From American Farm Bureau Foundation
Blogger Kellie for Ag writes this guest post about the power of telling your story. Includes links to other blog posts to check out.
Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell Helps Launch Farm Bureau’s First Peas to the Table Contest
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!
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!
Get a glimpse of the authors selected to take part in the "On the Farm Author Experience" funded by The Beef Checkoff program
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.
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.
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.
We are all part of the foodie movement, so let's make sure we are engaging the public and telling our story.
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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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.