Nebraska Ag in the Classroom program is adapting to COVID-19


Nebraska Ag in the Classroom program is adapting to COVID-19

Agriculture in the Classroom programs are adapting to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Courtney Schaardt with Nebraska Ag in the Classroom (AITC) says they’re offering more virtual at-home learning resources for teachers, students and parents.

“We know this is a difficult time for educators and families in Nebraska. In continuing with our mission, we are happy to provide AITC materials in a convenient and helpful way for teachers and families now completing educational activities virtually and at home,” Schaardt says.

The new AITC learning resources include self-guided opportunities for students and activity guides to aid parents and teachers.  

Schaardt says they are also planning two virtual field trips to a Nebraska pig farm.

“We’re going to do a Facebook live…to see inside pig barn, ask that farmer questions, and get those questions answered in real time,” she says.

The virtual field trips are scheduled for April 14 and May 5.

Schaardt encourages teachers, students and parents to visit the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation website ( for a complete list of resources and learning opportunities.

AUDIO: Courtney Schaardt

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