The 2023 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference "Beyond the Beaches" is the premier professional development event for Pre-K through 12th grade teachers, volunteers, and professionals in agricultural literacy. Taking place in beautiful Orlando, FL, this event will inspire attendees to teach through a lens of agriculture.

The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization works to increase the agricultural literacy of teachers and students by helping them communicate the source and value of agriculture in our lives. 

You must register for the conference to participate.


Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration is available. The experience will provide tools, techniques, and inspiration to include food and agriculture as a lens for learning. Connect with incredible educators across the country.


You have never been to a conference quite like the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference. Explore our agenda for the high-quality workshops, tours, and opportunities in the Sunshine State.


View the lodging options during the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Orlando, Florida. Stay on site for the conference and engage in many networking experiences with your peers from across the country.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gbola Adesogan

Associate Vice President and Director of the Global Food Systems Institute

Dr. Adesogan is an Associate Vice President and Professor of Ruminant Nutrition, and the former Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. His research has focused on improving forage production, quality and preservation and using feed additives, forages, and byproducts to improve animal production and health. His recent work has focused on sustainably increasing animal-source food production and consumption as director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems.

Prior to joining UF, Gbola Adesogan was an assistant professor at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. He has served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Animal Science and ANIMAL.­­ He received his Ph.D. in Animal Production Science and M.S. in Animal and Forage Science from Reading University, UK. He earned a B.S. degree in Animal Science from University of Ibadan Nigeria.