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 info@agunited.org.  

Riley Boadwine - December 2021

November 29, 2021
Riley Boadwine – December 2021 Riley shares how the dairy cows eat foods that we can’t eat and turn them into protein, while also creating fertilizer (manure) for crops. Dairy farms can build a methane digester to capture the gasses produced by…

DJ and Danya Buseman

November 1, 2021
DJ and Danya Buseman – November 21 Introduction The Buseman’s show us how they feed the cattle on their farm. Additional Resources: DJ talked about Earlage, which is how they harvest and store the corn to feed the cattle. When the corn is…

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…

Riley Boadwine - November 2021

October 28, 2021
Riley Boadwine – November 2021 Riley gives us an overview of the dairy farm from the young claves to the milking parlor. Discussion Topic: Riley shared that his family raises Holstein cattle, which are dairy cows. What are characteristics that…

Adam Krause

October 28, 2021
Adam Krause – November 2021 Adam talks about farming with his family and raising pigs. He also takes us for a ride in the tractor and grain cart during corn harvest. Discussion Topic: Name products in your school or home that have corn in it? …

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…

Doug Sieck November 2021

October 27, 2021
Doug Sieck November 2021   Doug shares about his families Deep Root Ranch. He talks about raising crops and cattle and how he moves the cows to ensure the grass is healthy.   Math Problems: Doug has 230 cows in the pasture, each cow drinks…

Doug Sieck April - feeding cows

April 5, 2021
Doug Sieck feeding corn to cows

MoDak Dairy - Milking the Cows

March 1, 2021
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Doug Sieck Corn Harvest

January 3, 2021
Doug Sieck – December 21 – Corn Harvest In this video, Doug talks about corn harvest and takes us for a ride in the combine. Listen closely and you will hear Doug give you some math problems to work through. Activity: Go outside and measure a space…

Heidi Zwinger, January 2019

January 17, 2019
https://youtu.be/t0-9X-b7WI0 

Greg Moes, November 2018

November 13, 2018
Update on the farm and calves for November!  https://youtu.be/aPrbia0nTzg

Lyle Perman November 2018

November 7, 2018
November Video https://youtu.be/XtO71w_r3JU

Clint Brandlee November 2018

November 5, 2018
November Video https://youtu.be/GtK3NR6pV08

Doug Sieck, October 2018

October 10, 2018
Doug introduces us to Deep Root Ranch and takes us along as he is baling.  October Video   Discussion: What does conservation mean?  How can we care for the soil and the environment?   Content Standard & Question: 4.OA Use the four…

Lyle Perman, October 2018

October 10, 2018
Introduction to Rock Hills Ranch! Conservation Award Discussion: What does conservation mean?   Content Standard & Question: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support…

Greg Moes, October 2018

October 10, 2018
Watertown Video Calf 16001 Video of calf being born *If you aren't comfortable showing video of the calf being born, please skip to minute 3 or 4.    Clear Lake Video Calf 16003 Video of calf being born  *If you aren't comfortable showing video…

Noemi Vargas Adopt A Farmer October 2018

October 10, 2018
Noemi Introduces Boadwine Farms https://youtu.be/KBznjnbIP3w Teacher Resource: Measuring land area on google earth.  You could use this resource to measure how many acres your school sits on!   Discussion Question: How big is an acre?  Do you…

Bruce Burkhart October 2018

October 10, 2018
Bruce Burkhart shows us his fall calves and the barn that keeps them warm.  https://youtu.be/W-zsaBNoEJ4 Discussion Question: Bruce talked about the ration he feeds his cattle to ensure they are getting the nutrients they need. What are things that…

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 &…

Doug Sieck May Adopt-A-Farmer Video

May 14, 2018
  Video:  https://youtu.be/cmaYydntgc8 -      Core content standard questions: Use and interpret multiplicative equations4.OA.1 Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times…

Heidi Zwinger & Noemi Vargas May 2018

May 11, 2018
Heidi English English Espanol Spanish   4.L.1.2. Students are able to differentiate between vertebrates and invertebrates, and classify the five groups of vertebrates (mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, and fish) based on characteristics. Jim…

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…

Heidi & Noemi April Video

April 11, 2018
Heidi April Video English Recycling Sand Class discussion: What other ways has Heidi talked about recycling on the farm? (reusing water, manure, feed, ect.) 4.RI.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical,…

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.

Doug Sieck March

February 27, 2018
Doug Sieck - March 2018 Doug shows us how he feeds the cows their hay and corn in the winter.

Doug Sieck, January 2018

January 10, 2018
Soil Aggregate Stability on Doug Sieck's Ranch in North Central South Dakota   Video  

Doug Sieck, December 2017, Adopt A Farmer Video 2

December 19, 2017
December Video Learning about grasses and healthy soil.  December   4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. (SEP: 7…