More than 2,000 FARM Crates shipped to teachers across Michigan last fall, thanks to enthusiastic support for the ag-accurate classroom kits from K-5 educators.
Similar to other subscription boxes (Stitch Fix, HelloFresh, etc.) FARM Crates arrive in classrooms early each month, bringing some of the fun of field trips back to students whether they’re meeting in person or online. 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.
With the ongoing uncertainty of in-person programming, the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture is again underwriting the cost of FARM Crates for early 2021. County Farm Bureaus will want to get in the action early, especially if ordering a full subscription.
FARM Crate Monthly Classroom Kits are available February through May for grades K-5, featuring a monthly, agricultural-themed lesson with a partnering storybook, lesson plan, Nearpod interactive online lesson and more. They’re for sale to the public for $35/month and to county Farm Bureaus for $30. Buy a full, four-month subscription by Jan. 25 and you’ll get one month free.
More details about each of the 2021 FARM Crates:
Have your P&E chair or volunteers work with your CAM to order through the Michigan Ag in the Classroom store subscription tab.
MFB staff contact: Amelia Miller, 517-679-5688