Small Grains

​What is in it for me?

This project you will learn all about small grains by doing a number of fun activities. This project is divided into three different levels:

  • Beginner: first and second years enrolled (suggested for ages 10-11)
  • Intermediate: third, fourth, and fifth years (suggested for ages 12-14)
  • Advanced: sixth year and beyond (suggested for ages 15 and above)

What can I learn?

You will learn:

  • The different parts of a plant
  • The growth stages of plants
  • The characteristics of different varieties
  • Weed, disease and insect identification
  • Proper fertilizer use
  • Edible and non-edible uses of the plants
  • Good management techniques and their importance

College Majors

  • Agronomy
  • Crop Science
  • Farm Management
  • Horticulture Science
  • Plant Science
  • Soil and Water Sciences
  • Sustainable Food and Farming Systems
  • Plant Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology


  • Agriculture
  • Environment and Ecology