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 Hibbs 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 to be close to the family farm.
As the Education Outreach Coordinator, Morgan visits classrooms preK-12 educating about agriculture. "I enjoy creating lessons and I am excited to grow youth awareness on the importance of agriculture."
About Paige, Education Outreach Intern
Welcome Paige McGovern, our newest teammate!
The Education Outreach Intern will gain agriculture education experience by preparing lesson materials, managing digital content and developing curriculum in accordance with the mission and goals of the education outreach program.
Paige will be attending the University of Northern Iowa in the fall to major in child psychology and journalism. Her hobbies include writing, horseback riding, and spending time with my family and friends. She grew up on a family farm in Central City.
“Agriculture has always been a significant factor in my life, and I hope to spread the importance of ag to future generations,” says Paige.