Signups will be accepted through Oct. 1 for Indiana Farm Bureau's Adopt a Classroom program. Adopt a Classroom began in 2020, and it is an enhancement to the Ag in the Classroom program that allows volunteers to connect virtually with classrooms across the state.
“The program offers different ways to help volunteers build a connection to classrooms while sharing their agriculture story virtually through live or recorded video lessons, letters, photos and lesson kits,” said Lindi Kocher, INFB education coordinator.
“It also helps teachers connect with volunteers,” she said, adding that volunteers will have the opportunity to help school-aged children understand the importance of Indiana agriculture.
INFB members who wish to participate must commit to becoming an INFB AITC volunteer and must attend a training session, sign a code of conduct and report all classroom visits.
To sign up as an Adopt a Classroom volunteer, to request a volunteer for your classroom or to find additional resources, visit the Adopt a Classroom section of INFB’s website. Additional information, including the AITC handbook, can be found on INFB’s website by clicking on the “For Volunteers” link found under the “Resources” tab.