New this year: join us for an Ag in the Classroom workshop in your area and earn 20 recertification hours. Each workshop begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by a farm tour then hands-on application of AITC teaching tools.
Because of safety concerns due to Covid-19, we have decided to conduct the June and July workshops virtually and FREE OF CHARGE. You will receive the same content, a t-shirt, farm tours and 20 renewal credits approved by the SC Department of Education.
The farm tours will happen virtually though an online platform and there will be time to engage with the farmer. We'll go over ag information, hear from industry experts, and highlight lessons you can use to incorporate agriculture in your classroom. You'll also receive an entire box of materials in the mail.
Please register using the link below. Instructions on how to join the workshop will be sent by email prior to the date(s) selected.
For questions, please email Tracy Miskelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: $25 normally but June and July workshops are FREE!
- Learn the importance of family farms and farmers
- Discover new ways to make lessons meaningful through practical applications and teaching strategies
- Receive lesson plans aligned to state curriculum standards to use in your own classroom
- Take home resources to teach students about agriculture and the benefits farmers add to the economy, the environment and the community
Dates and Locations:
**PLEASE NOTE: June and July workshops will be held virtually via Zoom. Participants will still get the farm experience and the chance to interact with farmers.**
- June 9: Horry County
- Tour stops include: Southern Palmetto Farms (corn, cotton, soybeans and agritourism) and S&R Sod Farm
- Workshop: Horry County Clemson Extension Office, Conway
- June 11: Chesterfield County
- Tour stops include: McLeod Farms (peaches, fruits, vegetables, roadside market and restaurant)
- Workshop: McBee High School, McBee
- June 18: Newberry and Laurens Counties
- Tour stops include: Satterwhite Dairy
- Workshop: Laurens County Farm Bureau, Laurens
- July 21: Beaufort and Charleston Counties
- Tour stops include: Barrier Island Oyster Co.
- Workshop: TBD
- July 29: Oconee County
- Tour stops include: Ables Family Farm (chickens, beef cattle, hay)
- Workshop: Fair Oak Elementary, Westminster
- July 30: Orangeburg County
- Tour stops include: Hutto Brothers Family Farm (cotton, peanuts, peppers)
- Workshop: Providence Fire Department Administrative Building
Each class is limited to 30 students. If you are accepted, you will receive an email notification with instructions on how to join virtually.