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Water.Sources.Use.Conservation

Water: sources, use, conservation introduces 3rd to 5th grade students to the one resource we cannot live without, but take for granted. Water explains, in an engaging student friendly manner, the Hydrologic Cycle, showing how water moves from one physical state to another and how each of these states affects agriculture. It introduces students to watersheds, river basin, and wetlands; explains why irrigation is an important component of good water stewardship.

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Middle School Unit Bundle

  • This Middle School Unit book bundle is comprised of the three books that go with the Feeding Minds Cultivating Growth Educator's Guide (available free for download under "Free Resources").
  • Books included: “The Beef Princess of Practical County,” “Little Joe,” and “Heart of a Shepherd.”
  • This middle school unit reinforces an accurate image of agriculture while inviting students to explore important concepts related to personal growth such as: building healthy relationships to avoid bullying, knowing one’s personal values and discovering the value of learning from others.
  • Materials address national standards in English Language Arts and Health Science and they allow students to jump into the life of a young rancher by reading a short novel.

Little Joe

  • To be used with the Feeding Minds, Cultivating Growth Middle School Unit Bundle Educator’ Guide. Free Educator's Guide download available under "Free Resources".
  • Suitable for ages 8 and up
  • Summary: It’s a cold December night and Fancy, the Stegner family’s cow, is about to give birth. Out pops Little Joe, a huge bull calf, and with him comes nine-year-old Eli’s first chance to raise an animal to show at next fall’s county fair. Over the next ten months, Eli, and Little Joe, learn some hard lessons about growing up and what it means to take on bigger responsibilities, especially when it comes to taking care of another living thing.

Honeybee

Award-winning author Candace Fleming describes the life cycle of the honeybee in accessible, beautiful language.

Full Of Beans Educator Guide

This educator guide for grades 3-5 accompanies the 2020 Book of the Year “Full of Beans”! Students will learn about the many uses of soybeans, plant growth, where soybeans are grown and more.

Dive In! Exploring The Science Of Water And Food Production

These Problem-Based Learning methods will engage students in the science of water and food production. Best for 6-8th grade students. Questions include:

  • Why do we need water? 
  • Where does water come from?
  • Is all water the same?
  • How can we responsibly use water?
  • How can I be involved with water?

Download for free here!
 

Career Curriculum Guide

Curriculum for 6th through 8th graders all about the diverse careers in agriculture.

2019 Food And Farm Facts Activity Cards: 4-6

The set features 12 easy-to-implement activities connected to “Food and Farm Facts” for grades 4-6. Activities support national learning standards and cover subjects including: math, social science, English language arts, health and science. Updated to support the 2019 “Food and Farm Facts” edition.
 

2019 Food And Farm Facts Trivia Cards

With more than 250 questions and 46 front and back playing cards, the new Food and Farm Facts trivia card set brings a popular game element to important national agricultural statistics. In a classroom or living room, these cards will test your knowledge about production, sustainability and nutrition! Cards are aligned to the 2019 “Food and Farm Facts”.  Best for middle school and high school learners.

Full Of Beans: Henry Ford Grows A Car Bundle

Henry Ford made cars. Millions of cars. But this story isn't about cars. Well...maybe just one. It's about one car and a lot of beans. "Full of Beans" inspires readers of all ages to think innovatively- even to build a car completely made of soybeans. This bundle includes:

 

1 copy of the Full of Beans book

1 copy of the Full of Beans educator’s guide

1 classroom pack of the Soybean Ag mag

Bid or Bust: The Auction Experience |  6th - 8th Grade Lesson Plan

Objectives

1. Learners will understand the role and responsibilities of an auctioneer.

2. Learners will experience how an auction works.

3. Learners will learn about people involved in auctions: bidders, buyers, sellers, and attendees.

 

Standards

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.C.7. Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.

• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6-8.1. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6-8.6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

In the Parlor with Dairy Farmers (Ag Mag Supplement)

Welcome to the In the Parlor with Dairy Farmers virtual tour! Today, we’ll be expanding on what we learned while reading the Dairy Ag Mag. You’ll get to explore dairy farms with some dairy farmers as your personal tour guides! 

Pork Ag Mag

In this new Ag Mag, learn all about pork! Discover different pig breeds, explore a day  in the life of a pig producer, careers related to pork and so much more!

Forestry Ag Mag

Forestry is when we learn about and manage resources that are a part of forest lands, like lumber, water, wildlife, soil, and plants. In this Ag Mag, we’ll dive into how useful forests are, some forestry careers, and how forestry affects your life!

Farming Practices Ag Mag

What are farming practices? Farming practices are the many methods farmers can use to produce food. Discover different farming methods, like organic and conventional, in our newest Ag Mag!

Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish Educators Guide

This guide was developed for teachers and volunteers to accompany the book Tales of the Dairy Godmother, Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish. The book is a great way to introduce young readers to where their food comes from! These 8 lessons cover literacy, science and math in a fun way. Best for 5-8 year old learners.

Ag Mag Mix Set

In this Ag Mag Mix Set you will receive one copy of each of the following:

Apple, Beef, Energy, Entomology, Forestry, Snacks, Plant breeding, Specialty Crop, Cotton, Wheat, Sheep, Poultry, Pizza, Careers, Innovations, Bees, Corn, Soybeans, Dairy, Food Waste, Natural Resources, Pork, and School Garden

My Family’s Soybean Farm Educator Guide

This educator guide that accompanies "My Family's Soybean Farm" is perfect for K-2 learners. Learn about the life cycle of a soybean plant, what sort of things are made from soybeans and technologies used in soybean farming.

My Family’s Soybean Farm

Join Alexander on a tour of his family’s soybean farm! Learn how soybeans grow, are harvested, some cool technology used on farms, pest management and see how soybeans are used.

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