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.  

Pete Bakken, May 2017

May 1, 2017
Originally filmed May 2015.  Discussion:  What do you have to do to take care of plants and make sure they grow? Does anyone have a garden? Core Content Standard & Question 4.OA.2 Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving…

Pete Bakken, April 2017

April 1, 2017
Originally filmed April 2015.  Discussion:  What did Peter say was the difference between a cow and a heifer?  Core Content Standard & Question 4.RI.4-Determine the meaning of general academic and domain- specific words or phrases in a text…

Pete Bakken, March 2017

March 1, 2017
Originally filmed March 2015.  Discussion:  Peter told us that some people wonder if it is good for the cattle to be transported together in a trailer.  He then told us that cattle are similar to people because they are social creatures.  Why may…

Pete Bakken, January 2017

January 11, 2017
Originally filmed January 2015.  Discussion: Why is manure good for the soil? How is this a type of recycling? What things can you recycle? List of things that can be recycled: http://earth911.com/recycling/ Teacher Resource: Teacher…

Pete Bakken, December 2016

December 28, 2016
Originally filmed December 2014.  Discussion: Many of us get a flu shot each year, or vaccinations against disease when we are young. Peter cares about his animals and wants them to stay healthy. * It is important to know that cattle given…

Pete Bakken, November 2016

November 1, 2016
Originally filmed November 2014.  Discussion Question:  Name products in your school or home that has corn in it?  Teachers can find answers here:   http://commodityhq.com/2012/13-ways-corn-is-used-in-our-everyday-lives Teacher Resource: …

Pete Bakken, October 2016

October 6, 2016
Originally filmed October 2014.  Discussion:  Peter has lots of different crops on his farm. Peter mentioned that his soybeans can be made in to all sorts of things.  Explore the soy products that are found in daily life. The teacher resource…