More Free Resources and Lesson Plans



On this page you will find free downloadable activities and lesson plans about agriculture and links to more agricultural education materials. For even more suggestions check out our Food & Ag Resource Guide. 

Discover Ag Careers Free Educator Guide for grades 6-8

 The resources in this kit are based on each career focus area. Each area includes: 

         - One lesson that introduces students to the career focus area and associated career opportunities
         - Three standards-based, interdisciplinary supplemental activities that each feature a different career from that area
         - One take-home activity sheet that introduces students to another career from that area through a fun, engaging activity


The resources are designed to focus on one career focus area each month during the school year. If you choose to follow this structure, we recommend having a weekly career day. The main lesson is presented the first week of the month, followed by the three supplemental activities


Make it a complete kit! Get the 9 Ag Career Posters and the Name that Ag Career Card Game!



Goodnight Tractor Activities 


These fun free downloadable activities are a perfect follow up to reading "Goodnight Tractor"!


Farm Equipment Finger Puppets Activity

Counting Sheep before you Sleep Activity


Bringing Biotechnology to Life Free Science Lesson plans for grades 7-10

Brought to you by The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture in partnership with the International Food and Information Council Foundation, 

Answers questions: What is DNA?; What is selective breeding? How can we examine DNA?; What is biotech?; How do researchers compare DNA?; Where would we be without "GMOs"?; How is biotech used? 


Peanut Activity Cards Free Downloadable lesson plans

Learn all about peanuts in this collection of 12, easy to implement 3rd-5th grade lesson plans/activities


Dive Into Water Careers! 

Water careers online learning experience. This tool is to be used to support Lesson Plan 5 of Dive In! Exploring the Science of Water and Food Production.


You can download this FREE Sample lesson plan here


This free online learning platform offers more than 20 agriculturally-themed games and 120+ free educator resources such as lesson plans, activity sheets and comics.


Farm to Cart

This printable board game introduces PreK-Elementary players to the general process for the production of various agricultural products. Players will become aware that farmers use land in different ways to grow crops.



Food Science Fun 

This facilitator guide is what you need to put on easy hands on student workshops about science and food. Perfect ideas for fairs, ag days, sciene camps, day camps, after school programs and more! 


Syngenta Summer Fellowship Educator's Guide - biotechnology and agri-science STEM education 

This collection of lesson plans was authored by North Carolina teachers after their experience in the Syngenta Summer Fellowship program. The Fellowship is a 10-day experience that immerses STEM teachers into the world of agricultural biotechnology. These lessons are separate (not culminating) and therefore can be used individually. 





Biotech Curriculum  (pdf 9.35 MB)
Discover Ag Careers  (pdf 2.49 MB)
Food Science Fun!  (pdf 3.97 MB)
Syngenta Lesson plans  (pdf 764.79 KB)