In a time when the majority of young children know more about a computer than agriculture, this project brings agriculture to them in a unique way. This presentation introduces a program that aims to connect elementary students with the vast agriculture industry in the digital age using appropriate technology. The project consists of teaching children in Eastern Kentucky and beyond about agriculture and land use through the virtual dissemination of relevant stories, facts, and activities. In this way children can learn how agriculture is vital to their everyday life. Featured topics include horticulture crops, agronomic crops, livestock, and the history of agriculture practices in Appalachia. The information is being shared through the Facebook social media platform using a page entitled, “Little Aggies. The project's goal is to foster learning about agriculture in an intriguing way, while encouraging reading and greater appreciation for plants, animals, and all living things.
Smith, Heather and Gritton, Joy, "Cultivating Gratitude And Learning: Virtual Agriculture Education For Elementary School Students" (2021). 2021 Celebration of Student Scholarship - Oral Presentations. 7.