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Teachers get lesson on ag in classrooms

Halifax County Public Schools elementary teachers participated Friday in the Agriculture in the Classroom workshop sponsored by Farm Bureau at The Prizery.

During the morning session, a total of 75 kindergarten through second grade teachers participated in the program.

Farm Bureau sponsored the program that was paid for by contributions and is used as a resource to the schools. Lunch was provided before the afternoon session began.

“The teachers this morning created ag graffiti,” said Senior Education Programmer Tammy Maxey with Agriculture in the Classroom.

The afternoon session was comprised of 45 third grade through fifth grade teachers who were busy cutting, gluing and creating anything with a pattern.

“Some of them made flowers and parts of plants using synonyms,” said Maxey.

The workshop included reviewing a variety of lesson plans on how to share food, where it comes from and how it all fits into the Standards of Learning, she explained.

At the conclusion of the workshop, teachers received a resource kit including a set of maps of Virginia, posters, trade books and a copy of the dozen lesson plans that were covered during the day.