'Flat Aggie's AgMazing Adventures'
Flat Aggie has been traveling the country for five years collecting stories from visits to farms and ranches. These AgMazing Adventures are the foundation of a series of lessons designed to fit classrooms grades K-8. With each Adventure, students learn about geography, climate, market access, basic animal and crop care as well as how agriculture affects their every day life. In addition, Flat Aggie gives ag literacy coordinators a ready-made resource to share with teachers and an opportunity to engage with local agribusiness by connecting the food chain from one coast to another.|
Mini-Workshop Session (activity should be easily demonstrated in 20 minutes and will be repeated 3 times on Friday)
|Person Type:||Primary Presenter|
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|Main Phone:||(815) 719-0405|
|Biosketch:||Katie farms with her family in north central Illinois and serves as the county's ag literacy coordinator. She graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO with a degree in journalism and agriculture economics. Katie invests in her community by serving at church, with the 4-H club, county fair board, county farm bureau, FFA alumni and local hospital board. She routinely meets with consumers, answering their questions and telling her farm story, and encourages other farmers and ranchers to share their stories as well. She blogs at theillinoisfarmgirl.com, and has served as a Face of Farming & Ranching for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. Katie believes the key to sharing the farm experience is bringing people to the farm, thus her involvement in the Illinois Harvest Dinner, a new farm to fork style event. Personal connection equals positive relationships furthering the dialogue surrounding farms and food.|
|Organization/Affiliation:||Lee Co. Ag in the Classroom|