Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Resources
Adopt A Cow
The Adopt A Cow program is a year-long experience for your classrooms! After pairing you with a calf from a dairy farm in Wisconsin, you’ll receive progress about her growth and exciting updates – including photos of the cow, live chats from the farm, activity sheets for your students, suggested lessons that follow Common CORE standards and even opportunities to write letters to your calf. The Discover Dairy “Adopt A Cow” program is sponsored locally by Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and is FREE for all classrooms. The deadline to register is Sept. 15.
Ag Mags are 4-page agricultural magazines that feature colorful imagery and contain information about agriculture, ag careers and classroom activities.
Ag Today Readers
National Ag in the Classroom provides Ag Today Readers, which are similar to Ag Mags but rather than focusing on one commodity, this resource helps students make connections to STEM through a variety of topics. Physical copies of these readers are available for purchase, or teachers and classroom volunteers can access via electronic download for free.
My American Farm
My American Farm is an online game created by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture with support from many generous donors. This platform allows students to choose from different games based on grade level and subject area. These games lead students to learn more about math, healthy living, english, geography and more while also exploring agricultural topics.
Download the My American Farm handbook to learn more about the platform and how you can rent tablets for students at your next event.
This online website and virtual game allows students to explore the sustainability of world food production. Students are challenged to consider best management practices for feeding the world, reducing environmental impact among other considerations all while trying to answer the ultimate question - how will we sustainably feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050?
Download the Ag in the Classroom newsletter for teachers and home-school parents here.
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