Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom would like to introduce you to its newest resource: Mapping Our Food. Mapping Our Food is a standard-aligned educational resource for first grade classrooms that highlights ten Nebraska-grown products and the farmers who raise them.

An engaging supplement for any first-grade classroom, Mapping Our Food is an integrated language arts and social studies resource. The complete kit includes letters from youth farmers, posters featuring food items, and a map with stickers to track the locations of Nebraska farmers and ranchers. The teacher’s guide features connections to state standards, worksheets, and hands-on activities for further learning.

Would you like a complete kit of Mapping Our Food? First-grade teachers are welcome to request a kit be mailed to them or you can continue scrolling for the worksheets, letters, and food posters.

Taste and Teach Grant

With funding from a National Agriculture in the Classroom Fire-Up Grant, Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom is offering an opportunity for you to taste and teach. Fifty first-grade teachers will receive a $100 Taste and Teach grant to purchase products from the Mapping Our Food lesson plans.

Each awardee will receive a $100 grant and an electronic binder with resources and lessons for taste testing lesson plans. Teachers must conduct a pre-test with their students prior to receiving the grant and materials, and a post-test upon conclusion of the grant.

The application will remain open until September 30th. Award notifications will be shared via email on October 6th.

Why a conversation about food? The United States has one of the world’s safest supply of food, and our food system relies entirely on trusting the people involved along the way. Mapping Our Food thoughtfully engages first-grade students to begin the conversation about where food comes from.

We’d love to hear from you! If you use Mapping Our Food in your classroom, please let us know. Give us a call, email us, or fill out our brief survey. Your feedback will help us create future resources that are useful in your classroom, engaging for students and families, and informative about Nebraska’s number one industry – Agriculture!


Thank you to the following organizations for their support of this project

Nebraska Dry Bean Commission

Nebraska Wheat Board

Midwest Dairy


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