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Grains: Fuel for life!

Did you know that grains are the edible seeds of specific grasses? We as humans get about 48% on average of our calories, or food energy, from grains! Grains also can be used to feed livestock and manufacture cooking oils, fuels, cosmetics and even hand sanitizer.

True cereal grains include wheat, oat, rice, corn, barley, sorghum, rye and millet.Grains are annual plants, which means they have only one growing season per year and yield one crop.


Let’s talk about a few grains we use every day!

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National Read a Book Day

National Read a Book Day is September 6th! Read an Accurate Ag Book!

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Fall 2019 White-Reinhardt Mini-Grants Awarded to Enhance Ag Literacy

Our Fall 2019 White-Reinhardt grant winners have been chosen by our panel of judges.

New Book! A Berry Good Project

Thanks to sponsorship from Nichino America, we're pleased to offer a brand new FREE book in the My Little Ag Me series from Feeding Minds Press. Our latest title "A Berry Good Project" is now available to download and print.

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Ag-vocating in the Classroom

One of our 2019 White-Reinhardt Scholarship winners shares her experience at the National Ag in the Classroom Conference!

4 Fun Facts about 4th of July Favorites

What foods make you think of the 4th? Do you know where they come from? Can you guess 3 fruits that are actually berries? 

Ag Education

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Aquaculture is Farming

What is Aquaculture? And what does it have to do with farming? Let's find out! 

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Career Spotlight! Food Waste Connoisseur

We interviewed Ryan Brewster, General Manager of Food & Beverage at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Washington DC to learn more about food waste technologies. 

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Purple Plow Challenge: Protect the Pollinators Winners Announced

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has recognized the winning teams in the spring 2019 Purple Plow Challenge, Protect the Pollinators.

Ag Projects

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June is Dairy Month!

In honor of National Dairy Month we learn more about 5 DAIRY good products! 

Ag Education

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4 Easy Button Activities & Displays for Fairs

We have a plethora of resources to make incorporating ag literacy into your fair display easy!

Herbs are Ag

Let’s explore where mint, and some other herbs, get their start!

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Did Somebody Say BBQ?!

Barbecue is an American staple. You find it shared at family gatherings and every patriotic event. But where did it originate?

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How My American Farm Grows Opportunity

A Guest Blog Post by
Bill Belzer, Corteva Agriscience tm

Farmers have long understood that developing a community based in mutual cooperation lays the foundation for their own success. They know that if everyone does well, they will do well. Now, in the digital age, we have new ways to connect, and new ways to build community. But the core principle still holds true, a rising tide lifts all boats. That’s one of many reasons why Corteva supports agricultural education through the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the My American Farm platform.

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Online Poultry Game

An Egg-citing Poultry Adventure Launched on My American Farm!

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Professional educators brainstorming ideas for science curriculum materials

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. 

Ag Education

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New STEM app!

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

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