Teaching Materials

Welcome to the Educator Resources section of the Knowledge Center. As a networking agent, it is our goal to help share information about agriculture with a wide variety of audiences. We will be posting lesson plan ideas, teaching tools and other resources here to help formal and non-formal educators share the agricultural story with children, youth, and adults in a variety of ways!

We hope that you will take the time to visit this page for ideas – and to share some of your own! If you have a suggestion or variation on a posted idea or lesson we would love for you to share it so that we can all learn and expand our options! If you have a lesson you would like to share, please feel free to email the Knowledge Center team via the Contact Us option at the bottom of the screen with your idea and pictures!

We look forward to helping to share fun and unique ways to teach about agriculture!


The Knowledge Center Team


Anatomy Of A Good Buyers Letter for Show and Sales

Buyers letters are an important part of a successful Show and Sale for all 4-H and FFA members...but sometimes writing a good letter can be challenging!  We have created a resource to help walk you through the "anatomy" of a good letter...and provide some other helpful tips!
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All About Dairy Calves

Curious about the life of a dairy calf?  Check out our "Life of a Dairy Calf" infographic!
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State Fact Palm Cards

Looking for an easy way to share some quick facts about agriculture in Virginia or West Virginia?  Check out these palm cards!
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Ag Coloring Sheets

Have an event geared towards younger kids?  Want to share some ag facts while allowing kids to color and have fun?  Then you might want to check out these Ag Coloring Sheets!
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From Seed to Feed - Soybean Planting and Harvesting

We shared about corn last week - now it's soybean's turn!!  Full season soybeans have been planted and are now emerging from the ground...you may even drive by some on your way to work or school each day!  We're excited to be able to share a new infographic with you that highlights all of the steps and stages that soybeans and soybean farmers go through...from seed to feed!
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