As winter approaches, everyone begins to bundle up and add more layers. Scarves, hats, gloves, long-sleeves, jackets, and thick coats are essential during this frigid time of year - and they’re almost always made of cotton! Cotton is one of the world’s most popular and versatile crops that is used in a variety of products, but most popularly in clothing! Globally, around 27 million tons of cotton are produced a year with around 4.1 million of that grown in the United States.
More than 60 Students explored Ag Careers at the 2021 STEAM II Institute! The STEAM II Institute is a collaboration of University of Iowa Health Care and Workplace Learning Connection. The 10th annual two-day career exploration event is hosted at the Linn County Regional Center. The STEAM Institute II provides local 7th grade students the opportunity to hear from professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). The students attend three
It is a beautiful December morning. The sun is shinning and the breeze is brisk. I bundle up in my Carhartt and stocking cap as I head to check the cows. I listen and hear a hoarse cough coming from over by the hay ring. As I walk closer to investigate, I notice it is cow number 32. I make mental note to check on Cow 32 tonight to make sure the cough hasn't worsened. Animal identification is in place to help the farmer keep records and to ensure animal health. There are many