Ag Education

Agricultural education teaches students about agriculture, food and natural resources.

Educator Gift Guide 2022

Looking for ag literacy gifts? Here are some simple choices!

Different Types of Corn & How They are Used

The United States produces about one-third of the world's corn. The top corn-producing states are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska. Second to that are Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This group of states is known as the Corn Belt. As growing methods and technical capabilities have increased over the years, corn farmers now produce six times more corn now than in 1930. For example, in 2016, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska produced over 1 billion bushels of corn.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov/17/2022

How did that get on my Thanksgiving Day plate?

Ever wonder where your Thanksgiving Day dinner came from? Here is a hint: a farm! Read about how some of the turkey day classics made it to your plate! Includes lesson plans, recommended books, videos and more. 

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Nov/01/2022

On The Farm STEM Educator wins New Jersey State Teacher of the Year

Today we are happy to share the news that Christine Girtain, a participant in the Foundation’s On The Farm STEM program in 2021 and 2022 from Toms River High School North, has been named the 2022-23 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year.

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Oct/12/2022

Happy World Teachers’ Day!

We want to celebrate teachers for World Teachers' Day!

Harvest Machines!

Fall is harvest time! Let’s explore some machines that make harvest happen.

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Sep/19/2022

How Does Zucchini Grow?

Zucchini noodles, zucchini fritters or sliced zucchini in a salad—these are all yummy ways to eat the popular vegetable that is in season right now! But wait, IS it a vegetable?

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Aug/11/2022

Foundation Awards Nearly $9,500 in Grants to Recognize Excellence in Ag Literacy

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded $9,400 in grants to recognize the remarkable agricultural literacy programs of ten state and county Farm Bureaus. The grants are funded through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program, which acknowledges communities that are engaging with students on the fundamental role of agriculture in the everyday lives of all Americans.

How Is Cheese Made?

Saturday, June 4, is National Cheese Day! When you think of cheese you may picture pizza or a charcuterie board, but let’s learn a little bit more about where cheese comes from.

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Jun/01/2022

Stories Encourage Kids To Grow Their Own Food

Growing food is deliciously rewarding – and it can be a fun challenge. Gardening is an excellent way to explore STEM in your classrooms or backyards. 

Online Learning with “The Vibrant Variety”

We've created an e-learning module to accompany the My Little Ag Me book "The Vibrant Variety." Read along and learn more!

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Mar/22/2022

Food and Agriculture Science Experiments

Looking for some fun experiments related to food and agriculture? Need a science fair project? We’ve rounded up some of our favorites from across the internet.

Where Does Pizza Come From?

Before delivery, before the freezer, where does pizza come from?

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Feb/07/2022

Foundation for Agriculture Awards Over $25,000 in Ag Literacy Grants, Scholarships

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is celebrating and uplifting outstanding agricultural literacy programs with a total of $26,000 in scholarships and grants to help educators, volunteers and communities connect agriculture to students’ daily lives.

Celebrate Farm to School Month!

October is National Farm to School Month! Farm to School Month connects children and communities with the source of their food and the farmers and ranchers that grow it. In honor of Farm to School month, let’s explore some of our favorite resources that connect young learners to their food!

What Questions Do Your Kids Have About Agriculture?

Submit your kids’/students’ questions about food and farming and we will have a REAL farmer or rancher make a video reply.

On the Farm STEM 2021- Tennessee

This year’s On the Farm program brought together teams of high school educators with experts in science education, agricultural science, and beef production to the farmers, ranchers, and agriculture operators of Tennessee.

The Barn and its Inhabitants Take Center Stage on Family Farms

Author Michelle Houts writes on her inspiration for the newest accurate ag book from Feeding Minds Press, BARN AT NIGHT which publishes on September 14th.

September is National Honey Month!

Learn all about honey and pollinators in honor of National Honey Month!

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Aug/31/2021

What Foods Grow in the Summer?

Farmers work year-round to get food on our table, but here we explore some popular fruits and veggies that are in season in the summer!

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Aug/11/2021

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