Cultivating Agriculture Through Education
1 and 1/2 cups large oat flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 tsp vanilla
Add all the ingredients to a medium sized bowl and stir well until everything is combined. Next, roll into 1 inch balls and set them on parchment paper. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to help them harden (optional). Store the leftovers in the refrigerator.
It's getting close to Thanksgiving and a great book to read is "My Family's Farm" by Katie Olthoff. Please visit www.gfb.ag/turkey to find activities that go with turkeys.
Georgia ranks number 1 nationally in peanut production. With 4.1 million acres of cropland, Georgia supplies more than half of the nation's peanuts. It takes 540 peanuts to make a 12 oz. jar of peanut butter. Georgia designated the peanut as the official state crop in 1995.
Georgia ranks number 4 in the nation in watermelon production. Cordele, Georgia is known as the watermelon capital of the world. Georgia ranks number 5 in the nation in blueberry production and Alma, Georgia is known as Georgia's blueberry capital.
Red, White and Blue Watermelon Pizza
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese
1 (8 oz) container of Cool Whip
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Slice the watermelon in half horizontally and then slice the watermelon into 1 inch circles. Pat the top of each slice dry with paper towels. In a bowl, beat together softened cream cheese, cool whip, powdered sugar and vanilla until well mixed. Evenly spread mixture over the slices of watermelon. Top with blueberries and enjoy! Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.
View the Watermelon Eating Contest held at Woodstock Farm Fresh Market...
Visit www.gfb.ag/melonactivities to find watermelon lessons, videos, book suggestions, class activities and much more.
Visit www.gfb.ag/berryactivities to find blueberry lessons, videos, book suggestions, class activities and much more.
Videos -How Does It Grow
Seedless Watermelons: www.gfb.ag/watermelonvideo
Agriculture is Georgia's largest industry and contributes $76 billion to the economy. There are over 42,000 farms in Georgia that cover more than 9 million acres. One in seven Georgians work in agriculture.
Bagels, cut in half
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Give each student a bagel half. Next have them place a spoonfull of pizza sauce on the bagel and spread it around. Have the students place ham and diced pineapple on top of the sauce. Top off the pizza with mozzarella cheese.
See what its like to be a farmer for a day...
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons
I will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French
Join Lauren Goble, GFB's Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, as she reads "Right This Very Minute" a table-to-farm book about food and farming, while on a farm! After the book is over, take a peek at a real strawberry farm and hear from one of its farmers who is also a large animal vet.
Virtual programs that may interest you offered through the University of Georgia Extension Service.
Cherokee County Farm Bureau Farm to School Educator Workshop
Cherokee County Farm Bureau joins the Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation in providing scholarships for high school and college students, supporting local 4-H and FFA, supporting elementary and middle school children in ag literacy projects through our Ag In The Classroom program, educational outreach geared towards consumers and creating growth opportunities for future leaders in our community
The success of any organization depends on the goals and activities of its membership. CCFB Committees are Legislative, Women's Promotion and Education and Young Farmers. We welcome everyone to become part of our team.
Thanks to the support of the Board of Directors and many hardworking volunteers, Cherokee County Farm Bureau has a positive impact within the community.