Flat Aggie: All About the Prairie

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this and Flat Aggie’s report from A Kansas Farm Mom to bring Flat Aggie’s Agmazing Adventures to life!

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10 Ways to be a Better Volunteer

Volunteering has always been a part of my life. I watched my parents take leadership roles in community organizations or fill in the gaps at certain events. Some of the best life lessons I learned came from watching the adults around me volunteer. Volunteers truly put the extra on ordinary. Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” I truly believe to give is to get. Continue reading

Flat Aggie: All About Aquaculture

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this and farmer math from A Kansas Farm Mom to bring Flat Aggie’s Agmazing Adventures to life! Continue reading

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Flat Aggie Visits the Timpner Fish Farm

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We are here in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois at the Timpner Family Fish Farm. Perry County is in Southern Illinois. It is seven hours south of Chicago, the largest city in Illinois. We live a half an hour from Southern … Continue reading

#SaveILAgEd

Buried in the multi-billion dollar Illinois state budget, sits a line item tiny in amount ($1.8 million) but big on impact.

The Agriculture Education line item supports agriculture education in 321 Illinois middle schools and high schools, funds teacher recruitment, retention and professional development, and in general affects the lives of 17,250 Illinois FFA members. Continue reading

Twilight Basketball

Twilight BasketballTonight we ate mac ‘n cheese from a box for dinner, pulled clean pjs straight from the dryer, and tripped over toys on our way to bed.  But I played basketball with my kids until the sun went down.  Somethings can’t wait until tomorrow.

Flat Aggie: All About Beef

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this with Flat Aggie’s report from a Manitoba beef farm and Cattle Farmer Math to bring these Agmazing Adventures to life! Continue reading