August 5, 2020

Linn County Farm Bureau partnered with Buchanan, Delaware, and Scott County Farm Bureau to host a free summer FarmChat® Series.

FarmChat® is a unique program that utilizes technology (Skype, Facebook, FaceTime and other software platforms) to bring the farm experience d...

July 23, 2020

Linn County Education Outreach plans to goes virtual for the 2020/21 school year. While we are sad to not join you in the classroom, we are excited about the opportunities that technology can provide. 

Why Teach Agriculture?

Agriculture provides local connections to math...

July 10, 2020

This summer we are hosting a Friday FarmChat® series in partnership with Scott, Buchanan and Delaware County Farm Bureau! We have a fun pre-recorded video for you brought to us by Noble Tangerines and Florida Ag in the Classroom! 

Find the video link here!

I had the oppo...

July 1, 2020

Jason Russell lives and farms near Prairieburg with his wife and three kids. Jason raises pigs, sheep, feeder calves, corn, soybeans and specialty crops. This summer we are highlighting the stories of agriculture through a program called FarmChat®.

FarmChat® is a unique...

June 19, 2020

The first dairy cow came to Jamestown in 1611. Did you know just like our pets, there are different breeds of dairy cows? Each breed has unique characteristics! Here a list of the six most popular dairy breeds (no specific order) in the United States! 

1. Jersey 

The Jer...

June 18, 2020

Thirty local teachers participated in “Dairy and Pork and Beef, Oh My,” a professional development opportunity for educators. The workshop was a collaboration between Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF), Delaware County Farm Bureau, Linn County Farm Bureau, and...

June 9, 2020

This Friday we are visiting a greenhouse for the second FarmChat® in our Facebook summer series! Stacie grows flowers, vegetables and herbs to sell to local customers each spring. She also has a flower shop in her basement. Before we visit with Stacie on Friday, I thou...

June 2, 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Morgan Hibbs, Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach Coordinator, partnered with Cindy Hall, Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation Education Program Manager, to host Food, Garden and Ag; an online training for implementing a school garden.


May 22, 2020

Hello friends! I hope this blog post finds you well and healthy! We are wrapping up our last week of virtual learning. For the last nine weeks we introduced a new theme on our Linn County Facebook page. Each unit included a read-aloud book, activity sheets (downloads a...

May 20, 2020

Welcome Paige McGovern, our newest teammate! Paige will begin her internship with the Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach Program in early August!

The Education Outreach Intern will gain agriculture education experience by preparing lesson materials, managing dig...

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