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Beef Resources for Educators

Find a variety of tools to help teachers of all grade levels, librarians and families incorporate beef and veal into their lessons!   

Beef & Veal in the Classroom

The Beef & Veal in the Classroom grant application deadline is June 1, 2019. Learn more by reviewing the Program Overview and resources below. 

Program Guidelines 

Grant Application

Beef and Veal Evaluation

Digitial Lesson Toolkit 

In-Classroom Toolkit 

Classroom Toolkit Affidavit 

We are very thankful to Moutain States Rosen and Marcho Veal for their continued support of this program. 

For more information about this program, contact Kaitlyn Carey at 814-623-2698 or

Pennsylvania beef farm Virtual Field Trip opportunities

Take your class on a virtual field trip to a Pennsylvania Beef Farm from the comfort of your own classroom!

This one-of-a-kind learning experience, developed for middle and high school students, will turn Pennsylvania classrooms into virtual beef farms through the use of Zoom video conferencing technology. 

With the click of a mouse, students will be transported to fields, visit barns and view animals live, guided by a Pennsylvania beef farmer and/or industry experts, as they learn about how food is grown in Pennsylvania and see what beef farmers do each day to care for their animals. They'll even be able to chat with the farmers during a live Q&A session. 

If you are interested in learning more information, contact Kaitlyn Carey, or 814-623-2698.

Watch our trips, here!

Farmland, the film and discovering farmland

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® and Discovery Education have partnered on an exciting new initiative to engage urban youth with a first-hand glimpse into modern agriculture. Using the award-winning documentary, "FARMLAND, a film by James Moll," as a foundation, this new initiative will inspire students using an innovative, multi-modal curriculum that brings to life critical issues impacting the agriculture industry, such as sustainability, the new science behind farming and entrepreneurship. 

The Farmland Film is made available to educators upon request. Reach out to Kaitlyn Carey, 814-623-2698 or if you are interested in receiving a copy for your classroom. 

True Beef Documentary 

“True Beef: From Pasture to Plate” is an innovative educational documentary that follows Pflugerville ISD agricultural science and culinary arts students as they learn about the entire process of beef production. The documentary is designed to teach culinary arts students where their food comes from while learning the importance of farming and ranching from agriculture students.

 Make the farm to fork connection with this series of lesson plans that supports the documentary "True Beef". This guide contains 8 lessons designed for the High School Culinary Arts or Family and Consumer Sciences program, however, STEM connections have been included for all lessons making it easy for teachers to make connections across the curriculum. The "True Beef" documentary was produced by Pflugerville Independent School District (TX). Download the comprehensive lesson plans below.

DOwnload the Lessons Here

The True Beef Documentary is made available to educators upon request. Reach out to Kaitlyn Carey, 814-623-2698 or if you are interested in receiving a copy for your classroom. 

Learn More about beef with afbfa

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA) has teamed up with the Beef Checkoff Program to offer engaging beef educational resources, including a FREE educational app for youth. 

The "All About Beef" app features beef heritage and nutrition games from, and is available on iTunesGoogle Play and Amazon.

For more beef education resources and Kid-Friendly Beef Recipes developed by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, click here.  


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Educational beef book bundles 

“The Chaney Twins” Ag Educational Children’s Books are written by twin sisters Rianna and Sheridan Chaney, and edited by their mother Rebecca Long Chaney. These books highlight the twins’ personal experiences in the beef and dairy industries. There are several books included within the series. To learn more about the Chaney family and their books, click here. 

find lesson plans for the books here