Bringing my AGVENTURE to Iowa

Iowa was represented well in Little Rock, Arkansas during the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference with twenty-one ag in the classroom coordinators, teachers and volunteers! And wow did we learn a lot! I definitely brought my AGVENTURE back to Iowa! Day 1 included traveling workshops! I chose the fish science and cotton history tour in hopes to learn more about southern agriculture. We began our workshop at Keo Fish Farms, the worlds largest producer of hybrid striped bass and sterile triploid grass carp. It was very fascinating to hear about the history of the farm, how they have evolved, and the science and technology needed to raise and transport the bass and carp fish. Keo F

Hoover's Hatchery FarmChat®

What better way to conclude the 2019 hatching program than with a virtual visit to a real-life hatchery? So that is what we did! We invited all of our hatching teachers to join us on a FarmChat®! I made the trek north to Rudd, Iowa on Tuesday, May 28th. Tony Halsted, Director of Business Development and Alicia Schmitt, Marketing Manager guided us through a virtual tour of the 74 year old hatchery. It was definitely a sight to see! Students had the opportunity to witness the whole process from incubation to shipping during our 30 minute chat! Tony began the tour by showing us where they keep the fertilized eggs. There are over 40 farms around Iowa and surrounding states that supply Hoover's H

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