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Back to School: Think, Teach, Do: Ag Safety for All

OCTOBER 2020 The school year has kicked off, and educators are connecting with students in person, online, or through a mix of both. Educators joined the Fall Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Professional Development Conference on September 25, 2020, co-hosted by New Jersey Association of Ag Educators and the New Jersey Department of …

SPOTLIGHT: National Teach Ag Day 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020 The tenth annual National Teach Ag Day is on Thursday, September 17, 2020. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities. UMASH and the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health …

SPOTLIGHT: Ag Educators Keep our Future Farmers Safe

MAY 2020 The current pandemic has required agricultural educators to be more creative than ever. To assist with teaching about agricultural safety and health during the age of online learning, we’ve created lesson plans, resources, and tips on a variety of agricultural safety and health topics at www.umash.umn.edu/AgEd. 2020 FFA Infographic This infographic …

SPOTLIGHT: Michael Pate and Agricultural Safety Education Initiative

JANUARY 2020 Growing up in rural America, agriculture classes and FFA are two avenues that many youth choose to participate in, particularly if they are planning a career in agriculture. UMASH understands the need for a well prepared workforce and one that practices safety and health. Dr. Michael Pate, a colleague from Utah State University and part …

SPOTLIGHT: Alma Jordan: Generational Change Begins with Children

OCTOBER 2019 At UMASH, we value the power of connections. At Minnesota Farmfest, a conversation led to an introduction with Alma Jordan, founder of AgriKids.   Continue reading to learn about the Irish foundation and the story behind its beginning.   Alma Jordan is a visionary and a doer. Having grown up on a farm south of Dublin, Ireland, …

Everyone’s Invited SROC Holds Annual Open House

The Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC) is one of 10 centers affiliated with the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). These centers are located in communities across the state and support research and outreach in agricultural production, human health, renewable energy and the environment. …

In the Field with Cottonwood County 4H

  Every year, Cottonwood County 4H coordinators host Fall Field Days at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC). Nearly 600 area fourth graders took a field trip to learn about the environment, science, and health and safety. UMASH joined other organizations, including the Science Museum of Minnesota, Farm Bureau, …

SPOTLIGHT: SAY What?

JULY 2019 Teaching agriculture today is more diverse than ever from biosecurity standards to hearing protection to business management, teachers have much to accomplish in the classroom. Read on to learn more about this organization designed to help teachers prepare students for sound agriculture safety and health practices on and off the farm. Linda …

Think – Teach – Do – Ag Safety: Reaching Teachers with Classroom Resources

The Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators (MAAE) Summer Conference was held July 8 – 11, 2019 at Breezy Point Resort and Convention Center near Brainerd, MN. UMASH joined over 20 exhibitors on July 9 to connect with teachers and offer health and safety resources for the classroom.   Approximately 150 teachers from across the state …