WASHINGTON — New sources and $17,000 in grants from the American Farm Bureau Basis for Agriculture present educators and fogeys with instruments that may be tailored to conventional, digital and residential school rooms to assist college students this fall proceed to find out about how their meals is grown.
“We all know educators and fogeys proceed to face powerful selections and uncharted territory this yr, and we wish to be a simple button as they adapt and put together classes and actions,” AFBFA Govt Director Daniel Meloy stated. “The Ag Basis is dedicated to reaching college students the place they’re to assist them proceed to study the place their meals comes from, in probably the most participating methods attainable.”
AFBFA is awarding $17,000 to educators and communities via the White-Reinhardt Fund for Training program this fall. Ten classroom and group ag literacy tasks throughout the nation will obtain $1,000 every to construct on their efforts.
New this yr, AFBFA can be awarding White-Reinhardt useful resource grants to supply funds for educators to buy ag literacy sources from the Ag Basis retailer in hopes of serving to educators and college students achieve entry to extra correct details about agriculture. Seventy educators from throughout the nation will every obtain a $100 present card to be used on the Ag Basis’s on-line retailer.
AFBFA additionally continues to develop and replace its providing of free on-line sources with the publication of a brand new booklet and a refresh to My American Farm, www.myamericanfarm.org, which has attracted greater than a half million avid gamers and curious youngsters.
This useful resource simply acquired higher with a recent web site that’s now extra kid-friendly, giving mother and father and educators a fantastic answer to display screen time. All video games, movies and actions at My American Farm are aligned to studying requirements and have an agricultural theme.
New from AFBFA’s publishing arm Feeding Minds Press, “The Prized Pumpkin” is the following installment within the Little Ag Me collection of printable books that discover careers in agriculture.
The fifth within the collection, “The Prized Pumpkin” introduces readers grades 3-5 to Tori and Jade who work with an agronomist and beekeeper as they every try to develop probably the most prized pumpkin in a friendly-turned-fierce competitors.
Dad and mom and college students can entry this new story and the whole Little Ag Me collection from AFBFA free — to learn on-line or print at residence — at www.feedingmindspress.com/our-books/my-little-ag-me-books.
“A love of studying isn’t restricted by the classroom setting,” Meloy stated. “And cultivating an pleasure for studying about agriculture continues to drive us to search out inventive options to get these sources to college students and their educators.”