The Daily Item
HERSHEY — Pennsylvania will put agriculture on display during the National Ag in the Classroom Conference, which will be held June 23-27 in Hershey. Registration is now open. Pennsylvania has been selected to host the national conference, which is expected to draw several hundred educators from across the country. Pennsylvania’s statewide Ag in the Classroom, normally held in State College, will be held in conjunction with the Hershey event. Pennsylvania teachers will be eligible for 15 continuing education credits. Pennsylvania teachers can also apply to the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation for sponsorship money.
The National Ag in the Classroom Conference will feature a number of workshops and tours that highlight the diversity of Pennsylvania agriculture. The conference exposes many and various aspects of agriculture and agribusiness to teachers with all types of subject backgrounds, and shows them how they can use the information in their classrooms. It shows the teachers the many ways that they and all their students as well as the general population is involved in agriculture each and every day. They will be involved in the classrooms as well as actual farm visits to view many aspects of agriculture and agribusiness, which make up the largest industry in Pennsylvania.
If you are interested in attending the workshop, visit www.pafbfriends.org and/or www.agclassroom.org/conference 2014.