National Agriculture in the Classroom is seeking workshop proposals for the 2021 NAITC Conference 'Fields of Dreams' scheduled for June 28-July 1 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Full workshops will last one hour. Mini workshops will last 20 minutes and will be repeated 2 or 3 times with a 10-minute break in between.
Proposals must demonstrate how the workshop uses agricultural concepts to meet the National Agriciultural Literacy Outcomes (NALOs) and teach reading, writing, math, nutrition, science, STEM, social studies and other subject areas. Proposals also must reach early elementary (grades pre-kindergarten-2), upper elementary (grades 3-5), middle school (grades 6-8), high school (9-12) or all grades. Proposal descriptions are limited to 200 words, and should include a descriptive, catchy title.
Because the conference will be held in the Midwest, please consider workshops covering the following topics:
Animal science and husbandry (pigs, beef cattle, dairy, chickens/eggs, and turkeys)
Plant science (corn, soybeans, etc.)
Renewable energy (ethanol, biodiesel, biogas, wind, solar)
Conservation (water quality, soil health, pollinators)
Biotechnology (GMOs, cross-breeding, pesticides, nutrition quality)
Also, presenters are asked to include a brief (50 words or less) describing their background and experience teaching in the agricultural literacy field. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 16. Presenters will be notified in late November or early December of the status of their submission. For more information about the conference, please visit 2021 NAITC National Conference.