The AgCultures team at the University of Minnesota has been undertaking a series of worldwide expeditions that capture extraordinary mini-documentaries about the future of agribusiness from scientists, farmers, and technological innovators. Their videos provide real-world context for a set of interdisciplinary standards-based lessons offered free at agcultures.com. The AgCultures team is currently seeking one passionate ag educator from each of the 50 states to serve as AgCultures ambassadors in spring 2019.
Ambassadors will lead their students in the creation of a Take It Local investigation centered on any aspect of agriculture, horticulture, or animal science they choose. These investigations will be shared online at agcultures.com, a free online interdisciplinary education site designed to spur middle and high school student's interest in, and knowledge of, the many facets of agribusiness. Educators also have access to a free online ag-focused curriculum, and a free classroom management system to help keep track of students' Take It Local projects.
All AgCultures ambassadors will be awarded a $100 gift card, to be used as they like, along with some cool AgCultures swag. They'll also have the opportunity to earn a $500, $300, or $100 classroom grant if their Take It Local lesson and student projects are selected as one of the top three entries among the 50 AgCultures ambassador classrooms in spring 2019!
AgCultures ambassadors can be from any discipline, and from formal or informal education settings. Applications are due by December 15, 2018, and winners will be notified by January 15, 2019. Ambassadors will be asked to complete Take It Local projects between January 15 and April 15, 2019. Interested educators can sign up at https://agcultures.com/ambassador.