The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways. ~ John F. Kennedy
Farm Bureau participates in the annual Ag Days at the Johnson County fairgrounds, where county fourth-graders learn about agriculture, see farm animals up close and sample some Indiana farm products like the Farm Bureau popcorn.
Agriculture resources available for educators
With a record demand for corn worldwide, a move toward sustainability of the earth’s resources and a general lack of knowledge of how food is produced, American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s My American Farm project hopes to give educators and parents the tools to teach food production, conservation and nutrition.
My American Farm teaches agricultural literacy to students, consumers and the public through 12 interactive computer games and additional activities. Games are clearly marked for grade level and reinforce key curriculum standards.
For example, “Where in the World” challenges students to pinpoint on the globe where a certain agriculture item originates, giving clues such as culture and landmarks. “Farmers Market Challenge” uses math skills and helps students make healthy food choices. “That’s Life” reinforces science skills when students put plant, animal and product life-cycles in the correct order. As students complete activities, they receive “stamps” to fill a downloadable “Passport to Sustainability.” Family activities and educator resources are also available.
Click on the link below to get started. Johnson County Farm Bureau, Inc. has a kiosk version of My American Farm that is available for use in schools, libraries, shopping malls, etc. For reservations, go to our Contact page and send a message.
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