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'Cattle, and Pigs, and Turkeys – OH MY!'

Discover how Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom utilizes agricultural animals as an exciting context for learning in STEM, social studies, and language arts. Attendees will gain hands-on experience with our favorite animal-themed activities from the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix as well as a glimpse into animal focused events like our Facebook Live Virtual Field-trips and Summer Teacher Tours. Participants will leave with fun and engaging curricular ideas perfect for the animal lovers in their classroom!

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Sue Knott
Email: sue.knott@state.mn.us
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Biosketch: Sue Knott's agriculture roots were established on her family's farm in southwestern Minnesota. Experiences in 4-H, FFA and helping raise crops and livestock inspired her to earn a degree in agricultural education from the University of Minnesota. She taught high school agriculture classes for nine years before joining the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom team as Education Specialist. In this role, Sue enjoys providing professional development that empowers educators to integrate agriculture into their classroom and curricula.
Organization/Affiliation: Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom
Keri Sidle
Email: keri.sidle@state.mn.us
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Biosketch: Keri Sidle is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She discovered her passion for agricultural education while serving as an Ambassador for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida. She helped open two new agricultural education programs at public schools both in suburban areas during her 6 years of teaching. Keri relocated to Minnesota in 2014 and joined Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom in 2016.
Organization/Affiliation: Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom