Over 3,000 7th grade students from Linn and Benton County attended the STEM II Institute hosted by Kirkwood Community College's Workplace Learning Connection Center at the Kirkwood Regional Center in Hiawatha. Students had the opportunity to explore a variety of STEM careers including careers in agriculture. Morgan Hibbs, Linn County Farm Bureau and Shelby Shaefers, Buchanan and Delaware County Farm Bureau, co-hosted a workshop called STEM, AG and EDUCATION. Over 240 students attended the twelve time-slots between two available days throughout the four day institute. During the 25 minute session, students discovered how agriculture impacts their everyday lives, explored the diversity of care

Prairie Point Students Explore Milk and Milk Substitutes!

Good afternoon! Today I had a blast presenting a National Ag in the Classroom (NAITC) lesson called Stacking up Milk and Milk Substitutes to a class of junior high students at Prairie Point. I was familiar with most of the milk substitutes available to us but I was unfamiliar with the taste of coconut and rice milk. I enjoyed walking around and hearing what the students had to say about the look, taste and smell of each milk. To begin, we asked the following questions; where does milk come from, what is the definition of milk, what products are made with milk, and what kinds of milk can we buy from the grocery store? Students then had the opportunity to compare and contrast five samples of m

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