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A Day Without Dairy

70 min lesson

Students discover the economic importance of the dairy industry and analyze the consequences of not having dairy.

A Hundred Bales of Hay

50 min lesson

Students learn about hay and its connection to agriculture while also learning about counting, adding and subtracting.

Oregon farmers and ranchers grow and produce more than 220 different commodities. In fact, Oregon is in the top 3 states for most diverse crops, climates, topography, and agriculture variety. This worksheet, ABCs of Oregon Agriculture, will teach students about the amazing agricultural diversity.

Students will explore issues facing agriculture, analyzing each issue from the perspective of farmers, consumers and lawmakers. Using the perspectives they’ve gained they will create reliable and knowledge based messaging on each issue.

Ag Tag Matching Game

45 min lesson

Reinforce this message with the Ag Tag Matching Game. It links commodities to their many by-products and shows how even “waste” materials can be made into something useful.

Agricultural Inventors

45 min lesson

Back in the 1830s, a young blacksmith from Vermont, made his mark on American history. John Deere, That’s Who! is the story of John Deere and his development of the steel plow. Beautiful illustrations accompany the fun text and bring the story of this remarkable innovator to life.

Agricultural Networking

30 min lesson

This exciting role-playing lesson opens students’ eyes to all of the many people that grow, research, process, and transport food, fiber, and wood products. This lesson will inspire students about the potential of working in agriculture.

Match by-products to their source in this lesson.

Apple Faces

30 min lesson

Apples rot and turn brown because they take in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide. If apples are stored in cool temperatures, they will rot slower than they would in room temperature. Other conditions such as humidity, and the storage atmosphere also effect how quickly apples rot.

Learn concepts of trait heredity observing varieties of apples and onions. Lesson includes testing apple ripeness activities.