4-H and Youth

Ag in the Classroom

Classroom Agriculture in the Classroom is a grassroots program coordinated by the United States Department of Agriculture. Its goal is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies.

The program is carried out in each state, according to state needs and interests, by individuals representing farm organizations, agribusiness, education and government.

The USDA supports the state organizations by:

  • helping to develop Agriculture in the Classroom programs
  • acting as a central clearinghouse for materials and information
  • encouraging USDA agencies to assist in the state programs, and
  • coordinating with national organizations to promote the goal of an increased awareness of agriculture among the nation’s students.

Learn more about West Virginia’s Ag in the Classroom.

A message to AITC Teachers from Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug PDF

To learn more, visit the USDA site Agriculture in the Classroom.

For information about Ag in the Classroom opportunities in West Virginia, please contact Jean Woloshuk or Mary Beth Bennett.