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In the Hive with the Beekeeper

Did you know that honeybees are responsible for pollination? Today, we will learn all about bees and their role in our daily lives. You’ll get to visit some actual beehives and even meet a beekeeper!

“Hero For The Hungry: The Life And Work Of Norman Borlaug”

Can a quiet Iowa farm boy grow up to change the world? Norman Ernest Borlaug did. Norman Borlaug was the Father of the Green Revolution, saved millions from starvation, and won the Nobel Prize.

How? Science, true American grit, and a passion for helping those in need.

Can pursuing science help you and your future generation? This book is sure to inspire young learners!

Sidebars include topics such as a deeper dive into the science Norm was using to produce new and better wheat varieties, agronomy, wheat genes, stem rust, nutrients and more. Back matter includes a timeline of events and discoveries and a call to action for readers to use science to solve problems and do small things to help with hunger and food waste.

Hero for the Hungry is excellent for a science class learning about genetics, an agriculture class studying agronomy, or a history or English class looking for a well-written biography on a hero scientist.

“Hero for the Hungry” Educator’s Guide

This guide was developed to accompany the book, Hero for the Hungry: The Life and Work of Norman Borlaug. Hero for the Hungry is a moving and informative biography of the 20th-century American agriculture scientist whose innovations in crop varieties founded the Green Revolution and fed hundreds of millions of people around the world.

There are 13 lessons for grades 6-10.

Upclose Experience Bees

Have you ever seen a beehive up close before? What about the inside of a beehive? Honeybees play an important role in agriculture and our daily lives. Explore a beehive up close in our new 360 Video Series titled “Up Close”!

I LOVE Strawberries!

Jolie LOVES strawberries - and she’s on an unstoppable (and hilarious) mission to grow her own food from seedling to table in this colorful introduction to the joy of growing the popular perennial.

Through Jolie’s comical scrapbook-style journal entries, young readers will learn how she convinces the “old people” (aka her parents) to let her grow her own strawberries. Growing strawberries is a lot of work and responsibility, but Jolie is ready with the help of her faithful rabbit Munchy! Together they find out just how delicious, rewarding, and sometimes complicated it can be to grow your own food.

Vibrant Variety Online Learning Module

The My Little Ag Me book "The Vibrant Variety" explores the careers of ag journalist, produce buyer and plant scientist. We've created an online learning module to accompany the book and take learning further!

This free resource is best for 3rd through 5th grade learners and includes:

  • Vocabulary
  • Journal prompts for extended learning
  • Chapter read alouds
  • and much more!

Food and Farm Facts Activities Guide 4-6

These activities were designed for 4th to 6th grade learners to accompany the 2021 Food and Farm Facts Book. Activities range from 20-45 minutes and are great to further learning.

The Regenerative Agriculture Journey Activity Book

Discover how science has shaped the way we farm in these fun activities. Explore regenerative agriculture, soil, animal welfare and more! This activity book was a special project brought to you by The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA) and made possible through generous support of sponsor, Danone North America.

From Seed to Shirt

This My American Farm game was funded by Nichino America.Turn fiber into fashion in this amazing amusement! Harvest a bumper crop of fun as you learn how farmers cultivate cotton to make classic couture. Grow your mind and build your wardrobe in this two-part game.

Barn At Night Educator’s Guide

This guide was developed for teachers and volunteers to accompany the book, Barn At Night. Best for K-2 learners, the standards-aligned lessons explore the types of animals found on farms and how farmers care for them.

Barn At Night

An after-dark journey out to the barn, even on the coldest winter evening, can be a warm and welcoming scene. Who is awake, who is asleep, and who is just making their first appearance in the barn? Michelle Houts' lyrical poetry paired with Jen's glowing watercolors create a warm and wonderful bedtime story - best shared together.

Fall Foods Ag Mag

In this Ag Mag, we look at the foods we grow in the fall. Explore how farmers grow and gather these foods and learn why the seasons are vital to the way we eat. Let’s get started!

2021 Food And Farm Facts Pencils

Mixed-color pencils feature popular facts from the Food and Farm Facts. A great give away at fairs, events and for classroom use!

2021 Food And Farm Facts Pocket Guides

Food and Farm Facts Pocket guides are bite-size versions of the Food and Farm Facts Book! Each guide features some of the most popular infographics from Food and Farm Facts. Come in packs of 100

2021 Food And Farm Facts Book & Map

The 2021 Food and Farm Facts series features interesting and educational facts about food in America - how and where it is grown, and who produces it. Color photographs and USA Today-style graphics illustrate the many fascinating facets of today’s agriculture. The series includes a 33-page book with map insert.

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.

This book is no longer in print; once the stock is gone, it is gone.

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.

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