Overview

What do small family farmers and ranchers that raise beef cattle have in common? Discover the answers by watching this Serious Science video and reading the information below. And to take this learning adventure into your classroom, have your teacher download the free Lesson Activity at the bottom of this page so everyone can share in the fun of this inquiry based learning.

They are all committed to raising cattle in a humane and environmentally responsible way. But what does that mean to you and me?

Well, it begins with stewardship – which is the careful and responsible management of our environment and natural resources. Beef producers need to be good environmental stewards in order for their businesses to be successful. They need to be stewards of the animals, stewards of the land, stewards of the plants and stewards of the water. And because raising beef tends to be a family-oriented business, the people involved in the industry tend to be dedicated to leaving the environment in better shape for future generations while raising quality beef.

To find out more and what cows play in all this, watch this video. To explore this topic in class, below are Elementary and Middle School Lesson Guides.

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Available Lessons

Elementary Lessons

Middle School Lessons