From American Farm Bureau Foundation
“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.
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!
We are getting excited about STEM! Ag Foundation will be at the US. Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC April 16-17, 2016.
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.
Resources on getting support from your administration for a school garden, how to start a garden, and getting students excited to plant!
It’s World Water Day! Here are a few resources that educate and celebrate water!
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.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag Safety Awareness Program is making learning about ag safety easy.
Middle and High school classrooms interested in using My American Farm to reach out to elementary students can apply to receive a $1500 grant.
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.
STEM coordinators selected for the On The Farm Experience in Nashville
Blogger Kellie for Ag writes this guest post about the power of telling your story. Includes links to other blog posts to check out.
Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell Helps Launch Farm Bureau’s First Peas to the Table Contest
How do pomegranates grow? What do pigs have to do with truffles? Are oysters really farmed? What makes these foods romantic?
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!
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!
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!
Get a glimpse of the authors selected to take part in the "On the Farm Author Experience" funded by The Beef Checkoff program
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.
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.