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Farm to School Conference highlights local foods in schools

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School nutritionists, farmers and others interested in increasing local foods in schools will gather March 14 for the Virginia Farm to School Conference.

AITC Book of the Year teaches children where meals originate

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Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom wants children to discover how farmers provide healthy meals for them.

Decorate for the holidays, from the outside in

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Cold temperatures shouldn’t keep you from using outdoor items to create fresh arrangements for inside.

Help teachers by donating ag education supplies

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Anyone with an interest in education can donate agriculture-related resources to a nearby teacher through Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom Adopt-a-Teacher program.

Va. Agriculture in the Classroom receives national grant

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Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom is one of six programs that recently received a grant from the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization.

Teachers, organizations can apply for AITC grants

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Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program is offering more than $30,000 to help educators and related groups integrate agriculture into classroom curriculums.

Your membership helps school gardens grow!

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School gardens can provide a treasure trove of learning experiences for children, and there are several ways your membership is making them possible.

Va. educator receives national honor for agriculture-based lessons

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Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, is one of eight 2018 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award recipients.

Newport News educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year

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Jennifer Massengill, a science and technology teacher at Hampton Roads Academy, has been named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2018 Teacher of the Year.

Thousands of Virginia children learned about agriculture during literacy week

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Armed with books, beekeeper suits and real honey and honeycomb, volunteers read to thousands of students during the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom program’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 5-9.

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