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'HallGROWS- Growing Real Opportunities With Students'

“HallGROWS” (Growing Real Opportunities With Students) is our AITC program established in 2016. In just one year we have reached 2100 students in 21 elementary schools. We want to share our marketing and connection strategies on how you can keep your program growing. Our newest addition to “HallGROWS” is the Forestry Traveling Trunk, in partnership with ABAC’s “Destination Ag”. It is full of lesson plans and activities, a great way to bring AITC all in one package. We will share the contents of the trunk, how to successfully use it in the classroom, and conduct an activity or two.

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Justine Palmer
Email: jmpalmer@gfb.org
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Point of Contact,Primary Presenter
State: Georgia
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Main Phone: 706-348-3043
Biosketch: Justine Palmer is on fire for Ag in the Classroom. She is new to Farm Bureau, but in the first year of implementing AITC in her County’s school system she was able to get in 21 of the 27 schools in their school system, reaching over 2,100 students. This was all made possible because of the marketing, planning, coordination of volunteers and energy she has brought to her local Farm Bureau chapter. She works tirelessly to educate youth, adults and legislators on the importance of agriculture. Hall County has received first time district program awards and national recognition on the floor of the US House of Representatives for their accomplishments this year with their “HallGROWS” AITC program.
Organization/Affiliation: Hall County Farm Bureau
Caroline Lewallen
Email: caroline@jaemorfarms.com
Speaker Order: 2
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Presenter 2
State: Georgia
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Main Phone: 706-248-3402
Biosketch: As the Agritourism and Marketing Coordinator for Jaemor Farms, Caroline Lewallen is responsible for coordinating Jaemor’s school field trip and food safety programs in addition to being the farm’s voice on two social media platforms. A graduate of both the University of Georgia and Texas A&M in agricultural education and communications, her passion for teaching and sharing with consumers about their food make an enthusiastic volunteer for Ag in the Classroom. Caroline’s relationships with local school systems helped pave a way to introduce HallGROWS to 20 of 27 local elementary schools in year one of the program.
Organization/Affiliation: Hall County Farm Bureau Young Farmer Chair