National Agriculture in the Classroom Virtual Summit June 24-25


Because of COVID-19-related issues, National Agriculture in the Classroom had to cancel this year’s national conference ‘Agriculture Elevated’ in Salt Lake City, Utah. But the organization and its sponsors wanted teachers and volunteer educators to receive some agricultural literacy professional development training this summer so it has scheduled the 2020 NAITC Virtual Summit June 24-25, the same days as the canceled conference.

Enjoy the online workshops free of charge from the comfort of your home. The sessions are open to anyone interested in pre-kindergarten-12th grade agricultural literacy. Twelve, one-hour workshops have been scheduled for Wednesday June 24 and Thursday June 25. The six workshops on the first day are geared to elementary levels. The six workshops on the second day are geared to secondary levels. These trainings cover reading, writing, math, science, social studies, STEM and other subject areas, and some of the presenters are the developers of these lessons and are teachers, Agriculture in the Classroom state contacts and National Center for Agricultural Literacy (NCAL) curriculum specialists.

Tune in for Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom’s Kevin Daugherty’s ‘Scrambled States of Agriculture’ and for NCAL’s Andrea Gardner’s ‘Climate Change, Carbon Hoofprints and Bananas in our Breadbasket?’ workshops, among others. To learn more about the virtual workshops to be presented, the presenters who will be conducting them and the dates and times of these presentations, please visit NAITC Virtual Summit Agenda.

To register for the Virtual Summit, please visit Virtual Summit Registration. Please be aware that to participate in the workshops, you must register to receive the Zoom links for them. These links will not be published on the website. You can register for one or all of the sessions.

Questions? Please email In the meantime, thanks to our sponsors USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA), American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Corteva Agriscience, Dairy West, Ford Motor Co., Nutrien, Ltd., Protect the Harvest and Virtual Farm Trips we are able to offer the NAITC Virtual Summit free of charge.