Knowledge Center Book of Workshops and Programs
April 12, 2017
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
EIEIO Trainers' Guide
March 10, 2017
“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.”
Where's The Beef? A Guide for Those Considering Buying Beef in Bulk
February 20, 2017
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?
That's Amoozing! Dairy and Milk Fun Facts
February 14, 2017
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?
The Incredible Egg - Part II
May 11, 2016
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?
I'm All Ears
May 10, 2016
Corn can be found in many different products that we use...from food to pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and industrials uses, it has an impact on many parts of our every day life. This infographic shows some of corn's uses...
November 04, 2015
Harvest is in full swing! Did you know that soybeans can be found in livestock food, human food, building materials, textiles and much more??
"The Fabric of Our Lives"
October 21, 2015
Cotton is a multipurpose crop...the majority is composed of seed which can be turned into oil, meal and hulls while the rest is fiber cotton. Check out some of the things that can be made from one bale of cotton (480 lbs of cotton)...
October 15, 2015
Mmmm....peanuts! Peanut butter, peanut soup, peanut snacks; these tasty little legumes have all kinds of uses! Check out this infographic with some fun facts about peanuts!
We'd like to share this Activity and Coloring Book with you!
October 09, 2015
Learn more about an Activity and Coloring Book for children to learn more about 'Ag' -- hot off the presses!
West Virginia Farm to School
October 05, 2015
West Virginia Farm to School Community Development Group is a collaboration of West Virginians working together to create synergistic partnerships to advance farm to school efforts across the state. They have resource for Garden Based Learning Curriculum and School Gardens, and best of all, its FREE!
From Farm to Fork - Beef Lifecycle
July 15, 2015
Producing the steak or burger that we all like to enjoy is not as easy as it may seem.
November 21, 2014
In honor of Thanksgiving and the turkey that many of us will be eating next week, here is an infographic about poultry in Virginia. Poultry is one of the largest industries in the state, with most of it located in the Shenandoah Valley area.
Its Fall Ya'll - Pumpkin Fun Facts
October 31, 2014
Happy fall everyone! This time of year is filled with all kinds of fun activities - including Halloween and Thanksgiving!
The Incredible Egg (and Chicken and Turkey!)
September 10, 2014
In honor of National Poultry Month, we have put together an infographic about poultry and eggs that can be used when teaching or sharing about the industry!
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Mini Grant Opportunity - Due September 3rd!
August 13, 2014
A program overview has been provided for download and printing.
Parts of a Plant - YUM!
August 08, 2014
In honor of National Farmer's Market Week, here is a quick lesson on teaching parts of a plant using food!
Soil Erosion in Action
August 01, 2014
We've all driven past that field that has just been tilled, that area that has just been cleared to build a house (or houses) or that section of forest that has just been clear cut. The bare dirt, or more accurately soil, that is left behind after one of these activities can be unsightly - but it is a larger problem that just aesthetics.
Everything But the Oink...
July 24, 2014
Yumm........Bacon! This is probably one of the first things that come to mind when people begin thinking about what comes from a pig - but the reality of it is that pigs are incredibly versatile animals!
Everything But the Moo....
July 16, 2014
Steaks, hamburgers and pot roast...when most students start thinking about what comes from a cow, these probably come to mind fairly easily. Its probably fairly safe to say that most would also tell you that milk, and maybe even leather come from cows.
Everything But the Baaa....
July 09, 2014
If a student were asked to name 3 products that come from sheep, the answer would probably be something like this: "Wool, lamb chops and leg of lamb"
A Cow Is A Cow Is A Cow - Breeds of Livestock
July 03, 2014
Breeds of livestock can be both exciting and challenging to teach. A cow is a cow is a cow right?
Welcome to the Educator Resources section
June 13, 2014
Welcome to the Educator Resources section of the Knowledge Center.
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!