NCAITC Workshops

Going Local! K-8 Teacher Workshop
  • WHO: North Carolina K - 8 Teachers
  • WHEN: June 13, 2017 from 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • WHERE: Apple Hill Farm, Banner Elk, NC
  • CREDIT: .7 units of renewal credit for each teacher who successfully completes the workshop - appropriate for Literacy CEUs
  • COST: $25 - Lunch will be provided by Watauga County Farm Bureau

NC AITC Going Local! K-8 Teacher

June 13, 2017

Join us for an informative workshop and gain knowledge and resources while you explore a North Carolina Alpaca farm in Watauga County. This workshop offers classroom-ready activities and lesson plans aligned directly to the Common Core and State Essential standards. It will focus on several unique aspects of agriculture with exploration of animal husbandry, and wool production. Teachers will leave better prepared to educate students and to help them understand the sources of their food and fiber native to their local school district. Apple Hill Farm has been in operation for over 15 years. The farm started as a passion project for the owners, and now serves as a popular agritourism destination. This venue will set the stage for a real-world North Carolina Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom experience thanks to our members from Watauga County Farm Bureau.

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  • WHO: North Carolina K - 8 Teachers
  • WHEN: June 27, 2017 from 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • WHERE: Wayne E. Bailey Produce Company, Chadbourn, NC
  • CREDIT: .7 units of renewal credit for each teacher who successfully completes the workshop - appropriate for Literacy CEUs
  • COST: $25 - Lunch will be provided by Columbus County Farm Bureau

NC AITC Going Local! K-8 Teacher

June 27, 2017

Join us for an informative workshop and gain knowledge and resources while you explore a North Carolina sweet potato farm in Columbus County. This workshop offers classroom-ready activities and lesson plans aligned directly to the Common Core and State Essential standards. It will focus on several unique aspects of agriculture with exploration of sweet potato production. Teachers will leave better prepared to educate students and to help them understand the sources of their food and fiber native to their local school district. Wayne E. Bailey Produce, Inc. is a fourth generation family business. The farm started as a strawberry farm, but eventually the focus turned to sweet potatoes when president and owner George Wooten saw the potential for sweet potatoes to be marketed year-round. This venue will set the stage for a real-world North Carolina Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom experience thanks to our members from Columbus County Farm Bureau.

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Explore the Faces of Ag Biotech

July 11 to July 13, 2017

Looking for new activities to share with your students? Wondering what technologies are key in agriculture today? Come explore the faces of ag biotech in this three day professional development workshop for middle school science and ag teachers across NC. Learn about ag biotech on the farm, in the classroom and in industry. This hands-on workshop will include a farm tour, lesson plans, a tour of a multi-national ag biotech company, and discussions around biotechnology's role in agriculture. (learn more).

This workshop is offered as a partnership between BioNetwork, the NC Biotechnology Center, and NC Farm Bureau.

Registration is open.

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  • WHO: North Carolina K - 8 Teachers
  • WHEN: August 3, 2017 from 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • WHERE: University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • CREDIT: .7 units of renewal credit for each teacher who successfully completes the workshop - appropriate for Literacy CEUs
  • COST:$25 - Lunch will be provided by New Hanover County Farm Bureau

NC AITC Going Local! K-8 Teacher

August 3, 2017

Join us for an informative workshop and gain knowledge and resources while you explore a North Carolina fish research facility in New Hanover County. This workshop offers classroom-ready activities and lesson plans aligned directly to the Common Core and State Essential standards. It will focus on several unique aspects of agriculture with exploration of aquaculture. Teachers will leave better prepared to educate students and to help them understand the sources of their food and fiber native to their local school district. The day will start with a tour of a fish research facility, and will end with professional development at UNCW. This opportunity will set the stage for a real-world North Carolina Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom experience thanks to our members from New Hanover County Farm Bureau.

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  • WHO: North Carolina K - 8 Teachers
  • WHEN: August 8, 2017 from 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • WHERE: Byrd Farms, Bunnlevel, NC
  • CREDIT: .7 units of renewal credit for each teacher who successfully completes the workshop - appropriate for Literacy CEUs
  • COST: $25 - Lunch will be provided by Harnett County Farm Bureau

NC AITC Going Local! K-8 Teacher

August 8, 2017

Join us for an informative workshop and gain knowledge and resources while you explore a North Carolina tobacco farm in Harnett County. This workshop offers classroom-ready activities and lesson plans aligned directly to the Common Core and State Essential standards. It will focus on several unique aspects of agriculture with exploration of cotton, tobacco, wheat, soybean and corn production. Teachers will leave better prepared to educate students and to help them understand the sources of their food and fiber native to their local school district. Byrd Farms began in the early 1900s. James Michael Byrd is a seventh generation farmer, and farms alongside his parents, R.H. and Sherrie. R.H.’s grandfather served on the National Cotton Council in the early 1900s, and would travel to Europe to participate in commodity trading! This venue will set the stage for a real-world North Carolina Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom experience thanks to our members from Harnett County Farm Bureau.

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  • WHO: North Carolina K - 8 Teachers
  • WHEN: August 10, 2017 from 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • WHERE: Wyant Farms, Vale, NC
  • CREDIT: .7 units of renewal credit for each teacher who successfully completes the workshop - appropriate for Literacy CEUs
  • COST: $25 - Lunch will be provided by Lincoln County Farm Bureau

NC AITC Going Local! K-8 Teacher

August 10, 2017

Join us for an informative workshop and gain knowledge and resources while you explore a diverse field crop and livestock farm in Lincoln County. This workshop offers classroom-ready activities and lesson plans aligned directly to the Common Core and State Essential Standards. It will focus on several unique aspects of agriculture with exploration of wheat, soybean, corn, and alfalfa, and cattle production. Teachers will leave better prepared to educate students and to help them understand the sources of their food and fiber native to their local school district. Wyant Farms is a 5th generation farm which began in the late 1800s. This venue will set the stage for a real-world North Carolina Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom experience thanks to our members from Lincoln County Farm Bureau.

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