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“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.

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!

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.

La Mejor Calabaza | Printable Book

This book is the Spaish language version of "The Prized Pumpkin" and it is part of the My Little Ag Me book series from My American Farm and Feeding Minds Press. The idea behind the stories is to create curiosity around the highlighted careers and thought processes professionals use to complete their work.  This book explores the careers of crop production.

My Little Ag Me | The Prized Pumpkin | Read Along Learning Module

The My Little Ag Me Book Series is designed to introduce agricultural careers to youth. Our hope is the stories create curiosity around the highlighted careers and thought processes professionals and hobbyists use to complete their work. This online read along module offers "The Prized Pumpkin" story in two languages along with additional learning opportunities.  

The Prized Pumpkin | Printable Book

This booklet explores ag-related careers and is part of the My Little Ag Me book series from My American Farm and Feeding Minds Press. The idea behind the stories is to create curiosity around the highlighted careers and thought processes professionals use to complete their work.  This book explores the careers of crop production.

The Cow Conundrum

This booklet explores ag-related careers and is part of the My Little Ag Me book series from My American Farm and Feeding Minds Press. The idea behind the stories is to create curiosity around the highlighted careers and thought processes professionals use to complete their work.  This book explores the careers of dairy farmer and veterinarian. You can also download for free here: http://myamericanfarm.org/classroom/ecomics/books

The Artistic Arrangement

This booklet explores ag-related careers and is part of the My Little Ag Me book series from My American Farm and Feeding Minds Press. The idea behind the stories is to create curiosity around the highlighted careers and thought processes professionals use to complete their work.  This book explores the careers of plant scientist and ag journalist. You can also download for free here: http://myamericanfarm.org/classroom/ecomics/books

Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish Bundle

Get one copy of the book Chuck's Ice Cream Wish (Tales Of The Dairy Godmother), one copy of the educator guide and one set of 30 Dairy Ag Mags in this bundle.

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.

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.

Space Age Farming

Check out this video on the robotic weeder from the University of Illinois!

The Man Who Fed The World Book

This book tells the story of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Norman Borlaug, a man who saved hundreds of millions of lives from starvation by introducing simple technologies such as corn hybrids and short-straw, disease-resistant wheat to farmers in developing countries.


Previous AFBFA Book of the Year winner!

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.

Sleep Tight Farm Educator’s Guide

Accompanies the 2017 Book of the Year, Sleep Tight Farm.


This educator guide for K – 2 offers teachers and volunteer educators 6 lessons exploring where food comes from, winter on the farm, how farmers care for the land and animals, safe food preparation and more!


These lesson plans are great for teachers and volunteers who want to engage students with hands-on activities. Lessons support academic learning standards. 

Sleep Tight Farm Book

Winner of the 2017 Book of the Year Award!


Sleep Tight Farm introduces young readers to real life on a small farm while taking you on one family's journey as they prepare their farm for winter. You will love the beautiful illustrations as you uncover the countless ways that farmers care for animals and the land. 

First Peas to the Table Educator’s Guide

This Educator’s guide for grades 2-4 is the perfect companion to "First Peas to the Table."  The educator guide includes:

Six lessons aligned to common core standards addressing science, history, math, and language arts.
Information on how to run a First Peas to the Table Contest
Information on modern pea farming to share and contrast with historical information       

First Peas to the Table

Winner of the 2016 Ag Foundation Book of the Year award!
This book is a wonderful way to introduce students to school gardens, the scientific method, and a bit of history of agriculture in the United States. 
This story follows Thomas Jefferson's Monticello garden and race to harvest their peas first and mirrors it in a school setting. 

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