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  

Clint Brandlee - March 2023

March 8, 2023
Clint Brandlee – March 2023 Springtime on the farm… calving season! Clint shows us some newborn calves and how they keep track of them on the farm. Discussion Topic: Clint talks about using a Radio Frequency Identification tag.  Check out this…

Clint Brandlee - October 2022

October 19, 2022
Clint Brandlee – October 2022   Meet Clint Brandlee and his family! They farm and raise cattle near Pierpont. Clint introduces us to the family, shares about summer activities, and take us for a ride in the combine for soybean harvest.   Teacher…

Clint Brandlee - April

April 5, 2022
Clint Brandlee – April 2022 Springtime on the farm… calving season! Clint shows us some newborn calves and how they keep track of them on the farm. Discussion Topic: Clint talks about using a Radio Frequency Identification tag.  Check out this…

Clint Brandlee - February

February 6, 2022
Clint Brandlee – February2022 Clint talks about how they care for the cows and calves in the wintertime. He also takes us to the sale barn when the calf crop is sold and shows us the farm shop.   Discussion topic: Clint talks about caring for the…

Clint Brandlee - November 2021

October 28, 2021
Clint Brandlee – November 21 Introduction Farming happens all year long. Clint shares about taking cattle to the pasture in the spring of the year and how they move cows to different pastures so the grass stays healthy. Hay, soybeans and corn are…

Clint Brandlee November 2018

November 5, 2018
November Video

Clint Brandlee October 2018

October 10, 2018
Welcome to the Brandlee Farm! October Video Discussion: Clint mentioned that his great-grandparents homesteaded the land in the early 186.  What is a homestead? What possible challenges would a person homesteading face?   Content Standard &…

Clint Brandlee May Video 6

May 11, 2018
Clint's May Adopt-A-Farmer Video 6 Video Optional Dairy Calf Video 7 Video Clint Brandlee Adopt-A-Farmer Video 6 Questions:   -      Core content standard questions:  Story: Farmer Clint is preparing his field for planting. He applies a…

Clint Brandlee April Video, 5

April 19, 2018
April  Clint's Video 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…

Clint Brandlee - March 2018

March 12, 2018
Clint Brandlee - March 2018 Clint talks about how the veterinarian checks the cows for pregnancy. We also see the auction where the calves are sold.

Clint Brandlee December Video 3

December 15, 2017
Weaning Calves December Video   Clint Brandlee – January 2022 In this video from December 2017, Clint talks about weaning the calves, people who are important to the health of the calves and cows, and byproducts that come from cattle.   Math…

Clint Brandlee November 2017

November 14, 2017
Clint's November Video about Corn Harvest!  November 2017 4.RI.4-Determine the meaning of general academic and domain- specific words or phrases in a text relevant to grade 4 topic or subject area.  Clint talked about a few different…

Clint Brandlee, October 2017

October 23, 2017
Clint tells us about his farm and soybean harvest! October 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…