The Virginia Pork Council has recently partnered with Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC). The mission of AITC is to provide education to the youth in Virginia about the importance of agriculture and to encourage an appreciation for the agriculture industry as a whole. AITC seeks to provide educators and volunteers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia with training and many educational resources to use with youth, mini grants, teacher awards, educators newsletters, and much more.
AITC provides support to the educators throughout Virginia in many ways through training, newsletters, website/internet, curriculum, and even grants and awards. AITC is an essential agricultural program, and many educators would not have the opportunity to experience agriculture within the classroom without the program. Educating children and adults is an important part to maintaining the success of agriculture.