Ag Education

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

Where Does Pizza Come From?

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

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Apr/25/2017

Where does soup come from?

When it starts to get chilly out and you come in from the cold, nothing hits the spot quite like soup. While we can go pick up a can of soup from our local grocery store, that’s not where it started! 

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Mar/01/2017

Ag Foundation Turns 50!

2017 marks 50 years for the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture! 

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Feb/02/2017
photo by Sara Bray

What do Farmers and Ranchers do in the Winter?

Have you ever wondered what ranchers do during the winter months? Here is one story! 

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Jan/24/2017

H2Grow Maker Space Challenge

The first Purple Plow Challenge begins!

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Jan/04/2017

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/01/2016

YOUR donations mean the world to us

Your donations help bring agriculture into classrooms across the country!

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Nov/30/2016

YOUR donations make a difference

We are so grateful for all of the generous donations we get from people like YOU!

 

One special project your donations help fund is the White-Reinhardt mini-grant program. The White-Reinhardt Fund funds projects that will increase agricultural literacy for students in grades K-12. 

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Nov/15/2016

Story Telling: An Important Tool for Ag Literacy

Blogger Kellie for Ag writes this guest post about the power of telling your story. Includes links to other blog posts to check out. 

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Nov/10/2016

The Three Sisters

Have you heard of the Three Sisters or a Three Sisters garden? No, this isn’t a garden tended to by 3 women who are related to each other! 

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Nov/08/2016

Foundation supports STEAM summer camp

The Foundation recently sponsored the 2nd year of the USDA’s “STEAM” summer camp for urban youth. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnered with the Governance Lab (GovLab) to host two separate two-week camps for middle and high school students. 

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Sep/16/2016

What is a Factory Farm?

Guest Post by Wanda Patsche, blogger for Minnesota Farm Living. 

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Sep/06/2016

Is Ag the Answer to STEM?

Surprisingly, many teachers don’t recognize how agriculture can be a useful context to teach STEM.

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Aug/25/2016

Where do your back to school supplies come from?

Pencils, glue, crayons and more! Do you know where they come from?

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Aug/23/2016

Harvesting Crops & Careers

Let’s learn about wheat!

 

The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization has created an educational unit that familiarizes K-12 students with agricultural production, harvesting and careers. 

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Aug/16/2016

Indiana Farm Bureau uses My American Farm to Boost Engagement

My American Farm enhances reach, education and engagement at the Indiana State Fair. 

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Jul/20/2016

STEM Game Teaches Students Where Peanut Butter Comes From

Operation Peanut Butter, the new My American Farm Game, tests students' math skills while teaching them where peanuts come from!

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Jun/02/2016

Goat vs Sheep and Other Ag Mixups

There are lots of agriculture misconceptions and mix-ups out there. Is hay the same as straw? Is a combine a tractor? It can all be a little confusing. We break down some common mix-ups in this blog.

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May/18/2016

Where do Eggs Come From?

Where do eggs come from? What do all of those labels like cage free, free range and organic mean? In honor of National Egg month Lara Durben, Communications Director for the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota and the Midwest Poultry Federation answers these questions! 

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May/09/2016

Where Do Raisins Come From?

We interviewed a raisin farmer to find out what goes into making a raisin!

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Apr/28/2016

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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