Category Archives: Ag in the Classroom

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Flat Aggie: All About Pigs

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 Anderson’s Pig FarmPig Farmer Math brings these Agmazing Adventures to life! Continue reading

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21st Century Vocational Education

Recently I joined parents and students in our high school auditorium to view the documentary Beyond Measure. The film profiles several school districts, their teachers, administrators and students, spotlighting the tired side of a standardized educational system driven by assessments and testing.  Then the filmmakers give us a taste of what could be by introducing those who dared the system — teachers who refused to give state mandated tests; teachers who tossed a cardboard box, wires, and a few robotics manuals at their students and said, “Build.” Administrators who asked their staff, “How can you be an effective teacher and how can I support you in that endeavor?” Continue reading

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Flat Aggie: All About Dairy

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!

Use with Flat Aggie Visits Keriel Dairy. Continue reading

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Flat Aggie Visits Keriel Dairy

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Welcome to the Keriel Dairy! We are 3rd generation dairy farmers. We are actually the last remaining dairy farm in the largest county (Butler) in Kansas.

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Flat Aggie: All About Farm Equipment

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 Plagge Farms

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Hi Everyone! I just got back from visiting Ian and Val Plagge on their farm in North Central Iowa during corn and soybean harvest. Ian and Val, along with their kids Klayton (4), Audrey (2) and Lauren (9 months), along … Continue reading

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Flat Aggie Visits Maricle Family Farms

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Flat Aggie spent the month of October keeping busy in Nebraska. She visited Maricle Family Farms, which is in northeast Nebraska near the town of Albion. Our farm was established in 1871 and now the 6th generation is running the … Continue reading