is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

  • American Agriculturist
  • Beef Producer
  • Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Dakota Farmer
  • Delta Farm Press
  • Farm Futures
  • Farm Industry news
  • Indiana Prairie Farmer
  • Kansas Farmer
  • Michigan Farmer
  • Missouri Ruralist
  • Nebraska Farmer
  • Ohio Farmer
  • Prairie Farmer
  • Southeast Farm Press
  • Southwest Farm Press
  • The Farmer
  • Wallaces Farmer
  • Western Farm Press
  • Western Farmer Stockman
  • Wisconsin Agriculturist
Farm Credit Associations Invest In Ag Literacy

Farm Credit Associations Invest In Ag Literacy

Farm Credit provides $5,000 to help Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom provide educational programs.

The Farm Credit Associations of Kansas have joined the Ag Advocate team and invested $5,000 in educational programs provided by the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom to advance ag literacy in the state.

Their contribution to the Ag Advocate Challenge pooled together with other donations will allow KFAC to reach over 25,000 Kansas students and their teachers this year.

Donor dollars help pay for printing of lesson plans, educator guides and Kansas Kids Connection Magazines.  Additional dollars are leveraged as teachers attended summer graduate courses and in-service trainings.

Farm Credit Associations Invest in Ag Literacy

Funding is also used to perform research and development activities to create new delivery methods for agriculture literacy lesson plans.

"Farm Credit is pleased to help advance the understanding of agriculture in schools and among teachers," said Mick Gechter, Vice President, Correspondent Lending, Farm Credit of Southwest Kansas. "Basic understanding of agriculture and science is critical for young people to develop so that they can make informed decisions throughout their lives. With one in five people employed in agriculture, agriculture education also opens the door for kids to dream about possible careers in the industry."

The KFAC mission is to Connect Classrooms to Kansas Agriculture. "We teach about the importance of food production and delivery systems and use agriculture as a tool to reach core curriculum goals in math, reading, science, history, and social studies," said Cathy Musick, Executive Director for KFAC. 

"Currently, we reach about 5 percent of Kansas elementary students. Our goal is to double that in the next three years. Ag Advocate funding is critical in allowing us to increase our reach while maintaining excellent programming and developing new delivery methods that are efficient and effective for Kansas teachers," noted Musick. "We are grateful to our donors and look forward to continued support as we continue to grow our program."

More information is available at
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.