Farmers and ranchers connect with students
The Ag Pen Pal program connects farmers and ranchers to classrooms, helping more than 5,000 students each year better understand and appreciate the agriculture around them. (Photo: Courtesy of Farm Bureau Nebraska Foundation)
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Ag Pen Pal program connects farmers and ranchers with classrooms to help students understand where their food, fiber and fuel come from. This connection creates a personal connection between the class and the volunteer in the agricultural community.
Volunteers come from throughout Nebraska’s agricultural community, and lesson participants also come from across the state and can be urban or rural. Topics discussed in the letters include the natural resources, seasons, food, communities, environment, weather and culture of rural Nebraska.
Each year, the Ag Pen Pal program recruits volunteers to help more than 5,000 students understand and appreciate the agriculture around them.
Why do members participate?
The commitment is just three letters during the school year, distributed in the fall, winter, and spring. It’s a small opportunity with a big impact!
The questions asked and received will make your day! Many students share photos, artwork, and information about me, and farmers and ranchers share photos, videos, and seed and fiber samples.
The Ag Pen Pal program provides a personal connection with someone in the agricultural community and complements learning by aligning with Nebraska language standards.
The Ag Pen Pal program begins each year on September 1st and the volunteer sends the first letter by September 30th. Registration for the program begins on April 1 and ends on August 10.
If you have questions about the Ag Pen Pal program, please contact Ashley McClinton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 421-4747.
— Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation
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