Agricultural education teaches students about agriculture, food and natural resources.
Looking for ag literacy gifts? Here are some simple choices!
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.
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.
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.
We want to celebrate teachers for World Teachers' Day!
Fall is harvest time! Let’s explore some machines that make harvest happen.
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?
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.
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.
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.
We've created an e-learning module to accompany the My Little Ag Me book "The Vibrant Variety." Read along and learn more!
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.
Before delivery, before the freezer, where does pizza come from?
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.
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!
Submit your kids’/students’ questions about food and farming and we will have a REAL farmer or rancher make a video reply.
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.
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.
Learn all about honey and pollinators in honor of National Honey Month!
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!