From their earliest experiences, children begin to establish misconceptions about agriculture and food. From television and advertising to pre-school books and animation, children generate ideas and stereotypes about farms, ranches and food production. Sometimes they get the wrong impressions of what farms and ranches are, what goes on there, and how important farmers and ranchers are in our lives.
In an effort to educate youth in Kansas with accurate agricultural information, Kansas Farm Bureau is once again offering a train-the-trainer opportunity and registration for the tenth annual Be Ag-Wise workshop, Misconceptions of Agriculture, is now open. Workshops will be held in Wichita on Feb 25, Garden City on March 9, Colby on March 14 and Bonner Springs on March 25. All workshops run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the registration deadline is two weeks prior to the workshop you select.
Your $40 registration fee includes the opportunity to receive training on a variety of agriculture-based, hands-on learning labs, valuable resources, lunch and networking time with other educators.
This workshop is designed for volunteer agricultural educators such as Cooperative Extension presenters, county Farm Bureau agricultural education volunteers, Conservation District managers, agricultural educators, youth presenters and teachers.
The focus of these workshops will be elementary students, but lesson plans for all grade levels will be shared.
Click here for the 2017 Be Ag-Wise registration form.
To register on-line, click here.