Ag Education

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

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

Gardening Life Lessons

Connecting with the earth allowed the students to transport themselves and each other across cultural and language barriers, behavior issues, and stressful home environments. 

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Apr/26/2016

Connecting College Students to Agriculture, A Success Story

What do you do when students make it all the way to college and don't understand where food comes from or why and how it is produced?  Dr. Robert Beckstead of UGA did not sit idly by, he created a college level class to get students to think critically about ag.

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Apr/22/2016

Celebrating Volunteers

We will be celebrating ag literacy volunteers all year by adding more stories to this article! Thank you to everyone who goes out there and helps educate about agriculture! 

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Apr/11/2016

Great Greens! A Festive Foods List

We are seeing green! Read about where some of our favorite green foods come from. Perfect for the start of spring! Includes book recommendations, videos and more. 

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Mar/15/2016

The Gifts of Strangers

What do strangers, cranberries, and beef have in common?  Author of Time for Cranberries & participant in the On the Farm Author Experience, Lisl Detlefsen writes about being inspired to share the story of agriculture with others. 

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Feb/29/2016

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Recommended Publications

Common Questions about Agriculture

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

Full of Beans Educator’s Guide

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