Fall 2020: Welcome Back To School (Sort of)
Visit a New Mexico Dairy & Meet a Scientist In Your PJs!

Did you know NM ranks 9th in the nation in milk production and 4th in the nation in cheese production? There is a lot to be proud of when it comes to the dairy industry in New Mexico so take a moment to learn more about it!

The New Mexico Milkmaid, Tara Vander Dussen, made breakfast for us on a recent "Breakfast with Brit" Facebook Live episode. We tried her famous Sour Cream & Pecan Banana Bread recipe. She then took us around her family's farm to check out her cows and learn more about the dairy industry, in Clovis, NM. Check out our latest KnowAg.org blog where you will find FREE resources and lessons & hear how Tara's career as an environmental scientist keeps her busy throughout the southwest region of the United States.
Want a Virtual Presentation for Your Class or Group?

It's easy-peasy! Just send an email to agclass1@nmflb.org with the following information: name, school or organization, grade level/subject(s) you teach, what topic you're interested in (beef, pollination, water, etc.) and 2-3 options of the date/time you are available for a visit.
Traci & Britney will work with you to make the experience engaging, educational for all participants, and customize to fit your needs.
Go On the 2020 Staked Plains Virtual Roundup!

The Western Heritage Museum & the Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame made their annual Staked Plains Roundup a unique virtual learning experience this year and is now available for ALL ages to enjoy. We were invited to present and took the opportunity to give students a real New Mexico FIELD TRIP and make connections from the field to items each of us use daily!

Once you finish up with our highly engaging video, continue on in the Round-Up series by enjoying the other videos that are showcased on Youtube.

Topics include:
  • Visit Desert Willow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Carlsbad
  • Into the Inferno Exhibit video
  • Learn About Branding
  • Learn About NM Pollinators
  • Native American Culture
  • History of the Buffalo Soldiers
and more!
The museum also offers hands-on educational resource activities.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
― Albert Einstein

Join us on our blog site to EXPLORE & LEARN about the FREE resources we have to share with you that are tied to great topics and meet NM farmers & ranchers!
National Conference
June 28-July 1, 2021
Especially for teachers:
  • Conference Details & video: Learn More
  • Check out scholarships to help teachers attend from American Farm Bureau Foundation (due Oct 15): Learn More
  • Calling all presenters for presentation proposals (due Oct 16)Presenters get a special discount off of registration fee! Learn More
For Teachers:
Need $ for Your Classroom?
Check out this easy grant:
From embryology to hydroponics to school gardens, CHS makes it easy for teachers to apply for $500 grants to do ag related classroom/virtual projects. Due by Sep.30!
Get Inspired by NM Teachers Using Ag in the Classroom Resources!

Don't miss our video from a recent Facebook Live event. Learn about our FREE virtual resources and hear from 3 rockstar🌟 teachers that have successfully brought our lessons, ag-tivities, and presentations into their virtual classrooms to continue educating their "kids" about the importance of agriculture.
A special thank you to Ashley Cartwright, Theresa Sandoval, and Norma Quiñones for the great work they do and to Dalene Hodnett for being one of the initial torchbearers for the program.
For Volunteers:
"Venturing into Virtual Visits 101" Training Is Now Available
Let us help you be a virtual rockstar with these brief training videos & resources. Just email agclass@nmflb.org to make your request for these free online resources. Yes, that is a T-rex!
How does your garden grow?

Great STEM resource!
This resource is great for families and educators that want to grow their own food! Growing in New Mexico is no easy task so don't miss your chance to meet the local NMSU Extension experts that can help in this free webinar series. From seed saving to learning how to identify and keep beneficial insects, to drip irrigation to growing vegetables, there is something for everyone! These Zoom webinars run every Thursday from October 1-November 5th from 3-4pm.

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Virtual Resources!
Receive weekly AT HOME LEARNING activities! Resource include educational videos,such as the one above, hands-on activities, STEM challenges, and printables.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is ready to help. Students can submit their questions about agriculture and hear answers from real farmers and ranchers across the U.S.!
Thank you to these sponsors: