The whirlwind of the holidays is over and this week I gear up for more classroom visits! “Agriculture In My Daily Life” is the title of the posters the Third grade students in Randolph County will be creating during the month of January. After I present a program about the way agriculture is a part of daily life I hope to leave some creative ideas they can use. The students watch a movie and then make a Farm Charm. The program takes between forty five minutes to an hour. By the end of January I will have seen over 350 students and hope to have them all participate in the contest. The Randolph County Farm Bureau County Coalition for AITC will judge the posters and choose a 1st and 2nd place winner from each class. The 1st place winner in each class has the opportunity to become the County winner. This contest is a staple in Randolph County and the students look forward to it year after year! February scheduling has also started in 2nd grade classrooms for the nutrition unit. I discuss healthy eating habits and how our farmers ensure we have healthy choices in our stores and on our tables. February is also a busy month as we gear up for our Ag Expo, Trivia Night and AITC Coalition Meeting. We have many projects in place to spread the word about Agriculture! Thanks for your support!!!
Look at those kernels pop!!
Ag Expo at Chester Public
This year the Ag Expo traveled to Chester Public. Our 20+ volunteers come together every year to present this expo at a different school. Eight booths are set up and the students have the opportunity to visit each one for about 10 minutes. Basics about Soybeans, Planting & Harvesting, Pizza, Safety, FS-drone use, Dairy, Soil Conservation & Livestock are the topics. Our hopes are that this opportunity will plant some basic information on where our food and fiber begin.
Be sure to visit the St. Louis Science Center and check out the "GROW" interactive exhibit and activities. This exhibit covers one acre of learning, "Where does our food come from? How does it grow, how far does it travel, and how can each one of us make a difference so we can all eat?"
Randolph County is a proud sponsor of this addition to the St. Louis Science Center!!
For great resources check out agintheclassroom.org.
You will find lots of agriculture information and lesson ideas.