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Request a Harvest Kit

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®; lessons that cover corn, soybean, pumpkin, apple, hay and straw harvest; games; activities and product samples.

Here is a photo SNEAK PEAK of our hay/straw FarmChat® with Rick Ball. This particular interview was special because it was with my dad at our family farm in Tiffin.

Check out the kit to learn about the differences between hay and straw and how they serve two unique purposes.

The Harvest Kit is a great way to incorporate agriculture into the Iowa Core Standards. The following lessons are included in each kit.

1. The story of apple production

2. Pumpkins aren't just for carving

3. Exciting adventures with corn

4. Machines in agriculture

5. Beef basics

6. Home on the range

Each lesson complements the virtual farm tour and will include samples for the students to observe.

Harvest FarmChat® kits are available per teacher request. Sign up here... but act fast! We have limited number of kits. Email Morgan Ball at with questions.

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