• Agriculture resources for teachers

    Farming Lesson Plans and Ideas for Teachers

    It’s back to school season and families know there’s a lot of hustle and bustle as routines shift from summer fun and exploration to classroom learning. No one knows that better than teachers! Once the excitement of those first weeks starts to wear off, you might be craving some...

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    Keeping Wheat Alive

    For thousands of years, we’ve been growing wheat for food, carefully selecting plants that will thrive in different climates and environments, while providing the nutrition and flavor we want. When we bake bread, cakes and cookies, we use this modern, cultivated wheat. But there are wild...

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    From Farm to Reading Chair: Books for Chefs of All Ages

    We’re all about connecting people with the land. But you don’t always have to roll up your sleeves and get dirty to do that. Sometimes all you have to do is curl up with a good book.

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    Corporate Farms vs. Family Farms: What’s the Difference?

    There’s a (mis)perception that corporate farms are giant conglomerates. In fact, most Kansas “corporate” farms are owned by families. Becoming incorporated is a way for families to create and structure a business together, while protecting themselves — just like any small business owner...

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    Savor the Flavor of Kansas Kettle Corn

    Can you name the Kettle Corn Capital of Kansas? It’s Burlingame, thanks to Jerry Hill and his wife Benleng, who own Thrill’s Kettle Corn.

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    Five Farming Myths

    If I say “farmer” what image pops into your mind? Maybe you picture an old man wearing overalls and sucking on a bit of straw. That’s what a lot of people think. But there are a lot of disconnects between what we see in movies and what actually happens on the farm. So, we compiled some of...

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  • Sorghum Seed

    The History of Sorghum

    Sorghum is considered an ancient grain. The earliest known records of sorghum were found at an archaeological dig in northeastern Africa near the Egyptian-Sudanese border and date back to 8000 B.C. Sorghum grows well even in arid climates, which is probably why it spread across Africa....

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  • Hand Holding Soybean

    What’s in a Soybean?

    Soybeans! They are the behind-the-scenes heroes of the food industry. If you think about it, a lot of crops get the credit they deserve for the food they create. Almost everyone knows bread comes from wheat and you can eat corn by itself. But unless you drink soymilk and eat soy burgers,...

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  • Genetic Modification

    4 Things You Need to Know About GMOs

    There’s a lot of buzz around genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. You’ve probably seen non-GMO labels in your grocery. What exactly is a GMO? Why do they exist? Are they safe to eat?

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  • Giving a Home-Baked Gift is a Great Way to Show Someone You Care

    This March, the Kansas Farm Food Connection is teaming up with the Kansas Wheat Commission and the Home Baking Association to promote Bake and Take Month. For more than 40 years, Bake and Take Month has been an opportunity to celebrate relationships with friends and family by baking and...

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