The Grand is over and our biggest fundraiser of the year was a huge success! Thank you to all volunteers for helping to ensure this endeavor runs smoothly! The Ag in the Classroom program benefits greatly from these sales. It's hard to believe that summer is almost over, but I am very excited to get back into the swing of things and start getting into those classrooms once more. September through December will be spent visiting K-2nd grade classrooms delivering lessons on Apples, Pumpkins, Corn and Trees. The children are always excited for our visits! In June I had the opportunity to present a workshop to our local teachers at the Pour Vineyard. This is such a gorgeous and accommodating place! We toured the facility, reviewed some of my favorite books for the Classroom and accomplished lots of make and takes that they can incorporate into their own rooms. It was a fun day for all and I hope to continue to host spring workshops at the Pour Vineyard each Spring. Good luck to our teachers and students and here's to another fun and exciting school year!
For great resources check out agintheclassroom.org.
You will find lots of agriculture information and lesson ideas.
Thumbs Up For Pumpkins!
Be sure to visit the St. Louis Science Center this summer and check out the New "GROW" interactive exhibit and activities. This new exhibit will cover 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!!
The AG Expo this year was held in Evansville. Grades K-6 visited 8 different booths that presented about agriculture. The topics were: Dairy, Livestock, Corn & Soybeans, Livestock, Pizza, Soil Conservation, Safety and Farm Service. Each booth was 10 minutes long and touched on the topic with hopes that the students will keep in mind where food and many other products they use in their daily lives begin. Thanks to the 16 volunteers and staff at the Randolph County Farm Bureau for bringing this event together.