From American Farm Bureau Foundation
McClure: Foundation work key to connecting with future farmers and ranchers
The bell rings and students file in to their desks. Cell phones are turned off (for the most part) and tucked away. Students prepare for a day of learning. The teacher explains to her students that they are going to be learning about where their food comes from, an exciting and thought provoking topic. Then she hands out a copy of “Omnivore’s Dilemma.”
In Minnesota, the 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge is using the Pillars of Ag Literacy to help steer students in the right direction. We interviewed Joshua Rice, assistant Extension professor, about this project.
Because of you, nearly 2,000 1st through 5th graders in Franklin County, VA, know a lot more about the foods that grow right in their own county.
Free STEM game app helps players understand cattle ranching & different cuts of meat while reinforcing math and nutrition knowledge and skills.
Free downloadable lesson plans for grades 3-5 address math and social science skills while learning about peanuts and agriculture.
How does string cheese string? Do bananas grow on trees? Find out where some of your lunchtime favorites originated.
AGree recently published a research paper titled, “Food and Agricultural Education in the United States.” This paper goes into a detailed discussion of food and agricultural education in the U.S. and suggests how this education must continue to evolve to be successful.
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Farmers work hard to keep the land and soil healthy!
This is a report from a White-Reinhardt mini-grant recipient. Mini-grants are given to state and county Farm Bureaus to start or enhance ag literacy programs, like the one below. Donations fund these grants.
Where does our food come from? Who grows it? Farm a Month is 12 hands on lesson plans, 12 letters from real farmers, and 1 whole year of learning about agriculture!
Your donations got this teacher (and 9 more!) to the 2015 National Ag in the Classroom conference which has inspired her to educate about agriculture. She will reach over 350 students this year alone! Read more here:
American Farm Bureau Foundation and the National Ag in the Classroom Organization work to educate about agriculture
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Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this spring? Check out these fun AND educational experiments that bring science to life.
There are many ways you can educate about agriculture in your area! Here are 7 great ideas.
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