Giving Tuesday — the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. This year, we celebrate Giving Tuesday on November 29. Following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, it’s rewarding to put our time and money toward organizations that help others.
ag in the classroom
There are numerous ag literacy programs around the country, from Ag in the Classroom to 4-H, and others, but one unique program caught my attention this week while late-night perusing Facebook: Ms. Harrison’s Flat Farmers. The high school teacher was inspired by “Flat Stanley” four years ago during her first year of teaching. Seizing the opportunity, she posted a call for farmers on social media to help with her newly-dubbed “Flat Farmer” project. The response was overwhelmingly positive.
After a tepid few years in agricultural education due to school and program shutdowns, ag students are rallying across the country. The National FFA Organization just released their new membership numbers, and membership is now at an all-time high!
By encouraging agriculture to be included into core curriculum concepts in primary and middle schools, we can help strengthen agriculture literacy.
American Dairy Association North East continues its popular virtual classroom dairy series this week to educate and entertain children quarantined at home.
We have gathered a list of helpful online learning options to aid students in their journey for continuous learning, even when school is closed.
Teachers can enroll their class in Adopt a Cow program, a year-long interactive learning opportunity that gives students an inside look at a dairy farm.