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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.

Looking for Agritourism Operations

Get your agritourism location noticed!

The Prized Pumpkin: a New Free Resource

The Prized Pumpkin is now available as a free online learning module

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Oct/18/2021

Celebrate Farm to School Month!

October is National Farm to School Month! Farm to School Month connects children and communities with the source of their food and the farmers and ranchers that grow it. In honor of Farm to School month, let’s explore some of our favorite resources that connect young learners to their food!

At Home Learning

For October 2021  

It is October so this month's at home learning activities are all about pumpkins!

What Questions Do Your Kids Have About Agriculture?

Submit your kids’/students’ questions about food and farming and we will have a REAL farmer or rancher make a video reply.

On the Farm STEM 2021- Tennessee

This year’s On the Farm program brought together teams of high school educators with experts in science education, agricultural science, and beef production to the farmers, ranchers, and agriculture operators of Tennessee.

The Barn and its Inhabitants Take Center Stage on Family Farms

Author Michelle Houts writes on her inspiration for the newest accurate ag book from Feeding Minds Press, BARN AT NIGHT which publishes on September 14th.

September is National Honey Month!

Learn all about honey and pollinators in honor of National Honey Month!

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Aug/31/2021

Spring 2021 Purple Plow H2Grow Challenge Winners Chosen

The winners of the Spring 2021 Purple Plow Challenge, H2Grow, have been chosen!

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