'Farm to Classroom Pen Pal Programs: Fence Rows to Prose. '
Learn how you can implement a Pen Pal Program in your own classroom or Ag in the Classroom programs all with the goal of agricultural literacy. The Pen Pal Program connects farmers with students to help bridge the gaps in generations of students removed from the farm. In this workshop we will cover how to partner up farmers & classrooms, ensure great participation and success, and how this project connects directly into the Common Core. |
Mini-Workshop Session (activity should be easily demonstrated in 20 minutes and will be repeated 3 times on Friday)
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|Biosketch:||After three years of teaching agriculture, I moved back to the family farm and began working as Outreach Coordinator for the Howard County Farm Bureau in 2016. I added the role of Ag in the Classroom Coordinator for Winneshiek County Farm Bureau this pass May. I have a passion for education and the agricultural industry. My family has a small cow/calf operation and grow row crops and hay on rotation.|
|Organization/Affiliation:||Howard County Farm Bureau-Outreach Coordinator|
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|Biosketch:||I am a farm girl from Iowa who loves cows, kids and learning! I currently teach at Community Lutheran school in Readlyn, Iowa where I am passionate about teaching students about God, farm and family! My education and background has led me from Iowa, where I was born and raised on a dairy farm to New Zealand and Australia through a farm exchange program back home to Iowa to teach students the importance of farming; not only in Iowa, but around the world!|
|Organization/Affiliation:||Community Lutheran School|