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.

Educator Guides  

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! 

Educator Guides   |   Grades 9 - 12

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.

Lesson Plans   |   Grades 8 - 8

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

Educator Guides   |   Grades K - 3

Beef Cattle: an A-to-Z Book Educator’s Guide

These lessons are for kindergarten to third grade learners to accompany the book "Beef Cattle: an A-to-Z Book." While this book is now out of print, you may be able to find it in your local library. 

Educator Guides   |   Grades 4 - 6

Beef Cattle in the Story of Agriculture Educator’s Guide

This educator guide accompanies: Beef Cattle in the Story of Agriculture; a that book introduces students to 5 basic concepts: production, processing, distribution, marketing and consumerism.
Lesson plans and activities included in this educator guide focus on language arts, social studies and health. Activities are aligned to Common Core and National Learning Standards.

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