About Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom

Highlights AITC Highlights – School Year Review

Contact Information

Physical Address: 300 Bexell Hall
Mailing Address: Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation
305 Strand Agriculture Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: (541) 737-8629
Email: AITC@oregonstate.edu

Mission

To help students grow in their knowledge of agriculture, the environment, and natural resources for the benefit of Oregonians today and in the future.

What is Agriculture in the Classroom?

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a nationwide educational program designed to help students develop an awareness and understanding that agriculture is the source of our food, clothing, shelter and other essentials. In Oregon, the program is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) foundation. The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) provides office space on the OSU campus.

Engaged Classroom Learning

The Oregon AITC Foundation provides curriculum, resources and training to K-12 teachers. The program promotes using agriculture to teach science, math, history and nutrition across existing curriculum. AITC's resources are standards-based and use an integrated, hands-on approach to learning.

Program Impact

AITC impacted more than 100,000 students across the state during the last school year. AITC works with public, private and home school teachers, as well as after school programs. It maintains an extensive website with a Free Loan Library, and free hands-on lessons and activities available to all Oregon educators.
Additionally, AITC mails a resource newsletter three times per year to teachers in all 36 counties.