Ag Education

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

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.

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.

Free At Home Educational Activities About Agriculture: Week 4

This week we are exploring activities that cover nutrition and cooking—yum!

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Apr/17/2020

Free At Home Educational Activities About Agriculture: Week 3

This week’s at home educational activities are all about pollinators!

Where does sugar come from?

Cookies, candy and ice cream are all yummy, sweet treats! What makes these treats so sweet? Well, sweetener of course! 

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Apr/06/2020

Free At Home Educational Activities About Agriculture: Week 2

We're back this week with some more free educational activities parents can do at home! This week we are focusing on fruit.

Insights from an Informal Educator on the NGSS Journey – Part 2: The Process

This is the second in a series of blog posts by Seth Derner, educational 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.

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Mar/31/2020

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Recommended Publications

Common Questions about Agriculture

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

Full of Beans Educator’s Guide

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture