Current SUMMER Happenings

Howdy! Happy SUMMER! I thought I would hop on here and catch up with you all! It is always bittersweet to wrap up the school year but I like to take this time to regroup and breath before jumping into plans for the upcoming school year!


It is hard to believe we are wrapping up our fifth school year! We have planted ag knowledge, ignited ag interest, cultivated ag literacy, built agriculture leaders within our community and now we are celebrating agriculture by shining a light on our amazing industry! Our 2021/22 Ag in the Classroom Program was one for the books! We began with virtual lessons/Ag STEM kits and wrapped up the year with a full schedule of in-person lessons.


Did you know for the past 27 years, Iowa has been leading the nation in corn production and top two for soybeans. Iowa is also ranked number one for pork and eggs. Iowa is a major ag state and yet less than 2% of the population is involved in production ag. Thank you to our wonderful teachers for partnering with us to bring awareness to the importance of ag and the benefits provided by ag.


Our ANNUAL REPORT is now available! Check it out here!



FARMCHAT FRIDAY SERIES

This summer we will be partnering with Buchanan, Delaware and Scott County Farm Bureau to host a FarmChat Friday series! Be sure to follow our page for updates. We will explore how to raise buffalo, grow green beans, use technology to feed livestock and so much more! Our first video will be published on Friday, June 10th.


STEM KITS

More than 50 students are participating in our summer STEM Ag kits! This month we will explore the ways agriculture ties into baseball. Looking for fun and educational summer activities? Checkout our website for lots of ideas!


IN PERSON ACTIVITIES:

We are partnering with ISUEO-Linn County and Center Point Public Library to offer camp activities and story time! Paige has lots of fun ideas planned. Visit Center Point Public Library :: Center Point Public Library and Homepage | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Linn County (iastate.edu) to learn how to participate.


Did you know, June is National Dairy Month! Try out this fun recipe to celebrate!




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