Through the Commission’s outreach and education program, “COTTON: The Story,” educational kits were sent to the Indiana Farm Bureau (IFB) and they were distributed to volunteers in 100 of their counties for use in the Ag in the Classroom program. This resulted in cotton’s story being studied in 4,550 classrooms and over 111,000 students learning about a crop not grown in their region.
In workshops during the IFB annual meeting, the volunteers familiarized themselves with the kits and used the accompanying teaching resource to plan their lessons. The kits are funded by Georgia cotton producers’ assessment dollars and are distributed to educators nationwide upon request. The Indiana volunteers were delighted to receive this valuable educational tool. Learn more about the kits on the Commission’ s “Education,” web page.