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.
Discover Ag Careers
The resources in this kit are based on each career focus area. Each area includes:
- One lesson that introduces students to the career focus area and associated career opportunities
- Three standards-based, interdisciplinary supplemental activities that each feature a different career from that area
- One take-home activity sheet that introduces students to another career from that area through a fun, engaging activity
The resources are designed to focus on one career focus area each month during the school year. If you choose to follow this structure, we recommend having a weekly career day. The main lesson is presented the first week of the month, followed by the three supplemental activities
These fun free downloadable activities are a perfect follow up to reading "Goodnight Tractor"!
Bringing Biotechnology to Life
Brought to you by The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture in partnership with the International Food and Information Council Foundation, www.foodinsight.org.
Answers questions: What is DNA?; What is selective breeding? How can we examine DNA?; What is biotech?; How do researchers compare DNA?; Where would we be without "GMOs"?; How is biotech used?
Sustainable Agriculture Lesson plans
Sustainable Agriculture Lesson Plans are for grades 9-12 with the goal of increasing students' knowledge about the social, economic, environmental, and production components of sustainable farming and ranching in the 21st century.
At the end of each lesson, students will complete an Online Learning Experience that corresponds with the respective lesson plan.
Peanut Activity Cards
Learn all about peanuts in this collection of 12, easy to implement 3rd-5th grade lesson plans/activities. Updated in June 2020 with updated statistics!
Dive Into Water Careers!
Water careers online learning experience. This tool is to be used to support Lesson Plan 5 of Dive In! Exploring the Science of Water and Food Production.
Farm to Cart
This printable board game introduces PreK-Elementary players to the general process for the production of various agricultural products. Players will become aware that farmers use land in different ways to grow crops.
Food Science Fun
This facilitator guide is what you need to put on easy hands on student workshops about science and food. Perfect ideas for fairs, ag days, science camps, day camps, after school programs and more!
Syngenta Summer Fellowship Educator’s Guide
Biotechnology and Agri-Science STEM education
This collection of lesson plans was authored by North Carolina teachers after their experience in the Syngenta Summer Fellowship program. The Fellowship is a 10-day experience that immerses STEM teachers into the world of agricultural biotechnology. These lessons are separate (not culminating) and therefore can be used individually.
Lean Beef – An Important Part of Adolescent Growth
Written by On The Farm participant Chris Schau, Student and Family Engagement Specialist, Clark County School District, Henderson, NV
Summary: Within the 8th grade study of nutrition, these lessons will focus on how the consumption of lean beef can contribute to an adolescent’s health and wellness