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NATIONAL AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM CONFERENCE WELCOMES TEACHERS OF NATIVE STUDENTS
March 23, 2021
The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO) has partnered with the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) to encourage teachers of Native American students to attend the 2021 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference “Fields of Dreams” scheduled for June 29-July 1 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The two organizations are seeking applications from those who are teaching pre-kindergarten-12th grade students at a Tribal government-operated school, a Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) school, a BIE supported school, a school on a reservation teaching Native American students, a non-reservation school that has a high percentage of Native American students, or a teacher with a Tribal affiliation.
The deadline for applications is April 1, and applicants will be notified of the results by April 30. For more information and to apply for a special scholarship, please visit the NAITCO website at Grants and Scholarships (agclassroom.org). NAAF strongly believes in the future of agriculture and that teachers are a critical link to helping students become more familiar with food and agriculture concepts and information and looks forward to connecting with educators both during and after the conference.
For more information, contact Lisa Gaskalla (NAITCO) by emailing lisa.gaskalla@naitco.org or calling (352) 745-0246 or Cindy Farlee (NAAF) by emailing cfarlee@nativeamericanagriculturefund.org.