Agricultural Literacy is Knowledge
The Ag Literacy Program pairs a classroom with a local student leader to enhance students’ education of agriculture and the related sciences and literacy through an on-going relationship that involves building upon a framework of awareness, discovery, knowledge and analysis.
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WHAT IS AG LITERACY?
It may seem hard to imagine a world without agriculture. However, many Americans do not have a basic understanding of where their food, fiber and fuel comes from. For them, Agriculture is simply not part of their world. For them, Agriculture is simply not part of their world, and we believe this creates a learning opportunity through the Pillars of Agricultural Literacy, which offers a framework for lifelong learning. The goal is to build a strong foundational understanding of the relationship between agriculture and the environment, food, fiber, energy, animals, lifestyle, the economy and technology. We seek to cultivate this awareness in any person, no matter their age or experience. The Ag Literacy Program program is built upon the program developed by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. (Source: https://www.agfoundation.org/pillars)
- Program Coordinator to perform logistical coordination between the teacher and the student leaders for visits.
- Regular 45 minute visits from the student leaders, including the reading of a featured book to students followed with a fun, hands-on activity to reinforce the book’s message.
- Access to and consulting on additional resources and lesson plans to continue the literacy theme in the classroom.
Sample Books & Lesson Plans:
Tops to Bottoms Lesson Plan (Source: California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom)
The Vegetables We Eat Lesson Plan (Source: Linus Pauling Institute: Healthy Youth Program)
More of Our Favorite Ag Literacy Books
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN AG LITERACY?
Ag Literacy is open to a classroom in the 1st-5th grades, at any school in El Dorado County. Grade levels are welcome from public, private, parochial, and charter schools. Advanced registration is required and information can be found HERE.
REGISTRATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Program currently ON HOLD due to COVID19
Ponderosa FFA in partnership with El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom has launched AIM, Agriculture Influenced Mentorship, to support ag education during this difficult time.
Informational Flyer HERE
Registration for the 2021 Spring Semester CLOSED
2021-2022 School Year will open in August.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HOW IS AG LITERACY FUNDED?
The Ag Literacy Program is FREE to classrooms. This cost is covered by the generous donations of our sponsors, donors and volunteers, including the student leaders from Ponderosa High School Future Farmers of America chapter. As a charitable, non-profit organization, El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom appreciates our sponsors’ generous support that is vital for the continued success of our educational programs, and we are grateful.