The Ohio Pork Producers Council has made the following educational resources available for download.
The resources are organized by the topic on this site that they relate to. They have also been categorized by appropriate grade level, which can be selected on the right.
Pig Pens and Tiaras
Grade 2- Social Studies: Compare how land is used in urban, suburban and rural environments; compare life on a farm to your own job lists as a second grader.
What Pigs Eat
Grade 2 & 3- Science: Create a layered book to compare what pigs and humans eat and drink for good health and quality nutrition.
Caring from Day One
Grade 3- Science: Heredity & the life cycle of a pig. Read an online book about raising pigs.
Pork Demands Respect
Grade 4- Social Studies: This resources focuses on distinguishing between fact and opinion, interpreting a chart, and the economics of the pork industry.
Raising Pigs Yesterday and Today
Grade 4- Science: Resource for understanding the past and design a modern barn/environment for pigs and distinguishing between facts and opinions.
A Pig Farmer Composts and Recycles
Grade 5- Science: Learn about farmers reducing, reusing, and protecting Ohio’s resources.
Caring for Pigs is a Team Effort
Grade 6- Social Studies: Work as team to solve problems that modern pork producers face.
My Life on the Farm
Grade 7-11- Science: Many careers in agriculture require science & technology skills and many other abilities.
Gold Under the Barn
Science: This resource focuses on ecosystems, natural cycles and managing natural resources.
What It Takes to be a Pig Farmer
Science: This resource focuses on nutrition, proper record keeping, care and management for good animal health.
State of the Art Pig Barns
Grade 8- Science: Use engineering design to produce a better barn.
Not Your Grandpa's Pig Farm
Grade 9- Social Studies: Use a graph to see the change in Ohio’s pork production related to exports.
Microsoft Windows version.
The Mac version.
For Your InFARMation
Free teacher resources about Ohio livestock farming provided by the Ohio Livestock Coalition.
A Look Inside a Real Pig Barn
Grade 2 & 3 - Explore how to best care for animals, then create a modern pig barn where the animals’ needs are met in a safe and comfortable environment.