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2017 Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

Join us in the heart of California Agriculture as we Grow our Future. Teachers and volunteers — come and learn about the importance of educating our youth about food and fiber through all subject areas. Agriculture is everywhere and in everything we do!

“There isn’t a subject under the sun that can’t be taught using agriculture as the theme.”
– Martha Deichler, Superintendent, Borrego Springs Unified School District

Registration: $200 (includes all meals and trips)
Conference registration opens in April 2017

Check back for conference scholarship information
Make your reservation at the Wyndham Visalia (559.651.5000)

National Children & Youth Garden Symposium

NCYGS is the only national event of its kind where you can network with like-minded teachers, garden designers, community leaders, program coordinators, and others involved with connecting kids to the natural world.  NCYGS 2017 attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore topics ranging from curriculum to program management to garden design and maintenance during four dynamic days of educational sessions, field trips, and expert keynote presentations.  July 12 will feature optional pre-symposium trips, while July 13-15 will comprise the main body of the symposium.
  • Experience the vibrant gardening and environmental culture of the green Pacific Northwest.
  • Share ideas, success stories, and inspiration with like-minded colleagues from across the nation.

    Submit session proposals by Monday, December 5, 2016.
    Have questions or need more information? Email education@ahs.org or call 703-768-5700 ext. 140.

Proposals Due – 2017 California Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

Submit a Conference Proposal – 2017 California Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

California Foundation for Ag in the Classroom is seeking enthusiastic presenters who would like to share their expertise, experience and educational resources with conference attendees. Proposals are now being accepted to present a workshop or Make ‘n’ Take, exhibit at conference, or host a Taste of California dinner table!

Workshop Proposal – Due March 22, 2017

Provide an engaging and informative, one-hour, agriculturally-themed workshop. Workshops should include classroom lessons, techniques, resources, methods or programs with a practical connection to agriculture. The workshops will take place on Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. AND 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Apply Online

Make ‘n’ Take Proposal

Provide teaching strategies and practical connections to agriculture using hands-on activities suitable for the classroom in this fast-paced, high-energy learning exchange. All Make ‘n’ Take sessions will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Apply Online

Taste of California Table Host Proposal

Showcase California’s agricultural commodities and resources by hosting a table at this fun event. Your participation as an agricultural partner will highlight knowledge teachers can share with their students. The dinner will take place on Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Apply Online

Exhibitor Proposal

Display your organization’s valuable resources and engage with educators by hosting an exhibit. Exhibit hours take place on Friday, July 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Apply Online

Community Food Systems Conference Request for Proposals

Proposal Application Period: February 7, 2017 – April 3, 2017

Online form for proposals: https://www.tfaforms.com/4600123

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project‘s Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture. The conference will provide space for conversations around promoting, facilitating, and supporting self-reliance; breaking down barriers to racial and economic justice; connecting communities to their food sources; and impacting communities at the local and regional level through sustainable land use, food production including fisheries and distribution. There is an urgent need to come together in the spirit of collaboration, progress and solidarity. Please join to continue building strong leaders and self-reliant communities.

The Community Food Systems Conference will take place December 5 – 7, 2017 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Join their e-list to stay informed about the event.

Presentation Priorities

This conference will address a variety of community food system topics. There are certain cross-cutting issues we believe are fundamental in community food systems and in building a strong, equitable food future. We hope to see these represented across all sessions.

  • Skill Building across cultures and sectors
  • Diversity of presenters
  • Racial, social and economic equity

National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Join 1,000+ of your fellow anti-hunger advocates in Washington, D.C., for two days of “can’t miss” networking opportunities, content-rich sessions, and interactive training, followed by a day on Capitol Hill. You’ll go home with an arsenal of best practices, innovative advocacy methods, and personal connections to help you better fight hunger in your community, your state, and at the national level.