Join us for a Live Virtual Field Trip!

October is National Pork Month and we are celebrating with a virtual field trip on 10/20/20 at 9:00 am! Join us to learn all about pigs. Families and teachers take your students to visit a farm without leaving the safety of your home/classroom. Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach is partnering with Reicks View Farms to host a live pork FarmChat® via zoom. This is an excellent time to checkout FarmChat®, experience a taste of agriculture and have a live Q&A session with a farmer. The program is designed for K-5 students, but anyone can join to learn about Iowa agriculture! FarmChat® is a perfect complement to elementary life science standards and STEM learning. What: Pork FarmChat® Whe

Summer STEM Kit Review

This summer, Linn County Education Outreach offered a Summer Ag STEM Kit for families. 47 students received an ag-related packet for the months of June, July, and August. Each packet had a fun theme and included worksheets, coloring pages, crafts/experiments, and other exciting resources. We also linked the resources on our Facebook page for those who didn’t sign up for our STEM kits. We included a ‘passport’ for the three months as well. If a family sends a picture of their child(ren) participating in the STEM kit activities, it can be crossed off on the passport and at the end of the summer, a prize and ‘Ag Brag’ certificate will be given to the kids. Here is an overview of the packets we

State Fair At Home!

Fair season is every Iowan’s favorite time of the year. While this year’s Iowa State Fair can’t be the same, the Iowa Ag Literacy Foundation has a solution that allows people to enjoy some of their favorite fair activities… from home! The Iowa Ag Literacy Foundation is opening up five popular contests typically held at the State Fair. And, yes, of course there are prizes! These five contests include the Great Agriculture Cook-Off, Agriculture at the Fair - Writing Contest, a Flat Aggie Photo Contest, State Fair Trivia, and the Sidewalk Chalk Contest. Prizes vary by contest but may include a prize bag, a set of My Family’s Farm books, and gift cards to Amazon and other companies varying from

Free FarmChat® Series Available for Classrooms!

Linn County Farm Bureau partnered with Buchanan, Delaware, and Scott County Farm Bureau to host a free summer FarmChat® Series. FarmChat® is a unique program that utilizes technology (Skype, Facebook, FaceTime and other software platforms) to bring the farm experience directly to the community. The series is now available for teachers to utilize in their classrooms. Families toured an alpaca farm, Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, Stacie’s Greenhouse and Nursery, Eagle’s Catch Tilapia, Lock and Dam 10, Florida Noble Tangerines, Timeless Prairie Apple Orchard, Bob’s Bees of Long Grove and Ryan Gibbs of Gibbsfield Ag LLC (drones). Due to COVID-19, many schools are having to make tough decisions, but field

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