MANHATTAN - The second Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom summer conference is fast approaching.

The conference will take place on Thursday, June 1, in Salina, and is open to all K-12 educators, FFA advisors and students, extension educators, county farm bureau and conservation district volunteers, and those with an interest in agriculture in the classroom. Registration can be completed through Kansas State University's Conference Services by visiting bit.ly/17conference. Registration for the conference is only $75.

This year's conference, Education: Rooted in Agriculture, will feature children's book author Peggy Thomas as the keynote speaker. Thomas has penned several children's books about presidents in agriculture, including "Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation" and "Farmer George Plants a Nation." In addition to the keynote speaker, educators from across the state will present interactive workshop sessions on activities and lessons that use agriculture to teach science, math, social studies and language arts concepts. The conference will serve as a professional development event for Kansas educators and will provide the option to purchase five continuing education units through Kansas State University Global Campus.

The conference will be at the Salina Bicentennial Center, 800 The Midway, Salina. Onsite registration will begin at 8 a.m. June 1. Lunch cannot be guaranteed. The conference will conclude at 4 p.m.

For more information about the conference, visit ksagclassroom.org or call the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom office at 785-320-4350.

The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, based at Kansas State University, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It was founded in 1982 as part of a nationwide initiative to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies.

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