Virtual Ag Classroom Wrap Up

Hello friends! I hope this blog post finds you well and healthy! We are wrapping up our last week of virtual learning. For the last nine weeks we introduced a new theme on our Linn County Facebook page. Each unit included a read-aloud book, activity sheets (downloads available on our website), STEM activity and video/FarmChat®. Week One: PIZZA During week one we focused on where the toppings for pizza come from! Did you know you can grow a whole pizza? It might be hard to raise a cow or pig in your backyard but our read-aloud demonstrates how to grow all of the ingredients for the tomato sauce! Other activities included a pizza snack, research project, "How does it Grow" YouTube videos and a

Welcome Paige McGovern

Welcome Paige McGovern, our newest teammate! Paige will begin her internship with the Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach Program in early August! The Education Outreach Intern will gain agriculture education experience by preparing lesson materials, managing digital content and developing curriculum in accordance with the mission and goals of the education outreach program. Paige will be attending the University of Northern Iowa in the fall to major in child psychology and journalism. Her hobbies include writing, horseback riding, and spending time with my family and friends. She grew up on a family farm in Central City. “Agriculture has always been a significant factor in my life, a

We are Cultivating Ag Literacy!

This year our theme is cultivating ag literacy! Our first year we planted ag knowledge, last year we ignited ag interest and this year we are creating a long-lasting foundation by cultivating ag literacy! We are wrapping up the year differently than in the past, but I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to impact young minds on the importance of knowing where our food and products come from. I am so grateful to the teachers who open their classroom doors and invite me to visit. Even though the year did not end like we were all hoping, so much was accomplished, and I feel it is important to celebrate the 2019/20 school year. Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach is cultivating ag l

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