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AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip – Sept. 20 at 1 PM ET

AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip – Sept. 20 at 1 PM ET

Looking for real-world examples of how scientists are working address the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population? Or how students’ personal talents and interests can be matched to exciting career pathways in food science and technology?    Together, Discovery Education, Future Farmers of America and Syngenta will take students on a virtual field trip to explore the different techniques and technologies being

A High School Educator’s Take on The Facts about Food

Guest Blogger: Jessica Donaldson – Pre-engineering teacher, Berkeley County School District in Moncks Corner, SC     There are times when my students have trouble grasping economic concepts. But when those topics are transformed into an independent, interactive, and relevant learning experience, things definitely get easier. That experience is what Econ Essentials and the Facts About

7 Reasons Every Teacher Should Visit Discovering Farmland

Andy Losik, educator extraordinaire who works with Hamilton, Michigan’s Infotech program, posted a fantastic blog about Discovering Farmland.   We partnered with the United State Farmers and Ranchers Alliance to share videos and print resources that help teachers talk to students about the importance of agriculture, farming and ranching. Through video and print resources, the site is broken into

Fun Fact Friday: Jethro Tull

Did you know that farming was revolutionized in the 1700’s by an agriculturist named Jethro Tull? Much like George Washington Carver, Tull believed that there were better and more efficient ways of farming possible, and set about trying to discover them. Tull’s influence is still seen in agricultural practices and equipment to this day. Jethro

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