The 2014-15 Essay Contest is now open for entries from fourth and fifth grade students. Entries must be posted marked by April 1. The topic is: “Why are bees important to Wisconsin agriculture?” The 2015 Book of the Year is “The Beeman” by Laurie Krebs. The book and essay topic allows us to educate students about where food comes from, learn about Thomas Jefferson and his gardening research, understand how plants grow and make healthy food choices. The Agriculture in the Classroom essay contest is sponsored by the Frontier Servco FS, We Energies and the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation.
The Children’s Agriculture Book series is an ongoing effort by Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom to promote books for elementary-age children that accurately portray modern agriculture. The books are appropriate for grades K-6 and have been selected for their accuracy, readability, and overall appeal to kids.
We invite you to take a journey and experience My American Farm’s interactive, online games with educate as they entertain. Built for educators, learners and their families, the site offers free downloads for lessons and agricultural activities to explore. Check out these Fun Family Activities that you can do to explore our nation’s most essential industry: agriculture! Click to learn more.
The My American Farm app is now available for free download on iTunes and Google Play. The app features five games from My American Farm—In My Barn; My Little Ag Me; Equipment Engineer; Farmer’s Market Challenge; and Ag Across America. Resources have been developed to provide guidance for using the app in a traditional or non-traditional setting. A formal lesson plan for classroom instruction, as well as tips and tricks for suggested integration in a variety of settings are available at www.myamericanfarm.org/games.