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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.

The Man Who Fed The World Educator’s Guide

This teacher’s guide to The Man Who Fed The World book contains modules and instructional materials designed to help high school students examine the elements of sustainable international development efforts, specifically with respect to the role agriculture plays in spurring economic transformation and growth in developing countries. 

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.

Using Myplate

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

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! 

The Apple Orchard Riddle Educator’s Guide

This educator’s guide is the perfect companion to "The Apple Orchard Riddle" and includes National Common Core Standards aligned lesson plans and 2 games to help students understand apples in agriculture. Subjects include language arts, science, geography, and math.

The Apple Orchard Riddle Educator’s Bundle With Book

Includes one copy of the Apple Orchard Riddle, one copy of the educator guide and one classroom set of 30 of the English version of the Apple Ag Mag.

The Apple Orchard Riddle

Mr. Tiffin and his students from the popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? book are back in this sequel. 


In this playful, humorous, and child-friendly classroom story, the students go on a school trip to an apple orchard. On their trip they learn all about apples and apple orchards—including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are—while trying to solve a riddle. 

This book also celebrates the different learning styles of children.

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. 

Seed Soil Sun Educator’s Guide

Subject matter focused, agriculturally themed-national learning standards aligned lessons and activities which use the book, Seed. Soil. Sun. to teach reading, math, science, social science,health and nutrition to the 1st-3rd grade classroom.
Perfectly accompanies the Seed. Soil. Sun. Book and The Plant Parts We Eat poster.
Great resource for classroom visit or thematic unit related to agriculture and nutrition.

Seed Soil Sun Educator’s Bundle With Book


In this clearly written and beautifully photographed book, author Cris Peterson the miraculous process by which air and water combine with seed, soil and sun to create nearly all the food we eat.  
Target Reading Level: Ages 4-8 and Grades 1st – 3rd  
Winner of the AFBFA’s “Book of the Year” Award. 


Educator's Guide:

Subject matter focused. Agriculturally themed lesson plans meet National Learning Standards and teach reading, math, science, social science, health, and nutrition. 
Great resource for classroom visits or thematic unit related to agriculture and nutrition.



Full color pictures, proper names, descriptions, and classifications of vegetables. 
Great resource for classrooms and cafeterias. 

Seed Soil Sun Educator’s Bundle

Includes the Educator's Guide - subject matter focused, agriculturally themed-national learning standards aligned lessons and activities which use the book Seed. Soil. Sun. to teach reading, math, science, social science, health and nutrition to the 1st-3rd grade classroom. Includes the The Plant Parts We Eat poster with full color pictures and proper names and descriptions and classifications of vegetables. Great resource for classroom visit or thematic unit related to agriculture and nutrition

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