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Arizona Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom & the FFA Partnered for Kids June 12, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau

You may not have noticed, but Arizona Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom and the FFA in Arizona are engaged in an amazing partnership of helping our youth in this state learn more about agriculture.

In the recent article, “AITC Teams with FFA for Success in and out of the Classroom,” the youth organization, FFA and our own Ag in the Classroom reveal a very sucessful partnership. One that has lasting implications.

National FFA Organization

National FFA Organization (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In studying what this means for Arizona agriculture, I list the following:

  1. First and foremost, our Ag in the Classroom programĀ involves children learning about Arizona agriculture in an accurate, educational and fun way.
  2. Young people working with young people to learn about one of the state’s most amazing and critical industries.
  3. While the FFA youth are teaching the younger children about agriculture, they’re learning too.
  4. Our Ag in the Classroom program is entertaining, fun and interactive. Nearly everything we do has classroom activities with it.
  5. Test scores reveal that children improve their retention and improve test scores. Applying agriculture to science, social studies, math and language arts curriculum does this very effectively.
  6. Youth engaged with youth is always a positive approach.
  7. The partnership continues to attract FFA kids.
  8. The in-class students love meeting the FFA kids.
  9. Having FFA students in the classroom with younger kids promotes the FFA to our youth.
  10. Everyone succeeds with a program like this!



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