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Career Spotlight! Agricultural Entrepreneur

We interviewed Matt Wolters, a founding partner of SureFire Ag Systems to learn what it takes to be an agricultural entrepreneur. 

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Jun/12/2018

Historical Accurate Ag Books

You know accurate ag books cover topics related to agriculture, but did you know that some also explore history too?

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Jun/12/2018

Why Do They Do That? - Antibiotics

Why are animals given antibiotics? Will Fett, Executive Director of the Iowa Agricultural Literacy Foundation breaks it down. 

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Jun/06/2018

Career Spotlight! Culinary Arts Teacher

"I try to impress upon my students that without ranchers and farmers we would not eat or have jobs in foodservice. I thank farmers and ranchers everyday for allowing me to teach about food and cooking!" Chef Erickson

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May/31/2018

Farm to Food Truck Challenge

Our newest Purple Plow Challenge - Farm to Food Truck! 

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May/31/2018

New Game App Ag Across America

Where does our food come from? Learn about US geography and agriculture with this new app - Ag Across America

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May/29/2018

Career Spotlight! Agricultural Communications

Levy Randolph & Tiffany Rogers-Randolph tell us about their careers as videographers and what it takes to get into the field! 

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May/22/2018

YOU helped us reach 12,000 Urban Youth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

 Thanks to donations from generous people like you, we were able to teach approximately 12,000 urban youth and their families about agriculture at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in April. 

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May/03/2018

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Apr/29/2018
Photo Credit: Ivan Sohrakoff

2017 Annual Report

Thank you so much to everyone who supported the Ag Foundation in 2017!

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Apr/16/2018

How Do Oranges Grow?

Orange you curious?

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Mar/19/2018

4 Easy Button Activities & Displays for Fairs

We have a plethora of resources to make incorporating ag literacy into your fair display easy!

Now Accepting White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant Applications!

The White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant Program funds projects that will increase agricultural literacy. Applications are due April 15!

Feeding Minds Press will Focus on Accurate Agriculture Books for Children

Bringing children accurate knowledge about how their food is grown is the goal of Feeding Minds Press, a new children’s book publishing venture from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.

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Feb/13/2018

Spring 2018 White-Reinhardt Mini-Grants Awarded

Seven county Farm Bureaus have received $1,000 mini-grants for ag literacy programs through the White-Reinhardt Fund.

Careers in Agriculture Resources

Help students understand all of their ag career options with these resources!

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Jan/29/2018

Growing Your Community

Students are more engaged when they are tasked to help address REAL world issues. The newest Purple Plow STEM challenge asks students to tackle food insecurity in their communities. 

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Jan/24/2018

New My American Farm Fair Displays and Activities

Update your fair or event with these colorful and engaging My American Farm banners!

Ag Education

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Jan/22/2018

Ag Innovations

"Practical application of knowledge - I don’t know about you but that sounds like agriculture to me."  This year the Foundation is focusing on celebrating Ag Innovations! Read this inspiring speech made by Beverly Flores, North American Media Relations and Communications Manager for John Deere, made at the 2018 Flapjack breakfast. 

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Jan/19/2018

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