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2017 Annual Report

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

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How Do Oranges Grow?

Orange you curious?

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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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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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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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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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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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2018 Book of the Year

We are happy to announce our 2018 Book of the Year Winner!

Farm Books

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Foundation for Agriculture to Announce New Book of the Year at Annual Convention

Join us at Flapjacks with the Foundation to find out our newest Book of the Year!

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Foundation Night Out Offers an Exciting Line-up at the Grand Ole Opry House

Support the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and enjoy an evening with your friends, colleagues and fellow Farm Bureau members! Join us for the Foundation Night Out at the Grand Ole Opry House on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate Peanut Butter Lovers Month, Get to Know America’s Peanut (Butter) Farmers

November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month! That tasty jar of peanut butter you keep in your pantry – do you know who helped make it? 

Ag Education

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#AgGIVES on Giving Tuesday

#AgGives on #GivingTuesday is an industry-wide campaign to raise funds, find volunteers, and build awareness of agriculture in local communities. Designed to create a movement around #GivingTuesday, #AgGives helps members across the agriculture industry band together to promote accurate agricultural education and connect people with the farmers who grow their food.

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How You Can Give to Ag Literacy This Fall

There are many different ways and opportunities to join #AgGives on #GivingTuesday and become more involved in ag literacy. This list is just one place you can start.

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The U.S. Apple Association, the School Nutrition Association, and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture are teaming up to launch Apples4Ed, a competitive grant program to bring healthy snacking into more schools.

Celebrating the Apple – All Year Round

October is National Apple Month! Learn about how farmers ensure apples make it from their farms to our homes all year round. 

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2017 Food & Farm Facts Activity Cards

The new Food and Farm Facts Activity Cards are standards-aligned and now available!

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