American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

Farm Bureau awards Purple Plow winner, launches fall contest

· August 24, 2018

The winning team has been selected for the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s summer Purple Plow Farm to Food Truck Challenge. Curry Express and teacher Priya Muthukumaravelu (home school, Port Orange, Florida) were selected as the winner in this national competition Purple Plow is a free STEM-education platform for middle-school and high-school educators. Students […]

Farm Bureau awards 9 grants to improve agricultural literacy

· August 20, 2018

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded nine $1,000 mini-grants to communities across the nation to expand agricultural literacy. The grants stemming from the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program are allocated through county and state Farm Bureaus and are used to create new agricultural literacy projects or expand existing agricultural literacy efforts. Criteria […]

John Deere, Farm Bureau to give out 300 teacher resource kits

· July 19, 2018

Kindergarten through fifth-grade teachers are encouraged to apply by Aug. 15 for resource kit grants courtesy of sponsor John Deere and the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. John Deere is sponsoring the distribution of 300 kits, each containing one copy of the Foundation’s 2018 Book of the Year, “John Deere, That’s Who!,” an educator […]

Farm Bureau releases updated ‘Ag Across America’ game

· May 31, 2018

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a fresh new version of the My American Farm game, “Ag Across America.” A geography-based game, Ag Across America is one of the most popular My American Farm games. The updated version features 100 new questions highlighting agricultural diversity across the nation, including videos of real […]

Farm Bureau publisher aims to get kids ag books accurate

· February 16, 2018

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is hoping to get more modern agricultural books into children’s hands through their new book publishing venture, Feeding Minds Press. The new publisher’s first book will be “Right This Very Minute,” written by award-winning author Lisl Detlefsen. It is scheduled for a January 2019 release. “‘Right This Very […]

American Farm Bureau recognizes top 10 ag educators

· January 30, 2018

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has recognized 10 educators for their exceptional efforts to encourage agricultural literacy. Those recognized will each receive $1,500 scholarships to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Portland, Maine, June 26-29. The Foundation, through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education, sponsors the scholarships in cooperation with the […]

Purple Plow Challenge to address local food insecurity

· January 19, 2018

It’s time for another Purple Plow challenge from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture! The interactive challenge, Growing Your Community, will run through May 1 and asks students to research, design, construct, test, and report on a solution to combat food insecurity in their communities. The top three entries will win a 3-D printer […]

Farm Bureau releases ‘My Little Ag Me’ & fair display kit

· January 18, 2018

Ag educators looking for a new children’s activity and display for fair season?  The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has you covered with “My Little Ag Me” game and a new agricultural literacy display resource, the My American Farm Fair Display Kit. The new version of My Little Ag Me features five new agriculture […]

‘John Deere, That’s Who’ wins Farm Bureau Book of the Year

· January 11, 2018

A young blacksmith’s quest to design a better plow is the theme of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s 11th “Book of the Year” award. Tracy Nelson Maurer is this year’s recipient for her book “John Deere, That’s Who!” Maurer is the author of more than 100 books, including many nonfiction books for children. […]

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