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 info@agunited.org.

May 16, 2022
Discussion Topic: It may be a slow start to planting season this year, but now it is in full swing. Check out this short video for more information about corn. Why is it important for the soil temperature to be just right to plant corn? Adam talks…

January 11, 2022
Adam Mohrhauser – January 2022 Today Adam shows us how he makes feed for the cows and some of the ingredients that he uses in the feed ration. Discussion: Corn Silage is the entire corn plant chopped up and fermented.  This is kind of like turning…

## Adam Mohrhauser - November 2021

November 29, 2021
Adam Mohrhauser – November 2021 Adam talks about how he prepares the fields in the fall for next year’s crop. He also shares about the cattle grazing cornstalks and cover crops. Here is a short video describing more about what an agronomist does.…

## Adam Mohrhauser - October 2022

October 28, 2021
Adam Mohrhauser – October 2022   In this video, Adam shares about his farm. He also talks about corn harvest and takes us for a ride in the combine.   Activity: Go outside and measure a space that is 206 feet by 206 feet to visualize the size of…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.…