Flat Aggie: All About Beef

cow calf

*photo credit Tales of A Kansas Farm Mom

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this with Flat Aggie’s reports from a Manitoba beef farm and a Kansas grain and cattle farmSoybean & Cow Farmer Math brings these Agmazing Adventures to life!

Classroom Activities & Resources

From Illinois Ag in the Classroom:

From Minnesota Ag in the Classroom: Cheeseburger Poster


  • Amazing Grazing by Cris Peterson
  • Farm Animals: Cows by Rachel Bell
  • Life on a Cattle Farm by Judy Wolfman
  • Little Joe by Sandra Neil Wallace (Companion guide from Illinois Ag in the Classroom)
  • Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts (Companion Guide from Illinois Ag in the Classroom)
  • Beef Cattle: An A to Z Book (Lesson Guide from agbooksforkids.com)
  • Beef Cattle in the Story of Ag (Lesson Guide from agbooksforkids.com)
  • Someday Rider by Ann Herbert Scott
  • Why Do Cowboys Sleep With Their Boots On? by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton

Web Resources

Burger Snacks from IL Ag in the Classroom

Materials Needed:

  • 2 vanilla wafers
  • 1 chocolate cookie
  • Red icing
  • Yellow icing
  • Green coconut

The vanilla wafers represent the hamburger buns. The chocolate cookie represents the hamburger. The red icing represents ketchup. The yellow icing represents mustard. The green coconut represents lettuce. To put your burger together, simply put a little icing on each vanilla wafer and place the chocolate cookie in the middle. You can also add coconut with green food coloring on it to represent lettuce.


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