Teaching Hydroponics

Shelby Schaefers, Buchanan and Delaware County Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, and I attended a two day STEM teacher workshop hosted by Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation. We had the opportunity to tour many great STEM related facilities but my favorite was the FarmTek greenhouses. FarmTek is a division of engineering services & products company founded in 1979. FarmTek offers farm supplies, chicken feeders, hay storage, barn fans, hog supplies, but the most unique is their line of greenhouses. I emphasized in Horticulture and learned how to grow vegetables in water during my time at Iowa State University but I wish I would have learned about hydroponics at an earlier age. It is such a n

8 Fun SUMMER Ag Activities

Today my friend Kassie and I traveled to the Mississippi Valley Fair! I got wind that their new education barn was fantastic and I had to see for myself. Boy were they right! I could hardly get Kassie away from the interactive petting zoo. And the vet station was perfect for all ages! I was able to listen to a dog's heartbeat and draw blood all while being entertained by some awesome and funny vet students. School is approaching but before the days get shorter be sure to cross these 8 fun summer ag activities off your list. 1. VISIT A COUNTY FAIR: 2. VISIT THE IOWA STATE FAIR 3. CHECK OUT FOOD EVOLUTION AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR 4. VISIT THE IOWA AG LITERACY FOUNDATION FOR AWESOME RESOURCES AND

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