Iowa Farmers talk Cover Crops!
Our 2020/21 Virtual Ag in the Classroom program focuses on a new topic each month. Students will explore water and soil health throughout the month of February. The second grade lesson includes reading the book "Sleep Tight Farm," by Eugenie Doyle, making cover crop monsters and completing a review worksheet. The focus of our February lesson is to help students understand the purpose and methods of using cover crops to maintain soil and water integrity. A cover crop is grown
Linn County Education Outreach hosts Virtual Story Time!
March 1st is Read Across Iowa Day and we are celebrating with a virtual story time at 10:00 am! Join us Live on zoom as we read the new story My Family's Dairy Farm by Katie Olthoff! According to the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation, “Reading to children and having books in the home is one of the strongest predictors of school success.” Why read an agriculture book? Agriculture is essential to the economy of Iowa. By participating in our virtual story time, students will
Agriculture is the backbone of our country. We rely on agriculture multiple times a day; when we eat, get dressed, drive to work, take medicine, and at just about any other point in the day. While a farmer might only plant and harvest a few types of crops like corn and soybeans, those plants can end up creating a variety of other products called byproducts. Byproducts are secondary products that are made in the manufacture or synthesis of something else, such as corn and soyb