This series of lessons is intended to be an extension of curriculum you are already teaching. The first lesson hopes to provide a transition from the content that has been covered in class such as Animal Science, Horticulture or Natural Resources connecting it to where the students see their ability to serve in that career path and in life! It can be used as a three day set of lessons using Lessons 1, 2 and 4 or as a five day series by adding Lesson 3 and allowing one day for completion of a simple service project.
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is an agency of the USDA. Its mission is to advance knowledge for agriculture (and other areas) by supporting research, education and extension programs in the Land-Grant University system and other partner organizations including nonprofit associations. Some of the above programs are administered through CSREES.