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.

2023 Foundation Resource Catalog

This PDF catalog showcases all of the Foundation's resources through 2023! Everything in this catalog can be bought here:

|   Grades All - All

Upclose Experience: Dairy Farm

In this 360 video, experience a day on a dairy farm up close!

|   Grades All - All

Upclose Experience: Flower Farming

Get out into a flower field, explore hydroponic farming and more all from your computer in this 360 degree video experience. Thank you to "Grow with the Flow" for this upclose look at your farm!

|   Grades All - All

Upclose Experience: Bees

Have you ever seen a beehive up close before? What about the inside of a beehive? Honeybees play an important role in agriculture and our daily lives. Explore a beehive up close in our new 360 Video Series titled “Up Close”!

|   Grades 3 - 5

In the Hive with the Beekeeper

In this online learning module will learn all about bees and their role in our daily lives. You’ll get to visit some actual beehives and even meet a beekeeper! This accompanies the Bees Ag Mag!

|   Grades 3 - 5

In the Parlor with Dairy Farmers

Explore dairy farms with some dairy farmers as your personal tour guides! This online learning module expands upon the Dairy Ag Mag!

|   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!

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