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MKC Donates to Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Nov 22, 2019

A large portion of MKC’s donations go toward programs that promote ag education and leadership development; alleviate hunger in its communities; and improve or enhance community safety. As such, MKC donated $2,000 to the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC).
 
For the first time in U.S. history, more families are living in cities than in rural areas. Consequently, children are disconnected from the natural world and agriculture. KFAC is a statewide educational program with a mission to connect classrooms to Kansas agriculture. The non-profit organization was founded in 1982 and is committed to providing resources, training and support to schools, educators and volunteers so they can meaningfully connect children to agriculture. Through the years, KFAC has been able to offer opportunities for teachers and students, including agricultural experiences, credible resources and standards-based, hands-on lesson plans. KFAC also provides educator training workshops, newsletters, magazines, teacher awards, and volunteer projects and initiatives.
 
"Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is pleased to partner once again with MKC,” said Dianne Paukstelis, KFAC Executive Director. “Funding will be used for the recruitment and training of a new volunteer team to maximize ag education outreach. Partners like MKC make it possible for us to connect with over 45,000 people across the state of Kansas every year."
 
For more information on KFAC, visit www.ksagclassroom.org.