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Summer Ag Institute for teachers now accepting applications

By Victoria Advocate
April 1, 2014 at midnight
Updated March 31, 2014 at 11:01 p.m.


Learn how to incorporate agriculture into classroom curriculum.

Victoria County teachers interested in working entomology and plant and soil science into math, social studies and language arts lessons are invited to apply now for the Summer Agricultural (Ag) Institute at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.

Students are now at least three generations removed from the farm, said George Hood, Victoria County Farm Bureau president.

"They may not understand how their food is grown or where it comes from," he said. "Our goal is to help teachers integrate lessons about agriculture into their curriculum to help bridge that gap for their students."

The Summer Ag Institute offers teachers a way to incorporate aspects of agriculture into the normal curriculum.

The program is a week-long course, held June 9-13, and participants are eligible for 45 clock hours of personal development. There are scholarships available to help teachers attend the Summer Ag Institute.

"We encourage any teacher who is interested to apply as soon as possible," Hood said.

For information about the Summer Ag Institute or to apply, visit TexasFarmBureau.org and click under the "Youth and Education" tab. The deadline to apply is April 30.

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