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New Web Page Focuses on Beef Education Tools

WASHINGTON-The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched an updated beef resources web page dedicated to sharing nationally focused beef education tools with teachers, volunteers, farmers and ranchers.
The site features a new video highlighting the Foundation's 2016 On the Farm STEM event and its impact on district- and university-level STEM coordinators.
"We are excited to debut this online educational resource featuring professional development events for science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers, educators and coordinators who are looking for real-world applications of STEM concepts," said Julie Tesch, executive director of the Foundation.
Educators who are interested in professional development events in 2017 can find information on the application process online.
The Beef Checkoff Program funded development of the On the Farm events and supporting resources. The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 farm bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. In states with qualified beef councils, states retain up to 50 cents of the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.

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