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Foundation Highlights from the 2020 AFBF Annual Convention

We had a great time at the 2020 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention! Here are some highlights from our time in Austin, TX!

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Jan/23/2020

Go With the Flow STEM Lessons and Challenge

Spring 2020 Purple Plow Challenge Announced! 

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Jan/14/2020

Growing Green Challenge Winners

Learn about what the 2019 Fall Purple Plow Challenge Winners projects were! 

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Dec/17/2019

Purple Plow Challenge: Growing Green Winners Announced

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has recognized the winning teams in the fall 2019 Purple Plow Challenge, Growing Green.

Successful Project Based Learning Curriculum Using Purple Plow

Marian Handlin, M.Ed. is an AgriScience teacher from Delaware. She writes about how her school successfully implemented Purple Plow Challenges into their STEM curriculum. 

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Dec/16/2019

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Nov/13/2019

Find Ag Lit Resources

Looking for the best ag literacy resource for your volunteering event? We put our resources together in one searchable list! 

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Oct/21/2019

Fresh Food and Farm Facts!

We have updated our Food and and Farm Facts book to include updated Ag Census data!

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Sep/26/2019

Mushrooms 101: Putting the Fun in Fungus!

Did you know that mushrooms are not technically plants, but are fungi?

Here's everything you need to know about them! 

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Sep/23/2019

Two New Ag Card Games!

We have two new card games to make learning about agriculture FUN!

Grains: Fuel for life!

Did you know that grains are the edible seeds of specific grasses? We as humans get about 48% on average of our calories, or food energy, from grains! Grains also can be used to feed livestock and manufacture cooking oils, fuels, cosmetics and even hand sanitizer.

True cereal grains include wheat, oat, rice, corn, barley, sorghum, rye and millet.Grains are annual plants, which means they have only one growing season per year and yield one crop.

 

Let’s talk about a few grains we use every day!

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Aug/30/2019

National Read a Book Day

National Read a Book Day is September 6th! Read an Accurate Ag Book!

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Aug/26/2019

Fall 2019 White-Reinhardt Mini-Grants Awarded to Enhance Ag Literacy

Our Fall 2019 White-Reinhardt grant winners have been chosen by our panel of judges.

New Book! A Berry Good Project

Thanks to sponsorship from Nichino America, we're pleased to offer a brand new FREE book in the My Little Ag Me series from Feeding Minds Press. Our latest title "A Berry Good Project" is now available to download and print.

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Jul/17/2019

Ag-vocating in the Classroom

One of our 2019 White-Reinhardt Scholarship winners shares her experience at the National Ag in the Classroom Conference!

4 Fun Facts about 4th of July Favorites

What foods make you think of the 4th? Do you know where they come from? Can you guess 3 fruits that are actually berries? 

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Jun/30/2019

Aquaculture is Farming

What is Aquaculture? And what does it have to do with farming? Let's find out! 

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Jun/26/2019

Career Spotlight! Food Waste Connoisseur

We interviewed Ryan Brewster, General Manager of Food & Beverage at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Washington DC to learn more about food waste technologies. 

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Jun/09/2019

Purple Plow Challenge: Protect the Pollinators Winners Announced

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has recognized the winning teams in the spring 2019 Purple Plow Challenge, Protect the Pollinators.

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Jun/07/2019

June is Dairy Month!

In honor of National Dairy Month we learn more about 5 DAIRY good products! 

Ag Education

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Jun/06/2019

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