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Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach is Igniting Agriculture Interest!

July 10, 2019

HAPPY SUMMER! We made it through the polar vertex, snow make-up schedules, and rainy May afternoons! Iowa has unpredictable weather but unlike the weather... it is our hopes that Linn County participating teachers found our program to be reliable, educational, and fun for students. As we wrap up year two, I want to say THANK YOU! What an incredible year! I am still amazed with all that we have accomplished!

Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach is igniting agriculture interest locally with 12,086 student impressions made between September 2018 and May 2019! The program reached 8,767 total classroom students with 700 students enrolled in our monthly program, 233 students through FarmChat®, 225 students explored agriculture during career days, 1000 plus students stopped at our booth during a STEM Fest and over 500 students participated in our twenty-one-day hatching program in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Linn County.

Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach strived to educate on a variety of agriculture concepts including soil and water quality, harvest, compost, pork, technology, history, conservation practices, ethanol production, seed germination, beef genetics, wind energy and agriculture careers

It is our mission to increase youth awareness on the importance of agriculture, agriculture careers and the benefits provided by agriculture throughout an individual’s life and we are striving to reach our goals through classroom visits, community outreach and professional development opportunities.

 Contact Morgan Hibbs at mhibbs@ifbf.org for more information.

 

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