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'The TART Cherry on Top '

Come explore—and taste—Utah’s state fruit! Utah is the second largest producer of tart cherries in the nation, and fifth in the nation for producing sweet cherries. Tart cherries are ideal for pies and desserts, a popular superfood rich in antioxidants, and the perfect commodity to engage students in the classroom. This workshop will walk participants through an elementary lesson available on the National Agricultural Literacy Matrix. Attendees will diagram the production of tart cherries, illustrate the importance of producers and consumers, and map out different careers involved in tart cherry production.

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Bekka Israelsen
Email: bekka.israelsen@usu.edu
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Biosketch: Bekka Israelsen is the Pre-K—12 Education Specialist for Utah Agriculture in the Classroom. She graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education and a master’s degree in Career and Technical Education. Prior to working for Utah AITC, Bekka spent three years in the classroom as a high school agricultural science teacher and FFA advisor. She now develops elementary and secondary curriculum for Utah teachers, and presents various preservice and inservice workshops statewide.
Organization/Affiliation: Utah Agriculture in the Classroom