North Carolina Farm to School

Lesson Plans & Educational Resources

NCDA Agricultural Statistics – brings together current and historic data relating to North Carolina agriculture.

NC Ag in the Classroom – Ag in the Classroom is an educational program designed to provide teachers with quality materials to teach students, through North Carolina competency-based lessons, about the sources of their food and fiber, and the importance of agriculture to the economy.

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Food & Ag Resource Guide – This list features recommended resources for each age group aligned to the Pillars of Agricultural Literacy.

NC State Extension – Grow for It – The North Carolina 4-H Grow For It program provides resources and opportunities to connect youth and educators to issues in agriculture and natural resources in meaningful ways.

Got to Be NC Activity Book – A great way for kids (and adults) to learn about agriculture, North Carolina’s #1 industry.  Explore the vitality of agriculture inside this activity book to cultivate your mind.

FSI: Food Safety Investigation – The Food Safety Investigation (FSI) Curriculum has been developed for students in high school agriculture, biology, health, and food science classes. It is a supplemental curriculum designed to teach students safe food handling and preparation practices as well as increase their understanding of food production from farm to table.

NC Strawberry Lesson Plans – The NC Strawberry Association collaborated with NC Ag in the Classroom to create lesson plans featuring NC strawberries.

NC Sweetpotato Lesson Plans – The NC SweetPotato Commission collaborated with NC Ag in the Classroom and NC Family and Consumer Science teachers on these lesson plans, which all feature NC sweetpotatoes.

Plant for Human Health Institute, NC State University – Information on lesson plans, school gardens and professional development for educators.

NC Fruit and Vegetable Fact sheets – The fruit and vegetable fact sheets are designed to help educators and school nutrition professionals in encouraging children to eat and enjoy more fruits and vegetables.