Cultivating Agriculture Through Education
1 (21 oz) can peach pie filling
3 cups mini marshmallows
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, well drained
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 (8 oz) package Cool Whip
Combine peach pie filling, marshmallows, pineapple, pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir until well mixed. Add Cool Whip, stirring gently until well mixed. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Peaches have long been a trademark of Georgia and are the state's official fruit. Georgia now produces more than forty varieties of commercial peaches, which are divided into two general categories - freestone and clingstone. Georgia designated the peach as the official state fruit in 1995.
Visit www.gfb.ag/peachactivities to find lessons, videos, book suggestions, class activities and much more.
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
Georgia is home to approximately 77,000 dairy cows who live on 243 dairy farms. Each dairy cow in Georgia provides an average of 2,533 gallons of milk per year. That's an average of 8.3 gallons of milk per day and enough milk to make 7.1 pounds of cheese or 3.4 pounds of butter each day. Georgia's dairy industry contributes $981 million to Georgia's economy.
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp of pureed blueberries or blackberries
3 tbsp of sugar
Gallon size resealable plastic bag
Quart size resealable plastic bag
Mix together the milk, cream, vanilla, sugar and blueberries in a quart size bag. Close the bag and be sure it is completely sealed. (Be careful not to get any berry puree in the "zippers"). Fill the gallon size bag 3/4 of the way full of ice and add about 1/4 cup of rock salt to the bag of ice. Place the smaller bag of ice cream ingredients into the larger gallon bag and seal the bag. Wrap the kitchen towel around the bag and get to shaking the bags for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the ice cream is ready. Open the bags carefully, you don't want any ice water in your ice cream! Serve immediately and enjoy.
What other foods are in the dairy and fruit group? Why should you eat 3 servings of dairy a day?
Clarabelle by Cris Peterson
Out and About at the Dairy Farm by Andy Murphy
Chuck's Ice Cream Wish by Viola Butler
Ice Cream: The Full Scoop by Gail Gibbons
Commissioner Black reading one of our favorite agricultural literacy books: Hey, Hey, Hay by Christy Mihaly. https://youtu.be/r67Cgu9rJk8
Farmers and Ranchers work hard to protect the land that passes down through the generations of their families. This week we look at how farmers steward the land on our learning page. https://www.agfoundation.org/at-home-learning
Hey Teachers… Stop by the Cherokee County Farm Bureau and check out our Resource Room loaded with resources for you to check out that will assist you in promoting agriculture in the classroom.
We also have seeds donated by the Master Gardeners here at the Cherokee County Farm Bureau office. Teachers please stop by and pick up some seeds today.
Kids Agriculture Page
Ag In The Classroom Resources:
· Activity Page: Tomato
· Recipe: Non Spicy Salsa
· Lesson: Tomato Trivia (K-2)
Tomatoes are in season from May-October. Do you want to purchase some Georgia grown tomatoes? Click here to find a Certified Farm Market near you!
Submit Your Question
Do your students have an ag related question? Ask a Georgia farmer! Submit your question using the link below. We'll notify you if your question was answered by a farmer.
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.