Ag in the Classroom free workshop being offered January 20 at NICC

An Ag in The Classroom workshop is being scheduled for agriculture friends in northeast Iowa who respect farmers, love agriculture, enjoy being with kids and have some free time to work with children in the classroom. The Ag in The Classroom volunteer workshop is scheduled for January 20 at the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Dairy Center in Calmar.

Howard County Farm Bureau and Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation have partnered with the NICC Dairy Center in Calmar to host this Agriculture in the Classroom County Contacts Workshop. There will be a 9 a.m. optional tour of NICC Robotic Dairy Operation and the new Beef Learning Facilities. The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 2 p.m.  at the Northeast Iowa Community College Dairy Center located at 1527 Iowa 150 in Calmar.

Attendees can meet other Ag in the Classroom (AITC) contacts from northeast Iowa to work together, brainstorm and develop creative and fun ideas to implement Agriculture Education in area schools. They will leave with ready-to-use lessons information and multiple resources to help encourage agriculture interest in local youth.

Anyone currently involved in county AITC programs and those interested in learning more are encouraged to attend to share their farming experiences with future generations. Lunch will be provided.

To register for the workshop, contact Rachel Myers at 563-547-2937 or e-mail RSVP is requested by January 10, 2017.