2020 Educator’s Ag Institute Cancelled

In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation and social distancing guidelines, foundation leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Educator’s Ag Institute scheduled for July. This was not an easy decision and was made with everyone’s safety in mind.


While this is very disappointing, we look forward to convening our 2021 Educator’s Ag Institute. The 2021 dates are confirmed for June 27 through July 1. We look forward to return to State College with an action-packed schedule full of activities, tours, professional development and teacher resources.


The Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation was created in October of 1986 when a group of forward-thinking farmers and business leaders recognized the need to identify agricultural issues before they became  problems. The Foundation’s mission was and is preserving and promoting agriculture.

 The Foundation seeks to:

  • Enlighten the public about farming and agriculture
  • Create educational programs for children in middle and elementary schools who may have no other exposure to agriculture
  • Train teachers on agricultural concepts while helping them meet their own continuing education requirements
  • Support agriculture and preservation of the farm
  • Fund scholarships for postsecondary agricultural studies
  • Promote career opportunities in agriculture