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In 1900, 38% of the American labor force was involved in farming.  Today, farmers make up less than 2% of the United States population.

It’s important that our society becomes more educated on where their food comes from, especially as our population becomes continuously less active in growing our food supply.

Fifer Orchards would like to thank all the educators that spend time teaching their students about the importance of agriculture in Delaware and across the U.S.A.

Please use the links below for more information and teaching tools.

Department of Agriculture Videos

Teaching Resources

Apple Educating Materials
Apple Variety Chart (all the apples we grow at Fifer’s)
Apple harvesting dates (approximate)
Agriculture in the Classroom
Apple Orchard photo tour and timeline
Strawberry photo tour and timeline
Asparagus photo tour and timeline
Archived Farm Planting timeline blog

Educational Storyboards

The life cycle of an apple tree

Download as pdf

The life cycle of pumpkins

Download as pdf

Corn Maze Stations 2015

Click on each station below to enlarge.  Click here to download for easy printing