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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

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Pinto Beans From The Farm

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

Time: 50 minutes

Subjects: Science, Math


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

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Specialty Crops in Kansas