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! On this page, you will find some vocabulary words as well as some games to challenge your knowledge. You can even peek over to 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 terns in Food, Farms and the Future will help you better understand the issues that are explored. Review these vocabulary words and test your friends!

  • 01Agriculture

    The science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool and other products

  • 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, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide 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

  • Any of a class of nitrogenous organic compounds that consist of large molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are an essential part of all living organisms, especially as structural components of body tissues such as muscle, hair, collagen, etc., and as enzymes and antibodies

  • 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.

Interested in a career in farming?

Here’s some great information from the Bureau for Labor Statistics:

  • Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers run establishments that produce crops, livestock and dairy products.

  • They typically work outdoors but also may spend time in an office. Their work is often physically demanding.

  • Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers typically need at least a high school diploma and work experience in a related occupation.

  • The median annual wage for farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers was $68,090 in May 2020.

  • Some related careers are: agricultural and food scientists, agricultural engineers and animal care and service workers.

Why did you become a pig farmer?

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