GAE Visit Resources & Next Steps

 

Congratulations! Your visit has been approved. The required next steps are outlined below. 


WEEK OF APPROVAL FORMS

To reserve your visit dates, the following is required within 1 week of receiving your approval email.

Confirmation of Date Form

**Completed & submitted via email by County Farm Bureau. 

Deposit Form

**Completed & submitted via email by County Farm Bureau.

 50% Deposit Check

**Payment via check through County Farm Bureau courier. Please list invoice number on check and include a copy of printed deposit form in envelope. Either party can pay for the visit fee. 


SPREAD THE WORD

**Here are some resources for promotion of the visit in your community

MEDIA ADVISORY *Invite local media to cover the visit your your organization.

SOCIAL MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT *Tell your online community that the GAE is coming!

GAE BROCHURE FOR PARENTS *Show parents what their students will be experiencing.


REQUIRED NEXT STEPS

The following steps need to be completed by the participating school. Please email info@georgiaagexperience.org if you have any questions. 

CONSENT FORM - ENGLISH

CONSENT FORM - SPANISH

*Due day of visit*

We require that each parent fill out a consent and release form for their student before the day of the visit. The consent and release forms are linked and are due the day of the visit.

CLASS SCHEDULE WORKSHEET   *Due 3 weeks prior to visit*

To create a schedule of classes for the day of the visit we ask that you fill out the worksheet which is linked below and return it at least 3 weeks prior to your visit via email at:  info@georgiaagexperience.org

PRE & POST VISIT LESSON PLANS   *All participating classes to complete before day of visit.*

Prior to the visit, we require all classes to participate in the pre-visit lesson so your students learn the basics of Georgia agriculture and can make the most of the Georgia Ag Experience visit... Please ensure that your teachers follow the easy-to-use lesson plan developed by the University of Georgia’s Agriculture Education department.

By ensuring this is completed, it allows for a smooth transition into the lesson we complete on visit day! After the mobile classroom has left the school, we encourage schools to continue the exploration of Georgia agriculture through the post visit lesson.  We encourage the teachers and students to be creative as they deepen their understanding of Georgia agriculture through a STEM lens.


DAY OF VISIT MATERIALS

FINAL PAYMENT     

*Paid in full by either party. Due the first day of visit*

*Please ensure that you have fully paid by your visit date. Please correspond with your county farm bureau in regards to arranging payment. *If you have already fully paid, please disregard this section. If you need your invoice to be resent, please notify me. 

POST VISIT TEACHER FLYER

*This flyer will be handed out to each participating class teacher. There is a survey for the teachers and their students. Feedback is very important to us!

PARENT TAKEHOME FLYER

*Each class teacher will be handed a stack of these flyers. Each student should take home the flyer to show their parents what they did. This helps continue the conversation about agriculture at home. 


POST VISIT MATERIALS

RESERVE A TRAVELING AG TRUNK

*Reserve a “Traveling Trunk” through your local County Farm Bureau office. Georgia Farm Bureau has traveling ag education boxes on forestry and peanuts. These kits provide you all the materials you need to teach a lesson (or two) on either topic.

PARTICIPATE IN THE GAE STEM CHALLENGE

This STEM Challenge is a special project brought to you by the Georgia Ag Experience, the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture and Georgia Farm Bureau's Ag-in-the-Classroom. The challenge was developed to help expose elementary teachers and students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) involved in agricultural production of food and fiber. We aim to help students recognize their role in agriculture by exposing them to real-world problems that they can help solve. 

How is the challenge structured? A bi-annual competition focusing on a real-world ag problem. Elementary classrooms (grades 3 - 5) across Georgia put their skills to the test as they compete to win. Each school receives a digital kit of resources and a tailored educational program for their students. The top 3 classrooms with the best solution can win a prize and be recognized for their effort!

GAE Teacher Resources

Virtual Ag Experience

*Visit the Georgia Ag Experience website (www.GeorgiaAgExperience.org). We have fun activities for kids and additional lesson plans that correspond with each station the students visited in the mobile classroom.

Georgia Farm Bureau Ag-In-The-Classroom

*Visit our website above for AgMags, lesson ideas, ag-tivities, no-bake recipes, book suggestions and much more!

Contact Your Local County Farm Bureau

*Contact us at the local County Farm Bureau office to learn how we can be a part of your classroom lessons and activities.