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7 Reasons Every Teacher Should Visit Discovering Farmland

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

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Discovering FARMLAND: New Resources from Discovery Education and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance

Give your high school students a first-hand glimpse into critical issues impacting the agriculture industry with new, free resources from Discovering FARMLAND. The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and Discovery Education have partnered on an exciting new initiative to engage urban youth with a first-hand glimpse into agriculture. Using the award-winning documentary, “FARMLAND, a film

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Fun Fact Friday: Chickens

Did you know that chickens actually store away gravel inside their bodies to aid in the digestive process? Chickens (and other birds) have a special organ called a gizzard. When chickens eat, they ingest bits of gravel and stones. These stones (called gastroliths) are stored away inside the gizzard, and help to grind the harder

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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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