Food and Farm Facts
Food and Farm Facts features facts about food in America, how it is grown and who produces it. The booklet contains color photographs and infographic style illustrations. Get the Book here! or See What's Inside!
This page lists some ways you can use Food and Farm Facts to help others learn about American agriculture! You can download the complete "How to Use Food and Farm Facts" one pager here.
Use our premade Infograph/Shareable images on social media - be sure to link back to this page: http://www.agfoundation.org/resources/food-and-farm-facts-2017
Remember! These images are copyrighted and can only be used to share online as is. They cannot be printed, reproduced, or edited. If you enjoy these infographics check out the Food and Farm Facts Pocket Guide!
Start a Farm Fact Friday! Tweet/Post one fact a week. You can use these shareable tweets.
In the Classroom
- Educator’s guides for grades 4-6 and 7-12 Coming Soon!!!
- Ask students to develop their own questions about where food comes from. Look to Food and Farm Facts to answer some of their questions.
- Give out questions to several groups of students then have them use the book to find the answers and present them to the classroom. Were they surprised at the answers?
- Create an ag themed bulletin board using the information in the book.
- Research products that are made in your state. Create a map with different commodities on it. Have an older grade present the information to a younger grade.
Other related resources:
4-H / FFA Leaders
In Student Leadership Organizations
- Prior to exhibiting livestock at a fair, have student members review Food & Farm Facts. Then encourage them to have dialogues with others.
- Allow students to review Food & Farm Facts when identifying prepared speech topics.
- Use as a guide for developing ag literacy resources for elementary school visits. Have students pick a page and create appropriate material for their presentation.
- Set up a learning station at your area/district/region/state FFA conference or CDE field day.
Other related resources:
Farm Bureaus and Ag Organizations
At Fairs and Events
- Set up a “Meet a Farmer” hour each day where farmers can discuss some of the most interesting facts with fair-goers.
- Hand out pocket guides. Include a quick “Did you know one U.S. farm feeds 165 people?” for more information read this!
Farmer/Rancher Leadership Development
- Connect local farmers with grocery stores or farmers markets. Use the book and posters to help spark conversations with consumers.
- Have the books at county farm bureau meetings and have farmers review the facts to encourage them to confidently address consumer questions.
- Give the book to legislatures, government officials and other influencers.
- Leave the book in doctor and dentist offices.
- Gift the book to educators or volunteers.
- Hand out the book or pocket guides at any public function.