Texas AgLiteracy: Educating Texans About Agriculture

Join us in growing ag literacy in our community! We want to inspire others to learn more accurate information about agriculture and feel more connected to our food, fiber, and natural resources.

Agriculture is an important industry in Texas, with the state being one of the largest agricultural producers in the country. However, despite its significance, many Texans lack a basic understanding of agriculture and its impact on their daily lives. That’s where Texas AgLiteracy comes in.

Texas AgLiteracy is a program designed to educate Texans, especially students, about agriculture and its importance. The program is a collaboration between the Texas Farm Bureau, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and the Texas Education Agency. Its mission is to promote agricultural literacy by providing educators with resources and materials that they can use to teach their students about agriculture.

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One of the goals of Texas AgLiteracy is to address the misconceptions that many Texans have about agriculture. For example, many people believe that agriculture is only about farming and that it is a dying industry. In reality, agriculture encompasses a wide range of activities, including research, technology development, and marketing. It is also a thriving industry that contributes significantly to the Texas economy.

By educating Texans about agriculture, Texas AgLiteracy is helping to create a more informed and engaged population. This is important not just for the agriculture industry but for the state as a whole. Understanding the role that agriculture plays in our lives can help us make more informed decisions about the food we eat, the products we use, and the policies that govern our state.