Day in the Life of a Corn Planter
Chris McGovern is a row crop and beef farmer in Linn County, Iowa. Join us as we interview Chris to learn all about planting season. In this FarmChat, we will explore the parts of a planter and how seeds germinate!
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First let's talk about corn!
99% of corn grown is field corn, only 1% is sweet corn!
72% of Iowa is used as cropland!
Hogs are the top livestock consumer of corn in Iowa.
1 bushel of corn produces 2.8 gallons of ethanol!
Graphic is from Iowacorn.org
Okay now time for our Day in the Life FarmChat video:
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1. Parts of a planter
2. Corn Lifecycle Worksheet
3. Review Worksheet
We hope you had a blast learning all about corn! Leave a comment below with your feedback!