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Professional Development

We offer training and workshops for educators at every grade level K-12. These training opportunities are at no cost to the educator. Find out more about an opportunity that fits your interests.

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I am an educator

Kansas Corn STEM offers Breakout Box Professional Development workshops. This workshop can be adapted for any grade level K-12. Learn more about how you can request this workshop, that is at no cost for educators.

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I am an elementary educator

Kansas Corn STEM program offers elementary educators the opportunity request a free workshop for their school at no cost to the district or school. The Plant a Seed with inquiry workshop is presented by Inquiry Ambassadors. The Kansas Corn Commission (KCC) works with the Kansas Soybean Commission to provide inquiry-based training opportunities for educators to incorporate “systems thinking” methods using corn and soybeans as focus points.

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I am a middle school science educator

Kansas Corn’s Seed to STEM program offers middle school science educators the opportunity to receive training and equipment for 10+ units, FREE! Seed to STEM workshops consists of Track 1 and Track 2; Track 1 workshop is to be completed before track 2.

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I am a high school science educator

Kansas Corn’s Seed to STEM program offers high school science educators the opportunity to receive training and equipment for 10+ units, FREE! Seed to STEM workshops consists of Track 1 and Track 2; Track 1 workshop is to be completed before track 2.

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I am an agricultural education educator

Learn about opportunities offered for agricultural educators to become CASE Trained and receive materials for the Clean Smoke Lab and the Energy in Feed Lab.

Professional Development Opportunities

Why are farmers interested in investing in education?

Farmers know how science and technology continue to improve their industry; advances in products such as tractors and seeds means farmers are able to grow more using less resources. Kansas corn farmers understand that educators can be both short on time and resources to make learning happen. This is why they decided to work with educators to create lessons that follow Next Generation Science Standards and use corn as the real-life example. These lessons help students understand different academic concepts while learning about the impact corn and agriculture has on their life. The lessons are easy to use and can be adapted for any classroom style, not to mention the lessons and supplies are free to educators, all you have to do is request them!

What is Kansas Corn? 

Kansas Corn is both the Kansas Corn Commission and the Kansas Corn Growers Association.The Kansas Corn Commission is the check-off for corn in Kansas. The corn checkoff in Kansas is funded by corn farmers, each time they sell a bushel of corn 1 penny goes back to the Kansas Corn Commission. Funds from the check-off are used to invest in research, market development and education. The Kansas Corn Growers Association is a membership program for corn farmers that represents them in policy on a state and national level. The Kansas Corn Commission funds the Kansas Corn STEM education program, because our farmers are dedicated to investing in Kansas education.

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