Agricultural education teaches students about agriculture, food and natural resources.
Rice is widely eaten worldwide, but did you know we grow rice here in the U.S.? Most U.S. rice is grown in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas!
We have a plethora of resources to make incorporating ag literacy into your fair display easy!
Curious about pigs? Here are some fun facts.
In the United States, Americans consumed over one billion servings of chicken wings in 2019 - that’s a lot of chicken! Each year, National Chicken Wing Day is celebrated in the United States on July 29th.
Potato, patato! However you say it, potatoes are in many of our favorite snacks. So, how do potatoes grow?
Today is the first day of summer, and school is out! You can keep the learning going with these fun activities.
In honor of National Dairy Month, learn more about 5 DAIRY good products!
As we are currently in the wonderful season of Spring, many flowers are blooming! And while they are beautiful and fun, a lot goes into making them grow! We got to interview with a former and a current Young Farmers & Ranchers committee chair member to learn more about their experience with floriculture.
Free lesson plans that bring digital skills together with ag literacy
Farmers rely on good weather to grow our food- too much rain can lead to rotting plants, and insufficient rainfall makes it difficult to grow crops and feed animals. Too much wind can make planting difficult, and freezing temperatures can stunt plant growth. Let’s explore some of these factors!
Looking for ag literacy gifts? Here are some simple choices!
The United States produces about one-third of the world's corn. Let's learn more about it!
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.