The 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
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.
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
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:
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:
Agriculture in the Classroom
Youth Outreach Coordinator
P.O. Box 80299
5225 South 16th Street
Lincoln, NE 68501
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