FOUR days left to apply for the Literacy for Life Grant! 🪴🔬🐓
Start a new project or expand an existing one that promotes agricultural literacy in your classroom! Not sure what to do for your project? Explore a list of project ideas and apply by clicking the link https://learnaboutag.org/grants/life/
Nearly 263 million pounds of California avocados were shipped through August 2022. Read more about how the season is wrapping up here and download our Avocado Fact and Activity Sheet to learn more about this golden state grown fruit. Yes, avocados are a fruit!
Did you know President Ronald Reagan owned a ranch near Santa Barbara? Or that his favorite flavor of Jellybean was Licorice?
Learn all things Ronald Reagan at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on the CA AITC Conference’s Pre-Conference Tour! Included on the tour is the Reagan Leadership Experience Center. Spots are limited!
We love these posters so much, we lined our office hallway with them! Originally developed to support Fresno Unified School District’s CDFA’s Farm to Fork Incubator Grant project, the resource features a different California commodity each month! Plus, an accompanying newsletter includes grower interviews, virtual field trips, and engaging classroom activities. All content can be downloaded HERE!
🧑🏫 Workshop Alert! We have many fun and engaging workshops planned for Conference that you won’t want to miss!
From learning about beef, to how students can run a school garden, to celebrating food heroes through picture book biographies and other stories, these workshops will make agriculture come alive in your classroom!
Register for the California Agriculture in the Classroom Conference here.
Meet our August Teacher Feature! What’s Mary’s favorite resource?
“The California Ag in the Classroom Conference! I have shared with my fellow teachers that this is the best conference and training I have ever attended in all my years of teaching! I have never gained so much new knowledge in one weekend (plus, so many freebies)!”
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom partners with Raley’s and Stater Bros. to give teachers the opportunity to Taste and Teach! Selected teachers will receive a binder full of helpful resources, including instructions on how to lead students in a taste test while meeting California Academic Standards. In addition, teachers will receive a $100 gift card to Raley’s or Stater Bros. to purchase featured California-grown commodities.
⭐ The Taste and Teach application is now OPEN through August 19, 2022.
⭐ To find out more information or to apply, click here.
#CountdownToConference We are so excited to share the field trips we have planned for this year!
Founded in Ventura County in 1893, The Limoneira Company is one of California’s oldest and largest citrus growers in the United States, and the largest grower of avocados in the nation! 🍋🥑
Want to learn more? Check out this video, Limoneira Packing House on Living Local.
In addition to the The Limoneira Company tour, we have other locations lined up such as the UC Hansen Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Monte Vista School Garden, Reiter Affiliated Companies Strawberries, and Rancho Bella Vista! 🌱
Have you registered yet? Clickhereand join us in-person at the California Agriculture in the Classroom Conference and learn what makes Ventura County agriculture so special!
Literacy for Life Grants, sponsored by the Oreggia Family Foundation, are designed to initiate new projects or expand existing projects that promote agricultural literacy. Grants of up to $500 are provided to California educators to support the integration of agriculture into regular classroom instruction. To explore the list of project ideas and read how recipients have used this grant in the past, go to Literacy for Life Grants (learnaboutag.org). Grant applications are open starting August 2, 2022.
You can find the application here. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2022.