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George Washington Carver often said that a weed is a flower growing in the wrong place. He might have said this about himself. As the child of slaves, he grew up eager to learn, but was unable to find a school in his neighborhood that would accept black students. It was twenty years before he had enough money saved to go to college, but eventually George Washington Carver became a professor at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. There he was able to teach poor farmers the value of plants such as the sweet potato and the peanut – crops that were almost unknown at the time, but for which he invented hundreds of uses.

Written and illustrated with affection for “a wonderful man who devoted his whole life to making life better for others,” Aliki’s biography tells the remarkable story of a great figure in African American history who is now recognized as the most prominent Black scientist of the early twentieth century. This book needs to be returned. 

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Agricultural Drones

Simon Rose

Farm fields can span hundreds of acres. With so much area to cover, checking crops and livestock can be difficult. But with an agricultural drone, this job becomes much simpler. Young readers will discover how drones help farmers maximize efficiencies and bring abundant harvests. This book needs to be returned. 

This kit allows students to “become” bees and pollinate different Oregon crops. Click here for the lesson plan. Please check out the book separately.

This kit does not need to be returned.

This Kit Includes:

Photos of beehive, blueberry bush, apple tree, and flowers, chalk, cotton swab “bees” , and a paper lesson plan


Please put the number of students in your class in the quantity section at checkout to ensure the correct number of supplies gets to you.


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Careers in Conservation

United States Department of Agriculture

This brochure engages readers in the foundation and mission of Natural Resources Conservation Services as well as career opportunities and how to get involved.

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Beautiful, full-color photography illustrates this exciting portrayal of young people helping adults look after cattle, from calving and branding to haying, grazing and rounding up the herd. This book will need to be returned.

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Fishing: America at Work

Ann Love, Jane Drake, Pat Cupples

Part of the America at Work series, Fishing explains how fish farmers in Maine raise salmon and halibut, and traces the fascinating life journey of a wild salmon in Alaska. Combining fact and fiction with colorful illustrations, this book delivers an early lesson in appreciating and protecting our natural resources. Fishing introduces young children to the people, machines and environmental concerns involved in some of America’s leading resource-based industries. This book needs to be returned. 

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With a mind for ingenuity, Henry Ford looked to improve life for others. After the Great Depression struck, Ford especially wanted to support ailing farmers. For two years, Ford and his team researched ways to use farmers’ crops in his Ford Motor Company. They discovered that the soybean was the perfect answer. Soon, Ford’s cars contained many soybean plastic parts, and Ford incorporated soybeans into every part of his life. He ate soybeans, he wore clothes made of soybean fabric, and he wanted to drive soybeans, too. Award-winning author Peggy Thomas and illustrator Edwin Fotheringham explore this American icon’s little-known quest. This book needs to be returned. 

Grandpa's Orchard, Based on a True Story of an Oregon Family Farm

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Grandpa’s Orchard

Darcy Thomas Kirk

Every year on the hazelnut farm, magic happens. It’s a place where stories, music, good food, family, and friends come together year round- but as summer comes to an end, things begin to change. On this working farm, the boys watch Dad and Grandpa do the tasks that need to be done as they head to the arbor to play, climb trees, and dream up new adventures.

“A fun portrayal of a multi-generational farming and farm life told from a youngster’s perspective. Grandpa’s passion for farming and desire to pass on the tradition is genuine and heartfelt.” -TJ Hafner, third-generation family farmer and agronomist.

Darcy Thomas Kirk lives in Independence, Oregon with her twin sons and her husband, Lance. They farm on a third-generation hazelnut farm. She attended Oregon State University and worked for Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom, aligning agriculture projects with state educational standards for seven years. This book will need to be returned.

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World Farming

Martin Bramwell

An innovative, in-depth look at important topics in physical geography. Full color diagrams, illustrations and photographs. Provide a global view of each subject, along with hands-on activities for real science experience. This book needs to be returned. 

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This book is part of the Rookie Read Series. This focuses on farmers. These are easy to read, perfect for beginning readers to learn about agriculture. This book will need to be returned.