"What's Growing On With Ag in the Classroom" - Newletter
National Agriculture in the Classroom - your go-to source for agricultural lesson plans to teach Ag in your classroom!
The Man Who Fed the World
Leon Hesser’s The Man Who Fed the World is an amazing biography that engages the reader in the story of Norman Borlaug, a man who saved hundreds of millions of lives from starvation.
In our efforts to further educate about agriculture, we are proud to support The Man Who Fed the World by Leon Hesser and other literature that successfully tells the story of agriculture. Share this spectacular and inspiring book and help tell the story of agriculture. Buy a copy for state or national legislators, ag reporters, local or school libraries, ag teachers, government officials, teachers and friends.
To order "The Man Who Fed the World", click here.
Ag Foundation Book Database
The American Farm Bureau® Foundation for Agriculture continues to expand its agricultural literacy efforts. As with all of our efforts, the focus is to identify more accurate information about agriculture. Because of this focus, the majority of books are non-fiction. Click here to search the Ag Foundation Book Database.
SC Commodity Map
The SC commodity map contains colorful graphics showing where various crops and livestock are produced. Download a pdf of the commodity map.
Information to share with students:
AgDiscovery is a summer camp outreach program to help middle through high school aged students explore careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, plant pathology, aquaculture, and much more. This 2-4 week program allows participants to live on a college campus and learn about agricultural science from university professors, practicing veterinarians, industry representatives, and professionals working for the U.S. government. Students who participate in AgDiscovery gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other group and team building activities. For more information, go to AgDiscovery.
South Carolina's History Through Agriculture
South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation's AG in the Classroom has a new and exciting resource for 3rd and 8th grades. South Carolina's History Through Agriculture is an educational software program that uses instructional design and innovative technology to bring depth and meaning to historical events in agriculture. The program focus on the important role agriculture has played and continues to play in South Carolina's developement. Students gain an appreciation of agricultural history and how agricultural events have affected their lives today.
Copies of the program were sent out to all public and private schools for 3rd and 8th grade teachers.
Lesson activities that support the SC State curriculum standards for South Carolina studies are available.
Click here to Download 3rd grade lesson plans.
Click here to Download 8th grade lesson plans.