Established in 1985, New York Agriculture in the Classroom (NYAITC) is a partnership of Cornell University, the NYS Department of Ag & Markets, the NYS Education Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the New York Farm Bureau. Its mission is to foster awareness, understanding, and appreciation of how we produce food and fiber, what we eat, and how we live, by helping educators, students, and their communities learn about and engage with agriculture and food systems.
The Ag-in-the-Classroom Program in Genesee County loans high-quality instructional resources and also coordinates a variety of educational events that connect elementary school-aged children in Genesee County with our local agriculture, including Ag Literacy Week, Kinderfarmin', Incubation & Embryology and more! Contact our office at 585-343-3040 x101 for more information about these events or resources!
The Fantasy Farming Challenge is a program in which students design a field making some of the choices a farmer does each growing season in an effort to come up with the winning combination that produces the largest yield or the highest profit. Based loosely on the premise of fantasy football (in this game the weather can ruin a season, not the refs), the students pick their 'team' by making six key choices for a 10,000 sq ft plot of corn which will help them understand the risks and challenges of farming. Click Here for more information.
Looking for more farming games? Check out http://www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom/games
The FREE seven Project Based Learning lessons, lessons meet 7th-10th grade national learning standards, teach learners about DNA, selective breeding over time, biotechnology today, and genetically modified organisms or GMOs.This resource is perfect for science educators and those who want to know more about biotechnology and its role in food production. Click Here to open the PDF version.
Open to all Genesee County Youth, Kindergarten - 6th Grade. This Contest is an opportunity for youth to explore agriculture and the food system through art and writing skills to discover more about where their food comes from and why agriculture is important for all of us every day. Entries are due to the CCE of Genesee Office by June 15, 2016. Click Here to open the flyer for complete entry details.
We are now accepting new youth members and adult volunteers! Visit the "How to Join 4-H" page for more information!
Click here for 2016 Genesee County Info!
Last updated June 27, 2016