Kansas Farm Bureau supports teachers and their classrooms by providing accurate and engaging resources about the agriculture industry. Partnering with the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the Kansas Soybean Commission, three different ready-for-use kits have been assembled and are available for purchase by county Farm Bureau associations for spring 2021.
What’s in a Kit?
Kits are designed for teachers. The lower level grade kits include a book for the classroom and an educator’s guide with several lesson plans, as well as related ag mags, worksheets and activity supplies for 4-5 lessons for 25 students. The Food and Farm Facts kit includes a book for each student, activity cards and trivia deck for the teacher, worksheets and activity supplies for 5 lessons for 25 students. The kits also include a gift for the teacher and some Farm Bureau promotional items and resources.
Tales of a Dairy Godmother – designed for Kindergarten through 2nd grade classrooms, this kit is all about the dairy industry. Students learn about dairy farms and the different products made from milk through the lens of science, math and more. The book also talks about the responsibilities and hard work required to get things we enjoy.
Full of Beans – this kit is perfect for 3rd through 5th grade classrooms. The book tells the story of Henry Ford’s pursuit of a car made from soybeans, sparking conversations about both agriculture and innovation. The accompanying lessons include hands-on science activities, math and U.S. geography.
Food and Farm Facts – students will learn all sorts of interesting facts and statistics about agriculture through their own copy of Food and Farm Facts. Lessons included in this kit allow students to make their own compost cups, think about how farmers and ranchers care for their animals, practice interview and writing skills and more.
Interested in a kit? Contact your county Farm Bureau association. County coordinators can find information and the order form on the county intranet.
Information for Teachers
Teachers, thank you so much for connecting your students with opportunities to learn about agriculture! If you received a kit, please find additional information and resources below. You can also reach out to your county coordinator or board members to learn about additional local opportunities, resources and support for your classroom and students.
Enter to Win $50 and a Kansas Living Prize Pack!
We’re giving away five gift cards and prize packs to teachers who show us the kit in action and tell us about their experience. Enter to win two ways:
Various resources that can be used with students grades K-2, that are based in dairy.
Various resources that can be used with students grades 4-6, that are based on food and farm facts.
Various resources that can be used with students grades 3-5, that are based in soybeans.