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2023 SD Education & Agriculture Conference

Welcome!  We at Ground Works/SD Ag in the Classroom and our co-host, South Dakota State University are pleased to announce the June 27 & 28, 2023 SD Education & Agriculture Conference. The conference to be held on the beautiful SDSU campus will bring together elementary and middle school teachers with agriculture leaders to share ideas for making innivative agriculture education accessible to all elementary and middle school classrooms. Registration is projected to open in October, 2022.  For more information, call the GW/SDAITC office at 605.275.9159.  See you in June!


"With an integrated program approach, Ground Works/SD Ag in the Classroom utilizes teaching gardens, summer camps, and computer programs to deliver lessons in STEAM education, agriculture literacy, and student leadership.  Ground Works/ SD Ag in the Classroom seeks to invite all to the conversation to increase connections to classrooms and communities in SD."
- Cindy Heidelberger, VP of Operations. Co-founder



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Established the fall of 2011, Ground Works Midwest began with the vision of a unique learning program for students and communities through establishment of our Teaching Garden program. This vision grew when YES (Youth Eating Smart) camps were developed and showed promising results for students in local schools and community programs. Ground Works Midwest expanded once more when it became the lead agency for South Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom. These programs work together to create innovative and inspired curriculum for students and communities across South Dakota.

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