"Volunteers plant the seeds of knowledge that grow forever"
Why Get Involved?
Volunteers are an integral part of the NM Ag in the Classroom program. We need volunteers like you to bring agricultural literacy to your local community. Your passion for agriculture is contagious and there is no better way to inspire the next generation to get interested in the vast world of agricultural sciences. NMAITC is happy to provide volunteer trainings and resources to assure you have everything you need for great educational activities.
Ag Education Events
New Mexico Ag Literacy Project:
Participate in this year's Ag Literacy Project! This is a special project set up each year for volunteers and FFA students to take a special book and do an activity in classrooms across the state. You are then able to leave the book and resources with the classroom you visited so they can continue to use that book/ lesson in years to come. The book is free of charge thanks to donations and sponsorships each year to the AG Literacy Project program.
Volunteer trainings provide access to great resources and ideas. Annual volunteer trainings and resource shares are held at the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau (NMF&LB) Annual Conference each November and again at the NMF&LB Summer Conference. Special volunteer trainings can easily be scheduled for your group or on an individual basis. Check under the Events/Workshop tab on the Home page for more opportunities.
Need ideas for fairs, agriculture day events, and educational presentations? NM Ag in the Classroom has plenty of ideas and the resources are out there and readily available! Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more ideas specific to your area.
Help NM Ag in the Classroom show how you are making a difference! Your feedback is critical for the success of our program. Please take a moment to fill out the on-line presenter form and simply hit send! This information will help grow and provide richer volunteer opportunities so that future volunteers keep making a positive impact in agricultural literacy throughout New Mexico.