2022/23 Ag in the Classroom Program Info
It is that time again! TIME TO SIGN UP FOR OUR 2022/23 AG IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAM! Can you tell how excited we are to visit you all again? We are ready to DIG into curriculum and CULTIVATE ag connections. I am slapping my knee as a I chuckle at my not funny but funny puns. Is it a pun though? I don't really understand puns. I am not up with the times!
Welcome to Agriculture!
Our mission is to increase youth awareness on the importance of agriculture, agriculture careers and the benefits provided by agriculture throughout an individual's life.
Invite us to your classroom! Agriculture is a great way to provide real-world examples that meet science and social studies standards. Our students will investigate core subjects through agriculture phenomena examples.
Why Teach Agriculture?
Agriculture provides local connections to math, science and social studies
concepts. By offering agriculture in the classroom we can create real-world STEM opportunities. The National Agriculture Literacy Themes align with 90 Iowa Core science standards.
National Agriculture Literacy Themes: 1. Agriculture & the Environment 2. Plants & Animals for Food, Fiber & Energy 3. Food, Health & Lifestyle 4. Culture, Society, Economy & Geography 5. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Ag in the Classroom monthly sign up is live! For the first time, Morgan will have assistance with lessons! Paige will be leading preK-KG lessons. We are so excited to have Paige working with Linn County Farm Bureau full time.
Schedule your monthly visit below, it is first come first serve for days and times! Fill in your preferred time slot with your name, grade, school and number of students. If multiple teachers are participating from one building please do your best to collaborate and choose the same day with back to back timeslots. Please consider drive time between schools when you are choosing a time slot, I will do my best to adjust the schedule as slots are filling up. If your scheduled visit falls during a holiday, we will do our best to reschedule. The pink high-lighted days are for prep. Lessons are 30-40 minutes.
We have fun lessons planned for the 2022/23 school year including activities for the following themes:
Meet the Education outreach team!
Hi my name is Morgan Hibbs and I am the Education Outreach Director for LCFB. In my current role, I manage the program and visit classrooms preK-12 monthly to bring awareness to the importance of Agriculture. I reside in Tiffin with my husband, Tyler and son, Dean. In my free time, I likes to blog about home-grown flowers and life on a beef farm. Hi my name is Paige McGovern and I coordinate Linn County Farm Bureau outreach efforts, contribute to the Spokesman newspaper and assists with the Ag in the Classroom Program. I recently graduated from UNI and am currently planning a wedding. My hobbies include writing, horseback riding, and spending time with my family and friends.
Email Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!