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AG PEN PAL PROGRAM

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Pen Pal Visit 2003 - Kids looking at cornThe Ag Pen Pal Program teaches students that agriculture is the source of their food, clothing,
shelter and other essentials of life. The program
links classrooms with farm and ranch families
across Nebraska.

Pen Pal Visit 2003 Erma McGill with Student and horse

Farmers/ranchers exchange letters with students, explaining how food moves from the farm
or ranch to the consumer and the importance of the interdependence between rural and urban communities.

 


CLASSROOMS

The only requirement is that you write your assigned farm or ranch family at least 3 times during the school year - fall, winter and spring.

With their letter writing, some students and teachers choose to:

  • ask questions about everyday life on the farm
  • send photos of themselves and their classrooms
  • send classroom projects they have made for their farm or ranch families
  • visit the farm or ranch

The Ag Pen Pal Program also meets many State Standards.

Teacher & Classroom 2013-14 School Year Registration Form


FARM/RANCH FAMILIES

The only requirement is that you write your assigned classroom at least 3 times during the school year - fall, winter and spring.

In addition to the letter writing, some families choose to:

  • send videos or photos of their farm or ranch
  • send seed and fiber samples of what is grown on their farm or ranch
  • visit their classroom

Farm/Ranch Family 2013-14 School Year Registration Form 

 

For more information about participating in the Ag Pen Pal Program, either as a farm/ranch family or classroom contact:


Deanna Karmazin
Pen Pal Visit 2007 Sandy Dorn's class to Erma McGill's farmAgriculture in the Classroom
P.O. Box 80299
5225 South 16th Street
Lincoln, NE 68501
P: 800.742.4016
P: 402.421.4408
F: 402.421.4439
E: deannak@nefb.org

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