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Natural Resources Playing Cards - Quick Start Volunteer Guide
A game to play using the Natural Resource playing cards. Learners will understand the importance of natural resources in agriculture production.
Farm to Cart Game
Follow your food from farm to cart.
Dive Into Water Careers!
This is a relevant, purposeful tool that will engage students in the science of water and food production. It is aligned to national learning standards for 6th-8th grade, but the interest level may be much broader.
Peanut Activity Cards
A collection of 12, easy to implement 3rd-5th grade activities that explore peanuts and peanut production.
Counting Sheep before you Sleep Activity
Does your child have trouble going to sleep? Sometimes people who have trouble going to sleep like to count sheep. However, there are more than just sheep mentioned in Goodnight Tractor. Look at the picture here and the illustrations in the story. Have your student/child answer the questions below
Farm Equipment Finger Puppets Activity
Goodnight tractor themed finger puppet activity.
Career Card Game - Name That Ag Career
This fun card deck engages students in a guessing game to test their knowledge of ag careers! Includes several blanks for you to create your own.
Overview: The point of the game is to guess the agriculture career that is being described. There are four cards per career focus area: agribusiness systems; animal systems; biotechnology systems; environmental service systems; food products and processing systems; natural resources systems; plant systems; power, structural, and technical systems; and agricultural education. There are also nine cards in the multi-career area. There are 45 cards in total.
Food And Farm Facts Jr.
Questions about agriculture are not always easy to answer, luckily we can help! The new Food and Farm Facts Junior edition takes questions many children have and provides a simple way of understanding farming practices!
True Beef: From Pasture To Plate Educator’S Guide
Make the farm to fork connection with this series of lesson plans that accompany the documentary "True Beef: From Pasture to Plate". This guide contains 8 lessons designed for High School students in a Culinary Arts or Family and Consumer Sciences program, however, STEM connections have been included for all lessons making it easy for teachers to make connections across the curriculum.
The "True Beef" documentary was produced by Pflugerville Independent School District (TX).
Forage Quality Booklet
Forage quality is defined in various ways but is often poorly understood. The purpose of this publication is to provide information about forage quality, factors affecting forage quality, forage testing, analysis and reporting, and other related information that can be used to increase animal performance and producer profit.
Start The Conversation: Let’s Talk About Animal Agriculture
This two-page handout was created to help connect consumers with the men and women who produce their food, fiber, and fuel.
Full of questions, answers, and suggested strategies for having meaningful discussions about the agriculture. This resource can be used in middle and high school classrooms, fairs and festivals, and on the farm to facilitate discussion about fact, fiction, and the science of agriculture.
Full of Beans
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.
Interactive Soybean Ag Mag
Online interactive soybean ag mag, follow the links for new games and online resources! Be sure to download this resource before using!
John Deere That’s Who Book And Ag Innovations Ag Mag
Bundle includes 1 copy of the John Deere That’s Who book and 1 set of 30 Ag Innovations Ag Mags
Heart Of A Shepherd
To be used with the Feeding Minds, Cultivating Growth Middle School Unit Bundle Educator’s Guide. Free Educator Guide available under "Free Resources"
Summary: In this coming-of-age story, Ignatius, the youngest of five brothers in a military family grounded in the Christian faith, promises to take care of the ranch while his father is deployed in Iraq. Since his mother left years earlier to pursue life as an artist, and his older brothers are off to school or military training camps, the 11-year-old looks to his grandparents for guidance, but often feels angry and alone trying to keep his heroic promise. Although some of the realities of the Iraq war are threaded in, the author primarily focuses on the details of contemporary Oregonian ranch life.
This colorful book introduces students to "Choose My Plate", nutrition vocabulary, and the five different food groups. with examples and real-life photos. Contains simple, repetitive text and examples with clear, informative pictures
The Guardian Team Educator’s Guide
This Educator Guide follows along with The Guardian Team: On The Job With Rena and Roo book as it introduces students to new "life on a ranch" vocabulary.
Includes 5 National Learning Standards aligned activities that focus on language arts. Activities include sequencing, vocabulary, completing a graphic organizer and story map as well as a summarizing exercise.
The Guardian Team
Author Cat Urbigkit brings to life the roles played by guardian animals on a farm or ranch. Simple, informative text and eye-catching photographs depict how Rena and Roo develop into guardian animals and the relationships they create.
The Beeman Educator’s Guide
Best for grades Pre K-3. Includes 6 Common Core aligned lessons and activities that cover topics such as: vocabulary, language arts, pollination/science and math
The Beeman by Laurie Krebs (2014 Book of the Year) is an excellent way to introduce students to honeybees. Readers explore how beekeepers care for their bees, different kinds of bees (drone, queen, worker), how bees help us pollinate, and how bees make honey for us to enjoy!