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In addition to teacher training, Utah Agriculture in the Classroom works with teachers and volunteers statewide to provide resources for gardens, classroom visits, and field trips.
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For the past nine years, Belva Parr, member of the Utah County Farm Bureau (FB) has worked tirelessly as an advocate for Utah Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC). She became involved with her county's Farm Bureau Belvaprogram when she saw an article in the local newspaper by the county Extension agent. He needed help with the county farm field days. Belva's mother and other Farm Bureau members had started the first Utah Farm Bureau field day in Salt Lake County in the early 1970s. "I figure the desire to teach about agriculture is in my blood," Belva says. "I had to be a part." Belva recognized that there was a need to teach others why farmers are so important to everyone who "eats, wears clothing, and lives on this earth," so she was fully on board when she saw the resources provided by AITC.
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"I believe that agriculture is the thread in the fabric that binds our nation together and provides the means of sustaining our people physically, temporally, and even socially. The things learned from working with animals, on farms, in the classrooms, and in a myriad of agricultural settings may be just the thing that saves our nation."
"I believe that the public needs to learn and realize the role that agriculture plays in their everyday lives. This is the reason that I volunteer and wish to teach children, particularly, about agriculture. I am a very busy individual, but when my children come home after helping all day teaching students about agriculture, and they say, "I can't believe the kids don't know that the eggs they eat really come from a chicken," I am reminded of the importance of continually offering agricultural education in the schools.
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