2018 Conference Agenda

The conference will conduct activities the week of January 22nd and the culminating LIVE session will be held online on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM EST.

Monday, January 22 - How can we leverage global experiences in our agriscience learning environments?

On-Demand Presentations:

  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Farmer to Farmer Volunteer Program: An AgriScience Educator Perspective, Melanie Berndtson, Wellsboro (PA) High School
  • Barriers and Opportunities for Agricultural Work-based Learning in Tasmania, Rosalind Cowan, Penn State University
  • Want to make International Agriculture ʺREALʺ for your classroom or presentation?  Billye Foster, Tennessee Technological University

 Live Roundtable:

  • Host: Global Agriculture Learning Center, Hawkeye Community College
  • Join the online discussion at 8:00 PM EST


Tuesday, January 23 - How can we utilize technology for global learning?

On-Demand Presentations:   

  • Making Global Connections with Skype in the Classroom, Krista Pontius, Greenwood (PA) High School       
  • Utilizing Professional Online Networks to Keep International Relationship Strong, Amber Roberts, Montana State University
  • 1 Year Down, 1 Year To Go; Let Peace Corps Take the Mic in Your Classroom, Olivia Murphy-Sweet, Peace Corps Senegal

  Live Roundtable:

  • Host: Agricultural Education and Studies Department, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University

Wednesday, January 24 - How can we teach global agriculture in a domestic context?

On-Demand Presentations:   

  • Global Cloverbuds, Sasha Diederich, Penn State Extension Tioga County
  • Investigation: How can high-protein soy help feed the developing world?, Jane Hunt,
  • Engaging Students in Agriculture in Uganda: Hosting Exchange Students, Joseph Ankley, North Huron (MI) School

 Live Roundtable:

  • Host: The World Food Prize Foundation
  • Join the online discussion at 8:00 PM EST

Thursday, January 25 - How can we reach diverse learners?

On-Demand Presentations:   

  • Words Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Identifying Strategies to Teach Diverse Learners, Kellie Claflin, Oregon State University
  • Culturally Relevant Curriculum Development, Whitney Thurmond, Vivayic


Friday, January 26 - Live Event, 1:00 - 5:00 PM


  • Updating 'Pen Pals' into a 21st Century Cultural Experience, Dustin Homan and Rachel Sanders, Ohio State Extension - 4H Youth Development
  • Intercultural Competencies as Global Learning Outcomes, Lisa Lambert Snodgrass and Mark Russell, Purdue University
  • Texas 4-H GLOBE - Global Leadership Opportunities Beyond Education, Darlene Locke, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Keynote speaker(s) - “Transforming Global Agriculture Through Youth Engagement"  

  • Appiah Boateng, founder and Executive Director of 4-H Ghana
  • Trent McKnight, founder of AgriCorps

Workshop - "Planning and Evidencing Global Learning Impact in Agriculture"

  • Audrey Denney, Vivayic