In This Issue
Volunteer Grants
Conference Scholarships
Get the Scoop
Learn more about the free resources and grant money FAITC offers teachers to help them incorporate school gardens and animal science concepts into their classroom instruction. Click Here to review FAITC's 2013 Annual Report.  
Biofuels in Chemistry Class
Learn how this South Florida teacher won FAITC's 2014 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award by tying biofuels from sugarcane and sunflower seeds to chemistry lessons. To learn more Click Here  

Teachers in 5th-12th grade use sun and photovoltaic cells to power small musical device at South Florida workshop in Homestead.

Summer Teacher Workshops 

FAITC's summer teacher workshops are scheduled for June 10 in Highlands County and June 12 in Miami-Dade County. Farm tours will follow in the afternoon after the morning workshop. Stay tuned later this spring for more information.

Volunteer Grants Due March 14
   Farm Bureau offices, Extension offices, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies that have a project that educates K-12 students about the source of their food, fiber and fuel are eligible for Florida Agriculture in the Classroom's Volunteer Grants. The deadline is March 14. For an application Click Here
 How Sweet It Is: Scholarships Available for Conference
  Florida K-12 teachers interested in attending the 2014 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference "The Sweet Story of Agriculture" in Hershey PA in June can apply for scholarships. CHS is offering $380 scholarships to cover teachers' registration for the conference. Previous recipients can apply again for a scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 15. To learn more Click Here
Read for Florida Agriculture
Literacy Day April 29
Florida Farms at School    Florida teachers and agriculture industry volunteers who want to read a fun, rhyming book about Florida farms to elementary students are encouraged to participate in Florida Agriculture Literacy Day April 29. This year's book, Florida Farms at School, features school gardens, Agriculture in the Classroom, 4-H, FFA, Farm to School and other programs that help educate elementary students about Florida agriculture. The book, teacher resources, bookmarks and stickers are provided to volunteer readers free of charge. To learn more Click Here
Small Ag Tag Image  
 Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Gainesville funded by sales of the agriculture specialty license plate called the 'Ag Tag.' To learn more about the Ag Tag