NC AITC Going Local! K-8 Teacher Workshop - August 8, 2017

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

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.

8:30 - 9:00 am: Registration; Byrd Farms, 8136 Us Highway 401 S Bunnlevel, NC 28323
9:00 - 10:40 am: Farm Tour & Guest Speakers
10:45 - 12:00 pm: Educational Presentation & Lunch
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Guest Speaker
12:45- 3:00 pm: Rotating AITC Activity Sessions
3:00 - 3:30 pm: Questions, Reflections, & Evaluations


APPLICATION INFO: You are encouraged to complete the application as soon as possible to ensure acceptance. ONLY 50 APPLICANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS WORKSHOP. Attendees will be notified of acceptance by email along with additional information about the workshop including location and directions. Register online at Please contact Michele Reedy at (919) 719-7282 or if you have any questions or concerns regarding North Carolina Ag in the Classroom.