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October 12, 2018

We partnered with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Linn County to develop a fun fall curriculum kit for 3rd-5th grade classrooms. 

Learn all about harvesting from local Iowa farmers. The kit includes a flash drive with three pre-recorded FarmChats®; les...

September 13, 2018

It is National Farm Safety and Health Week. With only 2% of Americans involved in production agriculture you might be wondering how farm safety affects you, but the following topics; road, ATV, chemical, and sun safety precautions are concerns for both urban and rural...

August 27, 2018

National Read a Book Day is September 6, 2018! I plan to celebrate with the current book I am reading called "The Apartment." It takes place in New York City where 4 friends are pursuing individual start-up careers. I have a feeling it will be one I can't put down!...

August 15, 2018

Who is excited for school to start back up? We are! Year two will begin with new topics, updated lessons and diverse activities. Our monthly September lessons will introduce the term agriculture. Students will engage in hands-on activities as they explore the basics of...

July 31, 2018

How is a grain bin built? First, what is a grain bin? Bins are vented, silver, steel structures fatter in diameter than silos and have varying heights (google definition). Silos, often blue, were traditionally used to store silage. Silo comes from the Greek word "...

July 19, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach- Linn County (ISUEO-Linn County) invited youth to participate in Farm to Fork local summer day camps. Two different camps were held for K-2 and 3-5 youth.

The camp "From Farm to Fork: Plant Detectives" was geared towards Kind...

July 2, 2018

Happy Monday! Hope you are all had a chance to visit the wonderful Linn County Fair. I had the opportunity to attend Youth and Farm Bureau Day through Ag in the Classroom festivities but I made sure to take time to personally enjoy the fair as well. I have so many fond...

June 18, 2018

Mount Vernon Kindergarten through Second Grade Students Participate in a week-long Agriculture Inspired Day Camp.  

Mrs. Dix, a Mount Vernon Elementary teacher and farmer, hosted 15+ students at Washington Elementary for a week-long agriculture inspired day-camp.

During...

May 2, 2018

Wow April was a wonderful whirlwind! It is hard to believe we begin round two today! Let me take you back to the beginning...

Back in December, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Linn County (ISUEO) and Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach created a part...

April 18, 2018

Wow what a fun couple of months! It might not feel like spring outside but it sure does feel like spring in the classroom! Students all over Linn County are learning about seed germination, soil, greenhouses and more. 

In March our second grade students began...

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