“Many children are now at least three generations removed from the farm. They may not understand how their food is grown or where it comes from,” Goliad County Farm Bureau President Pat Calhoun said.
“Our goal is to help teachers integrate lessons about agriculture into their curriculum to help bridge that gap for their students.”
The Summer Agricul-tural Institute doesn’t give teachers something additional to teach. Instead, it offers a way to incorporate aspects of agriculture into their normal curriculum. Teachers who attend the week-long course, held June 9-13, are eligible for 45 clock hours of professional development.
“We value our area teachers. So we’re offering scholarships to help send them to the Summer Ag Institute,” Calhoun said. “We encourage any teacher who is interested to apply as soon as possible.”
Applications for the Summer Agricultural Institute can be found at TexasFarmBureau.org under the “Youth & Education” tab.