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.
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!
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:
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!
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: https://www.dmsfulfillment.com/FarmBureau/
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!
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!
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.
Agriculture & The Environment
Newly updated in 2018! The fourth edition of "Agriculture and the Environment" is designed to engage middle school students in discovery and exploration of topics related to agriculture and natural resources. Made up of 6 lessons, each including a teacher's guide, background information and student engagement sheets.