OFB Ag Education Committee
The OFB Ag Education Committee is comprised of volunteers who are family farmers and ranchers who are passionate about educating kids and adults about Oregon agriculture.
The committee is responsible for organizing Farm Bureau’s popular booth at Oregon Ag Fest, where thousands of people stop by to make Dirt Babies over a weekend.
> American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture offers ag education resources for kids, families, and teachers.
> My American Farm is a website featuring free online games for kids developed by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.
> Discovering Farmland Curriculum
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance recently launched Digital Exploration and Interactive Lesson Plans as part of its based Discovering Farmland curriculum, which is based on the award-winning documentary, “Farmland, a film by James Moll.” Building off the four free lesson plans, these new activities further inspire students in urban areas to gain real world insights and understanding of where their food comes from and how it is grown and raised.
The Digital Exploration allows students to investigate food product label claims by choosing a specific product from virtual grocery store aisles featuring produce, meat and cereal. Typically taking 15-20 minutes, students can move at their own pace as they learn about various topics.
The Interactive Lesson Plans are PowerPoint-based lessons that support interactive whiteboards and other 21st century learning tools. Teachers can access a range of dynamic, interactive classroom lessons (up to two 45-minute class periods each) designed to engage high school students in exploring critical issues impacting the agriculture industry.
> See article “7 Easy Ways to Education About Agriculture”