'Super Hero' Teacher Wins FAITC Teacher Award
Learn how this teacher won FAITC's 2015 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award by empowering her K-8 students with school garden STEM lessons. To learn more Click Here

Summer School Garden Workshop in Apopka
Teachers seeking a workshop to learn how to create, maintain and use a school garden as a teaching tool look no further. FAITC is holding a two-day school garden workshop June 11-12 in Apopka. For $30, teachers will receive school garden curricula, several gardening activities from the experts and 12 professional development points. To learn more, Click Here.  
Summer Forestry Workshop Deadline March 9
Florida teachers seeking a workshop to learn about the state's forestry resources are encouraged to sign up for one scheduled for June 23-26 in Fernandina Beach. The deadline to apply is March 9. Forty-five teachers are selected, and are eligible for professional development points. To learn more and sign up Click Here.
Volunteer Grants Due March 13
   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 13. For an application Click Here.
Read for Florida Agriculture
Literacy Day April 21
    Florida teachers and agriculture industry volunteers  who want to read a book about Florida farm animals to K-5th grade elementary classrooms are encouraged to participate in  Florida Agriculture Literacy Day April 21. The book, Drive Through Florida: Livestock and Poultry, is the first in a series of Florida Agriculture Literacy Day books tied to new educational standards that emphasize reading non-fiction text. Its red truck mascot, Ole Red, takes students on a tour of beef, dairy, equine, swine, poultry, goat and sheep farms in Florida. A classroom set of materials includes one book and one teacher resource disc for the teacher, bookmarks and stickers for students and is provided to volunteer readers free of charge. Readers are asked to schedule their classroom visit(s) before registering for materials on FAITC's website. To learn more about the program Click Here.
'Unbridled' Scholarships 
Available for National Conference
  Florida K-12 teachers interested  in attending the 2015 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference 'Unbridled Possibilities' in Louisville, KY June 17-20 can apply for scholarships. CHS, Inc. is offering $360 scholarships to cover teachers' conference registrations. Previous recipients can apply again. The deadline for applications is Feb. 27. To apply Click Here. To learn more about the conference Click Here.
Free School Garden Curriculum 
Available to Florida Teachers
   Teachers seeking a resource that 
helps them use school gardens as teaching tools look no further.
FAITC's second in its school 
garden series, Gardening for
, is now available to Florida teachers for free. It is a K-12 curriculum with gardening tips and 14 lessons that cover all subject areas. To order a book Click Here.
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 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