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Connecting College Students to Agriculture, A Success Story

What do you do when students make it all the way to college and don't understand where food comes from or why and how it is produced?  Dr. Robert Beckstead of UGA did not sit idly by, he created a college level class to get students to think critically about ag.

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Apr/22/2016

Beefing Up STEM

“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! 

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Apr/11/2016

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

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

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. 

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Feb/29/2016

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

Pillars in Practice an Ag Literacy Tool

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.

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Sep/20/2015

A Story of Ag Literacy

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.

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Sep/20/2015

‘All About Beef’ STEM App Game Now Available

Free STEM game app helps players understand cattle ranching & different cuts of meat  while reinforcing math and nutrition knowledge and skills. 

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Sep/14/2015

Free Lesson Plans! Peanut Activity Cards Promote Math, Social Science Skills

Free downloadable lesson plans for grades 3-5 address math and social science skills while learning about peanuts and agriculture. 

Classroom Ag

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Sep/04/2015

5 Answers to “How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?”

How does string cheese string? Do bananas grow on trees? Find out where some of your lunchtime favorites originated. 

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Aug/27/2015

Your Donations Make a Difference

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. 

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Jul/15/2015

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Jul/08/2015

Farm a Month Resource Lets Students “Meet” a Farmer

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!

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Jul/07/2015

Donations Equip Teachers with Tools to Educate about Agriculture

Your donations got this teacher and many more to the 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:

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Jun/30/2015

7 Things that Grow…HOW?

You may think you know how these things grow, but find out the truth in this article!

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Jun/08/2015

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