Category Archives: Ag in the Classroom

Summer Time Shouldn’t Be Hungry Time

More than 21 million children in the country receive free and reduced price meals during the school year, but when summer rolls around, only about 1 in 10 of those kids (3 million) get free meals through federal summer feeding programs.

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Kids Can Now Explore Farmers’ Markets Online

The popular agricultural education gaming site MyAmericanFarm.org now includes an updated version of the Farmers’ Market Challenge, a game that helps students in kindergarten through fifth grade practice essential math skills while learning about food and healthy choices.  After correctly answering math … Continue reading

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Temple Grandin Urges Farm Youth to Use Social Media

Temple Grandin, a professor at Colorado State University and animal welfare expert, is urging farm youth to use social media to reach out to their counterparts in urban areas.  Grandin recently told an audience of 4-H and FFA members in … Continue reading

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Take a Tour of Hickman’s Family Farms… From Home!

Coming soon, to a computer screen near you, you’ll be able to watch a virtual tour of Hickman’s Family Farms from the Comfort of your own home… or classroom! This year, American Egg Board (AEB) is partnering with Discovery Education … Continue reading

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Youth “Telling the Beef Story” Video Blog Contest Launched

Youth ages 16‐20 encouraged to create YouTube videos focused on beef to win prizes! The Beef Checkoff launched a new video blog contest designed to engage youth in telling the beef story using the power of YouTube. Videos must be … Continue reading

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