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Help Promote My American Farm!

Do you love My American Farm? Help us promote it with these easy marketing materials! 

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Oct/24/2016

Discover Pumpkin Varieties

We’re halfway through October and fall is underway! Nothing makes you think "fall" more than pumpkins, right? Jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pie both come from pumpkins, but did you know that there are different kinds of pumpkins? Let’s explore a few!

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Oct/14/2016

Let’s Say THANK YOU for Supporting Ag Literacy!

Will you spare a moment to help us say thank you to all those who have supported ag literacy?

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Oct/13/2016

New Content for Bringing Biotechnology to Life Coming Soon!

Learning extensions, adaptations, and oh just a little bit of augmented reality. 

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Sep/28/2016

5 Family Fun Fall Activities

There is a natural excitement for harvest that has been instilled into us for generations. This is a great opportunity to connect back to agriculture! So get out there and try some of this family-friendly farm fun! 

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Sep/19/2016

Celebrating Volunteers: Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson of North Dakota is a prime example of the great ag literacy volunteers we have across the country!

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Sep/19/2016

Foundation supports STEAM summer camp

The Foundation recently sponsored the 2nd year of the USDA’s “STEAM” summer camp for urban youth. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnered with the Governance Lab (GovLab) to host two separate two-week camps for middle and high school students. 

Ag Education

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Sep/16/2016

Your Donations Matter!

Educators, students and volunteers benefit from your generosity EVERY DAY!

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Sep/14/2016

What is a Factory Farm?

Guest Post by Wanda Patsche, blogger for Minnesota Farm Living. 

Ag Education

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Sep/06/2016

Engaging Youth in STEM Education & Careers

As we continue to showcase companies that do great volunteering work, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight how DuPont Pioneer engaged youth in STEM!

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Aug/29/2016

Is Ag the Answer to STEM?

Surprisingly, many teachers don’t recognize how agriculture can be a useful context to teach STEM.

Ag Education

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Aug/25/2016

Where do your back to school supplies come from?

Pencils, glue, crayons and more! Do you know where they come from?

Ag Education

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Aug/23/2016

STEM Maker Kit Grants Awarded to 20 Middle School Groups

$10,000 in grants ($500 each) have been awarded to 10 middle-school science classrooms and 10 after-school programs to pilot a new Maker Kit!

Ag Projects

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Aug/16/2016

Harvesting Crops & Careers

Let’s learn about wheat!

 

The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization has created an educational unit that familiarizes K-12 students with agricultural production, harvesting and careers. 

Ag Education

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Aug/16/2016

What If I Know Nothing About Agriculture? Can I Still Use It In My Classroom?

Guest blogger, Marissa Morris writes about how she went from being "clueless" about agriculture, to being a pro at using it in her classroom! Get her tips, tricks and more!

Classroom Ag

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Aug/03/2016

Indiana Farm Bureau uses My American Farm to Boost Engagement

My American Farm enhances reach, education and engagement at the Indiana State Fair. 

Ag Education

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Jul/20/2016

Ag Mags a Great Teaching Resource for Spanish Class!

Agriculture is a great topic for almost any subject area, and now it’s even great for Spanish class!

Classroom Ag

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Jul/15/2016

Summer Family Fun

Help students discover where their food comes from with these fun educational resources for families, teachers and volunteers! 

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Jul/11/2016

AAIC & United Way Spread Ag Literacy

AAIC and United Way, North-Northwest teamed together to promote literacy and healthy eating in their local communities.

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Jul/07/2016

What is a farmer? Moooving with STEM

Ever ask a group of high school kids “what is a farmer?” Leslie Prudhomme, On the Farm STEM participant, writes a guest blog that includes an outline for a Project Based Learning Unit that has students develop a farm plan. 

Classroom Ag

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Jul/05/2016

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