FarmChat® at Sean's Fall Favorites!

It was a blast chatting with two Summit Schools classrooms this morning during our pumpkin FarmChat® at Sean's Fall Favorites! Thank you Brenda for sharing your knowledge with the preK-1st grade students! FarmChat® is a unique program that utilizes technology to bring the farm experience directly into school classrooms. Using an app, students connect with and directly speak with the farmer. Students experienced a taste of agriculture and had a live Q&A session with a farmer without leaving the safety of their classroom. COVID-19 has cancelled many upcoming fieldtrips but with the help of technology, students are able to tour a farm or agribusiness while continuing to follow health and safety

Porktober - National Pork Month

October is well-known for fall colors, pumpkins, and all things spooky! But many farmers consider October to be a month filled with something else entirely: pork! October is National Pork Month, the time of year when hogs are traditionally marketed. In honor of ‘Porktober’ and hog farmers everywhere, here’s a few fun pork facts. Iowa is America’s largest pork producing state with over 5,400 pig farms! In 2018 alone, Iowa marketed around 48 million hogs and America produces an average of 115 million hogs. This means Iowa accounts for over 30% of the United State’s hog production. Pork is the most consumed animal meat in the world with roughly 109.905 million metric tons of pork consumed! Chin

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