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Welcome to the "In the Workplace: Careers in Agriculture" Course! Did you know that there are hundreds of career opportunities within agriculture? Agriculture touches every corner of our lives, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. It’s an exciting profession to work in! Today you will have a chance to learn all about careers in agriculture. We will chat with farmers, scientists, educators, and businesspeople to learn more about how you can be involved in agriculture someday!
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Journal prompts for extended learning
- Chapter read alouds
- and much more!
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.
This guide was developed for teachers and volunteers to accompany the book, “How to Grow a Monster,” a part of the Makers Make It Work series. This book ties into the popular Makers Movement, focusing on problem-solving, hands-on activities, and gardening. These 7 activities explore science, literacy and math for kindergarten through 3rd grade learners.
2022 Book of the Year Winner! Last year, Gabe’s mom grew way too many zucchinis. This year, Gabe and his sister have a plan to take control of the garden to stop the zucchini madness! The Makers Make It Work series explores problem-solving and hands-on activities through easy-to-read stories.
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.