Cultivating Agriculture Through Education
In 2018 Georgia fruit and nut production contributed $1.9 billion to the Georgia economy and employed 13,000 people. If you want to visit a farm to pick your own fresh fruit and vegetables visit a Certified Farm Market. To find one near you visit https://www.gfb.org/education-and-outreach/farmmarkets.cms
8 ounces cool whip
8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
2 tablespoons strawberry jello mix (just the dry mix)
1 cup chopped strawberries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl until they are mixed. Serve with animal crackers or graham crackers.
Can you eat a rainbow? Have the students discuss fruits they eat that are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and white.
Cook-A-Doodle-Doo by Janet Stevens
The Berry Book by Gail Gibbons
From Seed to Strawberry by Mari Schuh
Little Red Overalls by Aaron Burakoff
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.
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.