Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture is an important part of everyone’s life. Clothing, food, fuel, housing, medicine, and much more are rooted in agriculture. Educators across the country are effectively integrating agriculture into the curriculum. Agriculture has no subject matter boundaries and can become a part of social studies, language arts, science, math, environmental education, art, music, or in a combination of areas that effectively integrate key agricultural principles.

Agriculture in the Classroom Mini-Grant Program

$7,500 awarded annually

Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is offering competitive mini-grants of up to $500 for use in Missouri classroom programs K-12 that promote agricultural literacy. The budget section of the application provides space for detailing the amount needed and how it will be utilized.

Click here to access the scholarship application.

2024 Missouri Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

Missouri educators have the opportunity to attend the Missouri Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) Conference on June 17, 2024, at the Springfield Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield. The event is FREE for Missouri Farm Bureau members and costs $30 for non-Missouri Farm Bureau members.

Get all of the details on the official event page!

From the Farm: Virtual Field Trips

Created to help continue the promotion of agriculture in Missouri classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic, Missouri Farm Bureau developed a series titled “From the Farm: Virtual Field Trips.” This series of informational videos is perfect for Grade 4 through Grade 6 students but can be used in any classroom – virtual or in-person.

Visit our YouTube page to watch all 14 episodes!

Farm Safety

Farms and ranches are great places to work, as long as you’re doing it safely! Download our safety handbook or contact us to get paper copies.

Get the Handbook


Curriculum Matrix

The National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is an online, searchable, and standards-based curriculum map for K-12 teachers. Lessons from the Missouri Agriculture in the Classroom are included in this matrix, along with curriculum from other states.


Access the Matrix


Growing Nation

Middle School and High School teachers: check out this timeline of agriculture complete with a searchable database! This is a great resource for agriculture and social studies teachers.


Access the Timeline

Resource Catalog

Looking for resources to assist in sharing the message of agriculture? A variety of resource items are available for purchase to use in local efforts.

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Visit the Log Home

The Missouri Farm Bureau log home tells the story of history and agriculture through historic artifacts, displays, and short videos describing agricultural life for inhabitants of a young state. Field trips and private tours can be scheduled.

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My American Farm is a place for young learners to explore and discover our food, fiber and energy.

Free Farm Game! Feed the World from the Palm of Your Hand.

Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual farm simulation that explores world food sustainability.

Printable Coloring Book