From American Farm Bureau Foundation
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.
“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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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:
You may think you know how these things grow, but find out the truth in this article!