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FFA Member Resources

Increase agricultural literacy in your community!

Are you passionate about agricultural education and advocacy?

Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom has many opportunities for Oregon FFA members and chapters. You can make a difference in your community by helping fellow students and community members learn more about Oregon agriculture!

Literacy Project

It’s easy to connect to your local elementary schools and present our annual Literacy Project.  FFA Chapters schedule times to visit their local elementary schools,  read the featured book, and complete the associated standards based hands-on lesson geared towards students in grades K-4. Start to finish, the reading and lesson take 45 minutes. The program is FREE and all materials are completely prepared by Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom. Each participating classroom receives a copy of the book. This is a great opportunity for your FFA Chapter to teach agricultural literacy to the next generation.

Resources:
 FFA Literacy Project Toolkit:  email correspondence examples and planning documents
Literacy Project Training Video – Coming Soon!
Lesson Plan: Volunteer Resource Guide

Order Literacy Project Materials

Learn more about the literacy project!

Field Day Lessons & Lending Library Kits

Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom is proud to partner with Oregon FFA members in supporting them with curriculum resources to utilize with elementary students in their communities. Oregon specific resources can be found on our lesson plans page or on the Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix,  an online, searchable and standards-based curriculum map.  Many of our lessons are available in kits that provide the materials to complete the activity. Check out the list of suggested lesson below for use in elementary classes and field days!

Test your agricultural knowledge! Ag Knowledge Test (Grades K-5)

Suggested Lessons:
Busy Bees
Lesson Plan | Busy Bee Kit

Food Group Sorting
Lesson Plan | Food Group Sorting Kit

Garden in a Glove
Lesson Plan | Garden in a Glove Kit

Growing Bracelets
Lesson Plan | Growing Bracelets Kit

Living Necklace
Lesson Plan | Living Necklace Kit

Physical Changes of Matter & Ice Cream (aka Ice Cream in a Bag)
Lesson Plan |  Kit not available at this time

Pumpkin Pie in a Bag
Lesson Plan | Kit not available at this time

Source Relay: Where Does Everything Come from?
Lesson Plan | Kit not available at this time

The Apple Farming Game
Lesson Plan | Apple Farming Game Kit 

The Gift of Trees
Lesson Plan | The Gift of Trees Kit

Turf Buddies (aka Dirt Babies)
Lesson Plan | Turf Buddies Kit

Wool Spinning
Lesson Plan | Wool Spinning Kit

Agricultural Advocacy Award

The purpose of this award is to encourage community agriculture awareness projects in Oregon’s FFA and high school agriculture programs. Cash prizes of $125, $100, $75, and $50 will be awarded to the top four award recipients to continue the development and expansion of their agriculture awareness projects. The top four teams will be recognized on stage during a general session at the Oregon FFA State Convention.

2021 Agricultural Advocacy Award Application (PDF)
2021 Agricultural Advocacy Award Application (Word)