Henricus Receives Livestock Donation from Chesterfield County Farm Bureau to Initiate “Agriculture in the Classroom” Partnership

11-16-11 blog imageToday Henricus Historical Park received two female adolescent goats from the Chesterfield County Farm Bureau to initiate a partnership with the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC). “Grasshopper” and “Doll Baby” are from O’Berry Farm, a Chesterfield County Farm Bureau producer member.

AITC is national program which brings agriculture education to life through real-world applications. Funded by Virginia’s agriculture community, the foundation provides elementary and middle school educators with free teaching materials that are aligned with Virginia’s Standards of Learning and can be integrated into current curricula. Henricus Historical Park will begin offering “Agriculture in the Classroom” programming this summer.

Participating in today’s event were Charles Lewis Grant, acting executive director, Henriucs Historical Park; Howard Nester, Jr., president, Chesterfield County Farm Bureau; Karen Davis, executive director, AITC; and Pat and Cheryl O’Berry, O’Berry Farm.

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