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Beefing Up STEM 2016

“American farmers in many ways have surpassed most fields in their use and application of STEM.” Denise Johnson, Director, Hollingsworth Science Center, Houston Independent School District writes of her experience with Beefing up STEM 2016. 

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Apr/20/2016

Celebrating Volunteers

We will be celebrating ag literacy volunteers all year by adding more stories to this article! Thank you to everyone who goes out there and helps educate about agriculture! 

Ag Education

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Apr/11/2016

US Science and Engineering Festival

We are getting excited about STEM! Ag Foundation will be at the US. Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC April 16-17, 2016.

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Apr/05/2016

What Makes a Good Ag Book?

Looking For A Good Book About Agriculture? Guest blogger Kevin Daugherty, the Education Director for the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program, writes what makes a good "ag" book.  

Farm Books

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Apr/04/2016

School Gardens: The Why and How

Resources on getting support from your administration for a school garden, how to start a garden, and getting students excited to plant! 

Classroom Ag

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Mar/28/2016

World Water Day!

It’s World Water Day! Here are a few resources that educate and celebrate water!

Ag Education

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Mar/21/2016

Great Greens! A Festive Foods List

We are seeing green! Read about where some of our favorite green foods come from. Perfect for the start of spring! Includes book recommendations, videos and more. 

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Mar/15/2016

One Stop Shop for Ag Safety Resources

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag Safety Awareness Program is making learning about ag safety easy.

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Mar/10/2016

My American Farm Outreach Grants Launched

Middle and High school classrooms interested in using My American Farm to reach out to elementary students can apply to receive a $1500 grant. 

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Mar/08/2016

The Gifts of Strangers

What do strangers, cranberries, and beef have in common?  Author of Time for Cranberries & participant in the On the Farm Author Experience, Lisl Detlefsen writes about being inspired to share the story of agriculture with others. 

Ag Education

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Feb/29/2016

STEM Coordinators Selected for On the Farm Experience in Nashville

STEM coordinators selected for the On The Farm Experience in Nashville

 

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Feb/28/2016

Story Telling: An Important Tool for Ag Literacy

Blogger Kellie for Ag writes this guest post about the power of telling your story. Includes links to other blog posts to check out. 

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Feb/22/2016

Announcing the 2016 Peas Contest

Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell Helps Launch Farm Bureau’s First Peas to the Table Contest

Ag Projects

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Feb/15/2016

7 Romantic Foods & Where They Come From

How do pomegranates grow? What do pigs have to do with truffles? Are oysters really farmed? What makes these foods romantic? 

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Feb/08/2016

6 Breakfast Foods and Where They Began

Where do eggs come from? How are corn flakes made? How do oranges go from grove to glass? How is sap turned into syrup? Article includes lesson plans, videos and more! 

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Jan/29/2016

Monticello’s Gardener talks TJ, Peas, & School Gardens

Teachers! Volunteers! Parents! Read & get inspired about history and agriculture! Article includes links to free elementary school lesson plans, book recommendations, Thomas Jefferson recipes and more! 

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Jan/20/2016

2016 Convention Highlights

Did you miss the 2016 AFBF Annual Convention? Here are some of the Foundation's Highlights including more about our Book of the Year winner!

Ag Projects

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Jan/15/2016

Authors Selected to Take Part in the 2016 On the Farm Experience

Get a glimpse of the authors selected to take part in the "On the Farm Author Experience" funded by The Beef Checkoff program 

Farm Books

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Dec/10/2015

Food & Ag Resource Guide for Educators

The Food & Ag Resource Guide  is a curated list that features top recommended ag literacy resources and lesson plans by age group. The guide is designed to encourage agricultural literacy for young rural and urban students and to teach them about the importance of agriculture.

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Oct/16/2015

Bringing Biotechnology to Life a STEM Resource

Bringing Biotechnology to Life, is a series of free lesson plans for teachers in grades 7-10 that aim to facilitate learning about agricultural biotechnology and its role in food production. The new curriculum was unveiled at the World Food Prize 2015 Borlaug Dialogue international symposium.

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Oct/14/2015

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