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Dr. Norman Borlaug, one of the world’s greatest heroes, is the most highly-decorated individual of our time. He is credited with saving over a billion people from starvation. Dr. Borlaug is only one of seven people in history to win all three of the following awards: the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. In addition, Dr. Borlaug received the Padma Vibhushan, the highest civilian award the government of India can present to a non-citizen. The Man Who Fed the World has won three national book of the year awards: USA Booknews best Biography of the Year. The American Farm Bureau for Agriculture Best Book of the Year award, and Florida Publishers Association Best Book Award. This book needs to be returned. 

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How to Build a Hug

Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville

As a young girl, Temple Grandin loved folding paper kites, making obstacle courses, and building lean-tos. But she really didn’t like hugs. Temple wanted to be held—but to her, hugs felt like being stuffed inside the scratchiest sock in the world; like a tidal wave of dentist drills, sandpaper, and awful cologne, coming at her all at once. Would she ever get to enjoy the comfort of a hug?

Then one day, Temple had an idea. If she couldn’t receive a hug, she would make one…she would build a hug machine! 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. 

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Packed with images and information, a brand-new tour of farm machines, farm animals, and farm life will transport children right to the field and the barn as they expand their vocabulary and understanding of where their food comes from. This book needs to be returned. 

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As a boy, Abraham Lincoln helped his family break through the wilderness and struggle on a frontier farm. When Lincoln was a young man, friends made it easier for him to get a better education and become a lawyer, so as a politician he paved the way for better schools and roads. President Lincoln cleared a path to better farming, improved transportation, accessible education, and most importantly, freedom. Author Peggy Thomas uncovers Abraham Lincoln’s passion for agriculture and his country while illustrator Stacy Innerst cleverly provides a clear look as President Lincoln strives for positive change.

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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. This kit allows students to be agricultural inventors themselves! Click here for the lesson plan.

This kit does not need to be returned.

This Kit Includes:

Invention cards, craft sticks, binder clips, clothespins, 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. This lesson is designed for groups of 4-6 students.

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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. 

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John Deere, That’s Who!

Tracy Nelson Maurer

Back in the 1830s, John Deere was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history. He moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick, rich soil they called gumbo. Hee tinkered and tweaked and tested until he invented a steel plow that sliced into the prairie easy as you please. Long before the first tractor, John Deere changed farming forever. This book will need to be returned.

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Combine Harvesters

Hannah Wilson

This book belongs to the great Kingfisher Readers series. This series includes books made for different reading levels, this book is level 2. It includes engaging pictures to help readers understand, as well as adding in longer sentences with a broader vocabulary. This book will give students a more in depth understanding of what a combine looks like and how farmers use this large piece of machinery to harvest their crops. This book will need to be returned.

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The diverse climate and geography in Oregon allows our state to grow more than 220 different agricultural commodities. This diversity provides numerous career opportunities in various sectors within the agricultural industry. Encourage students to explore different careers in agriculture by reading through this publication featuring careers in plant sciences, animal and food systems and agribusiness and communications.

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