The Ohio Livestock Coalition has developed a package of educational materials for teachers designed to teach Ohio third-graders about the origins of the food they eat every day and about the important role agriculture plays in Ohio’s economy.
The For Your InFARMation materials support key Ohio academic content standards for social studies, language arts, science and math, and can be downloaded free of charge at www.ForYourInFARMation.com.
The For Your InFARMation materials were developed in consultation with a curriculum consultant and practicing third-grade teacher. Instructional resources include the following:
Student Guide with a variety of nonfiction reading passages
Teacher’s Guide with complete lesson plans
Ready-to-use worksheets to reinforce key content and skills
Through these materials students will learn about farmers and the economy, livestock farming, keys to safe and healthy food, careers in agriculture and more.
In conjunction with the launch of the For Your InFARMation materials, the Ohio Livestock Coalition also is sponsoring a statewide essay contest for third-graders. The group will award a free, all-expenses-paid field trip to an Ohio livestock farm to the winning essay-writer’s entire class. More specific information about the essay contest rules and submission deadline is available at www.ForYourInFARMation.com.