Rooted in Agriculture

The Merced County Farm Bureau is a non-profit grassroots organization that advocates for farmers, ranchers and dairy families in Merced County. For many students, both in rural and urban areas, the understanding of where food and fiber comes from and the impact agriculture has on their daily lives is many times misunderstood. To aid in informing local students about agriculture the Merced County Farm Bureau hosts an annual FARM2U Day for the local community to participate in. In addition, Merced County Farm Bureau staff participates in a number of on-campus Agriculture Days. Although this is a valiant effort by our organization, volunteers, and educators we know that there are thousands of students that are missing out on the opportunity to learn about the importance of agriculture. For this reason, we have created this rewards program.  The program is available to TK-6th grade classes including resource and special needs. The winner of this rewards program will receive $500 to be used toward classroom supplies, these supplies need not be related any particular agriculture lesson.

Ag Lesson Plan Resources

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Merced County Farm Bureau Virtual FARM2U Program

*Recommended for TK-4th

https://www.mercedfarmbureau.org/virtual-farm2u-agedventure-program 

 

National Agriculture in the Classroom

https://www.agclassroom.org/

 

The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

https://learnaboutag.org/

 

Merced County Cooperative Extension

http://cemerced.ucanr.edu/

 

Merced County Ag Commissioner Report

https://www.co.merced.ca.us/151/Crop-Statistics-Reports

 

Almond Board of California

www.almonds.com

An Almond Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jUaJ7ebhXo

 

California Milk Advisory Board

https://www.realcaliforniamilk.com/

 

Dairy Council of California

https://www.healthyeating.org/products-and-activities/programs-services/farm-to-you/mobile-dairy-classroom

 

The California Sweet Potato Council

http://www.casweetpotatoes.com

 

California Beef Council

https://www.calbeef.org/resources/education

 

California Cattlewomen

https://cattlewomen.org/consumers/beef-for-kids/

 

California Walnuts

https://walnuts.org/

 

National 4-H

https://4-h.org/parents/curriculum/