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Ag Education

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

A Slightly Different Way to Look at Impact

Executive Director Daniel Meloy shares how the Foundation provides tools and resources for educators to be better equipped in this blog post.

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.

Reading Books Online

You can read books aloud virtually! You just need to follow some rules. 

Celebrating Women In Agriculture

March 8th is International Women’s Day! We thought it would be a great time to highlight some of agriculture’s female trailblazers.

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Mar/03/2021

Fall 2020 Waste Not Want Not Purple Plow Winners

We are proud to announce the two winning teams from the Fall 2020 Waste Not Want Not Challenge!

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Jan/21/2021

How Do Christmas Trees Grow?

Hint: It takes a lot of love to grow a Christmas tree! We talked to Ben Butler, a Christmas tree farmer from Butler's Orchard to get the scoop on these festive firs and frasers. 

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Dec/01/2020

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/19/2020

What is Harvesting?

Fall is harvest season for many of our favorite foods! What is harvesting? Find out in this blog post!

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Sep/29/2020

Broward County Supports Ag Literacy

Learn more about the Foundation's County Leader Award!

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Sep/01/2020

Go With the Flow Spring 2020 Purple Plow Challenge Winners

Check out the winning teams projects from this spring's Purple Plow Challenge!

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Aug/07/2020

Farm Bureau Foundation and Ford Rev Up Ag Education

New educator grants available from Ford and Ag Foundation! 

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Aug/04/2020

Illinois Farm Bureau Supports Ag Literacy

Learn more about the Foundation's Apex Award!

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Jun/18/2020

June is Dairy Month!

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

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Jun/08/2020

Free At Home Educational Activities About Agriculture: Week 10

We hope you’ve enjoyed the at-home activities over the past couple of months! With the school year winding down, this will be our last installment of “Free At Home Educational Activities about Agriculture.” Keep an eye out for some more fun stuff we will be sharing throughout the summer.

Free At Home Educational Activities About Agriculture: Week 9

Water is everywhere! Dive into these at-home educational activities that explore the wonderful world of water.

Free At Home Educational Activities About Agriculture: Week 8

Soil is the focus of this week’s at home activities; grab a shovel and dig into these lessons!

Free At Home Educational Activities About Agriculture: Week 7

We all know that plants like fruits and veggies are a big part of nutritious diet, but did you know we eat stems, leaves and roots of plants, too? Let’s learn more!

Free At Home Educational Activities About Agriculture: Week 6

This is our 6th week of at home activities and it is time to get growing!

Free At Home Educational Activities About Agriculture: Week 5

Let’s build it up! This week’s activities are all about building and innovation.

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