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California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

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Are walnuts a "man-made" product? Silly question, but did we get your attention? Sixth graders in a California classroom had the same question, and didn’t realize that nuts are not "man-made," but come from a tree in their literal backyards.

"The students live in an area where walnut orchards grow and they had no concept of the edible, nutritious nut being an important part of the local economy," explained their teacher.

This is where you come in. We need your help. California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom’s mission has always been to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California’s educators and students. Your donation helps us deliver clear and reliable educational resources that support the work of California farmers and ranchers while giving teachers resources that meet the kindergarten through 12th grade California Academic Standards.

Here’s just a snapshot of what your donation helped us accomplish this year: 1.2 million students reached; more than 1,000 new teachers joined Ag in the Classroom, and 372 teachers were awarded $46,450 through annual grants.

Educators throughout California continually report that our resources profoundly impact their classrooms. Please help support California farmers, educators, and most importantly, students, who are the future of our world. Your year-end donation makes it all possible.

Sincerely,

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Judy Culbertson
Executive Director

P.S. Speaking of walnuts, our Commodity Fact Sheets were downloaded 7,743 times this year. Your donation makes agricultural education happen!

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