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Why Teach Students About Agriculture?

With low-cost food supplies and urban bias, is it any wonder that affluent consumers don't understand the food supply each year in its entirety, and expanding it further for the nearly 80 million mouths that are born into this world each year? — The late Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize winner (1970), wheat breeder and former professor, Texas A&M University, in a 2001 speech at Tuskegee University.

Water . . . Our Most Precious (and fun) Resource

Published: 
11/2014
Topic: 
Water

Water is the basis of life, yet less than 1% of the water on Earth is usable to use. This reader provide a water 101 information including the water cycle, where water in Colorado comes from, the difference between weather and climate, how water is used to grow food and how our bodies use water. It also discusses the biggest threat to our freshwater.

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Conservation = Wise Use

Published: 
10/2014
Topic: 
Natural Resources

These reader introduces the term "conservation" to students. It discusses the importance of soil and how everything we use traces back to this thin brown line of soil. It discusses the horizons of soil and the materials that makes up soil. It highlights why it is important to take care of the soil. It features the wildlife biologist as a career choice. For social studies it talks about the dust bowl and how conservation districts were formed to improve soil and water quality.

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Renewable Energy

Published: 
09/2014
Topic: 
Energy

This reader explains the difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. It discusses the importance of electricity to our lives. It discusses solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal and biomass as renewable energy sources. It also discusses the importance of mining to both renewable and nonrenewable energy sources.

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Understanding Water

The Understanding Water Activity Book has a new look.

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2015 Summer Ag Institute Information Form

Hello,

We are pleased you will be attending the Food, Fiber & More Summer Agriculture Institute in June. You will be receiving emails from us in the coming weeks with information about the class. Both classes are full and we have a waiting list. If there is any reason why you won't be able to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so another teacher can have the opportunity to attend.

Please complete this webform so we can better plan for your experience in the class.

Thank you for your help.

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