State Summary 2017 — Arkansas
Major Program Accomplishments or Outputs
We started a 501C(3) Education Foundation and have started awarding grants to our volunteer leaders to carry out educational programs in their communities. We also implemented and online ordering system for AITC materials.
Major Program Impacts or Outcomes
3000 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.
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 13 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.