We bring corporate-world applications, models, and ideas to the classroom and show educators and students how to use traditional FCS concepts to help all people build better lives. We inspire and engage.
Our educational product and publishing company began 40 years ago with the highly successful agricultural board game (A.G.G.I.E), followed by several themed children’s books. We continued expanded into financial education and later added STEM-related content. Our products have been used in thousands of homes, public and private schools, universities, and professional development settings. We are not teachers per se, but we are educators who go into classrooms to teach specialized content.
We believe in practical content organized so it’s easy for teachers and families to use. Our products are designed to be flexible and plug easily into existing curriculum.
Our efforts have touched thousands of students, from elementary kids learning the basics of money to students anxious to start a business to accessible STEM experiments for middle school exploratories. Our products include books, comics, workbooks, games, computer applications and more.
Published Authors - Our efforts in publishing, raising awareness of financial education and supporting entrepreneurs have won several awards and recognition.
Stock Market Pie – Midwest Independent Publishers Association Silver Medal Award
Named U.S. Small Business Administration Home-Based Business Advocate of the Year, Midwest Region
Iowa State University Helen LeBaron Hilton Award for Community Leadership
Iowa Association Family & Consumer Sciences Public Service Award
Carrie Chapman Catt Center Public Engagement Leadership Award
Iowa State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Alumni Impact Award
Joanne - BS - Journalism from Iowa State University with a content emphasis in Consumer Economics.
Mary - BS - Food Science from Iowa State University. Mary has a strong background in food product design and food safety.
We are a mother-daughter team with content expertise in financial education and food science topics. We also maintain a number of related websites/blogs.
Check out these sites to learn more about us and our approach.