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Tag: Consumers

11
Oct

Beyond the Deficit Model in Agriculture Education

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If you start talking shop with your fellow ag educators, it probably won’t be long before…

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….

02
Aug

Creating Memorable Ag Education Programs

You probably remember this from your school days:  you studied for the exam, but when it’s…

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Changing Outdated Ideas about Agriculture

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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

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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

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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

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