New York Agriculture in the Classroom | April 2022

New York Agriculture in the Classroom

Conference Scholarships Available

New York Agriculture in the Classroom is proud to be the state host for the 2022 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Saratoga Springs. It is an honor to welcome teachers from across the country to our beautiful state, showcasing the beauty and diversity of New York’s agriculture.

Teachers from across the state will be selected and supported by New York Agriculture in the Classroom for a full conference scholarship.

The scholarship also includes double occupancy hotel accommodations, up to 28 hours of CTLE professional development credit, additional teacher and classroom resources from New York Agriculture in the Classroom, and more!

The National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference will be held June 28-July 1, 2022 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will not be accepted after 11:59pm on Friday, April 15, 2022.


National Soybean Month


Conference Scholarship Applications Close


Herkimer County Farm to Fork Educator Training


Herkimer County Farm to Fork Educator Training



Agriculture in the



We're Hiring! Agricultural Outreach and Education Team Positions Announcement

New York Agriculture in the Classroom is hiring an educator located in New York City who can aid in the creation of strong new professional development and community development for teachers in grades Pre-K through 12.

This candidate will assist with statewide programs to expand the reach of New York Agriculture in the Classroom through facilitation of educator workshops and program implementation.

Please reach out to Katie Carpenter with questions about this position at kse45@cornell.edu.


Learn more about both of the positions, view the full job descriptions, and learn about employment with Cornell University.

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Applications Open for White-Reinhardt Grants

The White-Reinhardt Grant Program funds projects that will increase agricultural literacy. County and state Farm Bureaus may apply for $1,000 grants for education programs for grades K-12 in order to initiate new ag literacy programs or expand existing programs. Organizations and individual schools can work with their local Farm Bureaus to apply. Grants are available on a competitive basis.

The Fall 2022 application cycle is open until April 15.

NEW! National Agriculture in the Classroom Course Topics for Grades 7-12

National Agriculture in the Classroom has some exciting new pages in the Teacher Center on their website! These new resources are useful in helping middle and high school teachers use thematic standards-based content to provide immersive multi-day experiences.

The Themes for Learning organize lessons, activities, books, and other resources by course for a streamlined experience. Courses include Integrated Science, American History, Family and Consumer Sciences, and more!

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Explore the Course Topics

Herkimer County CCE

Farm to Fork Educator Training

Join New York Agriculture in the Classroom and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County on April 29, 2022 for the Farm to Fork Educator Training.

This training will be held in-person and is open to all New York State educators.

No charge, lunch included, and 6 hours of CTLE available.

Register Now
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Featured Lessons


Grades K-2

Freshest Fruits

In this lesson, students will determine where fruits grow and their nutritional value by completing an activity to observe the size, shape, texture, and seeds of various fruits.

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Grades 3-5

Topsy-Turvy Soybeans

Celebrate National Soybean Month with this lesson! Students will observe how plants respond to gravity by germinating soybeans in a CD case and rotating the case as they grow.

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Grades 9-12

Don't Forget the Eggs!

Students will discover the five culinary functions of eggs by completing a cooking lab comparing recipes with and without eggs. Students will see how eggs leaven, bind, thicken, coat, and emulsify our foods

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April Book Nook


The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation

This incredible and inspiring picture book tells the true story of a woman who continuously gives back to her community and celebrates her people by bringing desperately needed water to families on the Navajo reservation every day.

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Trax the Tractor and His Farming Friends

A story about the love of farming, along with the challenges and hardships that come with it. Take a look into Trax's world and see what a typical year looks like for a grain farmer in the Midwest. 

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