Agriculture in Montana Schools (AMS) has three major purposes:
- To create, collect and disseminate to Montana educators lesson material that is factual and reliable, and represents all areas of agriculture.
- To provide continuing education classes to teachers about integrating the material from the AMS resource guides, videos, and the AMS treasure chest into the current curriculum.
- To provide an opportunity for our Montana students to learn about exciting careers in agriculture.
The AMS Foundation was organized by a group of agriculturalists and educators interested in the future of agriculture in Montana. Supporters of the Foundation come from all backgrounds, but they share a common goal—providing educational materials about the food and fiber system to Montana students.
Sharing the Importance of Agriculture with Montana Schools
The goal of AMS is to give Montana students a greater awareness of the contribution of agriculture to their lives and to the national economy and society, so they might become better informed citizens. Students will gain a better understanding of how Montana's number one industry, agriculture, affects their lives.
Helen Hanson, President(406) 547-3482
Carol Ann Sparks, Vice President(406) 778-2320
Bev Weber, Treasurer(406) 442-2701
Lorri Brenneman, Agriculture Literacy SpecialistMontana Department of Agriculture