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In: Farmer/Consumer Relations

30
Aug

How Well Do Ag Education Programs in Schools Work?

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You wouldn’t think ag education programs in schools could be a possible problem for agricultural literacy….

06
Jul

Showing Consumers How Agriculture Impacts Daily Life

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We spend all day, every day working with checkoffs, fairs, farm bureaus, and other groups trying…

07
Jun

Getting Past Distrust of the Ag Industry

You’ve heard the arguments before. “GMOs are poison.” “Farming and ranching destroys the environment.” Whether it’s…

10
May

Changing Outdated Ideas about Agriculture

Farmer with tablet kneeling in field to inspect crop

Sometimes the difficulty with learning is really a difficulty with unlearning. If you’ve ever tried to…

26
Apr

Pizza-Powered Lesson Plan: Four Tabletop Ag Displays

Standup display about wheat facts sitting in front of TV and other Exhibit Farm products

Who doesn’t love pizza? Gooey cheese, warm crust, salty meats – it’s just hard to go…

29
Mar

Play with Your Food: A Hands-on Corn Kernel for Classroom Activities

Person attaching the second piece of pull-apart corn kernel model

Did your parents ever have to tell you, “Don’t play with your food!” when you were…

01
Mar

How to Talk with Consumers about Farming

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“Grass-fed” vs. “grass-finished.” “Antibiotic-free” vs. “raised without antibiotics.” “Not-organic” vs. “conventional.” Recognize these phrases? In each…

01
Feb

Giving People a Personal Connection to Farming

Family feeding sheep through a fence

Ask any of your fellow ag educators, “What’s the biggest barrier to agricultural literacy?” and see…

04
Jan

How to Address Challenges to Agricultural Literacy

Split rail fence in front of a grassy field

Happy New Year, and welcome to the start of a new blog series! Like last year’s…

23
Nov

Aquifers and Agriculture: A Groundwater Display

Closeup of the graphics on the groundwater challenges display

What does geology have to do with agriculture, you might wonder? Rocks don’t exactly grow like…