Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released three new books and two new videos to complement its updated My American Farm game, My Little Ag Me. These supporting resources focus on the many careers available in agriculture.“This new series of My American Farm books does a great job of teaching schoolkids more about agriculture and a variety of ag-related careers—from dairy farmer to plant scientist to ag journalist,” said Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation president. “Each book introduces students to ag terms and shows them different types of agriculture and related careers.”The three books are geared toward a fifth-grade audience and are titled “The Vibrant Variety,” “The Artistic Arrangement” and “The Cow Conundrum.” A special code at the end of the books unlocks a secret level of the My Little Ag Me game.In addition to the books, two videos highlight a host of careers in agriculture ranging from information technology programmer to mechanical engineer.“The videos explain how those involved in agriculture are taking a proactive approach to solving agricultural challenges like producing more food with fewer resources,” said Christy Lilja, executive director of the Foundation. “We believe that after students watch these videos, they will better understand that no matter what their interest is, there is a career in agriculture for them.”Visit http://www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom to find the My American Farm books under “eComics and Books” and the Career Challenge videos under “Videos.”The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture was founded in 1967 and works to help learners of all ages understand the importance of agriculture through educational outreach and learning resources, while reconnecting them with the people who grow their food.The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, Corteva Agriscience. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities, visit http://myamericanfarm.org.
SharePrint RelatedTravel like a local, not a touristApril 23, 2019In “News”5 tips for planning your next vacation with geocachingJuly 31, 2017In “GeoTours”Get Inspired By These Epic GeoToursMay 27, 2016In “GeoTours” Reasons to visit the Azores:All of the activities you can imagine are at your disposal, but the best part is that you can do them on beautiful islands in the middle of the ocean. To name a few: canoeing, kayaking, canyoning, whale-watching, golfing, sailing, diving, paragliding, bird watching, horseback riding, cycling/mountain biking, hiking, sport fishing, surfing, and so on. It is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream environment and, despite being away from the mainland, it has very mild weather year round which allows you to soak in whatever activities you desire. The Azores has one of the 7 wonders of Portugal—the Lagoon of the Seven Cities. The lagoon consists of two freshwater lakes that are connected by a narrow channel within the crater of a dormant volcano. Although the two lakes are connected, they are not similar by nature. The locals refer to them as Blue Lake and Green Lake due to the hue when you view its reflection. The village of Lajes do Pico also received an award of one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal, but for different reasons; it’s one of the 7 Gastronomic Wonders of Portugal. That’s right, Portugal takes its food so seriously that they list cities where the food is so good they’ve become national icons.Great Caches on this GeoTour:Suspenso no Tempo… | Suspended in Time… — GC61DB5On the island of Flores this EarthCache showcases its waterfalls and geomorphology. You learn about the formation of valleys and different types of waterfalls you can observe. All learning aside, the views you get from this EarthCache are spectacular and epitomizes what the nature Azores has to offer.Farol dos Capelinhos — GC5V2KMThis lighthouse was built in the late 1800’s and was functioning until 1957 when a volcano on the island of Faial erupted. It destroyed the surrounding buildings but the ash only buried the first floor of the lighthouse, which still remains covered today.A view to the Paradise of Nature — GC3F5Q2The island of São Miguel is referred to as paradise on earth. The blue color of the waters, rolling island mountains, and colorful foliage entrap through captivation. The lagoon “Lagoa do fogo” has inspired writers and explorers of years past and current. The cache brings you to the top of a viewpoint with a scenic panorama of the island.Pico’s — GC2WWJ4Pico Mountain is the tallest mountain in the Azores and is the third tallest mountain in the Atlantic ocean peaking at a sky scraping 2,351 m (7713 ft). The mountain was formed by several volcanic eruptions starting over 240,000 years ago.What geocachers are saying:Today is my second day on Flores with my friend Zoeklopers geocaching and for discovering some nice places. This walking trail was more than worth it. At the end it’s really amazing what you see, I couldn’t believe it, such a beautiful and quite place. Nature is so awesome. – NiquetjesOn our trip to the Azores we had some great impressions, were shown beautiful places by different cache owners and enjoyed the stunning nature and hospitality of these islands and their residents. Overall Max and I had great two weeks on Sao Miguel, Terceira, Faial and Pico which were accompanied by one or the other Geocache visit. A big thank you to all the cache owners for hiding and for showing us some very special places, of which this EC was one of them. – cherry_sWe were so happy and relieved that some tears of joy and satisfaction came up while embracing each other on the highest point of portugal … and after rising about 1000 meters! So, my 1000th geocache is this ‘earthcache’ it was not only a pleasure to climb here but it was a contribution of what geocaching is and can be : every cache can be a great souvenir in nature surrounded by people you love and care – pet0etieNote: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. The copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Share with your Friends:More There isn’t a more explosive GeoTour on our planet than GeoTour Azores. Located roughly 850 miles west of mainland Europe, the Azores consists of 9 volcanic islands with a whopping 150 geocaches scattered across the lush, mountainous islands. The exotic nature of this group of islands has a global appeal and is part of a larger group of Atlantic Ocean islands called Macaronesia, or “fortunate islands,” because those who visit or live there are considered to be fortunate to see the beauty of the Azores.The islands of the archipelago are divided in three geographical groups: the Eastern Group, comprised of Santa Maria and São Miguel; the Central Group, including Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial; and the Western Group, composed by Corvo and Flores. For non-residents each island group has its own unique prize, but if you’re ambitious enough to find 100% of the GeoTour first, you earn the Archipelago prize. It’s easy to feel excited about this GeoTour jam packed with adventure, oceanic views, and hikes along the craters of volcanoes.GeoTour Azores has 150 geocaches and 21 joker geocaches. The joker geocaches are optional and can replace any geocache that could not be found so you can complete the tour.Each geocacher/team of geocachers can only participate in this GeoTour onceThis GeoTour is available for 1 year from the date of its releaseThe organization of this GeoTour and the São Miguel Tourism Delegation only guarantee the prizes while supplies lastGeocachers who find half of all GeoTour caches (75 caches) or the GeoTour caches of an entire group of islands receive a geocoin!
Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) chief Prakash Ambedkar on Thursday alleged that the Central government was planning to trifurcate Maharashtra on the lines of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Addressing a press conference in the city, the VBA chief referred to the political chaos around government formation in the State and said, “The Bharatiya Janata Party is using President’s Rule as a medium to accomplish the division of the State. They want to create a situation of fait accompli, just like the coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir was forced out and President’s Rule was imposed so that they could smoothly remove Article 370 without any objections.”‘Centre’s conspiracy’Mr. Ambedkar also alleged that based on the information received by the VBA, talks of making Mumbai a Union Territory were under way in New Delhi. “It is a conspiracy by the Central government to divide Maharashtra into three parts: Mumbai as a Union Territory, a separate State of Vidarbha, and the rest of Maharashtra. They are putting woes of the farmers on the forefront to execute this plan,” he said.When asked about his take on government formation in the State, the VBA chief said the Congress, National Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena had put up a farcical play. “The Congress has held three meetings so far, but has not confirmed whether it will support the Sena or not. This makes the Sena look like a monkey dancing to the tune of its master,” he said.Mr. Ambedkar said the VBA would take to the streets and hold mass protests against any such plans to divide the State. “In 1960, political parties had fought for Mumbai to remain a part of Maharashtra. We will not let Mumbai be removed from it and do everything we can to hinder this move,” he said.The VBA had contested around 235 seats in the Assembly polls, but won none.