Agriculture Education & Advocacy: Cultivating Food Systems Leadership

07/22/2024 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM CT


Chicago High School for the Agricultural Sciences
3857 W 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655


AgEd and Advocacy: Cultivating Food Systems Leadership

You're invited!

Over the past two years, Pilot Light has developed our Agriculture Education (AgEd) & Advocacy program through a generous grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Join us Monday, July 22nd for the first-ever AgEd & Advocacy dissemination event, where we will discuss the results of this research study and disseminate the lessons our teachers have helped refine over the past two years.


9-9:30 AM - Check in 

9:30-12 PM - Agriculture and Food Education Panel, hands-on activities, lesson dissemination 

12-1:15 PM - Lunch provided by Ketapanen Kitchen 

1:15-2 PM - Optional unconference space/discussion 

Please RSVP by July 10, 2024. 


About AgEd and Advocacy: 

Agriculture Education and Advocacy is a new Pilot Light program designed in partnership with the USDA. AgEd & Advocacy is a 7-lesson program for PreK-12 teachers developed through a generous grant from NIFA (USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture). The program connects students to the origins of their food (agriculture) and empowers them to explore agricultural career options. AgEd & Advocacy lessons are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Pilot Light's Food Education Standards. Together, they promote a comprehensive understanding of agriculture. These lessons culminate in Student Advocacy Projects which amplify youth voices in food systems advocacy.