Central Iowa Agriculture in the Classroom is a non-profit program funded through Dallas, Polk, and Story County Farm Bureaus, serving Polk, Dallas and Story counties. Our goal is to inspire and make it easier for educators to teach students about Iowa agriculture while meeting math, science, social studies, and language arts benchmarks. Through creative lessons, hands-on projects, and programs that integrate technology, students can learn about agriculture’s role in Iowa’s history, where our food comes from, conservation, and how technology continues to impact agriculture in our state. We hope to inspire teachers to spark students’ curiosity and wonder about agriculture.
All programs and materials are offered free of charge.
The mission of Ag in the Classroom is to help students in grades K-12 acquire the knowledge needed to become agriculturally literate through engaging, relevant, Iowa Core based STEM lessons and activities at no cost to schools.
Any educator in Polk County may sign-up to receive a monthly e-newsletter from Ag in the Classroom. The emails include a monthly update on what’s happening on farms in Iowa and across the country, agriculture-related STEM lessons, hands-on activity ideas, and information on AITC activities and grants.