The Envision Greater Fond du Lac Agri-Business Council Agricultural Ambassador Program received the 2023 Ag in the Classroom Agriculture Literacy Leadership Award during the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting on Sunday, December 3.
The ALL Award was established in 2022 to honor the ongoing work of volunteers who continually contribute leadership in advancing agriculture literacy through shared time, talents and creativity.
The Agricultural Ambassador Program, run by the Envision Greater Fond du Lac Agri-Business Council, offers free virtual or in-person presentations on a range of agricultural topics tailored for grades K-4 to 8th grade. Some of the topics covered include health and nutrition, food safety and agricultural careers.
During the 2022-2023 school year, the program impacted over 12,650 students and provided Ag Mags and other Ag in the Classroom resources to students and teachers. Additionally, the program hosts various educational events for the public to connect with producers. These include the Agriculture Showcase, Breakfast on the Farm, Day on the Farm and June Dairy Day.
The program also collaborates with the Fond du Lac Agricultural Society to create an interactive educational exhibit at the Fond du Lac County Fair, featuring the “Moo”turnity Ward. These initiatives are aimed at providing valuable information about agriculture and raising awareness of its importance.
The Envision Greater Fond du Lac Agri-Business Council will be Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom’s nominee for the National Agriculture in the Classroom Partner in Agriculture Literacy (PAL) Award, to be presented at the 2024 National Ag in the Classroom Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 25-27, 2024.
Nominations for the 2024 ALL Award will begin in Summer 2024.