State Summary 2016 — Arkansas
Eatology EPD's & Genomics Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle
Major Program Accomplishments or Outputs
Conducted second STEM only workshop for 7-12 grade teachers in conjunction with a university STEM Development Center.
Added another staff person delivering direct to student programs.
Major Program Impacts or Outcomes
4500 4-12 science students received direct ag science and research instruction because of summer workshop program.
100% of teachers that attended science summer workshop conducted research and utilized ag science materials in their classroom.
Rice Ag Reader incorporated into school district elementary science curriculum. 2100 students were impacted.
Andy Guffey is the Director of Education & Outreach for the Arkansas Farm Bureau, and he has served as the state contact in Arkansas for the last 12 years. In addition to Ag-in-the-Classroom, Andy also works with FFA and 4-H groups across the state in numerous projects. Andy is a board member for Economics Arkansas, Arkansas FFA Foundation and the Arkansas Foundation for Agriculture. He also serves as an industry advisor for programs and curriclum for the Arkansas FFA. Before taking over education and Ag-in-the-Classroom, he previously directed the safety education programs for the Arkansas Farm Bureau and worked for Tyson Foods. He holds a B.S. in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University.