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.  

Phil Eggers, April 2017

April 1, 2017
Content Standard & Question: 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. What classification could you give a cow within the…

Phil Eggers, March 2017

March 1, 2017
Content Standard & Question: 4.ET.CT.1.1 Identify the role of technology in a community and society Phil talked to us about his bull sale this month. What role did technology play in his sale? Can you list some of the jobs that related to the…

Phil Eggers, February 2017

February 1, 2017
Content Standard & Question: 4.OA operations and algebraic thinking Phil’s dad hopped on the scale for us, and he was 260lbs. If he was sick, Phil told us that he would need 3cc’s per 100 weight. That means that you should give 3 cc’s (ml) for…

Phil Eggers, December 2016

December 1, 2016
Content Questions: Phil told us that his cows have a diet that is balance by a nutritionist to stay healthy. Cows need to have the proper amount of protein, energy, vitamins, and mineral to stay healthy. What are foods that you can eat to stay…

Phil Eggers, November 2016

November 1, 2016
Discussion Questions: Phil told us that his family farm, Southview Farms, was started in 1907. How long has his farm been in the same family? Can you think of other business that you know of that are 100 years old or more? (Answers: Johnson &…