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Ag Advocate Challenge investment supports agricultural education mission
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Barton County Conservation District, Great Bend, is please to celebrate the success of their investment in educational programs provided by Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC).
“It is important to educate about how agriculture is a large part of all our lives. The partnership between KFAC and the Barton County Conservation District is shared mission in agricultural education,” says Pam Tucker, District Manager.
The KFAC mission is to “Connect Classrooms to Kansas Agriculture,” making the dollars donated from companies in Kansas helpful to increase agricultural knowledge and literacy of the state’s youth.
“We teach about the importance of food production and delivery systems and use agriculture as a tool to reach core curriculum goals in math, reading, science, history, and social studies,” said Cathy Musick, executive director of KFAC. “Currently, we reach about five percent of Kansas elementary students. Our goal is to double that in the next three years. Ag Advocate funding is critical in allowing us to increase our reach while maintaining excellent programming and developing new delivery methods that are efficient and effective for Kansas teachers.”
Music noted that KFAC is grateful to the donors and look forward to continued support as they continue to grow the program.
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The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to involve Kansans of all ages in understanding the fundamental impact of agriculture on their everyday lives. By providing resources to Kansas teachers, KFAC hopes to connect classrooms to Kansas agriculture.