tioga County. The school districts are as follows; Maine-Endwell, Union Endicott, Harpursville, Windsor, and Owego-Apalachin School District. 

This program is currently a pilot and will be evaluated in June 2017 to determine if there is interest and need from additional districts. 


Sarah Atwood
Ag in the Classroom Educator
(607) 778-9015

Last updated January 27, 2017