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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

2018 Book of the Year

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

Farm Books

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Jan/11/2018

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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Nov/07/2017

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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Oct/13/2017

2017 Food & Farm Facts Activity Cards

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

A Beekeeper’s Story: An Interview With Cameron Robertson

To wrap up our 3 part National Honey Month series, we interviewed California beekeeper Cameron Robertson to learn about beekeeping as a career. 

Ag Education

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Sep/29/2017

The Art & Science of Beekeeping

In the spirit of National Honey Month, we bring you a history of beekeeping as an ancient art and an overview of apiology as an important science for modern life.

Ag Education

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Sep/21/2017

September is National Honey Month!

In the spirit of celebration, we bring you five crazy honey related facts you won’t BEE-LIEVE!

What is Sustainable Agriculture?

Our new lesson plans for grades 9-12 help students explore what "sustainable agriculture" looks like! 

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Aug/28/2017

How can we solve the problem of erosion?

New Purple Plow Challenge: Save the Soil! Runs Aug 15-Nov 1. The challenge will ask students to research, design, construct, test and report on a solution to local top soil erosion concerns.

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Aug/16/2017

Partnering with National Ag in the Classroom

Leaders of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization announce a newly established partnership to strengthen collaboration between the two groups.

 

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Aug/11/2017

Food and Farm Facts Now Available!

Updated Food and Farm Facts book and map now available!

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Aug/07/2017

Where does seedless watermelon come from?

What do science and watermelon have in common? Turns out a lot! Learn how science helps us make delicious seedless watermelon! 

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Jul/18/2017

3 Classroom Setup Hacks for Ag Literacy Learning

Gearing up for the new school year? Here are some tips for setting up your classroom to help with Ag Literacy Learning! 

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Jul/17/2017

NEW Barn Banners

We've updated our barn banner ordering system & added new banners!

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Jun/26/2017

Room 2 Grow a Summer STEM Challenge

Check out the newest Purple Plow Challenge - Room 2 Grow!

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Jun/02/2017

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