What is Washington Agriculture in the Classroom?
Washington Ag in the Classroom (WAIC) is a school-based education program aimed at enhancing agricultural literacy in K-12 students and educators. It is not a vocational agriculture program and does not promote products or political points of view. WAIC's goal is helping teachers, especially those with little knowledge of agriculture, integrate the study of this vast industry into existing curriculum. National Agriculture in the Classroom supports state programs by proving a network that seeks to improve agricultural literacy. WAIC was organized by volunteers in 1983 as a nonprofit organization, the volunteer board oversees all WAIC activities and finances, including the AG@School magazine distribution, teacher outreach and funding promotion. WAIC partners with FFA, 4-H, Granges, County Farm Bureaus, WSU Extension and government agencies. WAIC is funded 100% by donations from individuals, organizations and businesses.
Kristin Hinton-Vanvalkenburg is the Public Relations and Promotions Manager and you can find her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Learn About Agriculture?
Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders. Agriscience, agribusiness, and production agriculture form the largest industry in America. Environmental issues such as land use, water quality, air quality, and wildlife protection are inextricably linked to agriculture. As future leaders, students must have an understanding of agriculture and how it affects their world.
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Washington Ag in the Classroom
975 Carpenter Road NE Suite 301
Lacey, WA 98516