Pig out on 10 Egg-stra Special Books

National Read a Book Day is set for September 6, 2019! This is a great time to promote agriculture by reading an accurate book to your students! Pig out on these 10 egg-stra special books! Share a photo of your class reading an agriculture book with us through Facebook or by emailing mhibbs@ifbf.org and your class will be featured in our monthly newsletter! Happy National Read a Book Day! Book descriptions: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture's website. 1. A Berry Good Project "The book helps students understand farmers’ choices related to pest management. It also introduces students to careers in agriculture including Extension agent and strawberry farmer (Upper elementary)." 2.

Local Teachers Participate in two-day Workshop called, “Exploring what is Special about Agriculture.

Twenty-four local teachers attended “Exploring what is Special about Agriculture,” 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 Buchanan County Farm Bureau. “Exploring what is Special about Agriculture,” was offered August 5-6, 2019 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Manchester. During day one, course participants toured Pine Hills Flower Farm, Lopata Garden, Timeless Prairie Orchard, and Aronia Berry Services of Northeast Iowa. Each tour demonstrated real-world STEM connections. Educators spent the second day at the Delaware County Fairgr

Countdown to the First Day of School

We hope you had a wonderful summer break! It is hard to believe it is already August but we have a countdown set to the first day of school and we look forward to seeing all of you again soon. Why Teach Agriculture? ​ Agriculture provides local connections to math, science and social studies concepts. By offering agriculture in the classroom we can create real-world STEM opportunities. Did you know our National Agriculture Literacy Themes align with 90 Iowa Core science standards? National Agriculture Literacy Themes: 1. Agriculture & the Environment 2. Plants & Animals for Food, Fiber & Energy 3. Food, Health & Lifestyle 4. Culture, Society, Economy & Geography 5. Science, Technolog

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