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Agriculture curriculum materials:
AgEdNet.com subscribers receive online access to more than 1,250 classroom-ready lessons and coordinated activities across 20 agriculture topic areas. All lessons are matched to National AFNR standards. Extras include PowerPoints, vocabulary crossword puzzles and worksheets. Each subscription is a site license permitting access for all teachers and students at that school. AgEdNet.com curriculum materials can be easily adapted for classroom use, as substitute material and for independent study.
Daily agriculture news:
AgEd Today is part of each AgEdNet.com subscription. This daily agriculture news feature is a convenient way to cover agriculture news across the country and around the world. A weekly quiz reviews news events.
Website: www.agednet.com. Call 1-800-236-7862 for a free trial.
For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2014 sales and revenues of $55.184 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.
Center for Dairy Excellence
The Center for Dairy Excellence is a non-profit organization focused on strengthening Pennsylvania’s dairy industry. Among the center’s offerings is a high school curriculum called Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow, which is specifically designed to prepare students interested in pursuing careers in dairy production. That curriculum is available online at www.dairyleadersoftomorrow.com.
CEV Multimedia, Ltd., founded in 1984, is on the forefront of innovative educational materials, specializing in providing quality curriculum for Agricultural Science & Technology education.
With an extensive instructional library of more than 35,000 edited minutes of video, CEV is the nation's leading producer of Career and Technical Education (CTE) materials, producing multimedia-based courses of study, both year-long and semester. Throughout the company's 30 year history, CEV has always teamed with recognized specialists, educators and publishers nationwide to create quality, accurate and appropriate content in efforts to retain student interest and facilitate learning.
In 2012, CEV introduced iCEV, an online platform revolutionizing the way CEV produces and delivers educational content. iCEV is the most comprehensive, online resource for agricultural science educators and students. With iCEV's learning-on-demand capabilities, video clips stream instantly to PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets, and essentially any device with Internet capabilities. Organized into learning objectives, the site's sophisticated search feature makes it easy to find desired content, and its unlimited access to more than 750 judging classes and other CDE training materials is perfect for producing successful teams.
Regardless of delivery model, CEV's goal is the same - to create engaging curriculum aimed at providing students with the focus and preparation needed for successful transition from K-12 to postsecondary studies to career success.
CF Education Solutions
Our only customer is student success, everyone else is our partner. Student success comes from focus, commitment, and a belief that all students can learn. Many say “Those students can’t learn”. We say, “We don’t know how to teach these students, yet”. We are looking for educational partners seeking better student performance.
The Delo® Tractor Restoration Competition was established over 20 years ago to recognize and reward the creativity, technical aptitude and business knowledge of high school-aged students from around the country. In addition to hands-on tractor restoration knowledge, participants develop teamwork, project management, budget management, planning and marketing skills. All of these skills will enable them to become future leaders in the agriculture community.
More than 75 years ago, the CHS predecessor organizations made a commitment to build a strong future for their producer-owners and communities they reached.
Today we continue to carry out that commitment by supporting education and leadership programs that invest in the future of agriculture, cooperative business and rural America. To learn more about how CHS is helping cultivate the future today, visit www.chsinc.com/stewardship.
Conley's Manufacturing & Sales
Conley’s Manufacturing & Sales started in 1946 and has evolved into a world-recognized supplier of top quality greenhouse structures. Offering Pre-Galvanized Roll Formed Steel with Anti-Condensate control features, stronger than your typical tubing found in other Greenhouse frames. We support all markets, suppling the tools necessary to make you successful.
Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Follow Corteva Agriscience on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail and intermodal businesses provide rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.
Overall, the CSX Transportation network encompasses about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Our transportation network serves some of the largest population centers in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory.
CSX serves major markets in the eastern United States and has access to over 70 ocean, river and lake port terminals along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The company also has access to Pacific ports through alliances with western railroads. CSX moves a broad portfolio of products across the country in a way that minimizes the effect on the environment, takes traffic off an already congested highway system, and minimizes fuel consumption and transportation costs.
Culver’s wouldn’t be what it is today without the family farms that grow and produce the wholesome, delicious food we proudly serve at our more than 550 restaurants. Through “Thank You, Farmers” we’re turning our gratitude into full-fledged support of agricultural education to help ensure the future of the next generation. To learn more about Culver’s efforts to support American’s farm families, visit www.culvers.com/farmers.
National FFA Alumni
Identified as the premier champions for agriculture, agricultural education and FFA on the local, state, and national levels, National FFA Alumni members are all ages, come from every socio-economic background possible and did not necessarily participate in FFA as a student. These members do have one thing in common however and that is their passion for agriculture, agricultural education and FFA.
Agriculture teachers rely on FFA Alumni to help them get more support from the community for their agriculture programs and to give them more time and freedom to do what they do best - teach students. Alumni members help with recruiting students; raising funds for chapter activities and scholarships; assist at FFA camps and conferences, the National FFA Convention & Expo and other personal development programs; and serve as consultants in the classroom. Through their commitment to FFA and agricultural education, FFA Alumni help guide the students in their communities down the path to success.
