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American Farm Bureau Foundation Awards More than $20,000 in Grants and Scholarships

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded $10,000 in grants to recognize the exceptional efforts of 10 county Farm Bureaus and their agricultural literacy programs. Additionally, the Foundation has awarded $15,000 in scholarships to 10 educators who exemplify excellence in engaging students to learn where their food comes from.

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Dec/02/2022

Educator Gift Guide 2022

Looking for ag literacy gifts? Here are some simple choices!

Different Types of Corn & How They are Used

The United States produces about one-third of the world's corn. The top corn-producing states are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska. Second to that are Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This group of states is known as the Corn Belt. As growing methods and technical capabilities have increased over the years, corn farmers now produce six times more corn now than in 1930. For example, in 2016, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska produced over 1 billion bushels of corn.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov/17/2022

‘I Love Strawberries’ Listed As a Good Housekeeping 2022 Best Kids’ Book Award Winner

'I Love Strawberries' was chosen as the top rated picture book by Good Housekeeping in 2022!

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Nov/09/2022

How did that get on my Thanksgiving Day plate?

Ever wonder where your Thanksgiving Day dinner came from? Here is a hint: a farm! Read about how some of the turkey day classics made it to your plate! Includes lesson plans, recommended books, videos and more. 

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Nov/01/2022

Barn At Night Wins Children’s Book Award

“Barn at Night” has won SILVER in the Picture Book for age 4-8 category of the Moonbeam Books Awards. 

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Oct/12/2022

On The Farm STEM Educator wins New Jersey State Teacher of the Year

Today we are happy to share the news that Christine Girtain, a participant in the Foundation’s On The Farm STEM program in 2021 and 2022 from Toms River High School North, has been named the 2022-23 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year.

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Oct/12/2022

Happy World Teachers’ Day!

We want to celebrate teachers for World Teachers' Day!

Harvest Machines!

Fall is harvest time! Let’s explore some machines that make harvest happen.

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Sep/19/2022

2022 Back to School Sale!

Check out the great educational resources we have on sale for the new school year!

How Does Zucchini Grow?

Zucchini noodles, zucchini fritters or sliced zucchini in a salad—these are all yummy ways to eat the popular vegetable that is in season right now! But wait, IS it a vegetable?

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Aug/11/2022

Foundation Awards Nearly $9,500 in Grants to Recognize Excellence in Ag Literacy

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded $9,400 in grants to recognize the remarkable agricultural literacy programs of ten state and county Farm Bureaus. The grants are funded through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program, which acknowledges communities that are engaging with students on the fundamental role of agriculture in the everyday lives of all Americans.

How Is Cheese Made?

Saturday, June 4, is National Cheese Day! When you think of cheese you may picture pizza or a charcuterie board, but let’s learn a little bit more about where cheese comes from.

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Jun/01/2022

Stories Encourage Kids To Grow Their Own Food

Growing food is deliciously rewarding – and it can be a fun challenge. Gardening is an excellent way to explore STEM in your classrooms or backyards. 

Online Learning with “The Vibrant Variety”

We've created an e-learning module to accompany the My Little Ag Me book "The Vibrant Variety." Read along and learn more!

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Mar/22/2022

Food and Agriculture Science Experiments

Looking for some fun experiments related to food and agriculture? Need a science fair project? We’ve rounded up some of our favorites from across the internet.

Where Does Pizza Come From?

Before delivery, before the freezer, where does pizza come from?

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Feb/07/2022

Foundation for Agriculture Awards Over $25,000 in Ag Literacy Grants, Scholarships

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is celebrating and uplifting outstanding agricultural literacy programs with a total of $26,000 in scholarships and grants to help educators, volunteers and communities connect agriculture to students’ daily lives.

At Home Learning

For December 2021  

Around the holidays, a lot of families do a lot of baking. For our December at home learning activities, let’s turn baking into learning!

Reminder: this is our last at home learning activity post. We hope you have enjoyed the series and feel free to use the lessons for years to come.

At Home Learning

For November 2021  

November is Nutrition Month! Let's explore healthy eating and where food comes from in this month's activities. Reminder, the last monthly At Home Learning activities will be in December 2021.

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