Maryland Farm & Harvest Learning Resources

Visit Maryland farms as students learn about agriculture, the state's largest commercial industry. Host Joanne Clendining introduces the passionate men and women who run 21st-century farms and value a simple love of farming.

This collection of resources - for elementary, middle, and high school students - spotlights the daily work of farmers who grow our food as students examine factors that impact Maryland's farming ecosystem and the environment.


Science | Grades 3-12

Lesson Starters

Take a tour around the state to visit Maryland farms with students. See what it's like to run a 21st century farm, from dealing with severe weather to foraging for mushrooms, to protecting oyster farms and managing invasive species. Use the lesson starters to introduce students to a new topic and get them ready to learn.

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Science | Grades 6-8

Self-paced Interactive Lessons

Ever been to a Maryland farm to see how our food is grown? Have you seen corn being harvested, or watermelons being hand-picked? Explore these topics, and more, with middle school students. Assign the interactive lessons to deepen their understanding of science and agriculture-based topics.

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This learning resource is a production of Maryland Public Television/Thinkport, in partnership with the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation.

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