2017FeaturedNews

Falling into the Pumpkin Patch

Seemingly overnight, trees burst with vibrant colors of red, yellow, and orange. The vibrant colors come first, then the cold, followed by the wonderful smells. There is no better season than fall, and no better place to celebrate than a pumpkin patch. Children become overwhelmed in excitement as they are …

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2017FeaturedNews

Why Choose Agriculture?

Working to meet the needs of preserving America’s most vital industry….Starting them young! Imagine a man in his late fifties with tired eyes and calloused hands. His 4:30a.m. alarm clock just went off as it does seven days a week, 365 days a year. His daily tasks involve the expertise …

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2017FeaturedNews

Stepping on an Essential Resource

You’ve heard that soil is the root of all life. And physically, soil does hold all the roots and provide a substrate to support roots for plants and trees, but what else does it do?  Isn’t it just an inert substrate beneath our feet, and the stuff we put in flower …

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2017News

Teacher Feature

This month, our Teacher Feature is Danielle Geissler of Mountain View Elementary School in Corvallis. She was one of our nominees for AITC Teacher of the Year for her impressive year-long commitment to teaching with agricultural themes. When we interviewed Danielle, her passions for teaching and the sciences come to life through …

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2017News

5 things to do now in your school garden

It’s been chilly and rainy here in Oregon, but be warned: as of this writing, the official start of spring is just 28 days away! Leaves are emerging from willow trees, and frogs are sounding their mating alarms in the evenings. With a little bit of planning now, you could …

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2017Featured

Eggcellent Education

Omelets, scrambles, and quiche… OH MY! There are so many amazing ways to prepare eggs for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Not only are they a tasty treat, they are jam-packed with educational opportunities. The egg laying process, the properties of the shell and contents, and the art of preparing egg …

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2017EventsFeaturedNews

Why Teach Ag?

The fundamentals of producing our food, clothing, and shelter are great applications for hands-on math and science, problem solving, as well as creativity and the arts. Agriculture is of utmost importance: food, clothing and shelter make up our most essential needs. It’s all around us, every day. Because of innovations …

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