Pandemic or not, we’re your local source for agricultural literacy.
DeKalb County Farm Bureau’s Ag Literacy Program continues to provide credible information about food and farming.
This year we’ve adjusted to providing online resources and hands-on activities such as our FARM (Food & Agriculture Resources Monthly) Bags. We’re staying connected with educators. And we continue to add resources online to help meet the needs of parents and educators.
Join the conversation! We’ve launched the Grow Young Minds Facebook group designed to connect teachers, farmers, and others who work in agriculture. Our hope is to foster the sharing of ideas and resources to promote agricultural understanding in the classroom and beyond. If you are an educator, we hope you’ll join to ask your questions and share your ideas. If you farm or work in agriculture and have a question for educators, or a resource, fact, or video to share, we hope you will join as well. Find the group and ask to join at HERE.
Check out our Ag Literacy website!
Go to www.growyoungminds.org and explore the resources available under “Teaching Tools,” including items available on loan from our resource library, printable fact sheets, learning games, and videos.
Why Ag Literacy is Important
1. Agriculture shapes your quality of life. Whether you live in a city, town, or in the country, farming and the ag industry provides your food, clothing, and many products you rely on every day.
2. Understanding agriculture makes you an informed consumer. Learning about farming and the agricultural industry from reputable sources helps you sort fact from fiction in the news and social media.
3. Knowledge of agriculture can prepare students for a fulfilling career. One of every six working people in the U.S. is employed within agriculture.