Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning Options

Do you find yourself needing to set up online or virtual classes? Do you need some activities to supplement student learning and keep students active and engaged as learners? Here are some of our best guides and resources to virtual learning and integrating agriculture. 

K-5 Resources

6-12 Resources

All Levels

  • FarmChat® Programs
  • YouTube playlists for specific topics:  careersAITC activitiesSoil and WaterSpecialty CropsPoultryTechnology in AgAg HistorySpecialty AnimalsFuel and EnergyFoodDairySwineTurkeyConservationLivestockCommodity CropsCattleAg EngineeringSafetyPest ManagementAg Financeetc.
  • eLearning from National Agriculture in the Classroom: This new site includes materials that teachers can copy and paste into their own virtual learning classrooms or can assign students directly.
  • Farm to Table and Production Videos: Visit farms and challenge students to investigate the farm-to-table process using this collection of video recordings from Minnesota.
  • Teach ME about Food and Farms: Digital books and videos all about agriculture in Maine.
  • Farm Life 360: Videos from Virginia.
  • Humanity Against Hunger: Online Game - At the village you encounter three maize farmers, each of whom faces a different crop problem. Using a field manual, you must analyze each situation, offer a diagnosis and then recommend a remedy.
  • NUTRIENTS FOR LIFE | Online Game - You are going to provide a Corn crop with the nutrients it needs to grow: water, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Try to keep all four dials in the green!
  • Nitrogen Cycle Challenge | Online Game - Test your knowledge as you help Tom or Jamie work their way through the nitrogen cycle. Explore two different scenarios, answering questions about the nitrogen cycle in corn fields or a tomato garden.
  • Iowa Pathways - Iowa Pathways is a learning environment that challenges students to create their own story of Iowa history and agriculture as they explore the people, places, events and ideas. Students choose topics that interest them as they examine relationships among Iowa concepts.
  • Explore More - Explore More is a resource for students to unravel issues and make informed decisions about water quality, genetic energy, environmental sustainability, and future sources of energy. Video, interactive simulations, background essays, webquests and lesson plans help teachers connect local concepts to the classroom.
  • Blue Not Flu - Animal diseases can be spread between people and animals. These zoonotic diseases can occur when people have close contact with animals. Understand disease risks and learn about preventive measures to reduce the occurrence of zoonotic diseases with these online lessons targeted to middle and high school students.
  • My Food Science Lab - Help keep food safe for consumers and learn basic lab techniques and practices along the way!
  • At Home Ag-tivities from American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.
  • AgBytes: Quick and easy activities and educational content that teachers and parents can use with their students at home. #agbyte
  • Animal U: Animal U promotes involvement in animal agriculture and allows all youth the opportunity to increase their knowledge. It also enables more young people to become involved through accessible, straight-forward, and research-based information.
  • Pork, Beef, Chicken: Journey To Your Plate - Have you noticed changes in the food available at your grocery store in recent weeks? The COVID-19 crisis has impacted the supply of many consumer products, including the food we eat every day. This has resulted in the unavailability of favorite brands, product shortages and even price changes of many products from paper towels to meat. Update: Turkey Trek
  • Grow Next Gen - These self-guided digital resources allow students to work independently. Pre- and post-tests can be used to check knowledge gains. Topics include GMOs, water quality, soybeans, world hunger, modern agriculture, global trade, food science, technology, and byproducts. 
  • Healthy Farms, Healthy Agriculture: Biosecurity - We are witnessing in real time the spread of a virulent, infectious disease known as COVID-19 among the human population. Livestock and poultry are susceptible to infectious diseases as well, and the impacts can be devastating for anyone raising farm animals. The most effective strategy for protecting farm animal health is to prevent or reduce the chances of introducing a disease into a herd or flock. This virtual learning experience is helping youth in agriculture discover biosecurity, the preventative measures that protect farm animals from the spread of infectious diseases.