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Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Kansas Lesson Plan

Pinto Beans from the Farm

Lesson Plan
Pinto beans are not well known as a Kansas specialty crop. Kansas producers grow most of the pinto beans purchased and used the school lunch program. Pinto beans are a low cost source of protein, fiber and B vitamins. Pinto bean producers Kansas farm in the NW part of the state. The largest dry bean consumption is located in the SW part of the United States and Mexico.

Suggested Grade Level

3rd – 4th


50 minutes


Science, Math


  1. The student will identify the nutritional importance to beans in a healthy diet.
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