Field Trip Grants - NOW OPEN!
Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation provides grants for classrooms to travel to a working farm or ranch to view modern-day agriculture in person.

Funds are awarded to locations that have been approved by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation. Grants are given on a first come, first served basis. Applications will close once all field trip funds are distributed in Spring 2018.
Ag Pen Pal Reminder
Farm and Ranch volunteers will send their second letter by January 31.

Classrooms should send their second letter by February 28.

Have you heard from your volunteer?
Nebraska Interactive Map
The Nebraska Interactive Map brings to life census data from Nebraska and the U.S. The resource includes maps from The Nebraska Adventure. Students can explore maps featuring population, latitude and longitude, county seats, natural resources, and agriculture!
Click below to review lessons that integrate the use of maps for 3rd-6th grade. These standard aligned resources can enrich lessons in math, science, social studies, and language arts.
Book of the Month:
PB&J Hooray
By: Janet Nolan
Grades: Pre-K - 2nd
How are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made? This book describes how peanuts become peanut butter, grapes are made into jelly, and wheat turns into bread. The fun rhythmic language is perfect for Pre K - Grade 2 students.

Enhance this book with the Literacy Guide. Students complete a sequencing activity to help identify where the ingredients from common foods come from with emphasis on wheat, a major Nebraska commodity.
Professional Development Opportunity
Is your school or ESU looking for new opportunities to gain free resources? Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom provides customized workshops and lectures to provide opportunities to obtain resources and develop strategies for embedding agriculture examples into standard-aligned curriculum.
Farm Fact Friday - Follow Us!
Check out our Facebook page for agricultural facts and events. Search, " Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation " and Like us! You'll get updated information about resources available to your classroom.
Becky Koester
Program Associate
(4025) 421-4747
Courtney Schaardt
Director of Outreach Education
(402) 421-4461
5225 S. 16th Street
Lincoln, NE 68512