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The Need for Ag Education

AGree recently published a research paper titled, “Food and Agricultural Education in the United States.” This paper goes into a detailed discussion of food and agricultural education in the U.S. and suggests how this education must continue to evolve to be successful. 

 

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Aug/11/2015

4 Ways Farmers Steward the Land

Farmers work hard to keep the land and soil healthy! 

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Aug/03/2015

Your Donations Make a Difference

This is a report from a White-Reinhardt mini-grant recipient. Mini-grants are given to state and county Farm Bureaus to start or enhance ag literacy programs, like the one below. Donations fund these grants. 

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Jul/15/2015

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Jul/08/2015

New Resource Lets Student Meet a Farmer

Where does our food come from? Who grows it?  Farm a Month is 12 hands on lesson plans, 12 letters from real farmers, and 1 whole year of learning about agriculture!

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Jul/07/2015

Donations Equip Teachers with Tools to Educate about Agriculture

Your donations got this teacher (and 9 more!)  to the 2015 National Ag in the Classroom conference which has inspired her to educate about agriculture. She will reach over 350 students this year alone! Read more here:

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Jun/30/2015

Working Towards a Common Goal for Ag Education

American Farm Bureau Foundation and the National Ag in the Classroom Organization work to educate about agriculture 

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Jun/25/2015

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Jun/08/2015

Printable board game helps kids learn about where food comes from

Play and Learn! Free family fun! Learn more...

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May/14/2015

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May/12/2015

6 Spectacular Spring Science Experiments

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this spring? Check out these fun AND educational experiments that bring science to life.

7 Super Easy Ways to Educate About Ag

There are many ways you can educate about agriculture in your area! Here are 7 great ideas.

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Mar/31/2015

Easily Educate about Livestock

New! Learn about livestock banners! 

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Jan/29/2015

Common Misconceptions about Agriculture

Common misconceptions about agriculture can range from chocolate milk comes from a brown cow to farmers waste water. This new tool helps address these misconceptions using science and facts. 

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Dec/19/2014

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Dec/19/2014

Online Farm Game now an App!

Popular online farm game: My American Farm is now an app! 

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Dec/18/2014

What does it mean to be agriculturally literate?

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture sought to answer this question through research and industry collaboration. The result was "Pillars of Agricultural Literacy."

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Dec/10/2014

Florida Agriculture Literacy Day Encourages Volunteers to Educate About Agriculture!

On Tuesday April 30th more than 1,300 Florida farmers, growers and ranchers from many different organizations took time out of their lives to volunteer around the state to read Florida's Farm History! an accurate agricultural book to more than 2,800 classrooms and 56,000 students!

This is just one story of sisters who volunteered on Florida Agriculture Literacy Day!

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Apr/30/2014

My American Farm Releases Global Agriculture Game

“The Great Seed Search” game on My American Farm  gives learners the opportunity to experience the global nature of the agriculture industry.

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Jan/02/2014

My American Farm’s New Energy and Agriculture Game

“Power Up” the new My American Farm game helps young learners discover the importance of energy in agriculture.

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Nov/06/2013

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