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  

Dawn Nagel, May 2017

May 6, 2017
Originally filmed May 2016.  Core Standard & Question: 4.OA.3 Solve multi-step word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted.…

Dawn Nagel, January 2017

January 30, 2017
Originally filmed January 2016. Standard:  5.5.3  List healthy options to health-related issues or problems. Dawn makes sure her cattle get all the right nutrients, and explained how they feed the cows in the winter to make sure they are healthy.…

Dawn Nagel, December 2016

December 18, 2016
 Originally filmed December 2015.  Discussion: Dawn harvested corn, sunflowers, and soybeans. What are some of the uses for these grains?   Teacher Resource: Uses for corn Uses for Soy Uses for sunflowers game!   Core Content Standard &…

Dawn Nagel, November 2016

November 16, 2016
Originally filmed in November 2015.  Discussion: Silage is the entire corn plant chopped up and fermented.  This is kind of like turning a cucumber in to a pickle! Here’s a great link about the science of pickles.…

Dawn Nagel, October 2016

October 5, 2016
Originally filmed October 2014.  Discussion: Just like humans, cattle are pregnant for about nine months (283 days). Dr. Anderson told us that the cow was 45 days along.  How many more months will the cow be pregnant?   Teacher Resource: Facts…