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Kids can explore farmers markets online

—From the AFBF Public Relations Team

The popular agricultural education gaming site MyAmericanFarm.org now includes an updated version of the “Farmers’ Market Challenge,” a game that helps students in kindergarten through fifth grade practice essential math skills while learning about food and healthy choices.

After correctly answering math questions, such as how much change do you get back if you buy $2.50 worth of squash and pay the farmer $3, the player gets to read agricultural facts.

As with all of the games available at MyAmericanFarm.org, the “Farmers’ Market Challenge” is aligned to educational standards. The game also now includes an “Easy Reader” e-comic. Both the game and comic can be found at http://www.myamericanfarm.org/games/farmers_market_challenge/.

My American Farm is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. It is made possible through the support of title sponsor DuPont Pioneer.

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