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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. 


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. 


November 7, 2019

Students Learn about the Geography of their Thanksgiving Dinner!

It is November... that means harvest is in progress, the temperatures are cooling and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Are you looking for a fun holiday themed lesson? Visit National Ag in the Clas...

October 21, 2019

Happy Halloween! Did you know, pumpkins are native to the United States? Pumpkins are grown for seeds, puree, decorations and Jack'O Lanterns.

Students are celebrating Halloween by investigating the phenomenon of decomposing pumpkins as a part of the plant's life cycle....

October 14, 2019

Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach presented at Open Minds, Open Doors; a half-day conference at Coe College intended to encourage middle school girls (7th-8th grades) to pursue career fields with foundations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).


September 26, 2019

What do you think of when I say, "water quality and farmer," or "farmers and the environment?" Students from Center Point-Urbana High School had the opportunity to FarmChat® with Spencer Jordan, Linn County Farm Bureau Board of Director, about some of the practices he...

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