Professional Development

Watch this page for upcoming teacher professional development!

Professional development provided by the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation is offered online in the fall and spring. The fall course has already begun. The spring course will open in March. 

Each summer IALF partners with host locations to offer two-day professional development opportunities for educators. The two-day in-person workshop is free to attend and includes on-site tours, hands-on activities, resource materials, lunches and more! These fast-paced professional developments give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the Iowa Core science and social studies standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. 

Professional development is free to attend! Through IALF's partnership with the AEA, licensure renewal ($35) and graduate credit ($130) is available through Drake University, Grandview University, or Morningside College.

If you have any questions regarding professional development opportunities, please contact Cathryn Carney (