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.  

Jim Petrik, May 2017

May 4, 2017
Originally filmed May 2015   Teacher Resources: http://www.sdcorn.org/2015/01/sd-farmers-harvest-2nd-largest-corn-crop/…

Jim Petrik, April 2017

April 6, 2017
Originally filmed April 2015.  4.L.1.2. Students are able to differentiate between vertebrates and invertebrates, and classify the five groups of vertebrates (mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, and fish) based on characteristics. Jim showed us a…

Jim Petrik, January 2017

January 4, 2017
Originally filmed March 2015. Teacher Resource: http://blog.ohiopork.org/pig-grow-fast-naturally/#.VQCNUlYwhZg   Core Standard & Question: 4.OA.3 Solve multi-step word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using…

Jim Petrik, December 2016

December 3, 2016
Originally filmed December 2014. Discussion Question:  Jim talked about how he uses a lot of math and science when he’s farming.  What are other careers that use math and science?   Teacher Resource:…

Jim Petrik, November 2016

November 2, 2016
Originally filmed November 2014.  Discussion Question:  Name products in your school or home that have corn in it?  Teachers can find answers here:   http://commodityhq.com/2012/13-ways-corn-is-used-in-our-everyday-lives/    Teacher…

Jim Petrik, October 2016

October 7, 2016
Originally filmed October 2014.  Discussion: Jim told us his pigs have a specific diet for their age.  What are some things that you eat to stay healthy? What food groups are there? Draw your own MyPlate with your favorite healthy meal!  …