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YOUR donations make a difference

We are so grateful for all of the generous donations we get from people like YOU!

 

One special project your donations help fund is the White-Reinhardt mini-grant program. The White-Reinhardt Fund funds projects that will increase agricultural literacy for students in grades K-12. 

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Nov/15/2016

How did that get on my Thanksgiving Day plate?

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. 

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Nov/14/2016

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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Nov/10/2016

The Three Sisters

Have you heard of the Three Sisters or a Three Sisters garden? No, this isn’t a garden tended to by 3 women who are related to each other! 

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Nov/08/2016

2017 On the Farm STEM Events Announced

Selected participants will receive free registration, reimbursement of up to $1,000 for approved travel expenses, hotel accommodations for three nights and meals, in addition to educational supplies and resources.

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Nov/01/2016

Halloween Starts on the Farm

Halloween is just around the corner! These Halloween staples all have roots in agriculture. Let’s learn more.

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Oct/26/2016

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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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. 

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Aug/16/2016

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