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!
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.
Here, egg lovers will find egg recipes, answers to FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions), egg facts, egg nutrition information, and egg industry information.
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.
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.
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.
Homesite for the Kentucky 4-H!
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!
Get the heads-up on immediate and predicted weather conditions that may impact your farming operation.
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 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!
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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.
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.