About Us

Why Purple Plow?

Agriculture is constantly changing. The tools of yesterday have evolved into the technology of today. The Purple Plow Challenge brand was created to encompass both the history and future of agriculture; the plow symbolizes the history of production agriculture, while purple represents the innovative and exciting ways that agriculture is working to solve challenges today.

What is Maker Education?

The Maker Movement hinges on the concept that young people learn, and have fun learning, when they can solve a problem and share their solution with others. In Maker Education settings, the process of making and solving is just as important – if not more – than the end result. Maker Spaces and Maker Challenges get kids excited about solving problems, while applying knowledge gained. The Purple Plow Challenge was designed to support Maker Learning everywhere. Want to learn more about the Maker Movement? Check out The Maker Movement in K-­‐12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research by Ed Week.

Who We Are

Purple Plow is a special project brought to you by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA). The resources are made possible through the generous support of the title sponsor, Dupont Pioneer. The information on this site and in these resources is presented solely for educational purposes. We believe that when teachers and students understand the science and technology involved in food and fiber production:

  • learning can be more interesting and engaging
  • more young people may be interested in related STEM careers
  • more people will be informed about one of the most important industries for a sustainable society

If you have questions about Purple Plow resources, AFBFA or Dupont Pioneer in general, please feel free to contact us at educationdirector@fb.org.

For more information about AFBFA, go to www.agfoundation.org


For more information about Pioneer, go to www.pioneer.com


Our Mission

Build awareness, understanding and a positive public perception of agriculture through education