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'Purple Plow: Agricultural STEM challenges for your classroom!'

Are you interested in sharpening students' critical and creative thinking skills? Come join the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture as we share about our Purple Plow Challenges and Puzzlers! Purple Plow is a free STEM education platform for middle and high school educators and volunteers with seasonal Project Based Learning Challenges. Students use the Purple Plow design process to create solutions for agriculture-related challenges like soil erosion and hunger. In this workshop we’ll walk through how to best use the Purple Plow resources to create valuable learning experiences for your students.

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Angela Mayfield
Email: educationdirector@fb.org
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Person Type: Presenter 2
State: California
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Main Phone: 8004438456
Biosketch: Angela Mayfield is passionate about learning, serving, and representing the agriculture industry. Angela graduated from California State University Chico with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Science and a minor in Spanish. She began her teaching career as an agriculture science and biology teacher in Santa Rosa, California. She then moved to a seven-person agriculture department in the top producing agriculture county in the nation, Tulare County. Along with her colleagues, Angela managed a 100-acre school farm, including a working dairy, cotton, alfalfa, greenhouse production, hog farrowing facilities, and sheep production facility. Today Angela works for Vivayic, Inc as an instructional designer and manages the role of Education Director for the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. She currently lives in Plymouth, California, with her husband Josiah, daughter Reagan and son Elijah.
Organization/Affiliation: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
Leah Gibson
Email: educationdirector@fb.org
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Person Type: Point of Contact,Primary Presenter
State: Idaho
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Biosketch: Leah Gibson is passionate about agriculture, education, and public health. She’s an education specialist with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA) where she develops new resources for K-12 educators. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Science and a minor in Human Nutrition. Leah currently lives on cattle ranch in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Organization/Affiliation: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture