Summer Ag Institute

Agriculture in the Classroom. A multifaceted program brings the world of agriculture to young minds.

It helps students grades 1-6 to see the world where their food is grown. And how farmers and ranchers touch their lives. Daily.

Lesson Plans

A roadmap of Texas agriculture. That details the crops. The livestock. And the people who grow them. That’s what you find in Texas Farm Bureau’s lesson plans for Ag in the Classroom.

A full curriculum rewrite is underway with new lessons coming soon.

Contact Jett Mason at 254-751-2569 with questions regarding the lesson plans.


Ag in the Classroom curriculum

Summer Agricultural Institute

Get your hands dirty. Real-life experiences. Ideas about agriculture that can enrich classroom grades K-6. All through the Summer Agricultural Institute (SAI), a four-day professional development seminar.

Receive 36 CPE hours. Bring home exciting resources about agriculture for your students and colleagues. And a better understanding of where your food and fiber come from and the people who grow it.

Scholarships are available through the local county Farm Bureau office.

Check out the program and apply today! This year’s seminar is June 5-8, 2017.

Contact Jett Mason at 254-751-2569 for more information.

Learn soil testing during AITC's Summer Ag Institute


Hands-on workshops. Regionalized. Get to know resources available to you through Texas Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom program.

The focus is on science in these three-hour to one-day workshops, but they are also cross-curricular. No cost to attend. No cost to teachers or school districts. Resource material is free. And both professional development and gifted and talented credits are offered.

The 2017 teacher workshop schedule is available. Email to sign up or for more information.

Ag in the Classroom teacher workshop

Planting the Seed

What’s the science behind growing healthy plants? What does that mean for our hungry world? Students three to four generations removed from the farm need to know.

There’s nothing like firsthand experience. We come to you. Let your students get their hands dirty. Plant a seed. Watch it grow. Through Planting the Seed school visit program, we introduce the crops grown in Texas. And meet real farmers and ranchers through the magic of video.

Check out our curriculum alignment.

Apply today!

Texas Farm Bureau's Planting the Seed Program

Learning from the Ground Up

Small scale gardening. Large scale farming. Let us help your students make the connection through our Learning from the Ground Up program.

Our grant program can help your school establish or improve school gardens or greenhouses. Because we want you to take learning outside the classroom to provide students with real-world agricultural experiences.

Click here for more information and an application.

 Learning from the Ground Up program

Additional Resources

A revision of additional resources is currently underway with new updates coming soon.