The National FFA Alumni supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources at the local, state, and national levels in order to ensure unparalleled success and opportunities for every agricultural education student.
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 163,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln.
Ford introduced F-Series Trucks in 1948, and began a relationship with FFA in the same year. A collegiate scholarship program for FFA members was developed in 1997 and is supported by Ford dealers across the country. To date, $6.06MM in scholarships has been awarded to FFA members.
Ford continues to produce trucks that are dependable, genuine, authentic and tough. And F-Series is America’s best-selling line of trucks for 34 years running.
Ford Trucks – Proud sponsor of the 2011 NAAE Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing significant contributions to agricultural education.
Forrest T. Jones & Company
Forrest T. Jones & Company, Inc., an insurance administrator, was established in 1953 for the single purpose of serving as a partner with professional groups and associations. Over the past 44 years, FTJ has worked hand in-hand with its clients in adding value to member programs through quality insurance products.
FTJ has grown from a major regional administrator to one of national scope. Licensed and admitted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, today, FTJ serves 140 associations, works with 300 insurance carriers and provides policies to 250,000 insureds.
Farming is Risky Business
Since 2004, Farming is Risky Business (FRB) workshops have reached over 100,000 beginning producers enrolled in agriculture education programs across the U.S. Developed by Custom Ag Solutions, FRB workshops and supporting content are delivered via the FRBWeb.com learning platform. FRB workshops revolve around an interactive farm simulation game – think Kahoot! meets The Farming Game. Participants are first introduced to basic risk and risk management concepts and then face a series of risk management and crop insurance decisions on their simulated farms. Students gain understanding as they experience the financial wins and losses that accompany a career in production agriculture. Originally supported by USDA funding, FRB Workshops are designed to meet state and national CTE (agribusiness) program standards. Certificates are provided to students completing the full “Fundamentals of Agricultural Risk Management” (FARM) course of study.
Goodheart-Willcox supports modern, school-based agricultural education by providing teachers with interactive classroom and laboratory content solutions for standard agriculture courses, integrating student-focused SAE resources and connections throughout our learning packages, and promoting FFA leadership, personal growth, and career exploration activities. The G-W agricultural education titles are written by authors with significant classroom experience and include strong pedagogy that aligns with AFNR Career Cluster Skills and state standards.
GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures designs and manufactures the finest growing structures for educational programs. With extensive experience working with school systems and universities, GrowSpan can help get any program the structure they need. GrowSpan provides turnkey or custom designs and a one-stop shopping experience, so no matter what the curriculum calls for, GrowSpan can help. Whether is for a public school, private school, STEM program, university, research center or any other education program, GrowSpan get you growing and teaching on a year-round basis, no matter what the weather is outside.
Intelliprep is an online platform that provides instructors with that extra edge in helping students excel in the classroom and at FFA CDE Competitions. Our main goal is advancing agricultural education through online study and teaching tools. Currently, we offer complete online tools with thousands of the highest resolution photos for easy identification in four categories: Meat, Poultry, Nursery & Landscape and Floriculture. Our internet app based platform allows teachers to customize quizzes that give direct feedback to students to help them develop critical thinking and effective decision-making skills.
Since its founding in 1837, John Deere has seen a great many changes in its business, its products, its services. Change always comes with opportunity. And Deere has always been ready and willing to embrace it. Yet, through it all, John Deere is still dedicated to those who are linked to the land – farmers and ranchers, landowners, builders, and loggers. And Deere has never outgrown, nor forgotten, its founder's original core values. Those values determine the way we work, the quality we offer, and the unsurpassed treatment you get as a customer, investor, employee.
At LAB-AIDS, we believe students should experience science and be encouraged to question how it relates to them and the world around them. We do this by providing students with hands-on activities that excite them in science, integrate math and are relevant to their own lives. We use a field-tested, hands-on, issues-based approach that builds scientific knowledge and embodies the STEM concept to deliver college and career ready programs and products.
Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 48 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at www.lincolnelectric.com.
MARSfarm designs and manufactures programmable growing systems for agricultural educators. By using LED lighting, we can bring plants into the classroom for experiments on photoperiod, lighting, temperature, etc. We also provide kits for hydroponics to conduct experimentation and observation on plant nutrition and root growth.
Nasco Farm & Ranch
The most complete listing of agricultural supplies and equipment available including products for animal identification, showing and grooming, breed promotion, artificial insemination, animal health, crops and soils, plus hundreds of hard-to-find farm items. You’ll also find high-quality boots and clothing, and a unique collection of farm-related housewares and gift items.
National Crop Insurance ServicesNational Crop Insurance Services is an international not-for-profit service organization representing the 17 crop insurance companies that sell and service federally regulated multi-peril crop insurance through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC). NCIS members also service the state regulated line of crop insurance, called crop-hail. For 2015, the crop insurance industry provided coverage on nearly $150 billion of insured crop value.
