Teaching the kids is important. Teaching the teachers is equally important. That’s why the Wisconsin Soybean Association is proud to be recognized with the Business and Industry Partner Award by the Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom at the 103rd Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting Dec. 4 at the Wisconsin Dells.
The award, bestowed to one of Wisconsin’s longest-running partners of Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom, is in recognition of the support of innovative programs, including the ‘Soybean Science Kit,’ which has allowed more than 60 counties to present soybean STEM learning resources with students and educators.
“Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is important because it’s from the ground up,” said Steve Trzebiatowski, president of the Wisconsin Soybean Association. “Not only are we helping to teach the kids, but we’re learning just how valuable it is to provide resources to our teachers so that ag is properly incorporated into their curriculum.”
Trzebiatowski accepted the award on behalf of WSA at the 103rd Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting Dec. 4.
WSA, through the support of the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and the soybean checkoff, support agriculture literacy efforts through the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom’s Essay Contest, an annual program that challenges students to explore how Wisconsin agriculture products are grown and raised while meeting critical writing standards in English Language Arts.