The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the National Auctioneers Association, with generous funding from the National Auctioneers Foundation, have launched a new My American Farm game along with supporting resources for two separate age groups, third through fifth graders and fifth through eighth graders. The new online game gives students a close look at how auctions work and the many different opportunities within the auctioneering industry.
“Our third- through fifth-grade audience playing Auction Adventures will have the chance to strengthen math fluency as they learn about the different kinds of auctions that take place each day,” said Christy Lilja, executive director of the Foundation. “We’ve also created a fifth-grade lesson plan that will help students enhance English Language Arts skills as they read profiles of real auctioneers, then communicate about the different types of auctions highlighted. In addition, we have three lesson plans for middle school students to learn about careers within the auctioneering industry,” she added.
“We are proud and excited to have this unique opportunity to connect students with the NAA, its members, and the auction industry,” said NAA Board Chairman Scott H. Shuman, CAI. “This online resource’s videos, information, and game format will give children a positive introduction to the auction world. Thank you very much to the National Auctioneers Foundation for its support of this strategic, educational undertaking.”
The Auction Adventures game, along with other agricultural-based learning resources, is available at www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture was founded in 1967 and works to educate the public about the importance of agriculture and reconnect them with the people that grow their food through educational outreach and learning resources.
Founded in 1949, the National Auctioneers Association is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to auction professionals. The NAA exists to provide critical resources to auction professionals that will enhance their skills and successes.
The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, Corteva Agriscience, Agricultural Division of Dow DuPont. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities, visit http://myamericanfarm.org.