By Alex Schnabelrauch, Michigan Farm Bureau
With the added stress of virtual learning, continuous sanitation and symptom monitoring, our kids and teachers need our support more than ever. Give the gift of fun, easy-to-use monthly FARM Crates! FARM Crates are hands-on, educational STEM fun for the teachers and students in your life. They bring the normalcy and fun of field trips back into the classroom, whether students are meeting in person or online.
We’re offering a special buy three, get one free deal on Michigan Farm Bureau and Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom spring 2021 FARM Crates. Thanks to support from the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, you’ll receive each crate for $35 (a $50 value) or four months of crates – with resources and supplies for 30 students – for just $105. Visit the Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom store subscription tab to purchase one month or all four. This offer is only available until January 25, so order today!
Thanks to support from the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, you’ll receive each crate — with resources and supplies for 30 students — for just $35 (a $50 value). Visit mfbfoc.com/farmcrate to purchase one month or all four.
Similar to other subscription boxes like Stitch Fix or HelloFresh, FARM Crates are delivered to K-5th grade classrooms across the state at the start of each month. Each crate includes a food or agriculture book, Agriculture in the Classroom lesson resources, a hands-on, grade-appropriate lesson and support materials, an online extension activity and a teacher gift.
Learn more about our 2021 FARM Crates below.
February Season of Love FARM Crate
The weather may still be frightful, but Michigan farmers are working day and night to care for their land, livestock and water. You’ll love meeting a Michigan livestock farmer, learning more about how farmers take care of their animals and experience hands-on STEM lessons along the way. Order deadline: Jan. 25
March Fruit, Veggies and Springtime FARM Crate
Ever wonder how farmers get those springtime seedlings ready while we’re still wearing winter coats? Purchase the March FARM Crate to virtually tour a Michigan greenhouse, learn about how all our tasty fruits and vegetables get their start and do seasonal hands-on STEM lessons that meet grade-level content standards. Order deadline: Feb. 28
April Egg-cellent Experiments FARM Crate
We’re not yolking, the April FARM Crate is an egg-cellent gift for the young (or young at heart) scientists in your life! Snag the April crate for a behind-the-scenes tour of a Michigan laying hen farm, hands-on lessons that meet grade-level science standards and egg-citing STEM experiments. This crate serves another book, teacher gift and virtual and hard copy lesson plan sunny side up! Order deadline: March 26
May Inventions, Engineering and Innovations FARM Crate
Do you know a budding Henry Ford, Marie Curie or Temple Grandin? Then this is the FARM Crate for you! Students will use this crate to try on engineering concepts while meeting a real Michigan farmer and inventor. Explore inventors of the past who paved the way for the technologies we use today! Order deadline: April 30