Agriculture… à la carte – Your Weekly Ag Update: It is Healthy Soils Week! To celebrate, we are going to focus on sharing activities and resources that focus on healthy soils, starting today! Learn more about Healthy Soils Week and its importance in this video from CDFA Secretary Karen Ross!
Did you know that turkeys have roamed North and South America for 10 million years? Learn more about turkeys and explore poultry production using our Poultry Fact an Activity Sheet!
Agriculture… à la carte – Your Weekly Ag Update: Did you know that Americans will eat about 16 pounds of turkey per person this year, an average the U.S. Department of Agriculture says has remained fairly stable for the last few years? #LearnAboutAg@Home and explore the USDA’s reports on turkey production. California ranks 8th in national turkey production and most California turkeys are marketed fresh. Learn more about the turkey’s role in Thanksgiving with our Presidential Turkey Resource!
#FunFactFriday: Did you know that California farmers produce about 99% of the table grapes grown in the US? Grapes are November’s Taste and Teach commodity. How are you tasting grapes this month?
Watch the video below for a hands-on activity to #LearnAboutAgatHome and explore how bioplastics can be made from household corn products!
This ag-tivity is from the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization’s eLearning Page.
Danielle Marquez, a K-12 garden educator in Los Angeles County, is our November Teacher Feature in our Cream of the Crop Newsletter!
“I love all of the Ag in the Classroom resources. The list of free resources, shipped for free, makes incorporating AITC doable! I had the chance to participate in the Pick – a – Peck program. AITC sent me all the materials in an organized binder. We had so much fun learning and tasting as the commodities grew.”
Learn more about Danielle and how she helps students #LearnAboutAg in her Teacher Feature.
Agriculture… à la carte – Your Weekly Ag Update: Incorporating agriculture into the classroom helps bring classrooms alive while teaching life lessons that will have an impact on students well into the future.
Read more about why it is important for California students to continue receiving education not only in core areas such as math, science and English but also in areas that provide important enrichment and life skills, such as nutrition and agricultural literacy through distance learning in this AgAlert article by one of our strongest partners, Tammy Anderson Wise of Dairy Council of California.
#LearnAboutAgatHome with Browning Michael Neddeau featuring agricultural literacy in recognition of Native American Heritage Month!