Engage youth and adult consumers in activities that allow them to learn through many of their senses. All activities align to Nebraska State Education Content Standards. These can be used in a variety of settings including a classroom, a booth, or the county fair!



Agriculture & Me

Activity Level: Beginner

Purpose: Learners will see the wide scope of agriculture and explore the variety of agricultural products in their daily lives.

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Agriculture – The Center of an Economic Web

Activity Level: Intermediate       

Purpose: Learners will understand the interdependence of producers and consumers.

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Apple Cycle

Activity Level: Intermediate

Purpose: Learners understand and model the apple life cycle and relate it to other agricultural products.

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Build A Calf

Activity Level: Intermediate

Purpose: Learners will explore heredity in the context of beef cattle.

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Cornhusker Necklace

Activity Level: Beginner

Purpose: Learners will plant a corn seed in a mini bag to gain a basic understanding of corn growth in Nebraska.

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Edible Plant Parts

Activity Level: Beginner

Purpose: Learners will identify whether common plants we eat are seeds, roots, stems, leaves, fruit, or flowers.

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Farming in a Glove

Activity Level: Beginner

Purpose:  Learners will follow instructions to grow four different types of seeds.

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Give Me Five

Activity Level: Intermediate

Purpose: Learners learn about the five food groups and what state-grown foods fit into each group. This lesson makes a local connection to nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

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Many Hats of a Farmer

Activity Level: Intermediate

Purpose: Learners will understand that farmers and ranchers have to complete many different types of tasks for their jobs and why those tasks are important.

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My Healthy Plate

Activity Level: Beginner

Purpose: Learners will become familiar with the foods they eat and healthy eating habits while learning about the MyPlate food campaign.

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Nutritional Snack

Activity Level: Intermediate

Purpose: Help learners understand the basic nutritional needs of certain farm animals.

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Our World

Activity Level: Advanced

Purpose: Create a model that represents the amount of earth’s usable soil and water.

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Seed Sorting

Activity Level: Beginner

Purpose: Learners will observe various types of seeds and be introduced to seeds grown in Nebraska.

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The Great Pumpkin

Activity Level: Beginner

Purpose: Understand and model the pumpkin life cycle and relate it to other agricultural products.

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Tops & Bottoms

Activity Level: Beginner

Purpose: Learners will investigate where food comes from, the parts of the plants we eat, and the crops that are grown in Nebraska.

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Truth or Hogwash

Activity Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Purpose: Have learners work in groups to play a quiz-bowl game in which they will answer true/false questions about pigs.

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