is a FREE interactive video conferencing program built to meet the Common Core State Standards for grades 3-4. Each lesson provides students with a hands-on, engaging activity. Raw products are sent directly into the classroom for the students to physically touch and see. Using the latest video conferencing technology, the 45-60 minute lessons are taught by the Farm Academy Live teacher.
MILK: From the Dairy to Your Door
An interactive adventure that teaches students about the life of a dairy cow and where the dairy products they have grown to love come from.
COTTON: From the Field to Your Family
An engaging journey that teachers students about cotton – the history behind such a special plant and its importance today.
WHAT WE’VE DONE
808 programs were delivered via the internet using the newest technology.
Since our inception in 2009, Farm Academy Live has exposed over 20,000 students to the importance of agriculture.
Over the past several years, presentations have been taught in over 20 different states, including: Idaho, Colorado, Texas, Ohio, North Carolina, and Maine.
Innovator Award – 2010: California Farm Bureau Federation
County Activities of Excellence Award – 2011: American Farm Bureau Federation
Pinnacle Award – 2011, 2012, 2013: Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
As our town is agriculturally based, the content was very relative to many of the students whose families farm or ranch or run diaries. The other students learned more about an animal and the care that goes into it, as well as the production of our food.
Amy Barnes & Jan Hardisty
This hits so many standards that we teach in third grade in Social Studies and Science. I try to do these same things through the AIMS materials and had success. But it was so much more interesting to talk to the people who work with the cotton each and every day. It was great.
Ronni Farrell & Susan Ramsey
I appreciated greatly the presenter’s understanding of her audiences’ age. She taught them in an appropriate manner (6 year olds). The program had a variety of presentations- pictures, videos, and hands on components. This was the best IDL I have been a part of.
The students learned a lot of interesting facts about cotton that they would not have been exposed to had they not participated in the program.
Innovative. Interactive. Engaging. Educational.
Using Agriculture to Bring Education to Life