National Corn Growers Association is excited to announce the official launch of a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program called Nourish the Future. The effort, funded with the support of corn state checkoff investment, kicked off with a virtual meeting of the Teacher Leadership Community.
“Biology and chemistry teachers from across the country were selected to participate in the inaugural year-long program,” said NCGA Research and Productivity Director, Robyn Allscheid. “The goal is to help these teachers identify opportunities to introduce agriculture topics into their classrooms and provide leadership and mentoring opportunities.”
The next step for Nourish the Future will be a workshop during Commodity Classic in San Antonio Feb. 26-29, 2020. The group will learn about a broad range of subjects from the role of genetics in feeding a growing population to fermentation and the chemistry of biofuels. The selected teachers will be joined by an additional group of 30 Texas teachers for a portion of the training.
You can see a full list of teachers selected for the leadership community here: https://nourishthefuture.org/teachers.
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