2019 RIFB Annual Meeting

Join us November 21 for our 2019 RIFB Annual Meeting. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. At 10:30 Paul Molesky, AFBF Young Farmer & Rancher Chair, speaks about Young Ag Professionals & the Future of Farming. Stay for Lunch & an Ice Cream Social, followed by a Chef Demonstration. After our Business Meeting, enjoy the Social Hour before Dinner.

For more information and to register (all events are free except for dinner!) click here or call the office at 401-385-3339.

RI DEM Produce Safety Portal

RIDEM  Produce Safety Portal

The Division of Agriculture aims to aid growers in navigating the Produce Safety Rule. Use the above link to go to the RI DEM Produce Safety Portal, or start at our FSMA Links page.

2019 Farm Products Raffle!

2019 RIFB Farm Products Raffle

For our 2019 Raffle to benefit our RIFB Scholarship program, we will offer 3 chances to win for each $5 ticket! Our three prizes will be $500, $300 and $200 in RIFB Member Farm’s Gift Certificates. To buy tickets, come visit our booth at  Foster Old Home Days July 26-28, ERI 4-H Fair August 3 & 4 or Washington County Fair August 14-18.  You can also stop by our office and purchase tickets.  For more details, click to visit the raffle page or contact the office at 401-385-3339.

Teacher Resources

Are you a teacher?  Are you interested in adding Agricultural Literacy to your lessons?  There are many ways that you can integrate an agricultural connection into many of your lessons.  Visit the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum  Matrix.  There you will find an online, searchable, and standards-based curriculum map for K-12 teachers. The Matrix contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards.

Here is an example of what the Matrix offers:

Food Science Bread Dough Challenge

The Bread Dough Challenge is designed for 9-12 Grade.  Students explore the phenomenon of what makes bread dough rise. Using baker’s yeast, students will observe alcoholic fermentation and its connection to cellular respiration as they are challenged to act as food scientists and develop the best recipe for quick-rising bread dough.

What IS Ag Literacy?

Ag literacy is the understanding of the the relationship between agriculture and the environment, food, fiber and energy, animals, lifestyle, the economy and technology.

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Ag Literacy has an incredible amount of resources for teachers as well.

Free Resources & Lesson Plans

More information can be found at https://www.agfoundation.org/