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Department of Agronomy

Department of Agronomy
Kansas State University
2004 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506-0110

Ph: +1-785-532-6101
Fx: +1-785-532-6094

Good Day Educators:

Below are a few links that may help get you started. You might also find more helpful materials by clicking on the Youth Education links for K-12 on the main Growing in Agronomy page.

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Educator Resources:

GIA Home>IllinoisAgintheClassroom.pngIllinois Agriculture in the Classroom

GIA Home>Paul's Sand boxFast Plants: University of Wisconsin
Join thousands of teachers worldwide who use Fast Plants® to bring science alive in their classrooms!

GIA Home>North Dakota Wheat CommissionKids and Teachers: North Dakota Wheat Commission
Teaching kids about wheat, whole grains and wheat-foods can actually be fun.

GIA Home>KidipedeHistory of Wheat:
Kidipede is a history site for children in fifth grade to eighth grade. Kidipede helps children do research for their reports, understand their homework, and grow up to be informed citizens. (5th-8th Grade)

GIA Home>Rocky Mountain InstituteRMI For Kids: Rocky Mountain Institute
Allows kids and teachers to learn about different subjects, such as energy and water.

GIA Home>Kansas Foundation for Ag in the ClassroomKansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom: Exploring Kansas Natural Resources is targeted towards the 5th grade level with K-8 applications.

GIA Home>West Texas A&M logoK-12 Teaching Resources and Activities: Hands-on, exploratory learning activities based on methods of scientific inquiry will encourage interest in science, soil, engineering, agriculture, and natural resources.

GIA Home>GrowingtheNextGeneration.jpgGrowing the Next Generation: The Agrium website has great resources on it for educators and youth.


Willie and the Beanstalk Contest: Willie and the Beanstalk is a contest is open to high school, middle school, 4-H, and/or FFA teams interested in the scientific principles surrounding plant growth. The challenge involves trying to grow the largest soybean plant in a 47-day time span and documenting this effort.


Soil Science Society of America: The SSSA provides educator resources on its website and informational videos on its YouTube channel.
Soil and Clean Water (English - Español)
Soil and Human Health (English - Español)
Soil and Food Security (English - Español)