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Connecting with Future Farmers and Ranchers

McClure: Foundation work key to connecting with future farmers and ranchers

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Sep/21/2015

Biased Literature could lead to Biased Consumers

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.”

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Sep/21/2015

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

The Need for Ag Education

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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Classroom Ag

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Aug/11/2015

4 Ways Farmers Steward the Land

Farmers work hard to keep the land and soil healthy! 

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Aug/03/2015

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

New Resource Lets Student 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!

Classroom Ag

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Jul/07/2015

Donations Equip Teachers with Tools to Educate 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:

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Jun/30/2015

Working Towards a Common Goal for Ag Education

American Farm Bureau Foundation and the National Ag in the Classroom Organization work to educate about agriculture 

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Jun/25/2015

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Jun/08/2015

Printable board game helps kids learn about where food comes from

Play and Learn! Free family fun! Learn more...

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May/14/2015

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May/12/2015

6 Spectacular Spring Science Experiments

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this spring? Check out these fun AND educational experiments that bring science to life.

7 Super Easy Ways to Educate About Ag

There are many ways you can educate about agriculture in your area! Here are 7 great ideas.

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Mar/31/2015

Easily Educate about Livestock

New! Learn about livestock banners! 

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Jan/29/2015

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