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.  

Bruce Burkhart, April 2017

April 1, 2017
Explain: Bruce knows about every part of his planter. It is important for farmers to know their equipment really well so that they use it in the correct way. By doing this they will get higher yields in the field! Discussion Questions: 1.…

Bruce Burkhart, February 2017

February 1, 2017
Explain: A shot is given only to pigs if they are sick.  Just like you get medicine when you are sick, the pigs do as well to help them feel better.  Discussion Question:  Bruce mentioned the manure goes down through the slats to where it…

Bruce Burkhart, January 2017

January 1, 2017
Core Content 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, distinguishing…

Bruce Burkhart, December 2016

December 1, 2016
Core Content 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, distinguishing…

Bruce Burkhart, November 2016

November 1, 2016
Discussion Question:  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/    Teacher Resource: …

Bruce Burkhart, October 2016

October 1, 2016
Originally filmed in 2013.  Discussion Question: What is your family’s heritage?  Do you have relatives that farm?   Core Standard & Question: 4.OA.2 Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g.,…