Education | Jan 27, 2020

On the Farm STEM Applications 2020

Experience STEM and health concepts brought to life by American beef cattle ranchers, researchers, nutritionists and veterinarians.


Who: STEM educators who want to learn more about NGSS designed curriculum using the storyline process; especially ones that like hands-on, boots-on-the-ground learning!

What: The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s On the Farm STEM event. You will hear from beef farmers and ranchers, researchers, nutritionists and veterinarians through first-rate tours and visits. Watch this video to learn more.

When: July 7-10, 2020

Where: Nashville, TN

How: $650 travel credit, hotels and meals covered for all participants.

Why? Just read what a past participant said about the event:

“This was absolutely the best Professional Development education event I have ever attended. I went in with minimal knowledge, left with greater understanding, as well as new friends and teaching methods. If you have the opportunity, fill out the application, and go!” ~ past participant, Sue Stinson.

What NOW?

Apply to participate or share this information with an educator you think would like to!

Still curious? Check out this short documentary from our last On the Farm STEM event.

The Beef Checkoff Program funded development of the On the Farm training and supporting resources. The Beef Checkoff Program,, was established as part of the 1985 farm bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. In states with qualified Beef Councils, states retain up to 50 cents of the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.

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