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Lessons from an Informal Educator on the NGSS Journey – Part 1: Background

The first in a series of blog posts by Seth Derner, education consultant for the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Derner will document the experience of learning how to develop science curriculum materials that meet standards for earning an NGSS Design Badge.

Snacks and Sustainability

What do pretzels, chips, and beef cattle have in common?

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Spring is the season of hope

Spring has sprung! Spring is always a season of hope—hope for brighter days ahead and for the future of agriculture.

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Brown Cows Make Chocolate Milk & 5 Other Misconceptions Kids Have about Agriculture

Explore several misconceptions kids may have about agriculture, and how to address them. 

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New STEM app!

We have released a NEW My American Farm app with four STEM games!

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What do your donations do?

As a donor you generously send in hard earned dollars and then what?

How Maple Syrup is Made

Eugenie Doyle, straight from Vermont, tells us how sap turns into syrup!

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Career Spotlight! Virginia Poultry Farmer

We interviewed Lauren Arbogast, a Virginian Farmer to celebrate National Poultry Day. 

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Now Accepting White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant Applications!

The White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant Program funds projects that will increase agricultural literacy. Applications are due April 15!

Cereal: Farm to Spoon

Cereal is the quintessential American breakfast! Nothing like cornflakes, Wheaties, or cinnamon oat squares quite reminds us of Saturday morning cartoons, rushing to school, or midnight snacks. But where do we get cereal? Where does cereal start?

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March 14 National Ag Day

Resources to help celebrate National Ag Day, March 14, 2019

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March is National Peanut Month!

Here are some peanut-y resources! 

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White-Reinhardt Educator Scholarships Recognize and Promote Agricultural Literacy

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has recognized 15 educators – teachers and classroom volunteers – for their exceptional efforts to encourage agricultural literacy. 

Spring 2019 White-Reinhardt Mini-Grants Awarded to County Farm Bureaus to Expand Ag Literacy

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded more than $9,000 in mini-grants to communities across the nation through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program. The grants are allocated through county Farm Bureaus and are used to create new agricultural literacy projects or expand existing agricultural literacy efforts.

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Right This Very Minute: A table-to-farm book about food and farming

The first title from Feeding Minds Press, "Right This Very Minute" by Lisl H. Detlefsen will be available to purchase February 5th. 

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STEM Challenge: Protect the Pollinators

What can we do to sustain or improve pollinator well-being?

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4 Ways Farmers Steward the Land

Farmers work hard to keep the land and soil healthy! 

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On the Farm Event Applications OPEN!

Looking for amazing professional development experience? Look no further! 

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Fun with the Foundation

Get a glimpse at our events at the 2019 AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg tradeshow 

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