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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 15 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, Tioga Central, 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.

List of Resources:

New York Ag in the Classroom

National Ag in the Classroom:

Utah Ag in the Classroom

Maryland Agsploration:

Oklahoma AITC:

California AITC:

Life Lab (for garden based lessons and activities):

MyAmerican Farm:Virtual Field Trips, lessons and more

Ag Explorer: Careers, Lessons and Virtual Field Trips

Got Veggies? curriculum from Wisconsin Dept of Public Health:

Growing Minds Garden/Cooking/Farm to School based:

Green Mountain Garden Activity Guide:

NYS Farm Bureau Foundation:

Minnesota Ag in the Classroom

Broome-Tioga Agriculture in the Classroom partners


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

Last updated January 23, 2020