On behalf of its members, NCIS collects and analyzes actuarial data, conducts agronomic research, provides policy and procedure analysis, serves as a licensed statistical agency for the state regulated line of crop insurance, and conducts extensive educational activities on claims adjustment, ethics, policies and procedures.
The companies service all farmers participating in the Federal program, including limited-resource and socially disadvantaged farmers. In partnership with the government, these private companies universally deliver effective risk management tools to the American farmer, which forms the major component of the farm safety net.
National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning
National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning, provides quality PreK-12, Academic, and Adult Education instructional solutions for reading, writing, science, social studies, ESL/ELD, Spanish/Dual language, Advanced & Electives, Career & Technical Education, and Professional Development.
Nexus Corporation has been serving the greenhouse industry for over 50 years. The success of its growers over time has established Nexus as an industry leader.
The company has grown substantially since its beginning in 1967. Northglenn, Colorado, our main production facility, is also the headquarters for the Nexus team including engineering (professional engineers licensed in 49 states), customer service, sales, and operations.
Nexus has over 50 years of growth and technical leadership in the greenhouse industry. Close interaction of the Nexus team with our customers allows the company to continue to introduce leading-edge products that reflect emerging industry requirements at a fair price to you. We strive to bring our customers the best in design, engineering, manufacture, and customer service. Over the past years, Nexus has developed international relationships with companies whose products meet our standards and provide needed products to our customers.
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Nutrien is the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, playing a critical role in helping growers increase food production in a sustainable manner.
Penn State Pesticide Education Program
The Pesticide Education Program strives to educate all pesticide applicators and users across the Commonwealth about pest management alternatives, including the safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides. The program promotes responsible decision-making, which will protect pesticide users, public health, plant and animal health, and the environment. Our goals include fostering the development and maintenance of productive, profitable, and competitive businesses and a sustainable food system in Pennsylvania's changing economic climate; ensuring the long-term vitality and sustainability of Pennsylvania's natural resources and local environments as related to pesticides and pest management; and enabling people to reach informed decisions on complex issues involving the use of pesticides by providing information and educational opportunities.
Progressive Agriculture Foundation
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program is the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. The Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. Established in 1995, more than 1.5 million participants have been impacted by the Safety Day program. We recognize the important role young people play in the landscape of agriculture for today and tomorrow. And, keeping families in rural communities safe and healthy is what we’re all about. More than 400 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day events reach more than 100,000 participants annually in the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.
Ram trucks are built, designed and constructed by a new breed of machinists, engineers, and truck fanatics who share the same unending passion for trucks as the people who drive them. They are the gear-heads, the master craftsmen, the guys who bleed gasoline and aren’t afraid to get a little dirt under their fingernails. Ram is composed of people whose mission is to revive the long-standing tradition of building trucks the way they were meant to be built, with legendary HEMI and Cummins engines, refined interiors, and ground-breaking features. That’s what makes Ram run. Guts. Glory. Ram.
Ram is a proud sponsor of FFA and Agriculture Education, celebrating 59 years of support in 2011. Ram is the sponsor of the NAAE Teacher Turn the Key recognition program as well as several critical FFA programs.
Realityworks, Inc. offers educational products that use engaging, hands-on learning aids and interactive technology to bring agriculture lessons to life. Realityworks’ products include tools and programs that address animal science, plant science, welding, trade skills, career exploration and more.
Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company is the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States. Founded in 1938 as a mail order catalog business offering tractor parts to America’s family farmers, today Tractor Supply is a leading edge retailer with revenues surpassing $3 billion.Tractor Supply stores are primarily located in rural areas and the outlying suburbs of major cities. Stores supply the unique products to support their customers’ rural lifestyle, from welders and generators to animal care products and men and women’s workwear. You can also find pet supplies, animal feed, power tools, riding mowers, lawn and garden products and more. Each store team includes a welder, a farmer and a horse owner who collectively provide an exceptional depth of knowledge and resources.Tractor Supply is committed to understanding and fulfilling the needs of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle: folks who frequently describe themselves as hobby farmers and hobby ranchers.
Tractor Supply's involvement with the National FFA Organization has been a pleasure for over 20 years. TSC is proud to sponsor FFA because of the continued dedication to premier leadership, personal growth and career success. It is a great way to connect with our future customers, team members, and the unique communities we serve. FFA is important to our company, and the success of the overall American landscape.
Vernier Software & Technology
When it comes to scientific data collection, Vernier has perfected the development and production of affordable, easy-to-use data-acquisition products (probeware) for science classrooms and labs around the world.
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes a diverse portfolio of animal health medicines and vaccines designed to meet the real-world needs of veterinarians and the livestock farmers and companion animal owners they support.
Zoetis is also the flagship sponsor of NAAE's Communities of Practice, as well as the Animal Science, Small Animal, Veterinary Science and Equine communities as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.