Ag in the Classroom

Mississippi Ag in the Classroom is a school-based program helping students in grades K-12 acquire broader knowledge about agriculture and how it affects their world. The program's objective is to encourage educators to teach more about our food and fiber system and the critical role of agriculture in our economy and society.

Teachers have the experience and abilities to help our children learn. The classroom is a logical place for them to teach the basic concepts that will improve students' understanding of agriculture and its role in their lives. The Mississippi Ag in the Classroom program can aid those teachers who are looking for new methods, materials and activities to improve their classroom instruction or make existing courses more interesting. This program provides an exciting new set of experiences for students.

Agriculture is the most important industry in Mississippi. One out of every four jobs in our state depend on agriculture and, of course, everybody eats food and wears clothes. What better method could there be to inform students that agriculture is more than just farming? It is a vast network of people stretching from the supermarket to a scientist's laboratory.


To learn about the Teacher of the Year Program, click here.

Coloring Sheet Contest

One way that MSFB supports Ag in the Classroom is by sponsoring the annual Coloring Sheet Contest. Each county Farm Bureau sponsors its own contest choosing one winner to advance to the district contest. The eight district winners then move on to the state contest where the overall winner is chosen.

Contest Rules

Contest is limited to 2nd grade students

Coloring page must remain in the classroom - they may not be taken home

All work must be done by students - no help from parents or teachers

Students will color the entire 11-inch by 17-inch farm scene page. Use crayons or colored pencils only. NO coloring pens or gel pens will be accepted.

Neatness counts


To download a brochure about the contest click here.

Ag Art Contest

The contest is open to students in Mississippi, grades 1-6 and 7-12.

The finished artwork must be hand drawn, on 8 ½ x 11 inch white paper in landscape format (horizontal).

It should be either in black ink or dark pencil (soft lead).

Only black and white artwork will be accepted.

The student must be willing to allow Mississippi Farm Bureau to reprint copies of their artwork. The winning artwork becomes the property of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation.

All information on the entry form must be completed,
including the signature of the parent or guardian.

Entries should be submitted to county Farm Bureau office by March 1 each year.

For more information, click here.


For additional information:
Clara Bilbo, Coordinator
AITC Programs
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
P. O. Box 1972
Jackson, MS 39215-1972
1-800-227-8244 ext. 4245
Teacher Resources

- Lesson plans

- Fun activities

- Order forms

Ag in the Classroom
Teacher Workshops

June 9, 2015
Desoto County School Admin. Building
Hernando, MS

June 10, 2015
Mississippi Farm Bureau
Jackson, MS

June 11, 2015
James Lynn Cartlidge Multipurpose Bldg.
Hattiesburg, MS

Registration 8:00 - 8:30
Workshop 8:30 - 4:00
Lunch is included

$20 deposit for all participants
(to be refunded at Workshop if CEU credits are not requested. If teacher receives CEU, cost remains $20)

Teachers may receive .7 CEU



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