Wisconsin Teacher Shows Students the Importance of Agriculture

Betty Krcma of Washington Middle School in Green Bay (Wisconsin) was recognized by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for her part in promoting agriculture literacy.
She has earned a $1,500 scholarship to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Floriday.
Krcma believes it’s important to teach students about food that doesn’t come from fast-food or the supermarket and its her job as a teacher to educate. With this knowledge she feels students can understand the hard work and investments made by American farmers.
The national conference is held every year to show teachers the latest advancements in the industry as well as new ways they can encourage agriculture in the classroom. This is done through real-life agriculture applications in language arts, math, nutrition, science and social studies lessons.
Teaching children the importance of agriculture is key to the vitality of the industry. Children exposed to agriculture at a young age are more likely to continue with a career in the industry.
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Written by: Melissa Warner / Farm Plus Financial staff writer