WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a tablet app modeled after the popular agricultural game site, “My American Farm.” The app is now available for free download on iTunes and Google Play.
The app features five games from My American Farm – In My Barn; My Little Ag Me; Equipment Engineer; Farmer’s Market Challenge; and Ag Across America.
App users are rewarded with a virtual sticker after successfully completing each game. Stickers can be dragged and dropped onto a virtual passport, allowing users to track their progress.
New resources have also been developed to provide guidance for using the app in a traditional or non-traditional setting. A formal lesson plan for classroom instruction, as well as tips and tricks for suggested integration in a variety of settings will be available at www.myamericanfarm.org/games. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the Foundation. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, DuPont Pioneer. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities, visit www.myamericanfarm.org.
New Version of My American Farm
Take a Tour of My American Farm
It’s play time! The new enhanced version of My American Farm, the Foundation’s online interactive education program, was launched in January 2011 at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. One of the top goals with this new version was to create more games and activities for kids to learn from and enjoy.
The Foundation has expanded the original five games in My American Farm to twelve and added educator resources, family activities, videos and loads of other new features.
We’ve more than doubled the activities and resources available on www.myamericanfarm.org. We’ve also made the website more appealing for kids, as well as their parents and teachers. The games and activities are targeted to students in grades three through five. The new resources include: videos, family activities and teacher resources.
All of the games and other activities on My American Farm are subject-matter focused and agriculturally themed, meaning that each activity helps teach subjects such as math, science, social studies, language arts and health by using agricultural themes.
Also all of the resources on My American Farm are free – a fact made possible by the sponsorship of Pioneer a DuPont Business. Pioneer pledged nearly a year ago that it would donate $500,000 over three years to support the project.