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!
 

Thanks,

The Knowledge Center Team

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Knowledge Center Book of Workshops and Programs

We are excited to be able to offer a new pamphlet outlining all of our Workshops and Programs that are available.  You can view and download this by clicking on the image below.  If you would like a hard copy of this pamphlet, please contact the Knowledge Center team by emailing KnowlegeCenter@FCVirginias.com.
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EIEIO Trainers' Guide

“The Trainers' Resource Guide was created for those who train beginning farmers and ranchers (BFRs). The typical training program usually has a good foundation in farm production skills, but overlooks financial literacy and business planning skills. This guide will help you add these vital skills to your training program, leading to sustainable success for your trainees' ventures.”
 
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Where's The Beef? A Guide for Those Considering Buying Beef in Bulk

Local food is a huge movement right now, for many positive reasons.  Because of this, more and more people are exploring the option of buying beef in bulk - that is by the whole or half, rather than purchasing retail at the grocery store.  But is this the best option for everyone?  What are things that potential customers need to consider?
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That's Amoozing! Dairy and Milk Fun Facts

Ice cream, yogurt, milk, cheese...what is your favorite dairy product? Milk is an amazing food...did  you know it contains more essential nutrients for human health than any other single food?
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The Incredible Egg - Part II

There may still be a debate about if the chicken or the egg came first...but one thing is sure, eggs are a great source of nutrition!  In honor of National Egg Month...did you know all these facts?
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