Between the Rows
Between the Rows is a monthly newsletter for participating teachers, volunteers, and friends of Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom. 
August 2020
NEW! Kids Ask a Farmer - How much do cows weigh?
Kids from across Nebraska have the opportunity to ask farmers and ranchers a question they have about agriculture. Check out our newest Kids Ask Video!
Ag Pen Pal Sign Up
Sign up to participate in the 2020-2021 Ag Pen Pal Program! The program is seeking farmers, ranchers, and classrooms to participate. The Ag Pen Pal Program connects farmers and ranchers with classrooms to help students understand where their food, fiber, and fuel comes from. 

Deadline to sign up is August 12!

Questions? Contact Learn more about the program here.
Journey 2050: Free Online Simulation Game
Journey 2050 is a free, online program on world food sustainability that includes a virtual simulation game. Designed for grades 7-12, the game provides students with an opportunity to consider the question: “How will we sustainably feed nearly 10 billion people by the year 2050?”

Journey 2050 middle school lessons, high school lessons, and eLearning modules are available that supports NGSS standards and are designed for use in the classroom or online. 

Interested in learning more? Visit

Interested in a Journey 2050 guest lecturer for your classroom or for a professional development day? Contact
Mapping Our Food
Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom is proud to introduce Mapping Our Food! This standard-aligned educational resource for first grade classrooms highlights ten Nebraska-grown products and the farmers who raise them. 

An engaging supplement for any first-grade classroom, Mapping Our Food is an integrated language arts and social studies resource. The complete kit includes letters from youth farmers, posters featuring food items, a map to track the locations of Nebraska farmers and ranchers, and stickers. A teacher’s guide features connections to state standards, worksheets, and hands-on activities for further learning. 

The ten food topics featured are apples, bacon, cookies, dry beans, hamburgers, honey, milk, popcorn, potato chips, and scrambled eggs. 

Every elementary school in Nebraska will receive this resource in the mail in September directed to the first-grade teacher. Watch your mailbox for this FREE resource!
CHS Foundation Classroom Grants Available!
Pre-kindergarten-12th grade teachers with agriculture related projects in need of funding are invited to apply. The CHS Foundation and National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization partner each year to offer this grant opportunity. Projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more are awarded. Projects that can be conducted virtually are welcome to apply. 

Fifteen $500 grants will be awarded. The deadline to apply is September 15. 
Join our Facebook Group!
Join our Facebook group to connect to a community navigating Agriculture in the Classroom resources and Virtual & At-Home Learning. 
Agriculture in the Classroom® is a program coordinated by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization and supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In Nebraska, the Agriculture in the Classroom program is managed by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, whose mission is to engage youth, educators, and the general public to promote an understanding of the vital importance of agriculture in the lives of all Nebraskans.

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