A new agricultural magazine will give students inside and outside the classroom an education in beef production. The Ag Mag, a newspaper-style reader developed by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and funded in part by the Beef Checkoff, features information about beef production, nutrition and related careers, and encourages discussions about the industry in the classroom and at home. It’s available for purchase in classroom sets of 30 and in free eReader format.
“The Beef Ag Mag was designed not only for classrooms, but also to be used by families and other youth groups as they learn where their food comes from,” said Julie Tesch, executive director of the Foundation.
In addition to the beef-based curriculum, the Ag Mag features four agricultural leaders who play different roles within the industry. The featured leaders include a meat scientist from Minnesota and cattle ranchers from Nebraska, Mississippi and Idaho.
“These leaders represent a great cross-section of the industry that both youth and adults will enjoy getting to know,” Tesch said. “All of these leaders are committed to providing superb animal care, producing a nutritious product and sharing the story of their ranch.”
Other Ag Mag offerings include information on apples, bees, corn, dairy, energy, pizza, poultry, soybeans and careers in agriculture. More information is available at www.agfoundation.org.