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California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom


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Schools are beginning to open—and many of them virtually! Distance learning presents a new challenge for teachers as they navigate a dramatic shift in their teaching practices—a challenge that California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) , and you as a donor, can help teachers meet.

We are taking our 33rd annual conference virtual this year! We hope to reach even more teachers through the digital platform than we have traditionally reached. The conference is being offered at no cost to educators with the goal to provide tools that will aid in their new digital classrooms. Teachers are registering and based on their comments during registration, they are looking forward to the conference. “This is my favorite training of the year!” said one teacher when we opened registration. And her thoughts are echoed by many others. Please share this opportunity with educators in your network so they can see the added value and fun that agriculture can bring to their classroom!

The conference will be held September 25-26. Since we had originally planned to conduct an in-person conference in Ventura, our virtual conference is now being coined Virtual AgVentura. We have a great line-up of speakers, including California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, CFAITC President Jamie Johansson and Michael Marks, television personality and produce expert. Our live virtual tours will include a stop at Limoneira Company’s lemon packinghouse and our distance learning workshops will inspire teachers to use our lessons to incorporate the theme of agriculture into their classrooms while meeting California Education Standards.

Please send a donation today. Your contribution will support not only our conference, but all of our agricultural education programs and efforts aimed at helping students gain an understanding of agriculture and develop an appreciation for the benefits of a successful, productive agricultural system. We are excited to provide a taste of the traditional Ag in the Classroom Conference to educators and hope they’ll join us, in person, in Ventura for next year’s conference, September 23-25, 2021.

Thank you for your support.


Judy Culbertson
Executive Director

You can also mail a check or call 800-700-AITC (2482)
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
2600 River Plaza Drive, Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95833