Those responsible for teaching about agriculture and its allied fields will find the following resources helpful in developing effective instruction and classroom or laboratory activities.
Educational Materials for Teachers and Parents
Internet Resources for Science Fairs, Animals in Education and Research, Kids Pages and Animal Careers
USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.
A wide-reaching resource for teachers and students regarding animals, careers with animals, and science fairs.
Welcome to the Teachers' Desk, where you'll find a variety of teacher-ready activities to accompany the stories and other features in the Sci4Kids web site.
From a coloring page for the younger set, to a monster of a word find for the older kids, the content encompasses a range of student levels.
The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture
An electronic collection of agricultural texts published in the nineteenth and mid-twentieth century selected for their historical importance.
2011-2012 Teacher Resource Guide
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
The 2011-2012 Teacher Resource Guide (TRG), compiled by the Foundation, is a must-have tool for professionals and volunteers encouraging the agricultural literacy of California's youth. Resources that assist in teaching about agriculture are plentiful. The guide provides an all-encompassing look at the array of materials that readily support such an endeavor.
Available in paperback or CD; download in PDF; or searchable online.
Educational Materials in Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture.
A collection of educational materials for teachers, parents, and students featuring valuable learning tools on the varied aspects of agriculture, health, nutrition, and science.
Agriculture in the Classroom
USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Offers resources for educators and students that supplement and enhance existing curricula in science and the social sciences.
Youth in Agriculture: Safety Training
DOL. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
An illustrated, interactive Web-based training tool addressing common agricultural hazards and offering potential safety solutions for both employers and young workers. Includes links to related resources.
Sustainable Agriculture Education Materials Digital Library
Sustainable Agriculture Education Association. Cornell University, Albert R. Mann Library.
Features user-friendly, searchable and cross-referenced education resources for sustainable agriculture. Emphasizes laboratory and field exercises, annotated bibliographies, curricula, books, Web sites, service learning projects, and internship examples.
Gateway to Educational Materials
Information Institute of Syracuse.
A searchable database providing access to the substantial collections of educational materials found on federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial sites. Provides descriptions of over 40,000 resources, including hundreds pertaining to agriculture and its allied fields.
Team Ag Ed
Team Agricultural Education.
Gateway to the Web sites of twelve national organizations involved in various aspects of agricultural science education. Promotes classroom and laboratory instruction, work-based learning, and student leadership organizations.
Agricultural Education and Training
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Searches for article citations in the NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) on agricultural education from January 2005 to the present. Or search for books and audiovisuals from 2000 to the present.
Educational Resources on the Environment
USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.
Describes educational publications and programs on water quality, natural resources, and the environment.
Animal Welfare and Ethics Resources for Youth and College Agricultural Educators
USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.
Lists audiovisuals, books, bibliographies, conference proceedings, journal articles, organizations, and Web sites covering welfare, ethics, behavior, care, and health of livestock and poultry.
Invasive Species: Educational Resources, K-12
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
Links to an array of federal, state, academic, and organization Web sites providing educational materials on invasive species and integrated pest management.
Sustainable Agricultural Resources for Teachers, K-12
USDA. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.
Lists an array of organizations, Web sites, videos, kits, books, and articles that support teaching kids and teens about sustainable agriculture.
AgNIC on Education
Agriculture Network Information Center.
Provides over 100 links to quality agricultural education resources on the Internet, including publications, associations, government agencies, portals, and conferences. Sorts materials by relevant sub-divisions.
A commercial service providing agricultural curricula on a variety of topics, with sample resources and trial subscriptions available for free. Provides lesson plans, agricultural links, and in-depth information on current news and hot issues.
North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.
Helps adults match up a child's physical and mental abilities with the tasks involved in completing different agricultural jobs. Also offers tips for using the guidelines, background on child development, and links to related resources.