Oregon Teacher Receives National Award for Agricultural Education

Fifth grad teacher Dawn Alexander from Tom McCall Elementary School in Redmond, Oregon is the first Oregon teacher to receive the prestigious 2019 National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award presented by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Farm Credit.

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Telling the Story of Agriculture

"Food comes from a farm. That is the beginning of the story, not the end."

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The Garden in Winter

Winter may strike many northwest gardeners as a well-deserved rest from food production and maintenance. In my own garden, I have long since removed the last of the summer’s tomatoes, planted fall roots such as carrots and beets, sowed cover crop, broadcast native wildflower seed, and covered any open ground with mulch. Surprisingly, the zinnias I planted in the spring were still blooming in December, and when I visited the garden each week to make sure everything was still in order last month, I would catch glimpses of late season pollinators among the flowers.

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