The North Dakota Soybean Council (NDSC) is now awarding grants to elementary, middle, high school teachers; the awards are worth up to $500 and will be awarded on a competitive basis to support lessons related to soybeans or soy products.
Learn more at https://ndsoybean.org/ndscs-education-mini-grant-program/.
Agriculture is all around us in North Dakota, yet many people don’t know all the ways farming and agriculture impacts their lives. The North Dakota Soybean Council supports the Living Ag Classroom, which educates elementary school-aged children on the diversity of agriculture in the state of North Dakota, and its role in feeding the nation and the rest of the world.
The Living Ag Classroom typically holds events at several locations to connect with fourth graders from across North Dakota. Virtual events were held in 2021 and the Living Ag Classroom materials can be found online at bit.ly/livingagclassroom
The Ag Mag’s information and activities are geared toward the state’s third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. This magazine is one of the N.D. Agriculture in the Classroom Council activities that helps students learn more about North Dakota agriculture in science, math, language arts, social studies and other classes.
The North Dakota Soybean Council partners with Nourish the Future to host the Feeding and Fueling the World Workshop. The workshop engages environmental, chemistry and biology teachers and biotechnology instructors in hands-on, inquiry-based lessons focused on integrating science in modern food production into their classrooms and career technical education programs.
The goals for teacher education will include:
To learn more, visit www.nourishthefuture.org. North Dakota middle school and high school science teachers interested in participating in future workshops, please email Shireen Alemadi at email@example.com.
North Dakota State University Extension offers the Simply Soy teaching package. Supported by the NDSC and soybean checkoff Simply Soy provides educators and others with resources to help teach about the many uses of soybeans including in human nutrition.
Click here for Simply Soy Teaching Package.
Who says soybeans aren’t fun? Suzie Soybean begs to differ. She’s been known to pop up a wide range of events to draw attention to the value soybeans and soybean farmers bring to North Dakota. Be on the lookout at events this year across North Dakota because you never know when a life-sized soybean may become the life of the party!