Go Ag! is a regional campaign to educate our youth about the opportunities in agriculture, to raise awareness regarding the diversity within those opportunities and to increase enrollment in agriculture certificate and degree programs.
Opening a student’s eyes to the world of agriculture can lead to a lifelong appreciation for the food and fiber that agriculture produces. Teachers are invaluable in this regard. Here teachers can find resources for students interested in ag careers, internship opportunities, and classroom resources including lesson plans, grant opportunities, and more.
GoAg! Now Agriculture Advocate of the Year
The Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association and GoAg! are honoring one Yuma County Kinder- 12th grade educator currently engaged in classroom instruction. This award recognizes an educator for their efforts to educate students about the importance of agriculture. The educator selected will be awarded $2,500.
Educators are key partners in growing the future of agriculture literacy and shaping the next generation’s appreciation for agriculture. This is an opportunity for the community including students, parents and colleagues to nominate an educator who incorporates agriculture in their class using innovative approaches. Help Yuma Fresh and GoAg! recognize and celebrate a talented educator.
Nominations Are Open Until March 15, 2024
GoAg! Now Mini Grants
GoAg! Now and Yuma Fresh are excited to announce we will be distributing $5,000 to four mini grant applicants in early 2024. These funds will be used to purchase ag related equipment and conduct lessons with K-12th grade students in Yuma County. Congratulations to Kiley Mackell at Kofa High School, Jaime Haines at Gowan Science Academy, Andi Martinez at Yuma Catholic High School, and Sabra Lemmon at Yuma Childrens Museum for your successful applications!