Ag Education

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

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

2021 Christina Sue Lilja Resource Grant Winners

With nearly 600 applicants, 51 educators were randomly selected to receive $100 credits to the Farm Bureau store, thanks to the contributions from the CSL Foundation and another generous donor.

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? 

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Jun/28/2021

Kids Ask, Farmer Says

We are excited to announce that we have launched a limited-series podcast, "Farmer Says." In this series, real kids ask their questions about farming and get answers from real farmers!

Foundation for Agriculture Awards $9,500 in Grants to Elevate Ag Literacy

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded $9,500 in grants to 10 communities that are creating new and exciting ways to help learners of all ages understand agriculture and the important role it plays in their lives.

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.

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

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