National Ag Week – March 21-25, 2022
Georgia’s climate and rich natural resources have made agriculture its top industry throughout the state. One in seven Georgians works in agriculture, forestry, or related fields. Virtually any crop or animal can grow successfully somewhere across the state. National Agriculture Week is celebrated annually in March. This allows producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, families, and 4-H members to celebrate the agriculture industry’s abundance.
- Get Growing Georgia Nearpod Lesson: Learn about some of Georgia’s largest agriculture commodities – chickens, peanuts, cotton, blueberries, and more!
- My Plate in Georgia Grown Nearpod Lesson: Learn all about the agriculture we find on our plate!
- Go Nuts for Georgia Peanuts Nearpod Lesson: Learn about Georgia’s “most famous” nut that actually isn’t a nut … it’s a legume!
- Zoonotic Diseases Nearpod Lesson: Zoonotic diseases are diseases that pass between animals and humans. Learn how to keep yourself safe against these microorganisms.
- Not All Soil is Created Equal Nearpd Lesson: Learn about the special soil in Southeast Georgia where Vidalia Onions are grown!
- Scavenger Hunt: Answer the question correctly to unlock each lock and learn more about agriculture.
- Matching Game: Turn over the cards to find the matching images of the different Georgia Grown commodities.
- Animal Products Snowman Guessing Game: Guess the missing letters that describe Georgia animal (or animal products) before the snowman melts.
- Produce Snowman Guessing Game: Guess the missing letters that describe Georgia produce before the snowman melts.
Zoom into Science
The following Zoom into Science sessions relate to agriculture and were taught by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty and staff:
- All about Water: July 23, 2020 – The Southwest District 4H2O Team shared all about the importance of earth’s water – from agriculture, health, and human use. This long-standing, successful 4-H program shifted to a virtual format for the summer of 2020. Presenters include Debra Cox, Mitchell County Extension 4-H Educator, Sylvia Davis, Baker/Mitchell County Extension FCS Agent, Brian Hayes, Mitchell County Extension ANR Agent, Cale Cloud, Southwest District Extension Water Agent, and Calvin Perry, UGA Stripling Irrigation Research Park Superintendent.
- All about Plant Biotech: August 6, 2020 – Dr. Wayne Parrott with UGA’s Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics shared about plant GMOs and genome editing.
- Veggie Shapes: September 17, 2020 – Dr. Ester van der Knaap with UGA’s Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics shared about how and why vegetables are the shapes that they are.
- All About Food Safety with Manpreet Singh: October 15, 2020 – Dr. Manpreet Singh with the UGA Poultry Science department shares about food preparation and safety.
Georgia 4-H Friends Magazines
Partners and Resources
Agriculture Council of America
Georgia Department of Agriculture
UGA CAES Georgia Agricultural Statistics
Georgia Department of Agriculture – Fork in the Road
Georgia Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom – Animal Ag
Georgia Grown – Livestock Producers
Georgia Beef Board
Georgia Cattleman’s Association
Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation
Georgia Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom
Georgia Mobile Dairy Classroom
Georgia Canine Coalition
American Farm Bureau – Foundation for Agriculture – On the Farm STEM Experience
American Quarter Horse Association
Farm Credit of Virginias
National Ag in the Classroom
US Poultry & Egg Association
2022 Georgia Department of Agriculture Resources
For more information about becoming involved in 4-H programming, contact your local County Extension Office or call 1-800-ASK-UGA1.