Checking In On the Beef Checkoff- Beef Checkoff Educates School TeachersSun, 14 Nov 2021 07:02:26 CST
On Today's Checking in on the Beef Checkoff- Ron Hays talks with Heather Buckmaster about how the checkoff is helping to educate school children about beef and how it is produced. Listen to Ron and Heather by Clicking on the Listen Bar Below.
To get beef into classrooms, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, engages with teachers across the country to integrate beef curriculum into their lesson plans. The Foundation keeps teachers involved and puts beef top-of-mind in the classroom through in-person farm tours, virtual webinars and so much more.
Over the summer, 33 biology teachers and curriculum administrators participated in an On The Farm STEM event where they visited Tennessee ranches. During the event, educators worked alongside beef producers and extension education professionals to develop a potential high school curriculum around genetics, grazing, biodiversity, meat science and reproduction. According to the facilitators, the teachers were blown away at all the different opportunities to approach their science lessons
In addition to in-person events, the foundation connected with educators during virtual workshops. As a result, more than 300 teachers learned about science education best practices and engaged with Checkoff-funded educational materials. To learn more about this beef checkoff-funded program with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, visit drivingdemandforbeef.com.
Ron Hays Talks With Heather Buckmaster of the Oklahoma Beef Council
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