Teacher Notes

Market to Market Classroom connects your curriculum with stories about the science, technology, culture, and business of agriculture from the nation's longest-running agribusiness television program.

  • Each learning module builds upon core subject content and emphasizes critical thinking, research, and communication skills.
  • Resources connect with learning outcomes in agriculture, science, social studies, and English/language arts classrooms.

Each module includes the following classroom resources:

  • Online videos provide current reporting and in-depth background information on the people, issues, and events that shape agriculture today. New videos are added to each module regularly. Transcripts and captions are provided for all videos.
  • Background Essays introduce concepts and summarize key themes
  • Research Challenges guide students through their project-based investigation
  • Discussion Questions engage critical thinking
  • Related Resources support student investigation and teacher instruction

A teacher guide is available for each module that includes a curriculum overview, learning goals, standards correlations, discussion questions, Challenge rubric, vocabulary, and suggested classroom resources.

Explore the stories and gain a deeper understanding of the people, issues, and events that shape agriculture today with the following modules:

Science & Technology In Agriculture
Agriculture has a rich tradition of embracing technology to improve crop production, revolutionize how farmers run their business, and change the face of rural communities. How will agricultural technology change in your lifetime?

Commodity Markets
Weather, consumer demand, international events and beyond, can all influence the price a producer is able to get for a commodity. With all of this uncertainty, how can a farmer ensure the best price for a commodity?

New Markets & Entrepreneurship
Many successful farms and agricultural business are built on new ideas, new products, new markets, and new methods. In an increasingly global and competitive landscape, entrepreneurial skills are as important as ever. What ideas do you have for a new agricultural product or business?

1980s Farm Crisis
During the 1980s, America's farmers were confronted by an economic crisis more severe than any since the Great Depression. Many of those who relied on agriculture for their livelihoods faced financial ruin. Do some of the factors involved in the crisis exist today?

Role Of Government In Agriculture
Government policies must balance the costs and benefits to farmers, consumers, the environment, government budgets, and competing interests. What role do you think the government should have in agriculture?