Ag in the Classroom: Mountain View Family and Consumer Sciences
The Susquehanna County Farm Bureau awarded a $1,000 grant to Dr. Elaine M. Chichura, Mountain View School District, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. The grant was payment for her attendance at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization’s (NAITCO) National Conference called ‘Show Me Agriculture!’ The conference was held June 20-23, 2017 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.
Along with Dr. Chichura, more than 450 kindergarten through 12th grade educators from around the country participated in traveling workshops of nearby agribusinesses and research facilities, attended workshops and heard from keynote speakers such as agriculture broadcaster Tyne Morgan, United States Department of Agriculture/The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) Director Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy and Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers who rose to fame by posting music videos about farming using social media.
On Wednesday, October 4, Dr. Chichura made a presentation to the Susquehanna County Farm Bureau at their Annual Fall Dinner Meeting which was held at Dreyer Hall in Montrose, PA. There were approximately seventy five people in attendance.