Free Resources & Lesson Plans

Downloadable activities and lesson plans about agriculture and links to more agricultural education materials. For even more suggestions check out our Ag Lit Catalog.

|   Grades 1 - 3

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.

|   Grades Pre-K - 3

Farm A Month: Where Does Our Food Come From? Educator’s Guide

This Pre K – Elementary resource includes 12 activities that each feature a different commodity (one per month for a year) and 12 letters from farmers who own that type of operation. Commodities featured: maple syrup, popcorn, peaches, pears, apples, pumpkins, turkeys, cranberries, cheese, lettuce, oranges and grapes. The resource also has suggested snacks and books for each activity. Great for teachers to incorporate agriculture every month into their classrooms! 

|   Grades Pre-K - 5

My Little Ag Me Books

Feedings Minds Press presents their series of Little Ag Me books. 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 use to complete their work. The series includes: 

|   Grades 5 - 12

Purple Plow Challenges

The Purple Plow Challenge encourages students grades 5-12 to research scenarios related to food, hunger and sustainability and build their own prototypes to solve the defined problem. Resources provided for facilitators, students and volunteers are written by teachers, aligned to national learning standards and reviewed by industry experts. Check out the puzzles and challenges here!

|   Grades All - All

My American Farm

Check out our newly redesigned My American Farm! This site has games and resources for kids, parents, and educators! Check it out here!

2022 Foundation Resource Catalog

This PDF catalog showcases all of the Foundation's resources through 2022! Everything in this catalog can be bought here:

|   Grades 3 - 5

Natural Resources Playing Cards- Quick Start Volunteer Guide

Want to use the Natural Resources Playing Cards at home or maybe in the classroom, but aren't sure where to start? This guide will help! 

|   Grades Pre-K - 2

Animal Housing Matching Cards- Quick Start Volunteer Guide

Want to use the Animal Housing Matching Cards game for your next event or school visit? The Quick Start Volunteer Guide makes it easy! 

|   Grades 3 - 5

Interactive Soybean Ag Mag

This is the free, interactive version of our Soybean Ag Mag!

Best for 3-5th grade students contains information about agriculture, classroom activities, and agricultural career profiles in subject matter area.
Subject matter area examines the versatile soybean with an emphasis on Nutrition, Economics, Geography, Math, and Science while meeting national learning standards.

Educator Guides   |   Grades All - N/A

My American Farm Volunteer Guide

Are you a volunteer? Use this guide to visit a school and share more about what you do for a career along with many other careers available in agriculture! visit this webpage for the power points, video demonstration, readers and augmented reality experience. 

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