If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the past few years, it’s the importance of togetherness. Families and friends have rediscovered the healing power of spending time together. During the height of the pandemic, many families found their social circles had diminished drastically. School was conducted at home (for better or worse), groceries were delivered to your door and many families enjoyed the simple, intimate pleasure of Sunday supper.

When your every waking moment can be spent on your phone, it’s a nice change of pace to talk face to face. Believe it or not, your parents miss you! Eating a meal at least once a week gives every member of the family a chance to tell stories, laugh and spend time together.

In addition to having Sunday supper, many families use this day to prepare meals for the entire week. Use the opportunity to impress your parents with a few things you might have learned in FACS class! Whether preparing mustard glazed pork chops for Monday, tacos for Tuesday or spaghetti and meatballs for Saturday, cooking together can be a fun way to get the whole family involved. Passing down family recipes can build bonds and make memories at the same time.

One of our favorite recipes that the whole family can make is Italian Stuffed Pork Meatball Sandwiches. These delicious sandwiches are crowd-pleasers that are perfect for Sunday supper. If your family would rather enjoy a lazy Sunday without the need to prep a lot of ingredients, you could try Slow Cooked Black Bean Pork Chili. Even if your family doesn’t get a chance to make some meals together, you can find great recipes for you and your friends at!

Now, when life is starting to return to “normal,” many families are continuing these traditions as a way to slow down, take a breath and enjoy the simple pleasures of Sunday supper.


Learning about good nutrition, farm science and environmental stewardship is exciting and fun! The livestream you participated in had lots of great information and this website extends what you’ve learned even further. On this page, you will find some vocabulary words as well as some games to challenge your knowledge of Food, Farms, and the Future. You can even peek over at the Parents page for some great recipes and to the Teachers page if you want to look at some cool lesson plans on these subjects!



Knowing some of the basic terms in Food, Farms and the Future will help you better understand the issues that are explored. Review these vocabulary words and test your friends!

  • 01 Agriculture

    The science or practice of farming, including the growing of crops and the rearing of animals

  • The amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc.

  • A change in global or regional climate patterns produced by the use of fossil fuels

  • The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant lives or operates

  • A gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation, e.g., carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons

  • The care, cultivation and breeding of crops and animals

  • The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth

  • Large molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are an essential part of all living organisms

  • The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level

  • Science, technology, engineering and math

Digital Activities

Play the games below with your class or with friends and family for an exciting way to learn even more about good nutrition, farm science and environmental stewardship.


Friendly Feud

Classroom trivia game based around the content in the program that can be played one-on-one or team versus team. High score wins!


Word Up!

A vocabulary Language Arts activity where you fill in the blank using letters to spell vocabulary words from this program.



Kahoots are best played in a group setting, like a classroom. Players answer the questions on their own devices while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson. It creates a ‘campfire moment’ encouraging players to look up and celebrate together.


Real food is grown, not made. Whether a farm grows crops, livestock or produces dairy, this is where it all starts. Here’s an overview of all the places your food goes before it hits the store shelves for you to purchase:


Farmers grow the crops or raise animals.

farm crops


The crops or animals are processed into usable food to be sold.

food manufacturing


Facilities store the food.

food storage

Transportation and Distribution

Products are transported to stores and resellers around the world.

food distribution


The store or reseller offers the products to . . .

food market


unpacking groceries

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Interested in a career in farming? Discover the reasons Maddie Hokanson from Minnesota became a pig farmer.

History of Farming

If you picture a farm in your head, it might look like this. But farms have existed in many forms throughout history.
Humans began farming the land thousands of years ago as they spread out across the world.
Different locations on Earth have different climates, and that required different farming techniques.
In ancient Egypt, they used the water from the Nile River to water the crops that normally would not grow in their desert climate.
In some hilly and mountainous regions of Asia, they cut into the mountain to create flat terraces on which to grow different crops.
Modern farming really came into existence at the same time as the Industrial Revolution. Practices such as rotating crops, cross-breeding and consistent ways of managing the land all lead to a huge increase in farm productivity.