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


When Is A Ham More Than A Ham

4-H and FFA programs teach so much...and community support of these programs is incredibly important to keep them going!  Check out this infographic that shows the added value of buying a 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale pig to see just how much everyone gains.
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Electronic Record Keeping Sheet for 4-H Livestock Projects

Oh record books.  If you are, or were a 4-H member..or parent, we're sure that you know what we mean.  While a necessary part of the whole 4-H project experience, they often get set aside until after the project is done and it's time to turn them in...which can lead to some stress for everyone, right?
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From Birth to Steak: A Look at Where Your Beef Comes From

You see the steaks, roasts and ground beef in the grocery stores and on restaurant menus, but where does it come from?  We're excited to share a new infographic and video to walk you through how your beef goes from birth to steak!
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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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