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March 31, 2020

This week during our virtual ag classroom we will be focusing on transportation in agriculture. The definition of transportation is the movement of people or goods from one place to another. 

To begin ask yourself the following questions; How does food get to the g...

March 23, 2020

Welcome to our first week of virtual learning! We are in a difficult but temporary season and for the foreseeable future we will be learning online. While this can seem daunting, we hope these resources will be easy to use and educational!

Each week we will introduce a...

March 10, 2020

National Ag Week is celebrated March 23rd-March 28th. Why celebrate ag week? Iowa is a leading producer of agriculture products and roughly only 2% of Iowans live on a farm. Our students are becoming generationally removed from the farm and yet we all interact with agr...

February 27, 2020

There is warmth in the air, we have seeds germinating in the classroom and hatching applications have been submitted; must mean spring is almost here! March is by far my favorite month of the year... we begin with my birthday (March 9th) continue with the first day of...

February 6, 2020

I had so much fun planning this Agriculture Pringle Challenge and I think the students had even more fun competing in it! On Wednesday, February 5th I presented to a 3rd and 4th grade classroom at Summit School! The purpose of our lesson was to learn about different mo...

January 31, 2020

Have you read our latest Flat Aggie series? Flat Aggie Adventures is a six month newsletter series geared towards a 3rd-5th grade reading level. Newsletter content meets both literacy and science Iowa Core Standards. Flat Aggie visits the different stages in the life-c...

January 15, 2020

Good afternoon! It is January 15th, 2020 and schools were delayed. Sounds like more snow and ice might be coming this weekend. I think it is safe to say that winter is officially here! Meanwhile in the classroom... we are dreaming of warmer weather! January is the perf...

December 30, 2019

Oak Ridge Middle School LEGO Blasters, a FIRST LEGO League team in Marion, Iowa will compete for the Global Innovation Award at the state championship on January 19th at Iowa State University for their innovative solution to eutrophication in Iowa lakes. 

Eutrophication...

December 9, 2019

Good afternoon! I was so excited when Jamie and Teressa asked if I would come talk with their middle school students about organic and conventional farming. National Agriculture in the Classroom has a wonderful lesson called "What's the Difference? A Look at Organic vs...

November 12, 2019

Calling all local farmers! We are searching for antique tools to incorporate into the Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach Program. 

The Iowa Core Standards list history, changes in agriculture and impact of technology as important concepts for students to learn. 

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