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'Growing Minds -NEH Farms Northeast Hamilton Elementary'

My presentation will show how we incorporate agriculture literacy across all of our curriculum and how we integrate it to meet current standards. I will give examples of many valuable resources available to educators. Videos, photos, and actual projects done by our students will be shown on a variety of topics. Current projects here at NEH Elementary are school garden, elementary greenhouse, hydroponics, aquaponics, classroom observation bee hive, incubate and raise chickens and turkeys, and solar and wind energy. This has been a popular presentation to other school districts and community groups.

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John Seiser
Email: jseiser@msn.com
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Biosketch: 2015 Iowa Ag Literacy Exellence Teacher,. Started NEH Farms 6 years ago here at Northeast Hamilton Elementary. School garden and greenhouse, raise heritage breed turkeys here on school grounds(incubation to market), school wide composting projects. Involve agriculture across all curriculum and have now started involving other teachers and grade levels. I have been in education for 28 years. I also run my own hobby farm which is where a lot of my projects and ideas are developed. Up until thrree years ago I was a highschool football coach and spoke at clinics and conferences all over the midwest. This is my new passion and I am currently working with several groups promoting sustainable agriculture and educating youth and adults. I have more info on our school
Organization/Affiliation: Northeast Hamilton