Maryland Soybean Board Promotes Soybean Booklet at National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

Just the beginning-The life of a young sprout, a 12-page educational and activity booklet published by the Maryland Soybean Board and created and designed by Laser Letters, Inc. of Easton recently debuted at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Baltimore, MD. The booklet’s purpose is to teach Maryland’s fourth through sixth grade students a few things about the important role soybeans play in our lives.

The booklet includes information about the history of the soybean, how and where it grows, how it’s utilized and what foods and products include soybeans. Readers keep engaged with activities that include a crossword puzzle, word search, coloring page and a “Shake-It-Up” soy ice cream recipe.

The engaging and informational booklet is published with funds provided by the national soybean checkoff program. Agri-Media Services and Laser Letters, Inc., both of Easton, Maryland, collaborated on the project.  Booklets are available free of charge to Maryland educators working with fourth through sixth grade students to promote agriculture and natural resource education. For more information, contact Amy Steward at 410-829-0436 or email