From American Farm Bureau Foundation
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.
Looking for ag literacy gifts? Here are some simple choices!
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.
'I Love Strawberries' was chosen as the top rated picture book by Good Housekeeping in 2022!
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.
“Barn at Night” has won SILVER in the Picture Book for age 4-8 category of the Moonbeam Books Awards.
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.
We want to celebrate teachers for World Teachers' Day!
Fall is harvest time! Let’s explore some machines that make harvest happen.
Check out the great educational resources we have on sale for the new school year!
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?
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.
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.
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.
We've created an e-learning module to accompany the My Little Ag Me book "The Vibrant Variety." Read along and learn more!
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.
Before delivery, before the freezer, where does pizza come from?
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.
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.
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.