On Oct. 26, NACD Stewardship and Education Coordinator Diana Blackwood attended the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO)’s Executive Committee’s 2020 Virtual D.C. Fly-In. During the meeting, the two organizations provided program updates and discussed the NAITCO-NACD Cooperative Agreement signed earlier this year, and how they can further support each other through NACD’s educational initiatives.

The cooperative agreement ensures both NACD and NAITCO promote each other’s educational resources and programs to educators so that conservation-related educational materials with a special focus on agriculture end up in classrooms nationwide.

NAITCO’s 2021 Conference entitled “Fields of Dreams,” is scheduled for June 28-July 1 at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. NAITCO hopes to attract over 500 educators and teachers from around the country, who will implement agricultural concepts through core subject areas like math, science and social studies.

To learn more about NAITCO and the conference, as well as information on connecting with your state’s Agriculture in the Classroom representative, visit NAITCO’s website.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.