In Search of Antique Tools!

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. By bringing antique tools into the classroom, we will help demonstrate how agriculture has changed over time. This is also a great opportunity to incorportate modern day technology and practices. Possible tools include; a hand planter, corn sheller, corn husking glove, vintage corn dryer, etc. If you have any of the listed tools or others that you would like to donate to Linn County Farm Bureau, please call Morgan Hibbs at 319-

Thanksgiving AG Lessons

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 Classroom (NAITC) to search lesson plans! Yesterday, students from Summit Schools participated in a NAITC lesson called The Geography of Thanksgiving Dinner. To begin, students made a list of common Thanksgiving foods and determined where those foods are primarily produced. Top producing states include; turkey (Minnesota) cranberry sauce (Wisconsin), mashed potatoes (Idaho), deviled eggs (Iowa), green bean casserole (Wisconsin), w

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