Adopt A Farmer

Fourth grade classrooms across the state have the chance to "adopt" a farmer for the school year. Our farmers then send the classroom monthly video updates about what is going on at the farm that month. The farmer also visits the classroom at least once during the school year. For more information or to register your class to "adopt" a farmer email rebecca.christman@agunited.org.  

Adam Mohrhauser, May 2017

May 17, 2017
Discussion: Adam told us that he usually plants his corn in April but had to wait until May this year because it was too cold and wet. He waited to plant his seeds until the soil temperature was about 50 degrees. Why does Adam wait until the…

Adam Mohrhauser, April 2017

April 30, 2017
Originally filmed April 2015.  Core Standard & Question: 4.OA.2 Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem,…

Adam Mohrhauser, March 2017

March 6, 2017
 Originally filmed March 2015.  Discussion: Adam told us that preparing for planting is a yearlong process.  He began in October by doing tests on the soil and is now looking into what kind of seed corn to buy. Why do you think he researches and…

Adam Mohrhauser, January 2017

January 31, 2017
Originally filmed January 2015.  Discussion:  Adam told us that he gives vaccinations to keep calves healthy.  Do you remember getting shots when you were young? Do you know why you got them?   Standard: : 4.OA.2 Multiply or divide to solve word…

Adam Mohrhauser, December 2016

December 2, 2016
Originally filmed December 2014.  Discussion: Adam makes sure that his cattle have all the nutrients they need to stay fed and healthy in the winter. He works with an animal nutritionist to make sure that the cattle have the right nutrients in…

Adam Mohrhauser, November 2016

November 4, 2016
Discussion Question:  Adam told us that his farm is his family’s original homestead. What does this mean?   Teacher Resource:  Information for students about the Homestead Act.…

Adam Mohrhauser, October 2016

October 13, 2016
Discussion: What products in your school or home that have corn in them?  Teachers can find answers here:   http://commodityhq.com/2012/13-ways-corn-is-used-in-our-everyday-lives/    Content Standard & Question 4.OA.2 Multiply or divide to…