Colorado Foundation for Agriculture seeking board, advisory candidates

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Published Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture is seeking candidates to serve on its board of directors and advisory committee. The application is due March 20, 2019, and is available at GrowingYourFuture.com.

The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture (CFA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit education corporation with the vision of advancing agricultural literacy in the next generation of citizens, consumers, and professionals. CFA's mission is connecting Colorado educators and students to their food, fiber, fuel, and natural resources. A nine-member board of directors governs the Foundation. The advisory committee helps guide the board on the development of resources and programs.

The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture was established in 1991 to promote agricultural literacy in Colorado through the Agriculture in the Classroom program. The Colorado Reader publication reaches 1,800 classrooms during the school year, impacting 60,000 students with each issue. The Food, Fiber and More Summer AgriCULTURE Institutes are one of the many great success stories of CFA. These Institutes provide teachers with a greater understanding of Colorado agriculture and inspires them to incorporate agricultural topics into their curricula. Various activity books, available in print and digital versions, intensify learning by providing in-depth education and fun activities on a particular topic. The Colorado Literacy Program, a popular program with teachers, provides the opportunity for students to meet a farmer and rancher when they visit their classrooms to read a selected book about agriculture and talk about their own farm or ranch. The National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is an online searchable database for K-12 teachers to easily find ready-to-use lesson plans and resources to use in their classrooms. These, along with other programs and resources, are provided to educators at little or no cost.

The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture derives its funding from grants, sponsorships from community stakeholders, and individual donations from those interested in promoting agricultural literacy across the state of Colorado.