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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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Feb/22/2016

Announcing the 2016 Peas Contest

Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell Helps Launch Farm Bureau’s First Peas to the Table Contest

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Feb/15/2016

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

2016 Convention Highlights

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!

Ag Projects

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Jan/15/2016

Authors Selected to Take Part in the 2016 On the Farm Experience

Get a glimpse of the authors selected to take part in the "On the Farm Author Experience" funded by The Beef Checkoff program 

Farm Books

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Dec/10/2015

Food & Ag Resource Guide for Educators

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.

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Oct/16/2015

Bringing Biotechnology to Life a STEM Resource

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.

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Oct/14/2015

Farm a Month Book Bundle a Great Ag Literacy Gift!

Give the gift of ag literacy! Farm a Month now is available in a bundle with the 12 recommended accurate ag books that accompany the lessons. 

Farm Books

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Sep/22/2015

Agricultural Education is Needed: a letter from Julie Tesch

 We are all part of the foodie movement, so let's make sure we are engaging the public and telling our story.

Classroom Ag

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Sep/21/2015

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

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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