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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!

***Scroll to the bottom of this blog post to download our complimentary worksheets!

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!

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Okay now time for our Day in the Life FarmChat video:

Download the following worksheets to enhance student learning!

1. Parts of a planter

Planter Worksheet
Download PDF • 2.98MB

2. Corn Lifecycle Worksheet

Corn Life Cycle
Download PDF • 595KB

3. Review Worksheet

Review Worksheet
Download PDF • 29KB

We hope you had a blast learning all about corn! Leave a comment below with your feedback!


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