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Progress is a vibrant magazine produced by Oregon State University focusing on a wide array of articles relating to agriculture and natural resources. Learn about current research happening in the agricultural sector and history of the land grant university. Order a class set for students to explore agricultural concepts and careers!

Stay up to date on the economy, food and natural resources, visit progress.oregonstate.edu.

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Learn to graft an apple tree with this fun, hands-on activity! Explore the production of apples and the process of grafting. Students will be introduced to several varieties of apples and learn that each apple was grafted specifically for its genetic traits and resulting characteristics. Find the complete lesson plan here.

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Grown in Oregon Map- Student Version

Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom

These free full color Oregon map documents feature the leading and unique commodities grown in the state’s seven regions. It is an excellent tool to bring the story of Oregon’s agricultural diversity to the classroom.

The Grown in Oregon Map- Student Version helps students visualize where things are grown in our state and why. It is a great tool for teaching regions. It can be used to learn about counties, or for starting a discussion on nutrition and the abundance of healthy produce in our state.

It is a two- sided document. Order a set for your classroom today. A printable 8.5″ x 11″ version is available as well download here.

Please put the number of desired sheets in the quantity section at checkout to ensure the correct number of copies gets to you. These do not need to be returned. 

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Sounds of the Forest

Oregon Forest Resources Institute

This publication, with text and color illustrations, is intended for young readers (grades K-3) and tells the story of some of the animals that live in Oregon’s forests.

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Your students will learn how to make gyotaku (that’s Japanese for fish print) by using this realistic fish replica made of rubber, rolling it with block printing ink, and applying it to paper. Use the fish to create unique greeting cards and stationery, framed prints for hanging, wrapping paper – the ideas are endless!

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In What’s For Lunch Andrea Curtis reveals the variety and inequality to be found in the food consumed by young people in typical school lunches from thirteen countries around the world, including Japan, Kenya, Russia, United States and Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Afghanistan. In some countries, the meals are nutritious and well-balanced. In others they barely satisfy basic nutrition standards.

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Manual for Judging Oregon Soils

Herbert Huddleson, Gerald F. Kling

Covers soil basics such as soil formation, horizons, properties (including textural classes), profiles, site characteristics and evaluation, and the influences of soil characteristics on management decisions.

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Carbon Cycling Poster

Threemile Canyon Farms

This poster illustrates the carbon cycle in detail with descriptions and pictures at each step. This item does not need to be returned.

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Seeds and Seedlings

Elaine Pascoe

This award-winning 12 volume science series continues. Easy-to-do projects introduce kids to the basics of scientific method (hypothesis, observation, conclusion) as they get a “hands on” understanding of the nature of living things. Stunning photos, fascinating background material, and focused experiments combine to teach biology and excite young students about scientific process. Each volume includes:

  • Materials Source List
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading
  • Index

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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.

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