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


Happy Thanksgiving!

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.
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Its Fall Ya'll - Pumpkin Fun Facts

Happy fall everyone! This time of year is filled with all kinds of fun activities - including Halloween and Thanksgiving!
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The Incredible Egg (and Chicken and Turkey!)

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!
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Parts of a Plant - YUM!

In honor of National Farmer's Market Week, here is a quick lesson on teaching parts of a plant using food!
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Soil Erosion in Action

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.
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