• Mooing cows

    Why Do Cows “Moo”?

    Perhaps you’ve driven down a country road, seen a herd of cows and rolled your window down to call “moooooo” as you pass. No? Just me? Well, it turns out, I might actually have been saying hello. (Or saying something.) Cows moo to communicate with each other. Researchers know it and...

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    How Kansas Are You?

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  • Rustic cedar Christmas decorations

    Decorate a Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Tree

    We love the holidays because something as simple as the first snowflake or a treasured ornament can conjure up a wealth of wonderful memories. For many, choosing and decorating a Christmas tree is a tradition held dear. 

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  • Fruitcake

    What Holiday Food Are You?

    Let's face it, things get stressful this time of year. Sometimes we'd rather hide under the covers and take personality quizzes until it's time to eat. We decided to give you a break so you can do just that! Curl up and take our quiz to find out which holiday food matches your...

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  • Aerial view of Midwest crop patchwork

    How Land Is Used in the U.S.

    Have you ever wondered exactly how much of the country is used for farming? Or how much forest area there is? Using information from a variety of sources, Bloomberg released a fun and interesting interactive map that shows how land is used in the United States. The map shows several...

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  • Bluestem students love farm chores

    Ag Is a Natural Learning Tool for Kansas Elementary School

    Can you imagine your kids being disappointed if they don’t get to do their chores? At Bluestem Elementary School in Leon, this actually happens. “Behavior-wise in my classroom, it’s first, you get a warning, second you lose recess, third you don’t get to do chores,” fourth-grade teacher...

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  • Last-Minute Halloween Treats

    Have you checked your schedule lately? Does your kiddo have a Halloween party in their classroom tomorrow that you've forgotten all about? No worries, we've got all the tricks you need to be crowned the 'Best Treats of the Party!'

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  • 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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  • Wheat plants

    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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