1. 2009 California AITC Conference
Oct. 23-24, 2009, Rohnert Park, CA, Sonoma County
Are you ready to be hands-on inspired? The CFAITC Conference this October will provide a bumper crop of resources, activities and opportunities that will spark your imagination and nourish your motivation for teaching with agriculture. Register today!
Do you have something to share? Fill out a proposal to exhibit, provide a Make 'n' Take activity, lead a roundtable discussion, or host a table at the "Taste of California" Luncheon. Proposals are due Aug. 1, 2009. Workshops and tours will be announced later this month.
2. CFAITC and Social Media
Did you know that you can interact with California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom through social media portals like Facebook and Twitter? Become a fan at www.facebook.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/cfaitc.
What other methods do you use to communicate electronically? Let us know how you would like to hear from CFAITC.
3. CFBF Photo Contest - Budding Artists
The Budding Artists category for the California Farm Bureau Federation Photo Contest produced such quality results that it has returned for a second year. Children ages 13 and younger, who are children of Farm Bureau members, are invited to capture their appreciation of agriculture on film (or digital media card). First place receives $250, second place receives $100, and ten entrants will receive a copy of the Imagine this... Stories Inspired by Agriculture 2008 book, featuring stories written about agriculture by California students.
To view last year's winners, visit www.cfaitc.org/photocontest.
For more information, and an entry form, visit www.cfbf.com.
4. California Agricultural Resource Directory 2008-2009
The newly updated directory from California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now available. Download in its entirety, or by section, online at www.cdfa.ca.gov/statistics.
5. Life Lab: School Garden Sustainability Summit, and Workshops
Santa Cruz, CA
6. Web Sites Worth Visiting