Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach serves as a local resource for educators who want to teach about agriculture. Iowa is a leading producer of agriculture products and yet only 2% of Americans live on a farm and as consumers and producers we need to lessen the gap.
An agriculture literate person understands and communicates the source and value of agriculture as it affects all aspects of life.
Why Teach Agriculture?
Agriculture provides local connections to math, science and social studies
concepts. By offering agriculture in the classroom we can create real-world STEM opportunities. The National Agriculture Literacy Themes align with 90 Iowa Core science standards.
National Agriculture Literacy Themes:
1. Agriculture & the Environment
2. Plants & Animals for Food, Fiber & Energy
3. Food, Health & Lifestyle
4. Culture, Society, Economy & Geography
5. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
About Morgan, Education Outreach Coordinator
Morgan graduated in May, 2017 from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture and Life Science
Through her time at Iowa State University, Morgan held internships with Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer Program, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag, 4-H STEM Camps, and the Iowa State Daily. Morgan has since moved back to Johnson County and is excited to do what she loves- educate about agriculture.
"I enjoy creating lessons and I am excited to grow the Linn County Education Outreach Program."
Picking Wild Flowers is my personal blog. All opinions are my own. I enjoy writing about life on our beef farm, my cut-flower adventure, and life in general.