At this site, you will learn about farming and agriculture--virtual tours of horse, aquaculture, beeef, dairy, poultry and wheat farms. An interactive quiz follows each tour to test students' knowledge.
4-H is the Cooperative Extension System's nonformal, educational program for young people. 4-H enables youth to have fun, meet new people, learn new lifeskills, build self-confidence, learn responsibility, and set and achieve goals! Youth learn by doing and receive an award for a project.
AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM is a grassroots program coordinated by the United States Department of Agriculture. Its goal is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies. A must see for students & teachers! Virtual field trips, lesson plans, grant info, "teacher talk"….excellent site!
A magazine devoted to the economics and management of agro-biotechnology. AgBioForum publishes articles which enhance the on-going dialogue on the economics and management of agricultural biotechnology. The purpose of AgBioForum is to provide unbiased, timely information and new ideas leading to socially responsible and economically efficient decisions in science, public policy and private strategies pertaining to agricultural biotechnology.
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the principal research agency of the U.S. department of Agriculture (USDA). ARS, one of the Research, Education and Economics (REE) agencies, is charged with extending the Nation's scientific knowledge across a broad range of program areas that affect the American people on a daily basis. Check out the Quarterly Reports to see what's happening with USDA sponsored agricultural research projects on crops, soil, water, livestock and food safety.
AFSIC specializes in locating and accessing information related to alternative cropping systems including sustainable, organic, low-input, biodynamic, and regenerative agriculture. AFSIC also focuses on alternative crops, new uses for traditional crops, and crops grown for industrial production.
Here, egg lovers will find egg recipes, answers to FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions), egg facts, egg nutrition information, and egg industry information.
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is a clearinghouse for information on livestock and genetic diversity. This nonprofit organization is working to protect nearly 100 breeds of cattle, goats, horses, sheep, swine and poultry from extinction. Browse and learn more about our diverse and valuable agricultural heritage.
American Rivers is a national non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for people, fish, and wildlife." Visit this site to study rivers close to where you live!
Teachers and students may download Audacity software for FREE at this site. Audacity is a free program that allows students to create blogs so that teachers may incorporate them into their curriculum.
Get the inside look at the Teaching Animal Unit at the NCSU Veterinary Medicine College. The purpose of this farm is to show the students at the school how to manage and care for each of the species. Click on the links to find out more about the animals that are raised on the farm.
This publication explains multiple facets of credit--the cost of credit, applying for credit, filing a credit complaint, and other aspects of using credit.
The NCGA is dedicated to creating and increasing opportunities for corn growers in a rapidly changing world. Efforts are focused on increasing corn uses and research, as well as supplying the physical infrastructure and public policy necessary for corn grower success. A complete resource to finding what is happening in the field and on the Hill for corn growers!
University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture Distance Learning Programs offers five different electronic field trips and free on-line curriculum materials to support them. Visit a beef, horse or pig farm. Take a field trip to a Vet Clinic or visit an orchard.
The Farm Service Agency administers a myriad of programs - farm loans, farm programs, food aid, conservation incentives, and others - to help keep farmers and ranchers on their land, and to help those who wish to begin farming and ranching for their livelihoods. Includes expanded program information, direct links to news releases, online FSA forms, county loan deficiency payment rates, and contacts for buyers and producers.
Activities designed for younger children to learn about farm animals.
A site which focuses on the development of American agriculture from pioneer farm life all the way to the present. Multiple activities, lesson plans, virtual field trips, photos, and primary source materials using online resources and links to national standards can be accessed at this site.
Resources about the history of horticulture complete--a complete lecture series accompanied by multimedia presentations.
Homesite for the Kentucky 4-H!
MSU's comprehensive ag based web site. Aguaculture and farming alligators to the newest in beekeeping and a slue of publications…etc. Much of the information is Mississippi specific but contains reference material relevant to just about any agriculture topic.
Take a virtual tour of a dairy farm, test you know-how in the MooMilk quiz, connect the dots and discover how we get that glass of milk morning breakfast!
The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The FFA's members and chapters represent all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA is a diverse organization in rural, urban and suburban schools. Students aged 12-21 enrolled in agricultural education programs are eligible for membership.
National Gardening Association was established in 1972, its founders had two goals: helping gardeners and helping people through gardening. Today the nonprofit NGA is focused primarily on children and the ways that gardening enhances education and helps build environmentally responsible adults. Online access to how-to projects, Q&A library, gardening articles, regional reports…etc.
Get the heads-up on immediate and predicted weather conditions that may impact your farming operation.
NYFEA is an association that educates agricultural leaders and helps recruit new people into agricultural careers. It is a leadership training, business skill development and community service organization. This is the official adult student organization for agricultural education as recognized by the United States Department of Education. Membership required for many site features.
This site is intended as an educational and informational resource on breeds of livestock throughout the world. A comprehensive resource for those interested and working with livestock. Check out the online publications, Livestock Virtual Library, Breeds of Livestock and resource room.
Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.
This Florida-based web site allows you to explore the exciting world of agricultural science, and will get you thinking about agriculture in ways you've never thought about before. Check out the Teacher Info and Science Fair suggestions for ideas on integrating agriculture into the science and match curriculums.
The purpose of this web site is to serve as a brokerage of information, a meeting place, a consultation facility and a source for professional update on the most important issues of plant environmental stress. It offers basic educational materials to newcomers into this area who wish to use the site for learning.
The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."
Sci4kids is a series of stories, geared to kids about 8-13 years old, about what scientists do at the Agricultural Research Service. You will find a variety of teacher-ready activities at the "Teacher's Desk" to accompany the stories. It will not only help kids learn about agricultural research, but also strengthen reading skills and stimulate creative thinking!
This Small Grains web site is maintained cooperatively by the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers (MAWG), the Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council, and the University of Minnesota's Northwest Experiment Station. Provides timely information to wheat farmers. Online, full-text viewing of Prairie Grains Magazine!
Keep up with the current events, check out the weather predictions, keep watch on market prices, chat on-line and more. This e-journal is provides the latest information! Created an maintained by the editors of Successful Farming magazine. Daily updates!
"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."
This innovative project is created to educate and entertain! The Pizza Farm is a "living" demonstration farm and is growing or grazing all the ingredients needed to make a farm fresh pizza! Darren Schmall, the Pizza Farmer, was the winner of hte American Farm Bureau's national award for the most creative, innovative and practical of 2000.
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is dedicated to the growth, progress, and welfare of the poultry industry and all of its individual and corporate interests. All segments of the industry are represented, from producers of eggs, turkeys, and broilers to the processors of these products and allied companies which serve the industry.
The USDA works to enhance the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture. A clearinghouse of information on: farm & foreign agricultural services; food, nutrition & consumer services; food safety; marketing & regulatory programs; natural resources & environment; research, education & economics; and rural development.
Contains over 4,000 publications related to agriculture, natural resources, the environment, and human and rural development! From cows to corn to farm safety, you will find reference material on most any ag subject. The Ag Agents Handbook is a highlight.
Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) as is an Extension program area within the College of Agriculture that provides non-formal education in the areas of agricultural production and natural resource utilization/stewardship including the interrelationship between economic issues and environmental concerns. Check the News & Information for the newest on the Ky Tobacco Settlement.
Find out the latest weather forcast and see what radar is picking up for your area on this great site sponsored by University of Kentucky, Ag Dept.