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National Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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A Weed Is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver often said, "A weed is a flower growing in the wrong place." From humble beginnings, Carver became one of the greatest scientists in the United States. His dedication to helping his people led him to find over three hundred uses for the peanut and over one hundred uses for the sweet potato. A simple biography of the man born a slave, who became a scientist and devoted his entire life to helping the South improve its agriculture.

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