Today, a vast majority of Ohio students do not have a meaningful connection to agriculture and have little if any understanding of where thier food really comes from.

The Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) supports agriculture education and provides programs and other initiatives for students, teachers and families, developed and delivered by experienced teachers. OPA provides downloadable materials for classroom use, video presentations about Ohio's egg sector and targeted in-classroom programming aligned with Ohio's state curriculum standards.

OPA's trained education experts have reached more than 1,200 fourth-grade students with hands-on activities, have trained more than 100 teachers in professional development workshops and have trained 25 college students from The Ohio State University to be classroom volunteers.

Specific offerings include, but aren't limited to:

  • 4th grade scientific inquiry lessons
  • Hands-on science opportunities
  • Egg incubation and hatching classroom demonstrations (partnership with Ohio 4-H)
  • Teacher training and professional development

Materials are available by download or by ordering hard copies through the Ohio Poultry Association. Classroom visits are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To learn more, contact the Ohio Poultry Association at info@ohiopoultry.org. Or, contact OPA's education team at:

Education Projects & Partnerships LLC
Carol Warkentien
Jeanne Gogolski
Tel: (614) 436-4171