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My American Farm
May 05, 2011
Teaching consumers about agriculture seems to be front of mind throughout our industry these days. It comes as no surprise to me that the American Farm Bureau and Pioneer Hi-Bred have teamed up to bring consumers another advocacy message. This one, titled My American Farm, is focused on teaching consumers where their food comes from in a new way. This suite of computer games is based on food products and educates the player about each of the commodities they choose to learn about.
"The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s My American Farm project teaches agricultural literacy to consumers and the public through an interactive computer game. Players learn where food comes from and how those products get from the farm to their dinner plate. My American Farm is an online educational game that lets students learn about agriculture while having fun."
You can also explore the game in the tour offered on the site. I am not surprised that the Farm Bureau is excited about this endeavor, as they have always worked closely with producers to teach others about agriculture, as the My American Farm website
"We strive to be a credible source for agricultural literacy information. Our materials and programs are designed not only to reflect reliable information, but also to meet today’s standards of learning. We make every effort to produce outstanding materials, create accurate resources, and provide opportunities to tell the story."