My Cheeseburger came from the Farm

A lesson on the life cycle of cattle and where our food comes from. Includes a lesson plan, additional resources and lesson extensions, and evaluation tools.

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Beef in a Healthy Diet

Students learn about nutrients and why it is important to incorporate all into their diets. Includes a lesson plan, additional resources and lesson extensions, and evaluation tools.

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Beef is Greener Than You Thought

Beef is not only good for you but good for the environment, too! The beef community is continuously improving its management practices so less water is required, water quality is improved, fewer greenhouse gas emissions are produced and less waste is produced. After completing this lesson you will find that beef is greener than you think! Includes a lesson plan, additional resources and lesson extensions, and evaluation tools.

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Ranchers Care About Cattle

It is becoming increasingly important for consumers to understand that the food they eat is being produced by people who care about their livestock and provide optimal care. Cattle ranchers and farmers voluntarily participate in Beef Quality Assurance programs which help cattle producers in producing cattle that are healthy, wholesome and meet FDA, USDA and EPA guidelines. Includes a lesson plan, additional resources and lesson extensions, and evaluation tools.

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Food Safety

A lesson on food safety with emphasis on how to properly cook ground beef and recognition of the critical control points during the processing of beef. Includes a lesson plan, additional resources and lesson extensions, and evaluation tools.

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Our friends at the Iowa Beef Industry Council have created excellent lesson plans for elementary through high school levels. 

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True Beef: From Pasture to Plate

Created by Chef Mike Erickson and his culinary arts students from Pflugerville, Texas, this educational documentary follows agricultural science and culinary arts students as they learn about the entire process of beef production. 

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Farmland the Movie

Farmland, a film by James Moll

An award-winning film, "Farmland" highlights the next generation of farmers and ranchers. There are several lesson plans developed to complement the film covering sustainability, earth science, social studies, and agribusiness.

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